Brown & Donaldson (B&D) is a fictitious online brokerage firm that you can use to practice the test design techniques presented in this book. B&D was originally created for Software Quality Engineering's Web/eBusiness Testing course (see http://www.sqe.com). The actual B&D Web site is found at http://bdonline.sqe.com. Any resemblance to any actual online brokerage Web site is purely coincidental.
The Login page is the gateway into the B&D site. It requires a legitimate username and password.
The Market News page is the main page of the B&D site. It contains navigation buttons on the left side of the page, stock performance charts at the top, and news stories of interest to B&D's investors.
The Trade page allows a B&D client to buy and sell stocks. It contains a buy/sell button, a text box for the stock ticker symbol, a text box for the number of shares to be bought or sold (quantity), and boxes indicating the type of trade.
The Symbol Lookup page is reached from the Trade page. It is used when the B&D client is unsure of the stock ticker symbol and must look it up. It contains one field where the first few characters of the organization's name are entered.
The Lookup Results page is the result of the previous Symbol Lookup page. It displays the stock symbols that matched the previous search.
Perhaps the most important page on the B&D site, the Holdings page displays the stocks currently owned by this client.
The Glossary page can be used to look up terms that unfamiliar to the B&D client.