A Thousand G2 Reviews Later: Software Testing Tools Are Too Expensive

Table of Contents Apparently, Commercial Software Testing Tools are Too Expensive What a Thousand G2 “Dislikes” Taught Us Over the last few weeks, we analyzed over a thousand reviews entered into the “Automated Software Testing” category on the G2 website. While we prefer relying on Gartner Reviews (they tend to be a little more comprehensive), […]

Build Tests, Not Frameworks

Table Of Contents First Rule of Frameworks: Don’t Talk About Frameworks The topic of Test Automation Frameworks gets broad-brushed by testing solution companies because they know that there is a significant level of effort involved in building them and that translates to time and cost for the user organization, reducing the return on investment (ROI). […]

AscentialTest Error Tracking and Debugging

Introduction Tracking test failures can be challenging whether the source of the error is in the target application or in the test itself. The techniques described in this paper will help you locate the source of those errors. Step Run: The Step Editor contains a ‘Run’ button in the lower portion of the panel, allowing […]

Self-Guided PowerBuilder Tutorial

Zeenyx® AscentialTest Self-Guided Tutorial for PowerBuilder Thank you for choosing to evaluate AscentialTest. This tutorial will guide you through the process of building an AscentialTest project for a PowerBuilder target application. It will help you learn the basic features of AscentialTest quickly so that you can apply the same techniques to your target application. Please […]

Returning the Target Application to the Base State

Introduction The ‘start’ and ‘finish’ phases are essential components of an automated testing project. The ‘start’ phase defines what occurs before a test is run. The finish phase defines what occurs after. AscentialTest is designed so that each test automatically has a start and finish phase. The start phase is mostly generated for the user […]

AscentialTest Defining Tabbed Windows

Introduction AscentialTest users often ask how to define App Objects for tabbed windows. While there are several possible approaches, this paper presents what Zeenyx Support considers the best practice. Exploring the Alternatives: Tabbed windows are often implemented within a top level window like a Dialogbox or MDIChild. Here is an example. This MDIChild has three […]

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