Can anyone has used the TOSCA automation tool.
How it is ?
My organization is planning to buy this testing tool after decision with our testing team.
My PM has given some Pdf file After reading this we have to seat for demo.
I have gone through the documents and feel it is good tool.
My question is anyone has used this tool? [img]/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
Yes - I did for 3 years and are actually just evaluating it for my new company again.
Any specific question about it?
Basically it's a good tool that is takiing a new paradigm in test design & automation. Very nice user interface and less technically than the "old" tools (such as QTP, Rational, Silktest etc.).
But still only a tool .. ;-)
What is actually unique with Tosca? I don't see anything in their promotional material that is even close to the paradigm shift they claim or even moderately novel.
Presenting automated scripts in the same way as manual tests so that non automation engineers can create automated tests is not new. Both HP BPT and FitNess allow you to do this and I'd bet others do too.
They talk a lot about creating data and dynamic data inputs but this has been standard for years if not right from the start (where practical anyway, it isn't always in a multi-system environment). Data creation is often the very first thing to get automated and is easily incorporated into the set up for your functional tests. What they refer to as dynamic data just seems to be the ability to use calculated inputs for creating data which, while not out of the box with the tools I've used, is a pretty standard thing to do. It is not much effort to wrap keywords to use interpreted rather than literal strings.
Their promotional material also talks about test case design but this is tool independent although some tools do make good test case design easier than others.
Don't think that this is new. Although I'm not an expert with Tosca, but with SilkTest they introduced Silk4J some years ago, which allows to combine GUI and other tests (non GUI, moduletests, ...) in one test project running as Eclipse plugin. I believe now they are coming out with the same as Visual Studio plugin.