Functional Testing Tools Forum

Rhea Rapps
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Aug 23 2018
We all know that it's important to conduct a trial and/or proof of concept as part of the buying process.  Do you have any advice for the community about the best way to conduct a trial or PoC? How do you conduct a trial effectively?  What mistakes should be avoided?
Miguel Jerone OrmitaSome tips in conducting PoC. 1. Create a decision matrix. Try Pugh Selection matrix. Here, we identify specific criteria in selecting our tool (Ex. support for a specific technology, market acceptance of the tool, skills needed to setup and maintain the tool, etc). Then rate the tools for each criterium. We will then consider the tools with the highest points, and remove the tool with the lowest points from our selection list. 2. Compare tools using Strategic Positioning Matrix. This is a good way in having a general comparison of the different tools. In this matrix, we identify just two variables(ex. Price and Ease of Use). We use these variables as the X and Y axis. We then plot the tools according to our rating. Using this, we will get an idea of the strength and weaknesses of the tools. For example, we will see that high priced tools are easier to use while cheaper tools are harder to use. Though for Selenium, it's easy to use and free. Reference: We can use as many matrices as we like, but each matrix will only need two variables at a time. *When I do the PoC, I present both the Decision Matrix and the Strategic Positioning Matrix to the client, and will get their concurrence and approval in selecting the tool. After the presentation, I get to know which specific tool is desired. 3. Finally, once we know what we need, we can try out 1-2 tools, or more, depending on the deadline and our available resources. We will use the free trial version offered by most tools which last for only a month. If the performance proved satisfactory, then we proceed with acquisition and full implementation of pilot runs.
Rhea Rapps
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Aug 08 2018
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Katalon Studio vs Ranorex. One user says about Katalon Studio, "The web recording feature is amazing and helpful in capturing test steps as a user interacts on websites."Another user says about Ranorex, "It has reduced the cost of production and operations. It has reduced the cost of QA in my company while reducing the human resources needed. The tool is very easy to use."In your experience, which is better and why?
Anuj KatariaKatalon Studio is much better as it is open source and based on Selenium. So it gives you the power of designing your customized solutions.
Rajni SinghRanorex as we are facing challenges in Katalon.
Srividya-NagarajuIn case if its a Web application and also if you are having many freshers in your team, Katalon is the ideal tool. Yes we have couple of challenges when its comes to React js UI automation
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station
Anne De Mata
We need to test an application that can be installed on Windows, MAC, Linux, iOS and Android. The goal is to automate the testing. What would be the recommended tool to accomplish this and why would you recommend it?
reviewer514665I will recommend UFT Pro (LeanFT) as the tool of choice. LeanFT is a cross-platform tool that was built specifically for the continues integration and continues testing world. It can be installed on Windows, Mac, and Linux machines (there is also a Docker Image that can be utilized). The tool supports automating a range of applications, Web, mobile, desktop applications, SAP applications and even Terminal Emulators. The tool can test mobile applications of all kinds: native, hybrid an mobile web applications. The tool provides the following capabilities: · A rich SDK in C#, Java and JavaScript to easily create cross-browser, robust tests which don’t break · IDE integration for Visual Studio, Eclipse and InteliJ which helps to utilized the user’s environment while helping to start testing very fast · Object Identification Center – a tool to inspect and create robust identifications for the objects in the AUT · Application Model – a tool inside the IDE which enables modeling of the application in order to reuse it later on in the tests themselves · Reporting – an HTML report with all the information to better understand the test and the root cause for errors in case happened
Peter MoutonIt's not only the platform you are testing on but also the development platform in which your AUT is made. Angular? Java? CSharp?. Net? Does it involve api testing? Database checking? Petformance testing? Perhaps several tools are needed. Open source is cheap, but support can be an issue. So experience an willingness to 'make your hands dirty' is a factor. And also take maintainability in consideration. Selenium is well known, but it takes a lot of coding if you are starting from scratch. The best advice is to experiment, don't decide based on hearsay stories.
reviewer797424Hi, Try Testsigma, Its a unified automation testing tool to test your application across different platforms like Windows, Mac, and Linux with different browsers Firefox, Chrome, IE. Best part is you don't need programming knowledge to do this. You can write automated tests using simple English. It is as simple as writing manual tests. It runs on cloud. You dont need to install any tool and you dont need to have your own test devices. You can choose to execute your tests on our test machines available on cloud. You can start your #SmartTestAutomation journey from here

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