QTP vs TP
I know there has been lots of discussion on which Auto Test tool is the best, etc. I have trawled through all of the documentation in the forum but all of the weighty docs do not factor in QTP.
I have been using QTP6 for a while now and although I appreciate it's problems, I do like the tool. To compare, I have recently started using TP (Compuware's Test Partner, the latest version) and I have to say that I find it very cumbersome, slow, and non-intuitive.
There are a number of key concerns I have:
1) Object recognition in TP looks to me like it is done as each object is encountered (in the code) whereas QTP stores them in it's object repository. How then do you update objects in TP? Say I used to click on a button 'ok' but now a developer has put another three 'ok' buttons on the screen. In QTP this would be fine - the Smart Identify prog would kick in and then I could change the object properties in the object repository - this would then filter through to all my tests if I use a shared O.R., as I do. How would you do this in TP? Do you have to go through the script or is there a O.R.?
2) QTP has a .NET add in, TP does not.
3) The results in TP are absolutely awful. QTP gives you screen shots, the works. Also, if you code in QTP you can define whether the comment in the results is a pass or fail (boolen value). Can you do this in TP? In the tutorial it shows you how to output a comment to the results log but it doesn't give you the option to show whether it was a pass or fail - or does it?
4) Checkpoints are a lot harder to do in TP than QTP.
These are my chief concerns at the moment. Can anyone please give me a comparison between QTP and TP other than price.
I am testing a web-based, asp.net written app.
Thanks in advance for all the help!
Re: QTP vs TP
If you've not already, I'd recommend cross-posting this to the TP forum, or asking Compuware to address your concerns, and specifically mention that you're doing a comparison, as they'll be more likely to answer quickly
Did you encounter issues with QTP as well?
With any automated tool, the most important information is how well something works in your environment - and that includes people as well as applications. If you found QTP easier to use, more intuitive, etc, and are able to do what you need to, that is definitely a plus in its column, but getting answers to your questions is also going to help.
Sorry for a sort of general response, but I don't have experience with Compuware's tools.
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