SilkTest Question 60: Where can I find SilkTest 2010 tutorials?

My understanding of Micro Focus policy on SilkTest 2010 tutorials is more or less - take the $2,400 SilkTest training course if you have any questions. Micro Focus does not publish books, Micro Focus does not offer SilkTest best practice advice for free, and they is not extremely well at helping advanced users. If you are new in test automation area, and desperately need QA training, try to study a free "SilkTest 2010 Tutorial" on Borland SilkTest Tutorials page. It contains a nice introduction to SilkTest and related automation concepts, step-by-step procedures that teach how to build and run tests and test plans from the scratch, and how to interpret test results.

A few more Silk Test 2010 tutorials for novice users are available for from the same page:

  • SilkTest Recorder Quick Start Tutorial
  • Using the Basic Workflow with the Open Agent
  • Silk4J Quick Start Tutorial
  • Using the Basic Workflow with the SilkTest Classic Agent
  • Using Autocomplete
  • Creating Data Driven Testcases
  • Working with Projects
  • Testing Flex Applications
  • Testing Java Applications

These Tutorials can also found by going to Start > Programs > MicroTest > SilkTest 2010 > Documentation > SilkTest Tutorials.

SilkTest Question 59: What is hidecalls keyword for ?

As described in 4test manual: The keyword hidecalls hides the method from the call stack listed in the results. Using hidecalls allows you to update the expected value of the verification method from the results. If you don't use hidecalls in a verification method, the results file will point to the frame file, where the method is defined, instead of to the script. Borland recommends that you use hidecalls in all verification methods so you can update the expected values.

SilkTest Question 58: SilkTest training from Borland

Last year, eager to maximize our automated testing abilities, my QA team signed up for a couple of SilkTest training courses at Borland. As local Silk Test guru I, without a doubt, decided to take Advanced Testing with SilkTest course. Two of my less experienced QA team members took Verification Testing with SilkTest class in hope to develop a real working knowledge of automated testing methodology and capitalize on the real benefits of utilizing 4Test scripting language in our automated test.

My SilkTest training course has the following description
A great introduction to the true power of SilkTest designed for those who want to take their verification testing capabilities to a higher level
and one of the prerequisites was attending of previous SilkTest class Verification Testing with Silk Test, but I decided to skip it due to my long experience in automated testing with Segue tool.

The list price, our company got from Borland for SilkTest training, was $2,400 per person, but as far as I know corporation paid a tad less due discount. Segue Certified SilkTest Engineer (SCSTE) Exam level 1 and 2 were included in price tag. All of us decided that I would be healthier to sign up for four days public classroom Silk Test training in MicroTek facilities, instead of using online or onsite SilkTest training. The onsite QA course is not perfect for us, because QA engineer has to go back to work chores after course ends and we have not enough headcount for on site QA class.

To my surprise, more then half of the students showed interest in using SilkTest for testing non web based applications. Somehow I thought that only web based applications remained in this world. Anyway in my opinion it would more useful to separate and organize SilkTest training based on QA Engineers preferences.

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