Scriptless Automation Testing is Growing

No-script automation tools - PART 1

I wrote a first article on scriptless automation tools. In it, I talked about tools with two distinct objectives:

  • Accessible to all

This means that these tools are designed to be used and mastered by anyone working in IT, even by people with little or no technical knowledge. This could be business profiles or testers who don't know the code but are highly skilled in their ability to design tests. Tools based on this objective have generally done a great deal of work on ergonomics and test display. This also concerns the selection of identifiers, with capture tools that are often visual and hide the technical part.

  • Automate all technologies with the same tool

This means using a single tool (and therefore mastering a single tool) to automate a large number of software applications or parts of them. Examples include APIs, web GUIs, desktop or mobile applications, etc. Tools based on this objective have benefited from a great deal of work on the architecture of their software. This provides a technical overlay. But this overlay can then be adapted to different technologies.

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No-script automation tools - PART 2

Following issue 15 of Quality Matters, I wrote a second article of the same name, which appeared in issue 16.

In fact, since 2020, the major software testing publishers have turned the corner on no-scripting, using the power of AI. We can consider these publishers' tools (at least for Eggplant and UFT One) as the "2nd generation" of no-scripting automation tools, as they take the concept of "being able to automate all technologies with the same tool" a step further by offering a single test capable of running on different environments such as a computer (different browsers) and a phone (Apple or Android).
This change explains why we are currently seeing the emergence of tools such as Tosca (Tricentis) or UFT One (Micro Focus).

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About the author

Marc Hage Chahine is a test facilitator on the QESTIT team of experts. Creator of the French blog " La taverne du testeur " (the tester's tavern) and an active member of the testing community as a speaker, book author, organizer and lecturer at software testing events, and is a member of the JFTL (French Software Testing Day) committee.

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