Test Data Management Using Data Pool Feature in IBM Rational Quality Manager

Usage of Data pool in IBM Rational Quality Manager offers certain specific features for test data, which in turn helps to manage data in a much more effective way.

In my previous IBM Rational Quality Manager tutorial, we came to know how the tool can be used for day to day test management activities including manual testing.

In this tutorial, we will learn how manual testing feature can be extended to use Test Data feature using data pools.  Test data is all about using multiple values which will act as input to the test script during its execution.  Continue reading →


IBM UrbanCode Deploy for Application Deployment Automation (JBoss Application Server)

This tutorial will educate you about Application Deployment Automation without any manual intervention using IBM UrbanCode Deploy (JBoss Application Server).

All the 12 steps involved in the process along with the tools are explained here in detail with clear screenshots for your easy and better understanding.

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IBM Rational Jazz Source Control and Build Management Tool Tutorial

The Jazz Source Control is a repository in RTC, which can hold the source code and any other artifacts like documents or HTML files or any text files. And Jazz source control management comprises of several components like component, changeset, stream, repository workspace etc.

In this tutorial, we will learn more about the components and functions of Jazz Source control along with Build Management module of RTC.  Continue reading →

IBM Rational Team Concert Advanced Work Item Customization

This tutorial – IBM Rational Team Concert Advanced Work Item Customization“, completely explains about customization according to the user need thereby defining the possibilities of customizing work item, editor presentation, and work item attributes.

=> Read IBM Ration Team Concert Defect Management Tutorial #1 here.

For work item customization we have used Eclipse (Luna Version) interface with the RTC P2 Plugin. Meanwhile, step by step screenshot has been added to this tutorial for your easy and clear understanding.  Continue reading →

IBM Rational Team Concert Defect Management Tool Tutorial

IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) is one of the key components of IBM Rational CLM solution which helps the project managers and developers in maintaining certain artifacts within one single repository.

In this tutorial, we are going to take an in-depth look at Defect Management using “IBM RATIONAL TEAM CONCERT” which is based on version 6.0.2.

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IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) Hands-on Tutorial

The IBM Rational CLM exhibits the traceability relationships between requirements and development thereby enabling the business analyst and project manager to know the status of the set of business requirements and the planned work items.

Shortly, IBM CLM is a combination of Requirements Management, Change & Configuration Management (CCM), and Quality management under one single ALM platform for better & easy creation of traceability views.

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How to Implement Efficient Test Automation in the Agile World

Automation in Agile is very critical.

Think about the many features that are added and delivered in every Sprint.  There has to be a way to make sure that the newly added feature is not impacting the existing functionality.

Because of the low Sprint duration, it is practically impossible to execute the entire suit every time the product is incremented at the Sprint end.  Having an automated test suit would definitely play a bigger role here.

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The Mindset Change of An Agile Tester: Aligning with the Agile Manifesto

During my 12 years career in software testing, I have the privilege of working with different development methodologies. I have witnessed the transformation from Waterfall to Agile and have seen how the expectation, roles, and skills of testing professionals have taken a huge leap.

QAs are now evolving themselves from being just a “Bug Finder” to a “Bug Preventer”. They are acquiring new skills like Automation, TDD, BDD, and White box testing, not to mention Black box testing. They are now more solution-oriented, collaborate more with the development team and business stakeholders.

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7 Qualities of Highly Effective Testers

Every profession demands certain qualities from its practitioners before accepting them in and making them the best at what they do.

Software Testing demands the qualities I discuss in this article even more strongly and there are many reasons for it.

And when I say qualities, I am talking about the ‘must have’s- the top abilities of testers that help them fly high and far. Dedication, hard work, etc. are a necessity to any job in the world. But the qualities we are going to discuss are absolutely inevitable for testers. Without these must have ones, testers will sooner or later risk being disengaged from their craft.

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