Tue, 30 Aug 2005
Video capture tools
The author of the configuration video I mentioned earlier writes:
I stumbled across Wink whilst looking
for a way to more easily describe how to use Hermes - text is woefully
inadequate for a complicated GUI.
I've also used Wink to capture examples of GUI bugs and then pass them
on to the companies/developers and attach them to bug reports.
It only takes about a quarter of the time to create a quick tutorial
or demo compared to trying to describe in words and pictures - it's
also more fun as an author and when time is tight on an opensource
project it's invaluable.
Wink creates flash which is easily viewable by all - and best of all
it's free. Do the author a favour and spread the word as it's a great
tool to use in testing."
It's for Windox and x86 Linux. What do people use on Macs? I was
going to use Snapz Pro
X and iMovie -
but I'm completely ignorant.
## Posted at 06:36 in category /misc
Growing a test harness
I'm fond of this
article (pdf), by Kevin
Lawrence, about growing a test harness.
I have worked with many testing common organizations where a common
pattern is repeated over and over. It goes something like this - we
realize there is more manual testing to do than time available, we
decide to automate the testing, and we begin working on a test
harness. Several weeks later, we have the start of a harness, but
it's barely useful and we still have not written any tests. At this
point, we're behind - so we abandon the harness and revert to manual
## Posted at 06:23 in category /testing