Few days before I have used Microsoft’s product called visual studio. It’s mainly a Developer tool which allows different wizards to visually design the GUI in the studio .In past developers hand code to make UI which is more time consuming, error prone and required very skilled person to do that job. The trick worked out successfully and Microsoft successfully able to achieve a Quantum jump into its productivity.
Now the Question is:
Can we use this concept for our testing work?
In testing, we use scripting for Regression testing mostly, which involves a lot of scripting. Automation experts having knowledge of specific language and tool are work for Automation of test cases.
Can we make this work script-less?
I did Google the word and found some interesting results. there are vendors who already working on the concept. (Wow!!).Two products that are providing very less or no scripting while test automation are Qualitia from Zensoft and Certify from Worksoft .Out of which Qualitia is Purely an Indian thing!
I studied some advantages of Script less test automation are:
Instead of a code editor, automation engineers/ or manual testers work in a graphical environment, where they can compose automated tests by selecting objects and actions from dropdown menus. They can also visually create conditions, iterations, etc.
Script less test automation provides a very easy to use interface – instead of learning a scripting language, or even a programming language, one gets to work on a drop‐down and Excel kind of user interface.
There is greater chance that Manual testing Community will accept this Script-less environment to work as they can easily Automate the Test cases without or less knowledge of scripting. Subject Matter Experts (domain knowledge people) will be easily automating the Test cases.
In this week I will come out with important pro’s and con’s of the Scriptless Automation..Stay Tuned !