IBM Rational Functional Tester Review

It supports both .NET and Java as the programming language for scripting.


What is most valuable?

1. IBM RFT supports both .NET and Java as the programming language for scripting, but the market widely usage was Java language because of the open-source platform.

2. Descriptive programming for functional test case made easy with robust API.

3. 3rd party library integration.

4. Eclipse IDE.

5. Execution made faster than compared to other commercial tools.

6. Robust object identification mechanism.

How has it helped my organization?

Robust API provides quick turnaround for developers to understand and automate functional test case quickly.

What needs improvement?

Didn't find any since they provide light weight usage for execution and script development without tool dependency than compared to other commercial products.

For how long have I used the solution?

Almost 5 years starting from RFT 8.0 - 8.3 version.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No this product is for functional testing not applicable for scalability.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No.

How was the initial setup?

Pretty straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

Through in-hose team.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

One time license cost involved and pretty less than compared to the other commercial products.

What other advice do I have?

Use this product for thick client application like sap, siebel, flex etc

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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