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    Mercury or Rational?

    I have used both for quite a few years, and I am working in a place that is considering buying a tool very soon.

    I was just wondering what others thought. If you have used both, let me know

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    Re: Mercury or Rational?

    I tend to be a big Mercury fan, based solely on their market share, stability, and customer service ... those reasons alone win me over

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    Re: Mercury or Rational?

    It depends on your test environment and your goals and the skill set of your testers. If your application is Visual Fox Pro, neither will work

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    Re: Mercury or Rational?

    Actually, based on my recommendation, we use both....

    - Mercury's Winrunner for our VC++ applications (using Stingray grids) and Web applications - Mercury has an add-on for Stingray grids.
    - Rational Robot for our VB and Web applications - can't beat Robot when it comes to VB apps (in our environment).

    ...and we have developed an in-house test harness in VBScript, VC++ - unrelated to any commercial tool.

    Both tools (Mercury's and Rational's) can be very useful. As always, it depends on your system engineering environment which tool (if any) will work best.


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    Re: Mercury or Rational?

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Elfriede Dustin:
    Actually, based on my recommendation, we use both....


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    Okay, Elfriede, so most of us have trouble getting our companies to invest the cash for a single solution - how does one get them to invest in 2?? Or is the key publishing several books and being considered one of the leading minds for your field?

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    Re: Mercury or Rational?

    He probably just used his royalties to buy both

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    Re: Mercury or Rational?

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by andystaves:
    He probably just used his royalties to buy both

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    She.

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    Re: Mercury or Rational?

    oops

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    Re: Mercury or Rational?

    To test java applications, Mercury tools are the better choice.
    To test Microsoft applications, Rational tools are better.

    For web Testing, Mercury has support to test in bot IE & Netscape.



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    Re: Mercury or Rational?

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>To test Microsoft applications, Rational tools are better.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I would rephrase:
    For a team with a programming background - Mercury tool is better.
    If team members have no clue about programming - Rational tool is better.


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