Functional Testing Tools Forum

Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station
Jan 22 2019
Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!
Rhea Rapps
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
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: https://goo.gl/d3Krz2. 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
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

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