When talking about test execution, there are two aspects to be considered. On one hand you
need to run tests while they are developed to check them for proper operation. This
situation has already been described in section 4.2. Basically all you
have to do to run a test interactively is invoking »Run«-»Start« from the main menu.
On the other hand you want to run your tests periodically to ensure the stability of the
system under test, for example in nightly regression tests. Instead of launching QF-Test,
loading the test-suite and running it from the graphical user interface, it is much more
convenient here to execute tests from the command line in batch mode. This kind of running
tests is explained in the first section of this chapter (Test execution in batch mode).
Sometimes, for instance when you want to run the test on a remote computer, a second
variant comes into play: the daemon mode. This type of test execution, which uses a
running QF-Test instance to execute tests, is the topic of the second section
(Executing tests in daemon mode).
For integration of QF-Test with build tools like
Hudson/Jenkins, please refer to chapter 26.