Can you please pass on your suggestions? We have web applications developed using Coldfusion. Currently we do not have a testing tool to test them. We were told that Winrunner is good. Can you please let me know the following?
1. Is Winrrunner good for testing web applications. What are the significant advantage and disadvantage in using it?
2. IS RationalRobot better or Winrrunner is better?
Any other information that could be help so that we can go ahead purchase the tool.
Thanks in advance
We have only applications developed using coldfusion (atleast) now. Is that is the case, can you please let me know your suggestions. Also Is there a place where I can find the pros and cons of Win runner and robot? Please let me know
Do what I have suggested numerous times. Make an appointment with the players you want to see and have them come in for a one day proof of concept on your application. That way, you will know which one will work best for you from your own experience.
Definitely do NOT go with the recommendation of people here (no, not even me [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] ), as they do not have your operating system, hardware and application. Only YOU can tell what is best for you.
I totally agree with Darrel, request proof of concept in YOUR environment. Everyone can show you impressive demos in their own test applications which are created for demos... Or on powerpoint [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
If you're looking at Mercury's tools do not forget QTP either. I believe between WinRunner and QTP I would first look into QTP especially in WEB.
But have the 'sales techies' come in and show their stuff, but think in advance what your goals are and what is more/less important to you.
I too agree with Darrel and let me add the following: While Winrunner and Robot are both mature products, they are both based on propietary scripting languages, TSL and SQA respectively. There are quite a few next generation tools out there today that will provide better support for your environment and are based on industry standard scripting languages. My recommendation would be Compuware's TestPartner which is based on VBA. Others to consider might be Mercury's QTP which uses VB Script or Rationals XDE Tester which uses Java (I think). Make sure that you have each Vendor come in and prove that their tools will work in your environment. If you have other environments that may need to be automated in the future, you should ask what plugins are necessary and what the cost is for each. Some of the tools out there today require additional modules for each platform you want to test.
TestPartner is not one of them. There are no plugins required.