Comparison: Support for File Uploads/Downloads and Dialog Boxes
As part of an ongoing blog series, we will delve into a discussion of the differences between an ATF and the various commercial products on the market. This blog series will discuss one area of comparison each week. This week’s discussion Support for file downloads and dialog boxes.
The Commercial tool vendors are able to easily handle file downloads and dialog boxes inside their test cases due to their ability to do record and play and the fact they handle both web and windows applications. This ability does expand the types of test cases that can be automated, but on the other hand this is still record and play and creates some large maintenance issues.
In comparing the support for file uploads/downloads and dialog boxes between the commercial vendors and ATF, the commercial vendors and their supporters have a minimal advantage due to the fact that their record and play or object repository does not care if the file upload/download or dialog is web or windows application based. Experienced users of the available open source tools used in the ATF will easily be able to handle any file upload/download or dialog boxes encountered and will have fewer maintenance issues down the road compared to the commercial tools.