Posts Tagged ‘regression test’

A TcL Script Solution for Automated Repetitive Power Reboot Regression Testing

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Ironically, the biggest problem with repetitive reboot testing is that it is extremely repetitive. Although repetitive reboot testing can yield valuable data during product development, it’s generally a long, drawn-out procedure that can lasts for days or weeks. Obviously, it’s somewhat impractical to assign several employees to constantly oversee the repetitive reboot testing through completion, so many test labs rely on an automated solution to make regular reboot cycles are initiated without interruption for the duration of the test. One popular solution employed in many test labs is to automate repetitive power reboot regression testing using TcL (also known as “Tickle”) script.

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Script Driven Power Reboot Regression Testing for Product Development Lab Applications

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

In the product development lab, power reboot regression testing provides engineers with a means for detecting product design flaws before releasing a product to market. Although this procedure can be very helpful in working the bugs out of a product before marketing, repetitive power reboot regression testing is also deadly boring and extremely time consuming. One way to streamline the repetitive power reboot test process and eliminate some of the innate tedium of the process, is to use a script-driven PDU to initiate each power reboot cycle.

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Automate Repetitive Power Reboot Regression Testing Using Scripts

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Repetitive power reboot regression testing provides product development engineers with a valuable tool for detecting hardware flaws and software buts before releasing a product to the general market. However, as vital as this function is, due to its very nature it’s also an incredibly repetitive task that can often take days or even weeks to complete. One popular solution for relieving some of the tedium of repetitive power reboot regression testing is to automate the process by using scripts to control power reboot and switching functions.

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Control Repetitive Power Reboot Testing via Perl Script

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Repetitive power reboot regression testing plays a vital role in the product development lab, by providing product designers with a simple effective means to determine how new products will react to repeated power On/Off cycles. Although the basic process of repetitive reboot testing is fairly simple, the continuous, repeated nature of this type of test can often prove to be somewhat of a challenge for those who are responsible for it. For this reason, it can be helpful to automate the test process by using Perl script to initiate each power reboot cycle.

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Using Bash Shell Script to Automate Product Test Lab Applications

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

During product development, new products are often subjected to a range of tests in order to detect potential hardware flaws and software bugs. These tests can require days or weeks to complete and the nature of the test is often extremely repetitive as the same action is repeated many times over. Repetitive power reboot regression testing provides a good example of a typical product development lab test. In order to streamline this type of repetitive testing, Bash Shell Script can be used to automate the test process.

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Using Scripts to Control a Switched PDU

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

In addition to providing an effective means to reboot remote devices in network management applications, Switched PDUs can also perform many useful functions in product development lab applications. One of the most common tasks assigned to a switched PDU in the product development lab, is to provide power on/off switching for repetitive power reboot regression testing. Given the long duration of a typical power reboot test and the number of reboot cycles involved, it can be extremely helpful to control the switched PDU using scripts.

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Repetitive Power Reboot Regression Testing Managed via Visual Basic Script

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Although repetitive power reboot regression testing provides product development engineers with an effective tool for detecting software bugs and hardware problems, it can also be an extremely tedious process for those charged with the responsibility of running the test. One way to simplify this sort of testing and avoid the tedium of the test process is to use Visual Basic Script to drive the repetitive power reboot regression test.

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Using Ruby Script to Control a Switched PDU

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

In repetitive power reboot regression testing, it can often be handy to be able to control a switched PDU using Ruby script. In addition to freeing lab personnel for more pressing duties, control via Ruby script also improves the reliability of power reboot regression test results procedure by ensuring that each reboot cycle is performed according to schedule and that reboots are performed continually, without interruption.

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Controlling a Switched PDU with Linux Shell Script

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

The ability to use Linux Shell Script to control power and reboot switching at a remote switched PDU can prove very useful in a number of different applications. For example, in repetitive reboot regression testing, Linux Shell Script can be used to control a switched PDU in order to automate the test procedure, reducing human interaction with the test procedure and improving the consistency and continuity of test results.

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Controlling a Switched PDU with Bash Shell Script

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

In product development applications, repetitive reboot testing is often used to detect product flaws before the product is released to market. In most cases, this sort of testing involves using a switched PDU to continually reboot the test product, while checking for any error messages and status reports that are generated after each reboot. Since this sort of testing can involve thousands of reboot cycles, it is often helpful to be able to control the switched PDU using Bash Shell Script.

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