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Do you know anything about Redstones Eggplant? Is it worth "to have"? I'm asking about "on hand experience"....
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I know something of this tool and little of your context. From the use I have had from it I am of the view it is worthwhile to have, if you already have a Mac with OSX you can use as an injector box. If you do not have a Mac but have a coding background then it is a good scripting tool for generation of stories and threads for tests in an agile manner. It is very "script" driven but easy to use and powerful, it is one of a limited number of mac based tools though it can test across onto machines in other O/S's too.
The main problem in search for the "great" auto test tool is, that you are a easy target for massive marketing. I'm looking for some clear answers. Is it worth the "afford and money"? Nothing else. I use a lot of time on Eggplants homepage. Reading and analyzing. Sometimes the "propaganda" is too much.
Thanks for your answer....
Beside ... do you know anything (by that I mean, do you have experience with) about Agitator from Agitar. I heard only good things about it. On the other hand, it is too good to be true
as I said I do not know your context,so I cannot confirm its suitability. However it has been of value to me, also the team there are excellent with support. The best way to assess a tool is in your specific environment and I am unaware of your current issues and goals and so cannot make a reasonable judgement on it's appropriateness with a "clear answer" as I do not have a clear problem domain to address.
This is the same with Agitator which I have also some experience with and yes for me it has met it's claims and the company I am working for are now evaluating it for other agile projects to improve our automated test coverage early in the lifecycle.
We use Eggplant to test both Mac and Windows.
It works reasonably well.
Its big advantage is cross platforms.
Also, because it uses graphics as the way to drive
software, it is more close to user testing.
The disavantages are: slower than other tools because it needs to regconize graphics.
But the main disadvantage is when UI changes, it takes quite a bit effort to maintain.