I manage a team of testers. It's more of a software team, but I manage a team of testers that utilizes Eggplant every day. The reason we picked Eggplant was because the testers don't have a lot of coding experience. Eggplant Functional is a GUI automation tool. We only use it for GUI automation. The applications that we use it for are mainly desktop applications. It is not a test management tool, it's not like Jazz or QF-Test, it's a GUI automation tool. So when you look at Facebook or LinkedIn, that is the UI, the user interface. It's buttons, it's scroll downs, it's menus, it's drop downs… more »
Pros and Cons
"We did see a massive return on investment from using Eggplant."
"They need to update the Linux. I think it's kind of an outdated Java Swing application."
What other advice do I have?
My advice is to make sure you have the budget for it. That's the only advice. It just goes with technology. Would you buy Beats headphones or would you buy some headphones at the gas station or the petrol station down the street? You'd probably go for the Beats, right? You'd probably go there because it's what you get. The money you pay is what you get, it's that type of investment. Here's the thing, Eggplant is pretty awesome. It is the best tool out there. TestComplete can still do the same thing, but with TestComplete, you've got to have junior developers for it. You can get it cheaper, but…