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    Macintosh Web Testing

    Does anybody know of any Functional/Regression tools that support the Mac OS ?

    I am carrying out Web Testing and would like to cover functional/regression testing for the Mac aswell as Windows.

    I have heard that if websites are affected by using it on the Mac this is usually a browser issue as it is the browser that you are using and the OS is underlying - How true is this. How Usual is Usually ?

    Could i get away with using a Mac emulator on my PC. If I could do this could I save money by not buying a Mac for my Test Lab ?

    Any Ideas ???

    -Sesame

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    Sesame

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    Re: Macintosh Web Testing

    I don't know of any true capture/replay/scripting testing tools for the Mac. There are macro recorders available and quick key accelerators... but none of the big 3-4 testing companies support the Mac environment.

    As far as:
    "Could I get away with using a Mac emulator on my PC?"

    From my research, the answer is going to be no.

    Each of the Mac emulators I've run across is only capable of emulating Mac OS/7 and prior. Seems OS/8 had some major functionality changes that lend themselves well to the PC world and are thus impossible to emulate (taken from emulation companies' web sites, not just my head).

    And OS/X throws all of this out the window. The operating system went through a complete redesign as far as what I understand. There may be an opportunity for the bigger testing firms (Mercury, Compuware, Rational, Segue, etc...) to jump into this market since the new Mac OS is basing itself upon the UNIX structure.

    They're even going to have a command line interface for the first time ever! since some of the tools work pretty well with and even can run on UNIX, this may open doors for the the Mac testing world to finally gain a "real" testing tool.

    Good luck in finding something. And if you do, let the rest of us know!

 

 

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