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Does Telerik Teststudio Have any Disadvantages?
I want to use Telerik Teststudio as Testing tool?
Do you know any Disadvatages about this tool?
Thanks for now.
Ahmet from Holland
Have you tried the 30 day trial of the application? What features are you looking for in an automated testing tool? I just finished evaluating it as well as TestComplete 9. I made several observations but they were based on criteria that I required in a testing tool. Maybe if you could specify exactly what type of features you require I could provide some feedback.
Originally Posted by ahmet571
i am just starting to use telerik and find it a usefull tool but not perfect, it seems a little inconsistent and takes a while to finesse to get working in a way that provides a trustable set of check results.
i test a reasonably large system with many functions that needs a solid set of regression tests running on a regular basis and so i am working on an automated suite that can run from the calender daily to act as an early warning system as it is being constantly developed. for this kind of work i think telerik is usefull but as i mentioned it is not a quick thing to get up and running.
Listing what I found:
1. Test Studio is standalone and if you need to use VS pluggin you need an extra VS professional or higher license.
Else 2. You can convert the script to code using Test, studio.
3. Unit test conversion from VS can not be ported/edited in Test Studio.
4. This is with other tools as well - Seamless record and playback across web-browser and desktop application.
See no tool is picture perfect, every tool has some pros and cons, you just need to see and evaluate, whether Test Studio fulfill your requirements or not. But you should consider the future aspect and scope of your application too.
Another thing is that many disadvantages are relative, so Test Studio may be having one disadvantage which other tool not having and vice-a-versa. if you have time then you should evaluate the trial version of Test Studio and compare it with some other tool of similar price and then decide the same.
I am using Test Studio from last couple of months and based on that I can tell you some disadvantages of Test Studio which I know, but remember this is a good and powerful tool with many advantages too.
1. You can't use elements of one project to another, so you have to create only 1 project and with due course of time it goes heavy. But this depends upon your application size. You can copy paste the content from one project to other as a work around.
2. Sometimes, issues are being faced with the reliability of test cases, i.e. you just can't stick with record and playback feature. I can say only little coding knowledge is required for making the tests robust but more than that you need to do some tweaking with the recorded tests for making them robust e.g. you need to update the Find Logic of elements, as on play back the simple recorded expression may not work. Test Studio has a very powerful Find expression builder for this but yes it takes little time and learning in initial days.
3. You can convert all your steps to code, but can't revert them back.
4. Issue with the usability of the 'IF-Else' statement, as for using the IF-Else condition, your element in IF condition must be present if not, whole test case fails.
5. It doesn't support Android app testing and Desktop application testing (in desktop only WPF is supported).
6. For customized reports, if required you need to write code
7. If the DOM of your application is heavy then Test Studio will create lots of performance issues while recording, like Test Studio and Application gets hang. For this you need to use trial version first.
8. Test cases where you are using a test case as a child of another, there you will find that you are not getting the desired behavior.
9. It's not a free tool.