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Register for the Special Free Webinar "Transform a Manual Testing Process to Incorporate Test Automation" Starting Today at 4 PM CEST

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:20
Today (4 PM CEST) Jim Trentadue will present his session entitled "Transform a Manual Testing Process to Incorporate Test Automation".

Jim Trentadue explores what test automation professionals must do to be successful. These include understanding development standards for objects, structuring tests for modularity, and eliminating manual efforts.

Learn how to transform your manual testing procedures and how to incorporate test automation into your overall testing process. Take the chance and register now for the free webinar.
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Convert your Ranorex Report to PDF

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 13:59

This blog post will show how to use the ReportToPDF tool in order to convert Ranorex Report files into PDF. The platform independent file format allows you to share and distribute the generated reports very easily with people not having Ranorex installed.

Report to PDF


There is also a German version of this blog post available: Ranorex Report to PDF German
Please keep in mind that we assume no warranty or assurance with respect to accuracy, correctness and completeness of the translation. Special thanks to Andre Fischer.

Conversion of an Existing Report

The ReportToPDF executable is a command line tool, which allows you to convert existing Ranorex reports to PDF. The report must be passed to the converter in its compressed form, the so-called “rxzlog”. The “rxzlog” is a single archive (“.rxzlog” extension) including the report and all associated files. More information can be found in the Additional Report Settings section of the Ranorex User Guide.

Using the following call, you can execute the ReportToPDF tool from the command line:

ReportToPDF.exe <input file> <output file> /<argument>

The input and output file need to be set, whereas the arguments are optional.

<input file>

Sets the file (*.rxzlog) which is converted.

<output file>

Sets the name of the PDF file.

Allowed arguments:

style: Sets a custom stylesheet

detail:Specifies how much information is shown within the generated PDF:

  • none: no module actions are shown
  • failed: only actions from failed modules are shown
  • all: all actions are shown (default value)

For example:

PDF Console

Note: When executing a ReportToPDF tool from command line the return value ‘0’ signals a successful execution and the return value ‘-1′ signals a failure.

On-The-Fly Conversion during a Test Run

The ReportToPDF tool is, besides his existence as a command line tool, also available as a DLL (Dynamic Link Library). The Ranorex.PDF.dll allows you to convert the Ranorex Report into a PDF file at the end of a test run. For convenient usage a Ranorex CodeModule (referring the DLL) is available allowing to convert the report with a few clicks.

Steps to be done:
  • First of all, you need to reference the Ranorex.PDF.dll within our Ranorex project.
    This can be done by opening the “Add Reference”-dialog (References -> Add Reference) and adding the DLL.
    http://www.ranorex.com/support/user-guide-20/lesson-4-ranorex-test-suite.html#c3026
    You should now be able to see the referenced DLL in the reference list in the project view pad.
    Added Library
  • As a next step, you need to set the target framework of the Ranorex project to .NET Framework 4.0 or above. Therefore open the “Compiling”-tab within the project properties (Project -> Properties).
    PDF NET Framework
  • After setting the desired .NET Framework you are ready to add the predefined CodeModule “ReportToPDF.cs” to your project. Open the “Add -> Existing Item”-dialog and add the aforementioned UserCodeModule.
    Add Code Module
  • As a last step, simply drag & drop the UserCodeModule to your Ranorex test suite, for example to the teardown section.
    Add Module to Test Suite

The “ReportToPDF” code module will trigger the conversion of the report at its current state. A message, containing a link to the PDF file, will be logged to the report after the conversion finishes.

Report Entry

Note: The default filename of the generated PDF is the same as the Ranorex report filename but with a different extension (*.pdf).

Custom Stylesheet

Do you want to change the look and feel of your PDF report? No problem, just use a custom stylesheet in order to change various settings.

For example:

  • Specify a custom logo
  • Specify margins and indent
  • Specify fonts and colors
  • etc.

Style Sheet

Navigation within the Generated PDF

Each entry of the table of contents is a direct link to the specific test case or module.

Table of Contents Navigate

Once navigated to the test case/module, you can easily jump back to the table of contents using the link in the header (see screenshot below).

Navigate Back To TOC

Additionally, you can use the bookmark pane of your PDF viewer in order to navigate through the PDF

Navigate Back To TOC

Where Can I Get the ReportToPDF Tool?

The ReportToPDF tool is available as a standalone executable as well as in the form of a DLL.

Version 1.0.2 (July 31, 2015)
    General changes
  • ReportToPDF code module is no longer visible within the generated PDF
  • ReportToPDF code module is now placed at the very end of the report, independently of its position within the TestSuite
  • Errors which occur during the conversion are no longer part of the report. They are logged to the console instead
    Bugs
  • Fixed missing total duration
  • Fixed bug for disabled “Collect screenshots in a subdirectory”-setting
Version 1.0.1 (July 20, 2015)
  • Fixed missing message content
  • Fixed PDF output path
Conclusion

The ReportToPDF tool allows both, converting an existing Ranorex Report to PDF using the command line as well as an on the fly conversion at the end of a test run.
Both ways can perfectly be integrated into an already existing Continuous Integration (CI) process. The PDF can easily be shared via mail and/or archived for later usage.

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Move to the Next Level: New UK Advanced Online Course

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 09:06
We are happy to announce that Edgewords – our UK Training Partner – has now added an advanced training course to its portfolio.



This 3 days advanced course introduces Ranorex users to coding and instructs them on how to further enhance their automated tests to maximize re-usability of code as well as providing insights into making test scripts more robust and reliable.

Advanced training course objectives:
  • Learn why one sometimes needs to code and where the code is written
  • Learn how to create and re-use common methods in automated testing projects
  • Look at how to introduce error handling into test scripts to make replay more reliable
  • Learn techniques for dealing with dynamic applications
  • See how Ranorex can be integrated in continuous integration environments for a more complete automated approach
Additional information can be found in the course description .

We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our advanced classes! Here are some additional workshops taking place in the next few months :

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Introducing Ranorex 5.4 - Windows 10 and JavaFX/Java SWT Supported

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 09:03
We are pleased to announce that Ranorex 5.4 is now available for download! This latest release considerably extends the object recognition capabilities of Ranorex, including native support for Java SWT and JavaFx as well as support for Windows 10 apps and the new Microsoft Edge Browser. In addition to the object recognition enhancements, additional mobile non-UI actions for simulating GPS and enabling/disabling Bluetooth have been introduced. To better protect your confidential data, the new release of Ranorex allows users to mask sensitive content in the action table and in the report. That’s not all! We’ve also made improvements in image validation for reporting, added enhancements for mobile deployment, and much more… Download Ranorex 5.4 Upgrade for free with your valid subscription (You can find a direct download link for the latest version of Ranorex on the Ranorex Studio start page.) For an overview of all the new features, check out the release notes.    Support of Windows 10 Apps and Microsoft Edge Browser Support of Windows 10 Apps and Microsoft Edge Browser

The new version of Ranorex allows automated testing of Windows 10 apps including the brand new Microsoft Edge Browser, future-proofing your test automation.

Native Support of Java SWT and JavaFx

With Ranorex 5.4, native support for JavaFX and Java SWT based apps has been added. This brings Ranorex object recognition to the next level.

Native Support of Java SWT and JavaFx Non-UI Testing Updates Non-UI Testing Updates

Now it is possible to invoke additional technology dependent actions to better reflect real world scenarios. You can enable and disable Bluetooth as well as simulate GPS coordinates on your Android device to enhance location based mobile tests.

Protect Sensitive Data

Ranorex 5.4 introduces masking of confidential data (e.g. passwords) in the Ranorex Recorder as well as in the Ranorex Report – a step toward great safety when using Ranorex Recorder.

Protect Sensitive Data Image Validation Enhancements for Reporting Image Validation Enhancements for Reporting

With Ranorex 5.4, several image validation enhancements have been introduced. You can now log the similarity of two compared images to the report. Additionally, you can log the difference between target and actual presentation in separate image difference maps. The result: image validation made even easier.

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Ranorex 5.3.3 Released

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:52
Ranorex 5.3.3 has been released and is now available for download. General changes/Features
  • Added support for Firefox 39
  • The recorder action table now allows inserting new actions via its context menu
Please check out the release notes for more details about the changes in this release.

Download the latest version of Ranorex.
(You can find a direct download link for the latest Ranorex version on the Ranorex Studio start page.) 

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"Transform a Manual Testing Process to Incorporate Automation" presented by Jim Trentadue at STARCANADA

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 13:15
On June 25, 2015 (11:30 AM) Jim Trentadue will present his new session entitled " Transform a Manual Testing Process to Incorporate Automation " at STARCANADA in Vancouver, BC – one of the leading software testing events in North America. This was the number one attended session for the entire week of the Software Test Professionals Conference in San Diego. Don't miss Jim's presentation! 

Jim's topics will include:
  • The differences between automated and manual testing process needs and deliverables throughout the overall SDLC (waterfall or agile) 
  • How to start a test automation process that ties into your overall testing process
  • How to do a gap analysis on improved integration with the functional testing team for those actively involved in test automation
In addition, software testing enthusiasts can take advantage of the opportunity to meet the Ranorex professionals from June 24 -25 at the Ranorex booth. They will have the chance to ask about the Ranorex test automation tools, including live demonstrations.

We're looking forward to seeing you there!

 

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Ranorex Certification – Get Yourself Certified

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:53
The Ranorex Certification Exam tests your competence in working with Ranorex Studio, the Ranorex Recorder, creating data-driven tests, working with the Ranorex Repository, understanding Ranorex Reporting, standalone test execution and RanoreXPath expressions.

Your Benefits:
  • Enrich your CV with a high-value tool certificate.
  • Recommend yourself for future tasks in QA within your company.
  • Show people around you what you know.
  • Get your user account highlighted as certified in the Ranorex Online Forum .
  • Get access to the LinkedIn-Group exclusively for Certified Professionals.
Don’t lose time and get yourself certified now…  
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Ranorex Certification – Get Yourself Certified

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 09:53
The Ranorex Certification Exam tests your competence in working with Ranorex Studio, the Ranorex Recorder, creating data-driven tests, working with the Ranorex Repository, understanding Ranorex Reporting, standalone test execution and RanoreXPath expressions.

Your Benefits:
  • Enrich your CV with a high-value tool certificate.
  • Recommend yourself for future tasks in QA within your company.
  • Show people around you what you know.
  • Get your user account highlighted as certified in the Ranorex Online Forum .
  • Get access to the LinkedIn-Group exclusively for Certified Professionals.
Don’t lose time and get yourself certified now…  
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July and August Workshop Reminder

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 08:08
This is a short message to remind you about our upcoming Ranorex training courses scheduled for July and August.



Get firsthand training with Ranorex professionals and learn how to get the most out of Ranorex Studio and the Ranorex Test Automation Tools at one of these workshops.

Look at the schedules for additional workshops in the next few months.
We look forward to seeing you there!!
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July and August Workshop Reminder

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 08:08
This is a short message to remind you about our upcoming Ranorex training courses scheduled for July and August.



Get firsthand training with Ranorex professionals and learn how to get the most out of Ranorex Studio and the Ranorex Test Automation Tools at one of these workshops.

Look at the schedules for additional workshops in the next few months.
We look forward to seeing you there!!
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Monthly Partner News – Ranorex Has Partnered with SoftwareCPR, Regency IT and QualiSystems

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 09:10
With our growing worldwide customer base, we are experiencing even more demand for Ranorex consulting and implementation services. To help meet this demand and ensure that knowledge about Ranorex spreads globally, we have the pleasure of announcing three valuable new partners who complement our established client support system:
  • North American Silver Service Partner SoftwareCPR
  • South American Silver Service Partner Regency IT 
  • Technology Partner QualiSystems

Our partners have been carefully selected based on their technical expertise, their experience with Ranorex and their responsiveness in offering our clients the testing services they need.

SoftwareCPR – North American Silver Service Partner

SoftwareCPR's® has over one hundred years test experience in the medical device industry and has performed FDA software validation for IVD, hemodialysis, cardiac monitoring, clinical data management, and production/quality systems. This includes embedded, commercial, custom OS and cloud-based applications. From planning to test execution, from traceability to test summaries ready for regulatory submission, all services are risk-based and custom-tailored for compliance and efficiency. Test compliance meets IEC 62304 and IEC 62366.


Regency IT - South American Silver Service Partner Regency IT offers a comprehensive service portfolio including software, IT infrastructure, and business process testing as a service in the cloud or on-site via their own innovative solution that manages IT as a commodity: Regency Governance as a Service®. This solution provides organizations with the exactly amount of infrastructure, software and business process support needed, based on an agreed time-based fee. GaaS streamlines innovation and drastically reduces costs, while improving the software development processes through the use of the Ranorex test automation tool.

   QualiSystems - Technology Partner QualiSystems provides cloud management and test automation software to hundreds of leading IT organizations around the world. Solutions are used to develop converged infrastructure, operate private and hybrid clouds with the goal of increasing agility both in terms of business and service. Their customers include a who's who of top global telecoms, technology companies, enterprises organizations and governmental agencies. QualiSystems software manages millions of infrastructure and network elements in customer data centers and labs.



To join our network of excellence or find a service partner, please visit http://www.ranorex.com/company/partners.html
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Monthly Partner News – Ranorex Has Partnered with SoftwareCPR, Regency IT and QualiSystems

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 09:10
With our growing worldwide customer base, we are experiencing even more demand for Ranorex consulting and implementation services. To help meet this demand and ensure that knowledge about Ranorex spreads globally, we have the pleasure of announcing three valuable new partners who complement our established client support system:
  • North American Silver Service Partner SoftwareCPR
  • South American Silver Service Partner Regency IT 
  • Technology Partner QualiSystems

Our partners have been carefully selected based on their technical expertise, their experience with Ranorex and their responsiveness in offering our clients the testing services they need.

SoftwareCPR – North American Silver Service Partner

SoftwareCPR's® has over one hundred years test experience in the medical device industry and has performed FDA software validation for IVD, hemodialysis, cardiac monitoring, clinical data management, and production/quality systems. This includes embedded, commercial, custom OS and cloud-based applications. From planning to test execution, from traceability to test summaries ready for regulatory submission, all services are risk-based and custom-tailored for compliance and efficiency. Test compliance meets IEC 62304 and IEC 62366.


Regency IT - South American Silver Service Partner Regency IT offers a comprehensive service portfolio including software, IT infrastructure, and business process testing as a service in the cloud or on-site via their own innovative solution that manages IT as a commodity: Regency Governance as a Service®. This solution provides organizations with the exactly amount of infrastructure, software and business process support needed, based on an agreed time-based fee. GaaS streamlines innovation and drastically reduces costs, while improving the software development processes through the use of the Ranorex test automation tool.

   QualiSystems - Technology Partner QualiSystems provides cloud management and test automation software to hundreds of leading IT organizations around the world. Solutions are used to develop converged infrastructure, operate private and hybrid clouds with the goal of increasing agility both in terms of business and service. Their customers include a who's who of top global telecoms, technology companies, enterprises organizations and governmental agencies. QualiSystems software manages millions of infrastructure and network elements in customer data centers and labs.



To join our network of excellence or find a service partner, please visit http://www.ranorex.com/company/partners.html
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Visit Ranorex at Upcoming Leading Software Testing Conferences in North America

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 09:15
Ranorex is attending two leading software testing conferences in North America in June. Take advantage of these opportunities to meet the experts in test automation.

The two conferences Better Software Conference West and STARCANADA, recognized as the leader in software testing industry for over 20 years, are gathering places for software testers, developers and managers, providing professionals with the latest in software development and software testing solutions as well as cutting edge strategies and best practices.

In addition to great keynotes presented by top speakers from all over the world, you'll also have the chance to discuss test automation experiences and challenges with Ranorex professionals at the booth.

The software testing conferences will take place on the following dates:
  • June 10-11, 2015: Better Software Conference West in Las Vegas, NV

  • June 24-25, 2015: STARCanada in Vancouver, BC
    • June 25, 2015 (11:30 AM): " Transform a Manual Testing Process to Incorporate Automation " presented by Jim Trentadue

We're looking forward to seeing you there!
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Visit Ranorex at Upcoming Leading Software Testing Conferences in North America

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 09:15
Ranorex is attending two leading software testing conferences in North America in June. Take advantage of these opportunities to meet the experts in test automation.

The two conferences Better Software Conference West and STARCANADA, recognized as the leader in software testing industry for over 20 years, are gathering places for software testers, developers and managers, providing professionals with the latest in software development and software testing solutions as well as cutting edge strategies and best practices.

In addition to great keynotes presented by top speakers from all over the world, you'll also have the chance to discuss test automation experiences and challenges with Ranorex professionals at the booth.

The software testing conferences will take place on the following dates:
  • June 10-11, 2015: Better Software Conference West in Las Vegas, NV

  • June 24-25, 2015: STARCanada in Vancouver, BC
    • June 25, 2015 (11:30 AM): " Transform a Manual Testing Process to Incorporate Automation " presented by Jim Trentadue

We're looking forward to seeing you there!
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Ranorex at Test Automation Day in Rotterdam

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:59
On June 18th 2015, our very own Hubert Gasparitz will give a talk on "One Cross-Technology Test – Design for Testability" at the 5th Test Automation Day in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Hubert‘s talk will focus on development approaches to better support cross-platform test automation, namely what to consider when creating web applications to meet the requirements for test automation and how to create such tests.

Test Automation Day is a key meeting place for testing professionals and executives from leading IT organizations. The event features an inspirational day of talks and workshops provided by international speakers focused on innovation in test automation. Take this opportunity to learn more about innovative automated testing methods, technologies, strategies and tools.

We're looking forward to welcoming you at our booth and providing you with further information on test automation.

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Ranorex at Test Automation Day in Rotterdam

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:59
On June 18th 2015, our very own Hubert Gasparitz will give a talk on "One Cross-Technology Test – Design for Testability" at the 5th Test Automation Day in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Hubert‘s talk will focus on development approaches to better support cross-platform test automation, namely what to consider when creating web applications to meet the requirements for test automation and how to create such tests.

Test Automation Day is a key meeting place for testing professionals and executives from leading IT organizations. The event features an inspirational day of talks and workshops provided by international speakers focused on innovation in test automation. Take this opportunity to learn more about innovative automated testing methods, technologies, strategies and tools.

We're looking forward to welcoming you at our booth and providing you with further information on test automation.

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"Commercial vs. Open Source Testing Tools" Opinion Battle with Ranorex Expert Christoph Preschern at Swiss Testing Night

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:05
Ranorex will be at Swiss Testing Night on May 20th, 2015 at the digitalSTROM AG I Building Technology Park in Zurich (Switzerland).

Swiss Testing Night
is a German-speaking evening event that offers both an opinion battle and networking opportunities. This year's opinion battle will focus on the comparison between commercial and open source testing tools.

Test tools play an important role in the efficient management of testing activities. Should we rely on open source or commercial software solutions? Open source tools are license-free and allow for modification. If the support is also being provided by an active community, open source tools seem to present only advantages, or not? At Swiss Testing Night, representatives of the companies behind renowned commercial testing tools were invited to present their point of view. Christoph Preschern, Head of Sales/CCO and Test Automation Expert, will take part in the " Commercial vs. Open Source Testing Tools " opinion battle. After that, a moderated discussion will take place in which participants can ask questions.   Attend the opinion battle with Christoph Preschern and use the opportunity to discuss test automation issues with him.
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"Commercial vs. Open Source Testing Tools" Opinion Battle with Ranorex Expert Christoph Preschern at Swiss Testing Night

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:05
Ranorex will be at Swiss Testing Night on May 20th, 2015 at the digitalSTROM AG I Building Technology Park in Zurich (Switzerland).

Swiss Testing Night
is a German-speaking evening event that offers both an opinion battle and networking opportunities. This year's opinion battle will focus on the comparison between commercial and open source testing tools.

Test tools play an important role in the efficient management of testing activities. Should we rely on open source or commercial software solutions? Open source tools are license-free and allow for modification. If the support is also being provided by an active community, open source tools seem to present only advantages, or not? At Swiss Testing Night, representatives of the companies behind renowned commercial testing tools were invited to present their point of view. Christoph Preschern, Head of Sales/CCO and Test Automation Expert, will take part in the " Commercial vs. Open Source Testing Tools " opinion battle. After that, a moderated discussion will take place in which participants can ask questions.   Attend the opinion battle with Christoph Preschern and use the opportunity to discuss test automation issues with him.
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From Point Navigation in Ranorex Spy

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 10:15
Since Ranorex 5.3 a new feature is available in Ranorex Spy which enhances and simplifies the navigation to elements.




From Point Navigation in Ranorex Spy allows you to directly select an element in the screenshot preview to receive the respective path for this element and prevents inconvenient searching of elements in the object tree.



The From Point Navigation in Spy allows now also object tracking on mobile devices. In addition, even Touch/Tap actions can be directly performed on elements.

Start your robust test automation project now.
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From Point Navigation in Ranorex Spy

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 10:15
Since Ranorex 5.3 a new feature is available in Ranorex Spy which enhances and simplifies the navigation to elements.




From Point Navigation in Ranorex Spy allows you to directly select an element in the screenshot preview to receive the respective path for this element and prevents inconvenient searching of elements in the object tree.



The From Point Navigation in Spy allows now also object tracking on mobile devices. In addition, even Touch/Tap actions can be directly performed on elements.

Start your robust test automation project now.
Categories: Vendor