This isn't actually a Palm question, but Palm OS developers would know what I am talking about.
In the Palm OS Emulator (maybe it was also in the Simulator, but I do not think so), there was a testing feature know as Gremlins
. When when activated it would act like one of the "Infinite Shakespeare Monkeys
", randomly poking at the application under testing. However, it was not completely random, it had some intelligence. It would examine the resources of the current dialog box and what was found would effect what it would do. It only had a VERY small chance of tapping where there was no control. Oh look a button, tap it. Oh look a field, tap on it, enter some text, cut some text out of it. Since it used a pseudo random number generator, if an error was exposed, the developer could run it again and assuming the resources and configurations where the same, the gremlin would perform the exact same actions again.
Question: Is anyone aware of a testing tool that has a similar feature, but for Windows application testing? Ideally freeware and/or open source? I am familiar with some of the testing robots, but all of them are scripted; I want something more random.