Test Complete 7
My Name is Ryan Krieger and I am a Business Analyst at a company that is responisble for maintaining software for our research department. I am looking for a great testing solution for my web applications. I ran across Test Complete 7 and I am really liking what I am seeing so far. I have not seen too many about people testing web applications with Test Complete however. Can anyone chime in for me and tell me the their experiences and/or benefits and cons of using Test Complete for automated testing of web apps. Also, if there are better Automated Testing Software packages that I should look into before purchasing TestComplete? Thank you in advanced for the information. <font color="blue"> </font>
Re: Test Complete 7
I find its pretty decent for web based applications, although it isn't without its limitations like any auto-mated tool.
It has a harder time with dynamic objects and you have to spend a bit of time on how the name mapping/alias are working... but overall I find TC7 to be a VERY solid tool - far better than any other automated platform I've used (which I admit, is fairly limited).
If you have specific questions I can try my best to answer them - I would suggest watching the training videos (especially the web based one) to get a better feel on what the application can do. It does require some set up in order to create your scripts - like anything - but once they're set up I've had a lot of success re-running them on our application.
One more thing Ill mention - it will really depend what controls you are using with your application. Some limitations I've found are when using DevExpress and Janus controls (mostly windows based apps but regardless) - TestComplete has a harder time accessing these objects but I believe the underlying problem is more of how these controls are built and not a direct problem with how TestComplete operates.
All and all - I've been pleased with it but of course it can always be improved. Ill be trying out the Beta for version 8 soon, so I hope all the little quirks are worked out with the newest version. What I really like about TC is that any tester can get familiar with this application very quickly and start writing meaningful tests... where as some apps require many months of training before anyone can write something worthwhile.
Hope that helps!