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ChrisGF
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Pinned topic What is missing from the big RFT book?

‏2013-08-19T18:34:13Z |

Hi!

I would like to collect 10 topics or areas of RFT what is not in the "big" RFT book you all know.

Can you give me a suggestions?

Cheers,

Krisz

  • BretNxt
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    Re: What is missing from the big RFT book?

    ‏2013-10-10T14:43:26Z  in response to ChrisGF

    What is this "big RFT book" that you are referring to?  I really need to get a hold of one.

    Thanks,

    Bret

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      ‏2013-10-10T16:26:28Z  in response to BretNxt

      Hi Bret,

      this is it:

      http://www.amazon.de/Software-Engineering-Rational-Functional-Tester/dp/0137000669

      cheers,

      Krisz

      • BretNxt
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        Re: What is missing from the big RFT book?

        ‏2013-10-10T18:43:29Z  in response to ChrisGF

        Thanks Krisz!   Do you recommend the book?

         

        Much appreciated,

        Bret

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          Re: What is missing from the big RFT book?

          ‏2013-10-10T18:51:16Z  in response to BretNxt

          It is a pretty handy book to have, especially for beginners.  But I think I've learned more just looking up the online API reference.

          • ChrisGF
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            ‏2013-10-11T06:45:18Z  in response to Stonger

            I agree!

    • OttoDiesel
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      Re: What is missing from the big RFT book?

      ‏2013-10-11T06:54:50Z  in response to BretNxt

      I think that book might be a bit outdated. 4 years are a very long time in software industry. It is even 5 years old if you consider that a book is outdated by 1 year when it is printed.

      But IBM Rational did not improve RFT very much since then, so it might not be so outdated as it seems.

      A new edition of that book would be good, but as it seems, IBM Rational does not invest very much on this.

      • BretNxt
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        Re: What is missing from the big RFT book?

        ‏2013-10-16T14:14:55Z  in response to OttoDiesel

        Thanks OttoDiesel,  

        I guess it can't hurt to purchase.  I was big into Robot for many years, but RFT seems to be a different beast.  The concepts seem the same for capture, playback, debug (to a degree), etc.  Lots of new stuff, obviously that wasn't part of Robot.  Just need to get back to the point where I am able to create variable playback scripts (plus become much more proficient in OOP in general), and get to a point of manipulating VP file values based on certain values either passed by the AUT or entered into a pilot file.  It was good stuff.

        Hopefully the book covers some of that.

        Thanks again,

        Bret

         

        • OttoDiesel
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          Re: What is missing from the big RFT book?

          ‏2013-10-22T08:11:32Z  in response to BretNxt

          There are also technical libraries online. They contain articles on specific topics. I think a lot of these articles are not covered by the book.

          Here is an article for example:

          http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/10/simplify-gui-test-automation-using-a-design-pattern/index.html

          • ChrisGF
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            Re: What is missing from the big RFT book?

            ‏2013-10-22T08:35:44Z  in response to OttoDiesel

            yes! For example I found here a great article about how to read a pdf files. It was really useful and I use it ever since.

            Maybe to compose a new book makes no sence since the forum and the library is enough help. Altough it is not so easy to find the answers even if you search. But possibly this is the best way.

            • OttoDiesel
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              Re: What is missing from the big RFT book?

              ‏2013-10-22T13:16:26Z  in response to ChrisGF

              I tried to point you and other people to helpful information. No reason to be sarcastical.

              It makes no sense for me if a vendor composes books every 3 years or so. I rather rely on more recent online information if this is the case.

              Updated on 2013-10-22T13:16:52Z at 2013-10-22T13:16:52Z by OttoDiesel