Wednesday, May 6, 2015

How to install and configure Testlink

Assalamualaikum and Hye Guys.

Wanna share on my own experience installing and configure Testlink in Ubuntu 14.04

- Java JDK
- MySQL Server
- Apache Web Server
- PHP5

a. This tutorial was created using the following version of each software needed.
- Ubuntu 10.04 i386 as OS.
- TestLink 1.9.2
- MySQL 5.1
- Apache2

b. The installation of prerequisites is detailed at the end of the document.

c. As a personal recommendation, before start the testlink installer in the browser, set up the files and prerequisites to make the installation experience faster and easier.

Let’s Go!

1. Download & install some necessary packages
sudo apt-get install php5-mysql php5-pgsql php5-gd php5-ldap php-pear

2. Edit the php.ini file located in /etc/php5/apache2 and set the following parameters:
max_execution_time = 120
session.gc_maxlifetime = 2700

3.Restart the apache server

4. Download testlink: 

5. Unpack your testlink package, change the name and copy to your /www apache directory:
5.1 Unpack
tar zxvf download
5.2 Change the name
mv download testlink
5.3 Copy to the /www directory
sudo cp -r teslink-1.9.13 /var/www/html/testlink

6. Once you have it in your /www/html/ directory change the permissions of some folders in your testlink directory:
# chmod 777 gui/templates_c
# chmod 777 logs
# chmod 777 upload_area

7. Create new directory in /var/
mkdir testlink
In /var/testlinlk/ create another directory
mkdir logs
mkdir upload_area

7. Go to your browser and access the testlink installer at: localhost/testlink and follow the instructions in your screen.

8. If everything went well installer will tell you that the configuration file was not written, to do this, go to /var/www/testlink and create a file named with the information provided in the installer.

9. Now you can close your browser for a while.

10. The last step is change a configuration file by editing the file in /var/www/testlink/config.inic.php and set the following parameters:

$tlCfg->config_check_warning_mode = 'SILENT'
$tlCfg->api->enabled = TRUE;
$tlCfg->exec_cfg->enable_test_automation = ENABLED;

11. Done!. Now you can go to localhost/testlink and login with the username: admin and password: admin

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Introduction to Testlink

Assalamualaikum and hye guys

Testlink - One of the testing tool that I would like to recommend to all testers out there. It is a Test Management Tool that can help you guys to keep track all test cases systematically. If you are still using MS Excel spreadsheets, this would be the best time to move on with Testlink. No worry about the license coz Testlink is open source project.

Benefits of Testlink

  • Supports multiple projects
  • can import/export project
  • can integrate with many bug tracking tool
  • have filter based on keywords, version 
  • can assign test cases to multiple users
  • System generated reports in various formats
For my environment, testlink indeed plays its role perfectly. my team consist of 4 test engineer including me. Our project is using agile web development. Development in few sprint and every sprint we will run 30 samples of all test cases we have. 

Integration with bug tracking tool
Testlink able to integrate with Mantis. Therefore it is easy for us to track the bug is from which sprint and which cycle. We also able to issue the bug to mantis directly in execution section of Testlink.

Im Back

Assalamualaikum and hye guys.

Alhamdulillah now im back not as student anymore but as Test Engineer. Sound pretty cool right? hahah