I do not have current information. I included Certify when we researched tools about 18 months ago.
It made the final cut to be a Proof of Concept against 2 selected applications on site. At that time Worksoft was reluctant to do POCs but as this was a condition they did eventually agree.
The product was interesting - setting up the "framework" to me was just a high level way of scripting - not a programming language but you do have to think logically.
During the POC I found some defects - some which if I were actually testing the product I would have rated as severe - I managed to crash the application several times. I also had several issues with usability.
Now as 18 months is quite a long time in product development I am assuming that the product has matured and improved.
I would recommend that if you are interested you should get a POC against 1 or 2 of your own applications.
Also if you are looking for this type of tool you might be interested in a product called SmarteScript (www.accordsqa.com). I also did a POC on this and found it worked quite well and had I only been looking for browser based testing this would have been a very strong contender.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work" --Thomas Edison
I'm Researching test tools and find the Worksoft Certify solution interesting. I've searched the forum for info, but most of it is pre may '05.
I was hoping someone would have updated info such as:
1. Struggles or things you could not do with the tool.
2. Features that make it stand out above other products.
3. Missing Functionality that makes you wish you were using another tool.
4. Have you found it as easy to use as the sales people say it is?
As with most people, I'm skeptical of the "no scripting" claim of certify so I'm looking for users to see if the sales claims are true.
Rick, I have also been looking at Worksoft Certify and have been disappointed to find so little real-world insight about the tool. I wonder if that is a good or a bad thing?
While I am searching for answers to the same questions you have, I do know from their sales team that v7.2 is expected mid-2006. This version is supposed to include dual-byte character support, which you may or may not be interested in. If that feature works well, then the tool would definitely stand out to me against others.