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Developing Tests in Robot

Introduction to Rational Robot
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Developing Tests in Robot
You use Robot to develop two kinds of scripts: GUI scripts for functional testing and
sessions for performance testing.
Use Robot to:
Perform full functional testing. Record and play back scripts that navigate
through your application and test the state of objects through verification points.
Perform full performance testing. Use Rational Robot and Rational
TestManager together to record and play back sessions that help you determine
whether a multiclient system is performing within user-defined standards under
varying loads.
Create and edit scripts using the SQABasic and VU scripting environments.
The Robot editor provides color-coded commands with keyword Help for
powerful integrated programming during script development. (VU scripting is
used with sessions in performance testing.)
Test applications developed with IDEs such as Visual Studio.NET, Java,
HTML, Visual Basic, Oracle Forms, Delphi, and PowerBuilder. You can test
objects even if they are not visible in the application's interface.
Collect diagnostic information about an application during script playback.
Robot is integrated with Rational Purify
, Rational Quantify
, and Rational
PureCoverage
. You can play back scripts under a diagnostic tool and see the
results in the log.
The Object-Oriented Recording
technology in Robot lets you generate scripts by
simply running and using the application-under-test. Robot uses Object-Oriented
Recording to identify objects by their internal object names, not by screen
coordinates. If objects change locations or their text changes, Robot still finds them
on playback.