We spent over 20 years building a test solution (SilkTest) and using various tools for consulting purposes. This gave us a clear vision of the traditional players and their shortcomings.
Have you already heard of the following concerns?
When the application changes, we must re-record a lot of tests!
Traditional tools record images of the GUI.
Anytime something changes in a screen (a text, the position of a control...), you must record all the related tests again.
Re-creating tests for each version of the application completely defeats the purposes of automated testing!
with AscentialTest, a test does NOT rely on screen recordings but rather on application objects. As a result, most tests are not impacted when the application changes.
Don't define the same actions numerous times for several tests.
Our innovative features speed up test creation:
We don't have the bandwidth to automate our tests, so we keep the manual way!
You may feel that automated testing could be beneficial for you, but everyone's busy...
Defining automated tests would require resources that you cannot allocate.
Some tests will remain manual. We don't need two separate testing cycles.
Whatever the solution, some operations may have to remain manual.
If so, managing separately automated and manual testing is tricky. You must coordinate both testing cycles, consolidate results, dispatch debugging and re-testing.
We know some applications need both automated and manual testing.
That's why AscentialTest has been designed to combine them both, for a full and consistent test coverage:
With AscentialTest, business skills are enough to create tests.
It combines the power of scripting tools and the simplicity of recorders:
Our testers are business oriented; they don't have the skills to write scripts…
Scripting tools let you build powerful tests, by writing scripts to interact with your application, but they require development skills.
You may also wonder how to define applications objects and build tests with AscentialTest...