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opensource automated test tool
      #698548 - 02/15/12 04:49 AM

Hi guys,
Is there some automated testing tool for both desktop and web application?
Should be compatible with Jenkins and free of course ;-)


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Re: opensource automated test tool [Re: ggaspari]
      #698569 - 02/15/12 07:00 AM

Anything really is compatible with jenkins so long as you can get it running via the command line and return correct error codes.

As for getting something that works with both.. the problem is for desktop application, there's no all in one tool that handles everything. While some commecial software can handle a wide range, each UI framework, and 3rd party UI controls need to have support for those things specifically coded. So finding something to automate the desktop becomes a bigger issue.

You'll have to tell us more about what sort of controls your desktop application are using.

Another alternative, I think is very promising is implmenting a native application driver for selenium. Selenium offers a very good set of APIs for interacting with form elements. If you add a test hook into the AUT, and give it the ability to forward keyboard/mouse events, and search for elements by xpath, you can essentially use that to implement a WebDriver interface to yoru application and use selenium to drive you AUT.

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Re: opensource automated test tool [Re: dlai]
      #698604 - 02/15/12 09:47 AM


AutoIT is not open source, but it is free. It's not specifically a testing tool, but it might meet your needs.

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