Automated GUI tests – challenges and technologies

To test software, it is essential to create test cases that include all the functionalities and features of the software. Today, automated testing is key to testing software at all levels. Testing the software’s graphical interface from usability to functionality becomes critical to the success of the software. GUI testing is a must to test applications, websites and controls in any language.

Challenges for GUI testing:

  • A very advanced GUI testing tool is required that allows a high level of GUI automation testing.
  • The technology must be cost effective to handle the sequencing of complex GUI events.

Available technologies for GUI tests:

Several technologies are available for GUI testing. The key is to find a software that best suits your needs and that includes more than one technology to handle complex GUI arrays and tests.

  • Include X, Y coordinates: This is the simplest technology of all where you just record the string of GUI events to test and run them.
  • GUI Object Automation: This technology records object-level GUI events. It retrieves data from any object such as buttons, dropdown menus, checkboxes, radio buttons, etc.
  • Image recognition: As with most applications and many websites, images are an integral part of navigation. Image recognition simulates the human eye and provides a percentage match of the image or series of image-based GUI events.
  • rong> OCR and legacy application integration: OCR and legacy Application Integration technologies make it very easy to test applications that not only expose objects, but also with remote desktops.

Most of the automated testing software available in the market has some of the above technologies in their arsenal. The only software that has all four GUI technologies under one umbrella is Testing Anywhere. Not only that, it is also significantly lower in cost than all the big names in automated GUI tests.

More information about Testing Anywhere’s automated GUI testing. Download free trial version of Test Anywhere.

Source by Avanti Thairiani