How do you prove the test tool works
Many years ago we had a test tool called Data Communications Applications Test System. An online search does NOT show it up. The question that was posed was to determine if the test tool was doing what it said it was doing. i.e. was it actually running transactions and capturing results. The odd
1. We could see the transaction on the screen.
2. We could see it in the database at the back end.
3. We could see the response on the screen.
4. We could even watch it go down the line (you can tell how long ago that was since it was plain text).
But it was still questioned. Eventually we let it run all night and came into a sea of paper the next morning. The tool printed three pages for every difference - a bit map of the expected screen; a bit map of the actual screen and a bit map of the difference. Suffice to say we had no way of masking out the date and time which appeared on every screen.