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Newsletter Issue 60
Engineering Quality for
How One Company Managed Risks
and Saved Money with A Dumb Monkey
[How can dumb monkeys built from free tools help you?
Give this article a read to see a case study. Originally
published in Software Testing Professional magazine in 2008, these
ideas and techniques are still relevant to SDETs, Technical Test
Engineers, and Technical Test Analysts looking to build their own
automation solutions using open-source components.]
Arrowhead Electronic Healthcare has been creating
eDiarys on handheld devices since 1999. Arrowhead helps
pharmaceutical research and marketing organizations document
important information about how their products are being used in
ePRO-LOG is Arrowhead's third generation eDiary product.
The primary design goal of ePRO-LOG is to be able to rapidly deploy
diaries used for data collection in clinical trails and disease
A typical diary may include 100 forms translated in 15
or more languages, and used in several locales. This results in a
large number of software builds and configurations. As a
result, we needed an automated test tool to address potential risks
and to automate common tasks.
The most important quality risks we wanted to address
We needed an automated test tool with the following
capabilities and features:
accurate form-flow diagrams
tedium and opportunity for error in manual testing
effort associated with manual testing for these risks
time-to-market by reducing test cycle duration through 24x7
any screen flow or translation without custom test scripts
(i.e., be trial-independent)
easy to implement and cost effective
This is a case study in how we reduced our risks and
achieved our test automation objectives in just a few months on a total
tools outlay of $0.
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