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Tcl'2006 Abstract: Automated Testing Tool

13th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference

Main Registration Schedule Tutorials Info

October 9-13, 2006
Holiday Inn Select
Naperville, Illinois USA

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due June 30, 2006
Notification to authors July 31, 2006
Author materials due September 30, 2006
Tutorials start October 9, 2006
Conference starts October 11, 2006
Email Contact [email protected]

We are pleased to announce the 13th Annual Tcl/Tk conference (Tcl'2006), sponsored by Noumena Corporation , Digital Smarties , Eolas Technologies and ActiveState .

Automated Testing Tool

Author: Damon Courtney, Gerald Lester, Lauren Vaughn and Tim Thompson


This paper presents details of the design and implementation of a Automated Testing Tool for a Tcl/Tk based database application suite. The tool does record and playback of the of user interaction events, much like TkReplay. In addition, the tool also records and compares database interactions, display of error messages, and widget tree state.

Discussed are:

  • The advantages of building a custom tool vs use of generic tool in testing the application.
  • The "tricks" required for accurate record and playback under Microsoft Windows.

While the initial implementation is Microsoft Windows based, care has been taken to ensure that with minor modifications the Tool will run on Unix under X11.

Conference Committee

Cyndy Lilagan   Eolas TechnologiesFacilities Coordination
Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair
Steve Redler IV   SR TechnologyProgram Chair
Steve Landers   Digital SmartiesProgram Co-chair
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Corp
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Corp
Ron Fox   NSCL Michigan State University
Donal Fellows   University of Manchester
Larry Virden   Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Mike Doyle   Eolas Technologies
Gerald Lester   HMS Software

Contact Information

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