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PDT tool to test combinations of different formats

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What is PDT? PDT (phone number, date, time) is a quick and first of its kind tool developed for the testers who want to test the combinations of different formats of each of these three dimensions – phone number, date and time zone. One click solution to all your test data problems in PDT.

How did this start?

It all started when Ajay Balamurugadas (Founder, Weekend Testing) visited Test Insane office to discuss about “Test Maniac” event with me (Santhosh Tuppad). I call him man of ideas and he keeps releasing his ideas like a machine gun which is insane. I was sitting on a bean bag and he just said this, “Friend, I have an idea” and I was like, “Go ahead, I am excited to listen”. He spoke about test data generator for phone number format, time-zone conversions, Date and time formats. Here is the prototype that he drew on the paper.

PDT Requirement Prototype by Ajay Balamurugadas

PDT Requirement Prototype by Ajay Balamurugadas

Once the sketch was done, the information on the paper was our requirement while we also had an idea to discuss about it and explain how it would work.

Once we had the requirement, our team member Karthik Kini (VP, Web Apps Testing & Automation) joined the discussion and he took this challenge. Within few hours of time, he developed a tiny utility and presented it to us. Wow! It was like a “Mini-Hackathon” at Test Insane where the idea, requirements, development and functional testing was done in just few hours. And all this happened because of the passionate people which included both tester and a programmer. The take-away could be, if a passionate tester and programmer can work together; they can do wonders in testing a software together.

 Without much ado, let us show you the path to use this tiny utility. Visit

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