I've been reading the various forums trying to make a decision on which is better for my company. I'm only 24 and still wet behind the ears, so ANY help at all would be appreciated.
I've been playing around with QT Pro, Robot and XDE Tester for the last 2 weeks trying to decide which is best.
I found a lot of useful information on a post from last December but it doesn't talk much about XDE.
My team program a Java/EJB based web application written using Eclipse platform. I'm leaning towards XDE because of the Java background.
Whatever tool we buy it will only be used by the current programming team, no new QA people will be hired so I thought it made sense to stick with what you know.
I liked the ease of use of QTPro but I think to use more of the meaty functions will take a bit of training.
If any people have any comments please don&t hesitate.
I've used used both Robot and QTPro. I think for ease fo use and minimal setup Quick Test Pro is your better option. Plus it is easier to pick up due to the VB language and script it uses. Robot's SQA Basic can take a bit of time to pick up. If XDE is the route you want to take then be warned as this tool is really resource hungry.....
I have been using QTP on a Java application for 1.5 years now. I wish I had gone with XDE...
Marc, XDE is not in Robot SQA Basic, it is in Java, and the script is in Java.
QTP is VERY easy, but for Java, it is not integrated as well as it could be, and with XDE being IN Java, it will integrate better.
Also, QTP is only SLIGHTLY object-oriented since it uses VBScript, as in VBScript will do a minute amount of OO, but isn't great. QTP uses objects for tests, but since the scripting language is not truely OO, it is a kludge.
XDE will be OO completely, since it is in Java, if you are looking for that.