Overview - Getting started
You can either use the powerful object-oriented recorder to automatically
capture these 4Test commands as you interact with your application, or you
can write the 4Test code yourself if you are comfortable with programming
languages. For maximum ease and power, you can combine these two
approaches, recording the basic testcase and then extending it using 4Test's
flow of control features.
Next, you run one or more testcases, either by running a collection of scripts,
called a suite, or, if you are using QA Organizer, by running specific portions
of the testplan. As each testcase runs, statistics are written to a results file.
The results file and its associated comparison tools allow you to quickly
pinpoint the problems in your application.
If you are a first-time user and want to get up and running quickly, you may
want to begin with the following:
SilkTest Web Quick Start
Getting started with the QuickStart Wizard
If you are using SilkTest with QA Organizer, you can use the QuickStart
Wizard, which greatly simplifies the four steps of automated testing
described in the preceding section.
When you start SilkTest the first time (or whenever you start and have no
open windows), the QuickStart Wizard is displayed automatically. You can
also invoke the wizard at any time by selecting File/New and clicking the
QuickStart Wizard icon.
To use the QuickStart Wizard, you simply follow its prompts. You can use it
Create a testplan.
You simply name the file (giving it the .pln extension) and its directory.
Create a test frame, which contains descriptions of the GUI objects in
your application that you want to test.