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Can eTest handle VB apps that invoke IE browser & use .com to SQL?
I am about to automate a suite of multi-tier Visual Basic applications, each of which will invoke an IE Window and use .com objects to exchange data with SQL Server database(s). These applications will move to .net technology fairly soon and I want to use an automation tool that will most likely evolve to embrace .net technology. These applications will be run on a corporate intranet that includes a dial-in VPN capability. Here is my question.
Can eTest automate testing on applications developed with Visual Studio Microsoft technology and is eTest likely to evolve to .net technology?
I have emailed Mercury folks but have not received a reply.
Re: Can eTest handle VB apps that invoke IE browser & use .com to SQL?
The e-TESTE Suite was designed for testing Web Appliations. Currently there is no support for client/server or windows based apps. e-Tester uses an integrated web browser to record scripts against a web app. It doesn't sound like that is what you have.
As for .NET e-TEST has the ability to test Web apps written with .NET becuase it is recording at the user level and does not care what the back end system is. I also heard that Empirix has another tool that tests Web Services , but my company doesn't have any web services slated for development as of yet, although we plan too. So if you are looking for a tool to test a purely windows based application e-TEST is not a good fit.
Hope this helps