Can we use VUGEN for automation?
- I understand that the licensing is for the controller.
So is it possible to use VUGEN only for the test automation of the application. I am interested in knowing if there is any license restriction, which prevents usage of VUGEN as a stand alone tool?
For licensing questions, you really should go back to HP. Typically there are fewer restrictions on Vugen than on Controller, however it depends on how your license is written.
That having been said, I'm not sure why you would really want to use vugen for functional automation. I think of it a little like using a wrench to pound in a nail. Yeah, you can do it, but there are much more efficient tools.
If you are trying to save some $$ because you already have Vugen, then consider the cost of development and maintenance. I have heard of people trying this but haven't heard a lot of success stories. Good luck to you if you decide to go this route. Let us know how you do...
You should read the license yourself. The prohibitions on use are spelled out pretty clearly. The next time you install VUGEN copy the click to accept license text and past it onto notepad for your reading later.