Mozilla Contest - Name That TCMS
Friday March 19th, 1999
An informal contest is now underway with the Mozilla QA folks. Apparently they're working on a new testcase management system, and, well, I'll let this note from Jan Leger tell you more:
"We are working on designing the new Testcase Management System for mozilla.org. Now, TCMS is kind of a boring name. Soooo, I am looking to your creativity for help on coming up with a name. A little treat for the winning selection will be given out.
Please submit all entries to me no later than 5pm Wed March 24th.
Good luck! -Jan"
So, if you have a creative side, feel free to submit suggestions for new names to Jan Leger. When you submit a name, please also provide your reasoning behind the name.
#1 Uh... what's a TCMS?
by Anonymous Howard
Friday March 19th, 1999 5:10 PM
NOt to sound too stupid but.. what's a test case management system?
#2 Re:Mozilla Contest - Name That TCMS
Friday March 19th, 1999 5:32 PM
The Mozilla QA department handles the testing of the browser. They create test cases - small code snippets or situational tasks - that test one particular aspect of the system. This new system will help them manage these test cases.
Maybe someone from QA could elaborate.
#3 Re:Mozilla Contest - Name That TCMS
by Jay R. Ashworth
Friday March 19th, 1999 7:57 PM
Oh, regression testing.
Cheers, -- jra
#4 test frameworks Mozilla Contest - Name That TCMS
by Jim Kingdon
Saturday March 20th, 1999 8:30 AM
Right. So I would assume that TCMS will be at least a little bit like Dejagnu (http://www.gnu.org/software/dejagnu/dejagnu.html) or TET (used by the Open Group test suites for POSIX, some of which are now open source). Definitely nice to see work going on with this. Now that testsuites are a routine part of software development for me, I would never go back.
#5 Re: Mozilla Contest - Name That TCMS
Wednesday March 24th, 1999 12:06 AM
Well, since it "quizzes" the browser, to see how well it handles material, how about Quizzilla, keeping the Zilla ending. Or, along the lines of Bonsai and Tinderbox, since test case management gives the browser a grade, how about Proctor?