Re: Asp.net Application using dhtml and web services
IMHO coping with dynamic content is more a matter of the coders than the tools.
First of all, this is the kind of thing that really benefits from some work on the 'developer' side to ensure testability of the resulting pages (providing reliable means to identify objects on the page).
Secondly (and even if 'dev won't play' with respect to enhancing testability), it's a matter of the skill and experience of the person writing the test scripts. With dynamic content you will never (that I've found anyway) find a tool that lets you do true 'record and playback'. The best you will get is careful planning, record, parameterize, create data-tables, and playback.
Yes it's expensive in terms of the time to write the scripts. So you need to make sure you are you are automating the stuff that will pay off. This is no different really than anything else. There's a lot of folks selling automation as a panacea or replacement for manual testing.. and if your management has bought that, about the best I can suggest is to see if you can make a little side money by selling them a bridge before they get their rude awakening..
A project without change control is by definition out of control