This AJAX has set of little alarm bells in my head. Has anyone any thoughts on the subject?
My initial leaning would be towards QTP, I have not seen many of the new generation of tools but from what I have seen of it is looks very good and easy to use and maintain.
I have just seen one post up here on the topic of AJAX and don't know a hell of a lot about it. But from what I know it sounds like one of these little things that can upset a tool when it has no way of realising there has been a screen change.
Don't know about AJAX.
Qt is ok, some bugs and limits though
i'm getting informations on QftestJUI right now, because it was developped for java apps, whereas QTP was dev for web apps and java is an add in (so poor documentations on java problems.. AND JAVA PROBLEMS of course lol)
I am currently evaluating AdventNet's product for that.
So far it works for me, and it is not looking for widgets according to physical position on the screen (I checked this already). I cannot recommend or not recommend it yet, however since I am just evaluating it so far.
At my company, we have had a hard time trying to get our automation tools to recognize the parameters of the ajax components. We use our ajax to populate lists in a DDL. And usually the ajax field is a required parameter for the application to continue.
So we are using Rational Functional Tester (RFT), which seems to 'see' the ajax. And that is the only reason we got RFT. But I don't think there is any real back-end recognition of the data that populates my ajax DDL. I want to be able to pull up the ajax, grab the data that populates the DDL and then dynamically chose one value. Not sure if I can do that yet. We are still new to the RFT Product.