I use Winrunner for test automation.
I have HTML files using forms and also applets.My concerns are
1.Winrunner does not support applets automation.
2.Its not cross platform
I would like to know if any tool can provide all these together(HTML,APPLET test automation and also cross platform).Any sugesstions.
SilkTest. And you get it all for the base price as well as floating licenses. No add-ins to buy, no license upgrade costs from fixed to floating.
Have someone come in and demo the tool on YOUR application, as well as explain how simple it is to use it cross-platform. You may have luck with your regional Segue sales rep, but if I were you I'd find a local consulting firm that uses SilkTest primarily -- they will be very knowledgeable of the product and likely a value-added reseller as well...
This is old..BUT..this isn't true. WinRunner does everything you list.
WinRunner does support testing (or automating) applets - with the Java add-in installed. Note, the Java add-in is a separate purchase.
WinRunner also supports cross-browser testing. Because of internal differences in the Netscape and IE browsers,you might have to make some minor corrections within scripts, but that is rare. WinRunner's web functions are designed to execute against both browsers. Usually the changes
are needed for custom functions.
But QuickTest Pro will also meet your criteria. There is a Java add-in for QTP, but it is part of the core product, so it does not need to be purchased separately
I don't know what you mean by 'applet'. This can mean anything from java applet to simple asp pages with browser code running few bells and whistles.
What I can say is that all the vendors are Windows centric. Rational has a Unix based product, (and Mercury used to, but I am not sure if they still do, have a product called x-runner.). With 1.4.x jdk release and jvm performance enhancements, java is a wonderful tool that will do most of what you are looking for.
Try http://jwebunit.sourceforge.net/ for the jweb unit. It will do all the form based stuff, which may be all you need. If your application pops up a java applet that does things, you can consider using abbot @ http://abbot.sourceforge.net/ This will allow you to drive the entire GUI piece from all the platforms that applet will run.
Note that these tools will require programming skills.