469,927 Members | 1,895 Online
Bytes | Developer Community
New Post

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Post your question to a community of 469,927 developers. It's quick & easy.

Site Check Partners for Ajax Smoke Tests

I'd like to join or start a small group of Ajax web developers who are
willing to smoke test each others Ajax applications, quid pro quo.

I can smoke test on W2K SP4 with IE6, FF2, SM 1 and O9.

I need the following smoke tests:
IE7 on XP (are they SP1 or SP2 now?)
IE and FF on VISTA (any SPs yet?)
SAF, IE and FF on MAC (Panther, Tiger, ...?)
KON and FF on LINUX (Debian, Ubuntu, ...?)
other Ajax-friendly browsers...?

I'm talking about something a small group of mature developers can do
to help each other, without anyone being neglected or taken advantage
of.

Thanks,

Gerard Vignes
http://www.GerardVignes.com
Seattle, WA

Jan 3 '07 #1
4 1138
www.gerardvignes.com wrote:
I'd like to join or start a small group of Ajax web developers who are
willing to smoke test each others Ajax applications, quid pro quo.
What exactly is a "smoke test"?

--
Matt Kruse
http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com
http://www.AjaxToolbox.com
Jan 3 '07 #2
What exactly is a "smoke test"?

It it a very basic test that does not require much time or effort.
It's purpose is to see if the system blows up or runs. It is not
exhaustive or even remotely complete testing. It is frequently included
as part of an automated build.

For a web application, it might involve loading the page, logging in
and selecting a few menus or buttons. The web application "should"
automatically report any crashes back to its developer.

An example smoke test for my site would be (4 steps):

1. browser to http://www.gerardvignes.com/

2. the site will take a few seconds to load a crude drawing of a
programmer at the computer and should print gmv.context.status.success
on the white status line at the bottom.

3. Click "Contact" on one of the two light-blue menus, and my contact
information should load (again, with the success message in the status
line).

4. Click "NoteCard" just above the status line, and the light-green
service "Small 3x5 NoteCard" should appear. It has its own status
message, just below the buttons "blank, edit, save, discard, remove".
This status message should read "OK NoteCard Index service is
available".

These four simple steps exercise much of the JavaScript code, Ajax
connection, PHP code and MySQL connection. If any errors occur, the
application will attempt to send me an email reporting the error. It
will also display the error for you to read.

It usually takes me less than 1 minute to perform this test.

Thanks,

Gerard Vignes
http://www.GerardVignes.com
Seattle, WA

Jan 3 '07 #3
www.gerardvignes.com said the following on 1/2/2007 11:14 PM:
>What exactly is a "smoke test"?

It it a very basic test that does not require much time or effort.
It's purpose is to see if the system blows up or runs. It is not
exhaustive or even remotely complete testing. It is frequently included
as part of an automated build.

For a web application, it might involve loading the page, logging in
and selecting a few menus or buttons. The web application "should"
automatically report any crashes back to its developer.

An example smoke test for my site would be (4 steps):

1. browser to http://www.gerardvignes.com/

2. the site will take a few seconds to load a crude drawing of a
programmer at the computer and should print gmv.context.status.success
on the white status line at the bottom.

3. Click "Contact" on one of the two light-blue menus, and my contact
information should load (again, with the success message in the status
line).

4. Click "NoteCard" just above the status line, and the light-green
service "Small 3x5 NoteCard" should appear. It has its own status
message, just below the buttons "blank, edit, save, discard, remove".
This status message should read "OK NoteCard Index service is
available".

These four simple steps exercise much of the JavaScript code, Ajax
connection, PHP code and MySQL connection. If any errors occur, the
application will attempt to send me an email reporting the error. It
will also display the error for you to read.

It usually takes me less than 1 minute to perform this test.
The only difference between what you are hunting and the testing done on
a page of mine is that yours will email you and I ask people to post the
results here. So I don't see why you feel a need to come up with a small
group of testers. If you need something tested, there are people here
who are willing to test (as long as it's not a one sided conversation).

IE7 is only in XP SP2 though. To get IE7, you have to have SP2.

--
Randy
Chance Favors The Prepared Mind
comp.lang.javascript FAQ - http://jibbering.com/faq/index.html
Javascript Best Practices - http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/bestpractices/
Jan 3 '07 #4
Randy Webb said the following on 1/3/2007 12:04 PM:

<snip>
IE7 is only in XP SP2 though. To get IE7, you have to have SP2.
I don't want that read as you can't get IE7 any other way. If you have
XP and you want IE7 in WinXP, you have to have SP2 to get it AFAIK. You
can't install IE7 in SP1 or previous versions using MS methods of
installing it. I say that last part because there may be a hack way to
install IE7 elsewhere.

--
Randy
Chance Favors The Prepared Mind
comp.lang.javascript FAQ - http://jibbering.com/faq/index.html
Javascript Best Practices - http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/bestpractices/
Jan 3 '07 #5

This discussion thread is closed

Replies have been disabled for this discussion.

Similar topics

17 posts views Thread by Cloy | last post: by
31 posts views Thread by Tony | last post: by
5 posts views Thread by monomaniac21 | last post: by
8 posts views Thread by =?Utf-8?B?V2ViQnVpbGRlcjQ1MQ==?= | last post: by
By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.