this forum contains some interesting points.
But - sadly - there is no hierarchical structure, so, if I want to find them, I've got to read it all. There isn't even an overview!
I will not read it all.
I will hardly ever use it the way it is.
My proposal: reorganize it. Use a hierarchical structure, as structuring criteria use the technical or UI structure of TC.
Thanks for your feedback! For TestComplete, we have the forums - Web testing, Desktop testing, Mobile Testing and the forum for general questions. Which hierarchy would you recommend so that it completely matches your needs and willingness?
BTW, I’ve moved your original post to this place. Please use this forum for suggestions or feedback about the community functionality.
well, this is a really good question.
Which structure would one, would You yourself appreciate to help You quickly find what You are searching for?
- It has to cover all TC functional features and their usage.
- It also has to cover technical aspects of TC usage.
Maybe, a structure similar to Your help system's one would be useful?
Let's take the chapters
- Using TC
- Testing Types
- Applications Testing
- Working with Application Objects
and their substructure as a purpose.
I think, this would make a good starting point. Of course, the structure should be extended, if needed.
This should not be done by us users, but by a forum administrator.
I'd propose to let users add new items, but not attach them into the tree. Putting new items into the tree should be done by the forum administrator (You at SmartBear have to read them anyway, so You can quickly sort them in).
What do You think, could this help?
well, labeling is not a bad idea. But. I'm not so sure whether it has got the main advantage of a hierarchy: the ability to do hierarchical search.
I'll giva You an example:
You have gor a great new idea, and You want to see, whether something similar already exists.
In a well-formed hierarchy of ideas, You can drill down the tree until You find the location where it "should be" located. Let's say, that there are already 5 items located there. So, all You have got to do is to read these 5 items to know, whether Your idea really is new.
In a flat list, You' d have to read it all. Ok, You can search or use labels, but what if somebody used other technical terms than You? Searching is never reliable if You want to express: there is NO .....
If You organize the labels in a hierarchy, it may work. If not, it would not be that useful.
I got it. Thanks.
Manfred I was thinking the same thing. Then I found this hierarchal navigation which helped me.Sharing with you just in case you haven't seen it yet.
Well, this is quite exactly the right principle.
I'd very much appreciate to have this not only for two hierarchy levels, but for an unlimited number..