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Senior Automation Test Developer/Automation Test Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

* In the market, not so many tools are able to check the layout with different screen resolutions as Galen can. * It is quite easy to use. * The .spec file is to describe… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It finds the responsive UI layout problem such as when you change the resolution or the browser size, the buttons/text and any elements that are not in the expected… more »

What needs improvement?

When I use @Test(dataProvider), it causes a loop; the test result/report cannot accept the value of the data and show it in the test result/report. It confuses people. For… more »

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

Well, pricing and licensing depends on the company’s needs.

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

My original solution is to use screenshots and compare them to the expected screenshot of the app under testing. But once I started using Galen, I totally gave up on that… more »

What other advice do I have?

You should know very clearly what the Selenium UI function test and Selenium Galen layout do. Do not write overlapping tests.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, I evaluated the following other options: * https://www.imagemagick.org/script/compare.php *… more »

What is Galen Framework?

Layout testing seemed always a complex task. Galen Framework offers a simple solution: test location of objects relatively to each other on page. Using a special syntax and comprehensive rules you can describe any layout you can imagine.

Galen Framework runs well in Selenium Grid. You can set up your tests to run in a cloud like Sauce Labs or BrowserStack so that you can even test your responsive websites on different mobile devices. Galen can run multiple tests in parallel which is also a nice time saver.

Galen Framework is designed with responsivness in mind. It is easy to set up a test for different browser sizes. Galen just opens a browser, resizes it to a defined size and then tests the page according to specifications.

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