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Once upon a time, I was a member of large distributed team working on multiple product lines. I used QC/QTP/LR.... a whole lot.
The company had a LOT of money... they could afford to pay the bucket loads of $ that HP asked for.
Now I am working for a much smaller company, with only 1 product.
I am a team of 1... and am being asked to develop an entire UI based regression/release test suite. (Simple in QTP... my bread and butter)
I looked into Selenium... There's nothing anywhere NEAR good enough to do what I need, and anything I did would have to be custom coded... I COULD do it, but the lead time I would need to create such a product far exceeds the time allotted for the job)
Is there a tool out there that does web product testing INEXPENSIVELY, yet is not quite as ... low level code dependent... as Selenium?
(Of Course Free>Open Source>Inexpensive>>>QTP)
Forgot to add:
Strongly prefer a console based test environment, note a pure code environment
Code base... (Don't Laugh) PHP
Seems like the main requirement is record and playback.
Originally Posted by everseeker
You could try using Selenium Builder, Selenium Builder - The next evolution
I probably would argue that since you have fewer people, you need to make your tests maintainable, and spend a extra time upfront maximizing code reuse and layering your tests vs record and playback.
I do not know how much time you have to do the research. You may want to contact each vendor in their price range and do an on site or web demo of the application that you want to test. Contact each one and set up a time over the next three weeks. If they cannot set something up in that time frame I'd be afraid of their support response time after you purchase the product. Perhaps make a blog of your search on this forum.
I did this about 20 years ago. WinRunner was my least favorite. Then it became the market leader for many years.
you can request a 30 day eval here: www.froglogic.com/squish/evaluate
while i work for froglogic now, i've used QARun (long gone), WinRunner (also retired), QA Wizard (still around) and evaluated a number of other tools before joining froglogic.
there are some intro videos and quick tutorials to check it out here too: froglogic YouTube Video Library
there's a lot of tools out there, much of what you also want to look at is the type of controls that your application uses, and how they work with the various solutions on the market. also keep in mind the operating systems you want the tests to be able to run on as well as the browsers. different tools have different offerings, and some just work better than others depending on the type of objects your application has. i'm not saying froglogic's squish will be the best match, but might be worth checking out.
here's a tech article on different features to look at, and image vs object based solutions available here: Adaptive Automated GUI Testing.pdf
smartbear, one of froglogic's competitors, has some good content too on evaluating tools.
Last edited by picketaf; 03-11-2015 at 06:24 PM.
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