Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Automated System/Functional/UI Testing

What tools could we use to create automated system tests using C# code? Or sometimes to record/replay UI activity?

Note: these are just my findings so far, they may change...

Test Complete

  • Commercial but very good

  • Free
  • Using which you can write C# test code and interact with the UI elements; entering text, clicking, etc.
  • Very easy to use for a C# Developer within Visual Studio.
  • Multibrowser support including IE.
  • Has no IDE.
  • Packaged with Nugget.
  • No native xpath support unlike Selenium.
  • Doesn't support record/replay natively; however, you could try using WatiN Test Recorder to record and replay your site by IE 6.0! Therefore, Selenium is better in this sense.
  • Unlike Selenium, it automatically waits for the page to finish loading, and can detect when it's finished loading.
Selenium WebDriver:
Visual Studio Ultimate/Premium Edition:

  • Allows load testing functional behaviour and measure performance.
  • Allows us to record and replay user activity on the page
  • Good for load and performance testing

1 comment:

V. Narayan Raman said...

Sahi has excellent documentation! Both online and as a downloadable pdf
The real awesomeness of Sahi is in its ability to handle AJAX without waits and smart object identification mechanisms which do not use XPaths.