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Another reason why testing is so important!

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Yet again we see a real life scenario showing what bad testing scenarios can do:

Nasdaq CEO Blames Software Design for Delayed Facebook Trading

May 21 (Bloomberg) -- Nasdaq OMX Group Inc., under scrutiny after shares of Facebook Inc. were plagued by delays and mishandled orders on its first day of trading, blamed "poor design" in the software it uses for driving auctions in initial public offerings."biggest IPO cross in the history of mankind" was occurringNasdaq's systems fell into a "loop" that prevented the second-largest U.S. stock venue operator from opening the shares on schedule following the $16 billion dealNasdaq will use an "accommodation pool" to pay back investors that should have received executions in the opening auction, based on the decisions of a third-party reviewer, Greifeld said. It may total $13 million, he said.The IPO software "didn't work" even after thousands of hours of testing for "a hundred scen…

Automate recurring appointments on MS Outlook

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Here is another piece of code that is fun when it comes to automating data from excel and setting up outlook recurring appointments.

strExcelPath = ""


Const olAppointmentItem = 1
Const olRecursWeekly = 1

Set objExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
objExcel.WorkBooks.Open strExcelPath
Set objSheet = objExcel.ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets(1)

intRow = 3
Do While objSheet.Cells(intRow, 1).Value <> ""
    strName = objSheet.Cells(intRow, 3).Value
    strDate = objSheet.Cells(intRow, 4).Value

    Set objOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set objAppointment = objOutlook.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)

    strStart = strDate & "/2012 11:00 AM"
    strEnd = strDate & "/2099 11:00 AM"
    objAppointment.Start = strStart
    objAppointment.Duration = 30
    objAppointment.Subject = strName & " Birthday Reminder"
    objAppointment.Body = "Today is " &strName& "'s Bir…

DOM and IE Automation

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There are many forums and posts from testers trying to automate scripts by using DOM(Document Object Model) of the internet explorer.

Here is a script that i used recently along , that will help anyone using the DOM and windows shell scripting :


Option Explicit

Sub WaitForLoad(obj)
    Do While ie.Busy
    Loop
    Do While obj.readyState <> 4
    Loop
    wscript.sleep(100)
End Sub

'Create ie and shell object
Set ie = WScript.CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

'set the ie properties
ie.ToolBar = 1
ie.StatusBar = 1
ie.Width = 999
ie.Height = 999
ie.Left = 0
ie.Top = 0
ie.Visible = 1

'navigate to the web page
ie.Navigate("http:\\xyz.com")

'wait until the page has loaded before continuing
WaitForLoad(ie)

'Enter the user details
ie.Document.All.Item("txtUser").Value = strUser
'strUser = Trim (InputBox ("Plz enter the password"))
ie.Document.All.Item("pwdPass").V…