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Method for effective help/test system constructed by small packaged samples

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019234D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Sep-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Sep-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system for efficient help/test by small packaged sample. The sample is effective way to show how to use, but in some case, developing the sample is too expensive. By defining sample package format and preparing some tools, the package can be used for multipurpose. The package consists of sample files, documentation, precondition, operation procedure, and expected result. Precondition, operation procedure, and expected result should be machine-readable format. They are not used by human. Tools to support this idea should understand this information and show it to the user properly. This packaged sample can be re-used by supporting work and regression testing, and can be shipped with product as a part of help. This can reduce total development/support costs.