I would like to share my experience at my current project working on QTP9.5 & implementing the Tpoint Automation framework along with STP. The project I am currently working on is extremely agile with very tight delivery milestones. I guess most of our (I.T.) projects are always like that, where time is the key essence.
Normally, in any project automating the first few weeks always takes time. Since, first you try to figure out how the tool behaves with the application under test. How your testscripts are going to be written and most importantly how are we going to handle the maintenance. All this needs proper time & planning. But thankfully, with the revolutionary Tpoint framework in place & the support of STP API all this was cut-down to a very short time.
In this Project, the turnaround time, of implementing the Tpoint Automation framework and developing the scripts in QTP took a mere less than 5 days. Thats right. only five days to get the whole thing up-and-running and giving a demonstration to the management within 5 working days. This was all possible due to the strong API of STP and Tpoint framework. As the number of functions supported by the API is just amazing. Everything becomes a breeze with the API. All this with the main functionality of viewing the automation results while the scripts are running.
There is no commercial intention behind this post. And no it is not an open source tool. (Why does everyone want all the good things for free?). Just if you want to make your AR life easier with all these different automation tools out there, than try STP out.
You took my point the wrong way. Most of the members sharing their frameworks here and clearing our doubts. We are using Tarun's API and Yaron's Report Manager in our project. If i need their help more, then surely i have to pay for them. Anyway thanks for your post. I will check it later and post my reply here.
We had the Axe Odin sales guys in a few years ago, the product was good but it didn't give us anything we didn't have or couldn't develop in our Excel based framework. We had some functionality their product didn't have.
One strange point they tried to push was that test cases could be generated from an Axe Odin automated script.