I am quite new to the world of testing and recently I have been reading up on testing tools. Could someone please explain what the difference is between Character-based test running tools and GUI test running tools as they seem very similar to me.
I was reading about different types of test tool and I can not see from the information I have what the difference is between the two different types of testing tool there must be a difference if they have different names. As I said quite new to this game just wanted to know the difference.
I think the leading tools support the two interfaces - some better than others. Tool addins may or may not be required depending on the tool. Example:
WinRunner has an addin for terminal emulation (TE). The automator, if skillful enough may not need the addin. RobotGUI has the "addin" built in. Getting those scripts to synchronise properly with a system via TE can be a bit more challenging than WinRunner.