TestDrive 2.0

The most innovative test automation product ever built, just got even better.

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The overwhelming shift to web UIs has opened some radical possibilities. All significant application vendors including SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, and Salesforce, have moved or are in the process of moving their user interfaces to the browser.

Automated testing across every browser

So, the broad remit of test automation is no longer required; instead, the focus must be on the particular challenges posed by browser-based applications and the need to test across multiple browsers.

As we look forward, we know that Internet Explorer is fading from the picture and that the focus is now on the likes of Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Brave and Firefox which are all based on either the Chromium of Mozilla rendering engines. Therefore test automation needs to run seamlessly across every browser.

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Automated testing across every browser

So, the broad remit of test automation is no longer required; instead, the focus must be on the particular challenges posed by browser-based applications and the need to test across multiple browsers.

As we look forward, we know that Internet Explorer is fading from the picture and that the focus is now on the likes of Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Brave and Firefox which are all based on either the Chromium of Mozilla rendering engines. Therefore test automation needs to run seamlessly across every browser.

...a flexible and robust testing tool
We have been able to test full end-to-end processes including SAP, CMR, various web portals and other 3rd party applications.

Mike Lewis, Multifunctional SAP consultant, Enzen

Code-Free patented 'human-ready ' technology

We are proud that we are again raising the bar for what you can expect from a test automation product, whilst staying true to our 100% code-free values. Without the need for high cost and specialized automation engineers, our  patented ‘human ready’ technology, continues to allow screens, content and input actions to be presented in a way every user can understand.

Code-Free patented 'human-ready ' technology

We are proud that we are again raising the bar for what you can expect from a test automation product, whilst staying true to our 100% code-free values. Without the need for high cost and specialized automation engineers, our  patented ‘human ready’ technology, continues to allow screens, content and input actions to be presented in a way every user can understand.

Result: higher-quality applications, delivered to the market in a shorter period of time.

Code free

Playback timing, screenshots, analysis of all the visible and invisible screen elements are all handled automatically by TestDrive which lets you concentrate on the testing! 

A.I. Object recognition & simplification

You see only the items you are interested in, and hence it is simple to identify what you have, what you can interact with and what properties you want to validate.  Without this it would be impossible to understand the real content of each web page.

Human vision annotation

The solution works (or thinks) the same way a user does and it is not broken by technical changes.  More specifically, some applications have very dynamic naming and identification of objects so that when you next visit that page, the same object may have a different technical id.  This breaks automation which is dependent on that approach, and it  is why we do not rely on it. 

 Instead we look at the page and analyze it like a user so when the field for Zip or Post code has a different technical name and perhaps has moved as well, play back is not affected, the script will still run and you don’t have to waste time fixing scripts before you can run them.  

So your automation is always ready to run and the script maintenance lag is removed, testing can go ahead and issues are found quicker.

Automatic synchronization

You do not have to worry about varying response times for the application nor do you have to code ‘timing loops’ to check if the application is in the right state.

Synchronization errors are simply something we do not get and you don’t have to worry about them.  Another great and unique feature of TestDrive.

Easy script maintenance

Script maintenance is probably the biggest reason for automation projects to fail, it becomes harder to fix the scripts before you can use them than to test manually.

That’s why our ability to cope with changes and be ready to run is so significant.  When changes are needed, perhaps because of some new input, self-healing takes you through inserting the new input or action while the script runs and is adapted to the new version. 

At the end of a test you can designate the results as a new baseline.

Maintenance virtually disappears and the biggest killer of automation along with it.

One script, many browsers

You can quickly test in different environments and configurations with no extra work to be sure of browser compatibility.

TestDrive will run seamlessly across every browser enabling cross-browser testing at the click of a button, without the need to re-create.

This  is even true of the previously difficult to automate, single page ‘Ajax’ applications.

Out-of-the- box full regression testing

Most testing tools have validation based solely on ‘assertions’.  This means you specify what you want to check; a technique which is great for some situations.  But that alone is a bit like asking one of the children to feed the cat which they do and later you find they dog was dead which they did not mention.  Testing tools can be as pedantic!

But not TestDrive, it will check all the significant data at the same time.  What is different, moved, gone, appeared – all things you cannot easily define a check for and hence will catch you out if you are not told about them.  This is grown up regression testing.

Checking rules

Certainly when you run an automated test you will have some specific objectives to validate, probably expressed as an assertion.  But it also makes sense to check other things at the same time and checking rules enable you to do this automatically.

The user can select which checking rules are to be verified as an automated test executes. These include base-line comparisons, specific content, spell-checks, link checks, hardware impact checks and performance checks.

  It saves you time, takes little set up and expands the coverage and purpose of a test to trap more errors.

Data driven

Data-driven tests are fundamental to expanding test coverage. Use  spreadsheet style data to drive inputs, to act as values to verify against and even update columns so that the values can be used later in the test. 

It is a simple drag and drop process to match the columns to the inputs on the screen.  It could not be easier and no sign of anything like coding!

Modular playlists

Uniquely TestDrive separates the instructions as to how to navigate an application from the logic, tests, data drivers and success criteria. If the application under test changes significantly and the navigation has to be replaced, it ensures that the business logic survives.  This means fewer scripts to maintain as the modular scripts are reused and repurposed in the Playlist that drives each scenario. 

Multiple applications?

Most organizations have many applications that run the business and hence to carry out end-to -end testing this must be done across multiple applications (integrated or otherwise).

A single test can embrace multiple applications and technologies enabling you to have complete end to end scenarios and to check each step in a business process along the way whether cloud, browser, green screen, Windows GUI, Java, SAP, Salesforce or anything. 

One solution for all your application testing.

Test Automation in Action

Two minute demonstrations showing TestDrive running over key applications

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