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.
Based on this, we designed AscentialTest with an innovative approach, addressing these recurring issues and making tests as easy to maintain as they are to create.
Have you heard before the following concerns:
When the application changes, we must record again 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 again all the related tests.
Re-creating tests for each version of the application completely defeats the purposes of automated testing!
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.
As a result, you keep the same manual testing, with its limitations and recurring costs...
Some tests will remain manual. We don't need 2 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…
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 requires development skills.
You may also wonder how to define applications objects and build tests with AscentialTest...