Micro Focus UFT Developer Review

We needed to shift left to new development practices and we ended up using Selenium without native Java. We ended up switching to LeanFT because Selenium couldn’t handle all of our applications.


What is most valuable?

What’s awesome about it is you can use the same language the developers already use.

How has it helped my organization?

LeanFT integrates with our developers work-flow. Our developers can now perform automation using familiar tools, programming language, and IDE. This helps get the whole team involved in test automation.

What needs improvement?

In the next release I'd like to see HP enable LeanFT to work with Sauce Labs. I know HP has their own solution, but it would be better if it were more integrate-able in the spirit of being more open-source, more friendly.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We haven’t been using it that long, but it has been stable for the last month we’ve been using it. It works as advertised thus far.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Very positive: seems like it’s a lightweight solution that's not going to impact what we were already doing as it's just a "wrapper" on top of what we already do.

How are customer service and technical support?

Haven’t had any technical support yet, but the demo team was great.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had used a lot of different applications and we needed to shift left to new development practices. So we ended up using Selenium without native Java. Unfortunately, before LeanFT, we ran into issues where Selenium couldn’t handle the functionality of all the applications.

How was the initial setup?

It's very straightforward-- you just import a library like you would any other tool and go.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Smartbear.

What other advice do I have?

To me, it has to be using the same tools that the developers already use and that it fits in with their workflow. Testers should be using the same tools as the developers, making the development process easier.


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Hi Joe,

Did you get a chance to integrate the leanft tests with jenkins ? Please share your experience.

Thanks,
Swaroop