It’s one another testing morning and my brother ask me to book tatkal ticket for him from Madurai (MDU) to Chennai (MS) in www.irctc.co.in , a site designed to test online user’s patience.
Before I try to attempt, I ask him to book a ticket with a private Bus travel and ensured he got a one.Yes! I know this is as our first pre-step to book ticket at IRCTC. Because the site never allows you to book ticket in Tatkal mood/mode.
Okay! The time is approaching. my clock ticks 09:45 Am
Now I’m ready for the war.Here’s my preparation:
Two laptops: Dell inspiron powered by Intel i7 and Lenovo powered by Intel i3
Net Connection : BSNL Broadband 512 KBps Wired+Wireless WiFi mode
Operating System(s): Windows 7 genuine and Linux distro of Ubuntu 12.08
Browser(s): Google’s Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox and Opera
User profile(s): One per / browser. [In my case 2 profile * 2 machine=4 profiles]
By time 09:55 Am all the four profiles are logged in.
By 10:30 Am ,I’m busy with other important work.Yes ! that is guessing and reverse engineering the test cases of IRCTC site’s Quality Assurance control lab by studying the performance and behavioral of the site’s nature at time of booking tatkal ticket.
And at final, here’s the result. Please verify and enjoy the test cases. Here’s my twitter’s status: http://twitter.com/kesavan2000in/status/279887933794840576“#frustrated again with #IRCTC today. @IRCTC_Ltd Here’s IRCTC’s test cases leaked @IRCTC_sucks keep high confidential http://t.co/aGSekywl reply ·retweet · favorite“
Also I start’s to follow @IRCTC_sucks twitter, where you can find similar cases and your’s will be not so bad.
No luck at all. Really frustrated with this IRCTC. Blame it. Unable to book with all my experience! Hmmmm… Server Unavailable or Session timeout . These’re only two messages I received on my page navigation through all my browsers.Hate you, IRCTC.
I spend nearly 5 hours preparing this above test suite stuff. Guess, how much I frustrated by IRCTC to make and blog this? IRCTC, please listen.
And at final, I decide to donate/contribute in terms of time/money for IRCTC , if they gonna re-engineer them self.
It’s too late to act, IRCTC. Atleast now…