ETAF is a test automation framework. It's purpose is to provide: A browser based IDE to create and remotely execute tests A versioning capability for both tests and test results A method to review tests and collaborate A method to install/upgrade a system, monitor it and catalog it. A method to trigger executions of tests and to trigger notifications based on execution/pass/fail events
The test scripts are in KSH and could be in any Unux based scripting language. The mechanism of crawling a system to either monitor it or collect logs or install/update packages is based on SSH. So again this is heavily Unix based.
The reporting is mostly table based with graphs for performance. The graphs are generated using gnuplot. The tables are HTML tables generated from delimited flat files like CSV (Comma Separated Values) files. All data is in flat files and there is no relational database like MySql or any other scripting language like PhP. The KSH scripts depend heavily on regularly used UNIX tools like -- wc, grep, find, ls, df, vmstat, top, sar, iostat, join, awk, sed, sort, ps, etc. In a way the tool is meant to simulate how a tester would test on an UNIX system if a script or Web framework was not available. This is meant so that there is no extra learning required on the part of tester and whatever learning is needed to use the GUI is hopefully very intuitive.
This project was originally started in sourceforge and is at:
Reasons, rationale, ideas for the project are listed on the
"QA discussion Group" blog at:
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