Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence Valuable Features
I have really come to like Eggplant. Although I'm working in QA now, I worked as a dev for a very long time and I like the solution's scripting language, SenseTalk. It's pretty easy to use.
I also like the IDE and the helpers that it gives when you search something and double-click it. It gives you the outline that you can then fill out in your code, which is very similar to many others. I appreciate that they're doing that.
What I'm also really happy about—and perhaps this isn't technically about functional testing, but it's related to it—is that DAI's newest release allows us to test via scripts rather than models, because we have done 95 percent of our development in functional, not through modeling. I am really happy that then we can use the controller to run scripts rather than having to translate things to models. There are lots of options.
We have mobile apps that we are testing through it with Android Gateway, and that seems to be working great. And, of course, any web apps and Windows applications have been no problem. We are running several scrum lines, and we've just implemented with QA and, therefore, QA is important. What we're trying to do is get the ongoing suite of tests that look at things currently, and then it will be a built-on regression suite as we keep going and keep adding more and more tests. We want to improve quality before handing it off to our customers. If we have mainframe stuff, it's nothing that I've had to test or deal with.
It's been very fast and very easy to use. Because there's that code behind it, we're able to write modularized code, so that when a new page is created, we don't have to rewrite everything, just the things that are specific to those pages.View full review »
The most valuable features would be the image recognition and the OCR. We're also using the API now. we also made a POC for the Selenium WebDriver.
When comparing with other tools, the clear advantage of eggplant is that it is system independent.View full review »
The OCR (Optical Character Cognition) is a very useful feature. It mirrors your phone or your device system.
The scripting is nice and easy to use. The use of the tool is great. You can recreate scripts as well. It can generate scripts based on your actions from the screen.View full review »
Test lead/Senior Mobile Automation QA at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is the ability to create code from a flow chart, and then run the code through it.View full review »