Ranorex Studio Review

Due to the ability to code our own adaptors, the code maintenance effort has been reduced, but they are not engaging model-based testing technologies.​

Valuable Features

Our team highly appreciates the ability to use the Ranorex library directly in code. That has enabled to create our own libraries (we call them adaptors) which access various parts of our product.

Improvements to My Organization

Due to the ability to code our own adaptors, the code maintenance effort has been reduced. We do not use the Ranorex Studio thus there is no “spaghetti code”, which is difficult to maintain, being created.

Room for Improvement

Ranorex has truly been a “little monster” able to access even the most complex custom WPF controls. It is a pity Ranorex is not engaging model-based testing technologies.

Use of Solution

We have been using the product for the past four years and are quite satisfied with its performance.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

In the rare cases where we have had to contact the technical support, the reply via email came relatively quickly.

Initial Setup

All we had to do is to link a couple of .dlls into the automation solution. The complexity was in how to structure the adaptors so that the code maintenance effort could be kept as low as possible, but that had got nothing to do with Ranorex.

Implementation Team

We are a QA team capable of writing automation code, thus we implemented everything in-house. Before implementation, think hard on how to structure your automation code, especially your adaptors.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

We have a number of floating licenses.

Other Solutions Considered

We initially tried out the CodedUI by Microsoft, but the coding effort plus the product maturity at that stage convinced us to pick Ranorex.

Other Advice

We have been employing Ranorex in the field of desktop PC application UI automation. In this particular area Ranorex proved to be a perfect choice. Unfortunately we could not gather any experience in the field of web application automation.

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