UI Automation Tools on the OSS Platform

17 07 2008

People seem to be getting back to the UI testing tools these days. UI is gaining ground and the commercial products available for the same are again coming into focus. There is a lot of hype being created around tools like Selenium and these are actually living upto that hype. Thoughtworks is one company which does consultation for the Open Source tools in use today and they have an intensive Selenium knowledge base. People should be encouraged to use these tools, which are although OSS, they compensate in man hours spent if we take the training consultation from companies such as Thought Works.
Another one which has come up from the same stable of OpenQA.org is CubicTest. This uses the Selenium and Eclipse as a base and builds on top of that. A very useful tool, once the engineer knows how to use it. The learning curve for these tools may be high now due to the lesser penetration, but it is growing and soon might surpass the commercial ones soon enough.
The new Selenium and CubicTest versions are said to be major enhancements and robust stable ones.
So get onto this if you have a Java or Perl background or even with PHP now

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