New Features of Eggplant Functional v17

1/30/17 / by Pamela Gillaspie posted in Test Tool Design, Using eggPlant

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 Recently, we released eggPlant Functional v17, which introduces a variety of productivity features. Heavily inspired by user requests, v17 contains a little something for everybody…

The cross-platform tester. We know that a lot of our customers use helper suites to organize their related test assets across platforms– and that working on several suites at once can get messy. That’s why we’ve added the option to view helper-suite assets within your main suite window. This is a favorite around the Boulder office, and a favourite in the London headquarters.

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eggPlant Functional training series – get organized with modularization, using OCR and debugging!

12/28/16 / by Milli d'Hangest d'Yvoy posted in Using eggPlant

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Last week we covered the first three videos in the series, taking you through an introduction to eggPlant Functional, setting up your test environment, and how to script. This week we will look at the next three videos in the series, which will help you get organised with your testing.

Firstly, we look at modularization and parameterization, which is very important when considering the scalability of your test suite. After writing your test, you’ll want to re-use and scale it up, so it can be used in hundreds of different test runs.

Secondly, we discuss how to use Optical Character Recognition (OCR); built in, it allows eggPlant Functional to read text off the screen of your system-under-test by deciphering the pixels. OCR is incredibly powerful, allowing you to create robust scripts, that will run across multiple platforms, and continue to work if you change the font in your application.

Lastly, we look at debugging, a critical part of automated test creation. Properly debugging tests ensures stability and reliability of tests, yielding accurate results. 

You can watch these three training videos below:

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eggPlant Functional training series – get going, start scripting!

12/19/16 / by Milli d'Hangest d'Yvoy posted in Testing Methodology, Using eggPlant

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Last year we launched a series of eggPlant Functional training videos, which were a huge success. So, while you might be slowing down over the festive season, why not spend some time learning how to use eggPlant Functional?

The training series covers all aspects of test automation from script creation to debugging, best practises, reporting results, and even tips and tricks from the team at TestPlant.

This blog re-introduces the first three videos! The full training video series can be found on our website here.

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Yes, eggPlant Functional Supports AngularJS 

10/31/16 / by Pamela Gillaspie posted in AngularJS, eggPlant Functional, Test automation, software testing, Testing, Using eggPlant

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For a lot of testing tools, the question of AngularJS support is complicated. Depending on your source, you’ll get something between a no and a sort of; which is why I’m happy to give eggPlant Functional an unequivocal yes.

 eggPlant Functional doesn’t need an AngularJS extension. For code-level tools, a new development framework requires a new test framework. However, because eggPlant Functional works by finding elements on the screen instead of in your code, there is absolutely no difference between testing AngularJS and any other web technology.

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eggPlant Functional v16.1 new features make scripting easy for enterprise test deployments

7/6/16 / by Elizabeth Simons posted in eggPlant Functional, GUI testing, image based testing, Interface testing, Source code management, Test automation, Test Tool Design, UI testing, Functional testing, Gherkin, Software test automation, software testing, Using eggPlant

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eggPlant Functional v16.1 is now available! Upgrade or download it to try out the new features today.

The eggPlant Functional v16.1 release is packed with features and updates that make setup and scripting easy for enterprise test deployments. ‘What kind of good stuff is this?’ you ask. Let’s dig in to find out…

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Getting started with performance testing: Round two!

5/24/16 / by Elizabeth Simons posted in automated testing, Automation testing, eggPlant Performance, Load testing, Load testing tool, load testing tools, Performance testing tool, QA tool, Stress testing, Test automation, testing automation, Testing Best Practise, Testing tool, Testing tools, Performance testing, Software load testing, Software test automation, software testing, Stress testing tool, Testing, Testing Methodology, Using eggPlant

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Some of you may have attended our “Getting Started with Performance Testing” webinar a couple of weeks ago. The event was such a success, we’re doing it again! For those of you who missed it, make sure to sign up for the next session here. In the meantime, I’ll give you a taste:

In this webinar, we will run through the basics of performance testing. For a lot of folks just introducing test automation into their company (or even those who are already doing functional test automation), performance and load testing can be daunting.

To help alleviate the stress and clarify some first steps, we decided to run this webinar to help break down the basics for getting started. Steps for getting started include planning and preparation, test architecture, constraints, test creation/ recording, execution, and results.

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