Automate tests without compromising coverage of the environment

Using Rational Quality Manager to mitigate the risk of leaking environment-specific defects

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Pramod Chandoria

Date archived: December 15, 2016 | First published: April 10, 2012

Automated testing is beneficial compared to manual testing in many ways, such as accuracy, saving time, resource utilization, and early regression detection. However, it is equally important that automated tests are executed in correct test environments, according to the test plan. Failing to do that could lead environment-specific defects to leak to the stakeholders. Pramod Chandoria describes how can you make sure that automated tests run on the correct machine, based on the test environment coverage planned, and mitigate the risk of leaking platform-specific issues. He also explains how to configure, manage, and run automated tests in Rational Quality Manager.

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