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Team work on same composite project

dboytsov
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Team work on same composite project

Folks,

our team faced an issue that actually blocks our team work on a same project.

 

We're using ReadyAPI 1.7

 

We have a team of 2 testers working on a same SoapUI project, same huge Test Suite. At some point, we decided to make a Composite project and assumed that it should sync well since we always work on different services and different TC's.

 

So the issue is:

1. tester 1 commits changes related to his work - they are successfully commited to git repo (OK)

2. tester 2 pulls chnages from remote repo

 

Result: All changes made by tester 2 are erased from his project.

 

Also, a very confusing thing is that each time, even after a very minor chnage in a single (one of 80) TC - ReadyAPI states that over 30 files had been changed. Why is that so?

 

Is there more or less painless way of teamwork on same project using ReadyAPI?

Unability of comfprtable sync between teammembers really blocks us...

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testhrishi
Frequent Contributor

Re: Team work on same composite project

I m curious if you had tester 2 commit his/her changes to the project along with tester 1. Then have both pull the copies of the project from Git. I assume both are not changing the same tests else, i guess the one committing last will win

nmrao
Community Hero

Re: Team work on same composite project

Let us take an example if test case are written in MS Excel and is being updated parallel by couple of people and like to checkin end of the day, just the same case as you. Only tools are different. 

In this case, I believe, it is not a problem with the tools(neither git, nor SoapUI), because they are working as designed, but only the way how we use it.

# At any point of time, each engineer has to look into the repository before checkin if there are any updates made(by someone) to the same file that he/she is working. If there are update for the same, then there is a procedure to follow.

Have a back of his changes(may be into a different file) before taking pull.  To do this - Revert his changes, take update then merge his changes and then commit.


This is the general practise those who uses any repository for their projects. So, need to get acquainted with it.

 

If you think of a developer, each engineer may have to deal with this problem with multiple files each time which is more complex case than you. So, it is advised to make check-ins at the earliest possible.

 

Two people started working by taking the same git revision.

  
In your case, since there are only two people working on it, first person who commits his/her changes to git, will have an advantage as git accepts his file(as there were no updates after took pull), but the above # rule applies to him as well. And the next person have follow # .

There exists an another case where the first person will have to follow # on the following if starts working on that same file without previous updates of the second person from the previous day.

Just a thought. SoapUI also allows to export a particular test case(use right click on a test case) or particular test suite into an xml file. May be you can also take advantage of this and after having updates, just import only that suite or test case that he added for the day. This may just help in merging(without using git merge) little faster.



Regards,
Rao.
ArthurM
Occasional Contributor

Re: Team work on same composite project

I tried to come up with some tips to mitigate conflicts, please see here: 

 

https://community.smartbear.com/t5/SoapUI-Pro/Tactics-to-Overcome-Git-Version-Control-Issues-in-Read...

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