As a Clockworker, I'm consistently looking for ways to become a better tester, improve my programming skill set and find ways to do my job more efficiently. While life as a software tester at Clockwork is full of challenges and surprises, I found a particular part of my responsibilities tedious: Test Plan Entry.
Prior to launching the testing phase of a project, we enter test plans into TestLink, an open-source project. TestLink allows us to track test plan execution, and for the most part, it works well. However, entering test cases manually into TestLink can be time consuming.
A self-challenge was established: Find a way to speed up test plan entry, and level up my novice programming skills.