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Software Test Engineering with IBM Rational Functional Tester: The Definitive Resource by Marc van Lint, Larry Quesada, Jeffrey R. Bocarsly, Chip Davis, Daniel Chirillo, Daniel Gouveia, Fariz Saracevic, Lee B. Thomas

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Chapter 6. Debugging Scripts

Chip Davis, Daniel Chirillo, Daniel Gouveia

Soon after you begin creating your scripts, you might find yourself in a situation where a script you develop isn’t doing what you want it to do and your first debugging tool—watching script execution and reading the RFT log—does not provide enough useful information for you to pinpoint the root cause of the problem.

Eclipse and Visual Studio have powerful, integrated debuggers. You might want to take advantage of the many features offered in both. We limit our discussion here to the critical features you need to start using your IDE’s debugger. If you’ve never used a debugger before, you might feel intimidated at first. That’s normal. We encourage you to practice using ...

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