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"It's an open-source solution with a very large community and available documentation."

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"This solution provides for API testing, functional UI testing, performance testing, and service virtualization.""Reporting is pretty good. Its interface is also good. I'm overall pretty happy with the functionality and use of IBM Rational Test Workbench."

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"Stability is an area that needs some improvement."

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"There are a number of things that they can do to simplify the tools, but the most important thing that they need to do is simplify the installation.""It should have more interfaces. In terms of interfaces or protocols, what you can do with Rational is far limited as compared to other products out there. What it does, it does great, but it only gives you limited types of protocols. It supports between 8 to 15 types of protocols, whereas other test tools give you 20 to 30 types of protocols with which you can do testing and convert to script. It records Javascript-based scripts, and you got to know a little bit of Java to basically be able to edit them, but the level of editing you got to do is very low. I like that, but the ability to edit the script is not as good as Parasoft or LoadRunner, which have C-Script."

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"Appian is open-source, which is not licensed."

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"The pricing is a little bit on the higher side, although it is really good.""It doesn't really concern me. Licensing is on a yearly basis."

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Rational Test Workbench, IBM Rational Performance Tester, IBM Functional Tester, IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server
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Overview
Appium is an open-source tool for automating native, mobile web, and hybrid applications on iOS and Android platforms. Native apps are those written using the iOS or Android SDKs. Mobile web apps are web apps accessed using a mobile browser (Appium supports Safari on iOS and Chrome or the built-in 'Browser' app on Android). Hybrid apps have a wrapper around a "webview" -- a native control that enables interaction with web content. Projects like Phonegap, make it easy to build apps using web technologies that are then bundled into a native wrapper, creating a hybrid app. Importantly, Appium is "cross-platform": it allows you to write tests against multiple platforms (iOS, Android), using the same API. This enables code reuse between iOS and Android testsuites.
IBM Rational Test Workbench provides a comprehensive test automation solution for mobile applications, regression testing, integration technologies and performance and scalability testing. It helps you build intelligent and interconnected enterprise applications that can be deployed on traditional and cloud infrastructures. With Rational Test Workbench, you can significantly reduce test cycle times, moving integration testing earlier in the development lifecycle.
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Nuvizz, Coupa Software, Eventbrite, Evernote
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm10%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
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Comms Service Provider11%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Appium is ranked 5th in Mobile Development Platforms with 1 review while IBM Rational Test Workbench is ranked 14th in Performance Testing Tools with 2 reviews. Appium is rated 8.0, while IBM Rational Test Workbench is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Appium writes "Open-source, scalable, easy to use, and easy to install with good community documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Rational Test Workbench writes "Good reporting and interface, but supports limited types of protocols and requires low-level script editing". Appium is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Selenium HQ, Perfecto, Xamarin Platform and Worksoft Certify, whereas IBM Rational Test Workbench is most compared with HCL OneTest, Selenium HQ, Tricentis Tosca and IBM Rational Performance Tester.

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