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Bulk Import of Requirements Test Step Traceability for Mission Systems

October 18, 2018

One of the unique needs when designing and developing mission systems for the defense industry, is the fact that you need to be able to trace system requirements to individual test steps in a test case. Based on this advice we received from industry subject matter experts, we added support in SpiraTeam v5 for this feature. However one limitation was that the data migration tools we have for loading data from Excel into SpiraTeam don't let you add requirement - test step links in bulk... until today.

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Recording of MS Dynamics NAV & Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with Rapise

October 11, 2018

Rapise is the most powerful and complete software testing tool on the market for testing the Microsoft Dynamics family of applications. In addition, many of our customers are using Rapise to perform Robotic Process Automation (RPA) of Dynamics applications to automate common business processes and tasks. We recently had a webinar that demonstrated the best practices and tips and tricks for testing and/or automating Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Don't worry if you missed the webinar, we have a recording available.

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How Do You Pronounce Spira and Rapise?

October 5, 2018

It's Friday and after a long week at work, we thought it might be good to share an anecdote from the week. We had a customer call our support team with a really important question that had been vexing their team. How do you pronounce Spira? Well find out the truth.

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Lessons Learned from Using Rapise to Develop/Test Rapise

September 10, 2018

If you remember our blog post - The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes - then you'll remember that we lamented that it's often hard to practice what you preach when it comes to yourself, because you are so busy delivering first for customers! Well, as a prequel to that, we realized that it was worth mentioning how ended up using Rapise to debug issues in Rapise itself!

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How to Wreck Your UI Test Automation Project - A Cheat Sheet

September 4, 2018

A while back we wrote about how to make a UI test automation project a nightmare, well in the second part of this blog series, we explore some ways you can wreck and derail an automation project. Hopefully you will do the opposite and become a test automation hero!

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The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes

August 22, 2018

One of the most famous expressions is that the people who are in the business of a providing a particular service are so focused on delivering for their customers, that they don't practice what they preach for themselves. For example, the cobbler who repairs shoes, has no time to fix those of his family. However that analogy is unfortunately often the same when you look at software...

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Introducing the Web UI Test Automation Playground

August 7, 2018

We have all seen slick demos of automated testing tools and frameworks. They show how you can quickly automate a nice, well constructed login page. The test records easily, the playback is seamless and it all looks so easy and painless. Then you purchase the tool and when it makes first contact with a real application, it looks as seamless as a Rube Goldberg machine!

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Recording: Selenium Page Object vs Object Repository - Inflectra Webinar

July 23, 2018

We recently had a webinar that demonstrated the similarities and differences between Selenium Page Object vs Rapise Object Repository. Don't worry if you missed the webinar, we have a recording available.

This webinar was first presented at DevGeekWeek 2018 by Inflectra's senior software engineer - Alexey Grinevich.

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Using REST & UI Testing To Test An Ajax Web Application - Webinar Recording

July 20, 2018

We are please to share with you the recording of our recent webinar on Using REST & UI Testing To Test An Ajax Web Application. 

The webinar is based on a talk by Adam Sandman, first presented at STPCon Spring 2018. 

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Webinar Recap: Addressing The Challenges Of Web UI Test Automation Using Rapise

July 16, 2018

Thank you for joining our July 5th webinar on Addressing The Challenges Of Web UI Test Automation Using Rapise. The webinar recording and slides are offered below for those who had to miss it. 

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Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with Rapise

July 3, 2018

Robotic process automation (RPA) software is designed to quickly automate business tasks in applications such as Microsoft Office, Web application, Microsoft Windows client/server applications, or even Legacy AS400 applications without coding or programming. Unlike API automation tools, RPA tools connect to the user interface of the applications, simulating the user actions to complete the business tasks.

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Rapise Price Change Coming Soon

June 18, 2018

We are announcing a new price for Rapise -  Inflectra’s test automation powerhouse, to come into effect on August 1, 2018.

The new pricing policy affects only the new purchases of Rapise. Inflectra’s existing customers and existing quotes of Rapise (if issued before August 1, 2018) will not be affected by the price change.

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Webinar Recording: Testing MS Dynamics 365 Business Central with Rapise

June 11, 2018

We are please to share with you the recording of our recent webinar on automating testing of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central with Rapise

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How Rapise Makes Testing Dynamics 365 Easy as Pie

June 4, 2018

Now we all know that automated testing can be a real pain sometimes. Imagine you have this big, complex web application with lots of dynamic elements, IFRAMEs, hidden layers, and other impediments to automation. Writing test automation scripts by hand with Selenium would be a Herculean task. So instead, see how we have built intelligence into Rapise to make testing such an application easy as pie.

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Eating Our Own Dogfood - Using Rapise to Automate Spira

May 17, 2018

So, we had the task of loading a bunch of users into an instance of SpiraTest for our upcoming Social Testing competition this week. The good news was that we had a nice Excel sheet of all the users that had registered using Eventbrite and Meetup, but we now had to get them into SpiraTest. What we needed was a tool that can read a spreadsheet and make REST web service calls into SpiraTest to create the projects and load in the users. Wow, we have a tool that can do that, Rapise! Find out how we used Rapise to automate this laborious task.

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Recording of UI Test Automation for a Dynamics 365 AppSource App with Rapise

May 2, 2018

The webinar demonstrates how to create a framework for automated end to end (E2E) testing of a third-party application for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform. It is a great example of how you can extend the functionality of Rapise yourself to test custom controls (grid, tables, treeviews, etc.) more easily.

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Recording of Testing the Migration from AngularJS to ReactJS with Rapise

March 6, 2018

We recently hosted a webinar demonstrating how our Rapise automated testing system simplifies the testing of a modern web application that is being migrated from one JavaScript framework to another, in this case from AngularJS to ReactJS.

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Inflectra Goes West - User Summits Are Coming To California

March 2, 2018

In mid-April 2018, #teamInflectra is coming to California! And we're combining teaching and learning at STPCon with efforts to strengthen relationships with the Inflectra community on the West Coast. With this in mind, we've planned a number of events for our partners, customers and technologists in California:

  1. Three User Summits in Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA
  2. Two Lunch & Learn events at two Wework locations
  3. Individual meetings with key partners in CA

Please consider joining us for one of the events detailed below:

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Recording of Testing Salesforce Lightning with Rapise Webinar

February 14, 2018

Rapise is the most powerful and easy to use software testing tool on the market for testing Salesforce.com. We have many customers and partners using Rapise to streamline their testing of Salesforce.com, cutting down the time to test every new patch, update, or customization. We recently had a webinar that demonstrated the best practices and tips and tricks for testing Salesforce's new Lightning Edition. Don't worry if you missed the webinar, we have a recording available.

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Recording of Testing Dynamics 365 for Operations with Rapise Webinar

January 30, 2018

Rapise is the most powerful and easy to use software testing tool on the market for testing Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations. We have many customers and partners using Rapise to streamline their testing of Dynamics products, cutting down the time to test every new patch, update, or customization. We recently had a webinar that demonstrated the best practices and tips and tricks for testing Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations. Don't worry if you missed the webinar, we have a recording available.

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Recording of Testing Dynamics NAV with Rapise Webinar

January 25, 2018

Rapise is the most powerful and easy to use software testing tool on the market for testing Microsoft Dynamics NAV. We have many customers and partners using Rapise to streamline their testing of Dynamics products, cutting down the time to test every new patch, update, or customization. We recently had a webinar that demonstrated the best practices and tips and tricks for testing Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Don't worry if you missed the webinar, we have a recording available.

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How to Make UI Test Automation a Nightmare - A Developer's Guide

December 19, 2017

We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.
― Richard Feynman

There are many ways in which you can make the lives of test automation teams harder. If you are a developer or system architect and one of testers is the kind of guy you dislike, this article is for you. Enlightened by the sacred knowledge contained in this short article you will learn how to make UI of any application nearly untestable.

Alternatively, if you are a kinder soul and respect others' hard work, you may consider topics presented herewith as anti-patterns.

So, let's go.

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Recording of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM / 365 for Sales Webinar

December 19, 2017

Rapise is the most powerful and easy to use software testing tool on the market for testing Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales. We have many customers and partners using Rapise to streamline their testing of Dynamics products, cutting down the time to test every new patch, update, or customization. We recently had a webinar that demonstrated the best practices and tips and tricks for testing Dynamics CRM and Dynamics 365. Don't worry if you missed the webinar, we have a recording available.

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Recording of Testing Salesforce.com with Rapise Webinar

December 1, 2017

Rapise is the most powerful and easy to use software testing tool on the market for testing Salesforce.com. We have many customers and partners using Rapise to streamline their testing of Salesforce.com, cutting down the time to test every new patch, update, or customization. We recently had a webinar that demonstrated the best practices and tips and tricks for testing Salesforce.com. Don't worry if you missed the webinar, we have a recording available.

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Recording of Testing Dynamics AX 2012 with Rapise Webinar

November 28, 2017

Rapise is the most powerful and easy to use software testing tool on the market for testing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. We have many customers and partners using Rapise to streamline their testing of Dynamics AX, cutting down the time to test every new patch, update, or customization. We recently had a webinar that demonstrated the best practices and tips and tricks for testing Dynamics AX. Don't worry if you missed the webinar, we have a recording available.

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Rapise 5.4 - Rewriting its Support for Firefox 57

November 8, 2017

As we wrote back in August, Firefox has completely changed its plugin architecture in the soon to be released Firefox 57. One of the side effects is that many plugins including Selenium IDE and the plugin used by Rapise will not work. However one of the benefits of a commercial tool like Rapise is that we provide support, including updating our plugins when necessary.

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Updated Product Roadmaps for KronoDesk and Rapise Released

September 26, 2017

We are pleased to release the updated Development Roadmaps for our KronoDesk help desk system and Rapise test automation platform. The development roadmaps outline the functionality enhancements planned for later this year and 2018.

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Fun To Be Had With Inflectra This Fall

September 7, 2017

It is never a dull moment with Inflectra, and after the lull of summer, we are back with vengeance! Which is to say, we are going all out sponsoring two software testing events in September-October 2017 in the US: STPCon in the greater D.C.-area and Agile Open Florida, in Orlando, Florida. So, if you are attending one of these, read what Inflectra has in store for you (and if you are not, there is still time to sign up):

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Spotlight on Rapise 5.3: Testing Dynamics NAV Applications

September 5, 2017

As you may know, one of the core strengths of Rapise is its support for testing Microsoft Dynamics applications. Rapise offers the best automated testing solution on the market for Microsoft Dynamics AX, CRM and 365. However that is not sufficient for us, after several customer requests, we are pleased to announce that the next version of Rapise due for release in a couple of weeks will also include built-in out of the box support for MS Dynamics NAV as well.

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The Top 3 Tools In Automated UI Testing for Dynamics AX

August 7, 2017

Ever wonder which automated UI testing software to use for Dynamics AX ?

We have a review that compares the three top tools on the market: Visual Studio Coded UI, Rapise and AXeptance. Read how each of them fair when tested against the following five criteria:

  1. functionality
  2. ease of use & maintenance
  3. date-driven testing
  4. reliability
  5. speed
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Rapise 5.2 Now Available

August 1, 2017

We have big news - Rapise 5.2 is Now Released! Our automation development team has been working to add the remaining features needed for full scriptless test automation using Rapise Visual Language (RVL) and now it is here!

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Expanding the Rapise Universe with Elastic Search and Google Drive

July 28, 2017

Software products are not islands, the value of a product is how well it works with the surrounding ecosystem of other technologies, frameworks and platforms. In this article we highlight some of the recent work by Team Inflectra to integrate our Rapise test automation tool with ElasticSearch and also demonstrating how it can be used to automate a combination of web and desktop UIs to drag and drop files from Windows Explorer to Google Drive.

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Spotlight on Rapise 5.2: Data Driven Testing

July 17, 2017

We are busy bees this summer, and one of the most exciting new features of Rapise is the fact that we're adding support for data-driven testing using the new Rapise Visual Language (RVL) with the introduction of Maps and Loops to the new scriptless language.

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Roundup: 10 Reasons You Should Switch From HP to Inflectra

July 12, 2017

We just released the final evaluation guide in our three part series comparing legacy HP products with new and easy to use alternatives from Inflectra. Coinciding with the announcement that HP is selling its software assets to Micro Focus, we thought it would be good to highlight the three guides in case you need help convincing your boss or a co-worker on the benefits of switching to Inflectra.

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#TechTuesday: Resilient UI Test Automation for Web Applications

June 20, 2017

Web applications are a perfect example of a rapidly moving target for UI test automation tools. Agile and DevOps drive small changes and frequent releases. This leads to certain challenges in QA field. How to create tests that survive after small UI changes? How to create tests that produce same results if ran 10 times in a row on an unmodified application? How to create tests that check exactly those features they were designed to check?

Answers to these questions are not entirely simple. Test automation is still an art.

In this blog we try to figure out what every test automation engineer can do to find the right answers. First I'll give a few examples that illustrate common challenges in Web UI test automation.

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#TechTuesday: Automated Testing of Complex Web UI Components: Behind The Scenes

June 14, 2017

Take any tool for UI test automation and you will notice that they always lack support for some of the UI controls. And I am not talking about trivial ones like buttons and edit boxes, but the one that are custom controls, which are unique and created for specific needs. It can be some sophisticated grid or menu or a fancy tree. A number of such controls in this rapidly evolving world is growing exponentially. So, every UI test automation engineer is challenged by emerging UI frameworks in every project. This is especially true for Web applications.

As a provider of a UI test automation tool - Rapise - we constantly do our best to arm engineers with the most advanced technologies to help them deal with new UI controls.

This article by Danis Markovtsev will showcase a real-life example of this. 

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All This Talk of Real-life TestOps Environment...

June 12, 2017

We’ve mentioned before that Inflectra is sponsoring DevGeekWeek2017 in Israel later this month. One of the perks of being a sponsor is an ability to engage with the conference attendees through seminars and talks. It is then only natural that we decided to also contribute our experience, technical knowledge and testing wisdom to this conference.

So, we are sending #TeamInflectra’s crème de la crème - Adam Sandman, Inflectra’s Technical Director, to talk about A Real-life TestOps Environment during a seminar called: Real Testing Scenario Strategy lead by Anna Lucovsky on June 21, 2017.

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Code & Data: from Assembler to RVL

June 7, 2017

In this short blog post, our test automation guru - Denis Markovtsev explains the ideas and principles behind the design of Inflectra's new Rapise Visual Language (RVL) introduced in Rapise 5.1. RVL is a spreadsheet-based approach to UI test automation implemented in Rapise to help domain specialists and test analysts, who are not programmers, participate in test automation projects.

 

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From Russia with Rapise - SQADAYS 21

May 30, 2017

Team Inflectra was excited last week to present at the SQADAYS 21 testing conference in Moscow. Leading practitioners in Software Quality Assurance attended the XXI International Conference of Software Quality Assurance in Moscow, on May 26-27, 2017  to share knowledge on test automation, quality assurance and all things software testing. Our colleagues Denis Markovtsev and Alexey Grinevich attended the event, with Denis speaking on the topic of best practices for testing an application that is constantly being upgraded.

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Rapise v5.1 - Enhanced REST Web Service Testing

May 22, 2017

We're very excited about the next version of Rapise coming out later this week. It has many enhancements and improvements for testing the web, mobile and desktop applications which we'll be discussing in future blog articles. It also has some nifty new features to make the testing of REST web services even better.

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Rapise v5.1 - Scriptless Automated Testing

April 18, 2017

We're very excited about the next version of Rapise coming out later this month. It has many enhancements and improvements for testing the web, mobile and desktop applications which we'll be discussing, but the biggest new feature is the ability to create scriptless tests, using a familiar Excel-based grid framework for composing automated tests. Unlike some other tools (cough cough HP UFT) this is natively part of Rapise, not some add-on.

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Listening to our Customers: Updated Product Roadmaps

April 4, 2017

One of the most popular sessions in our recent user summits in London, Zürich and Mannheim were the discussions of the future Inflectra product roadmaps. We presented the proposed roadmap for SpiraTest, SpiraPlan, SpiraTeam and Rapise to the community and captured their feedback and suggestions (sadly there was not time to also cover KronoDesk). Based on their feedback we have now published the updated roadmaps for the products for 2017/2018. Learn what users in Europe had to say.

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Throwback Thursday: Rapise through the Ages

January 26, 2017

As we close out our focus on Rapise this month, we thought it would fun to take a look at how the UI used to look when it was first released in 2010, as well as look at how we've adjusted the UI to include new features while keeping the application simple to navigate.

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Spotlight on Rapise 5.0: Microsoft Dynamics

January 17, 2017

As you may have read, we've just released the latest major update to Rapise, our unified platform for testers. Rapise 5.0 brings many benefits for testing web applications (Edge support), desktop applications (faster testing of WPF and UWP apps), API testing (SOAP support and REST enhancements), and load testing (integration with NeoLoad).

However the biggest piece of news was that we now have added support for Microsoft Dynamics, the powerful ERP and CRM system from Microsoft. We support the current Dynamics AX and CRM platforms as well as the future Azure-based Dynamics 365 service. This article discusses what this means for you and why it is such big news!

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What Everybody Ought to Know about Rapise v5.0

January 9, 2017

In the next week or so we shall be formally releasing the next version of our popular automated testing IDE. In this article we give you a taste of what to expect for both existing customers looking to upgrade and new customers that want to empower their testers with powerful tools to make their job easier.

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Using Rapise to Easily Select Items in an HTML Grid

April 7, 2016

During our conversations with customers we have found that a common need when using Rapise to test web applications is to be able to easily and quickly match a specific item in a grid/table of results without worrying about the order or position of the item. This article provides a neat new feature added in Rapise 4.0 to make this common task easier.

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Why Should I Use Rapise Instead of Selenium?

March 7, 2016

When companies evaluate test automation tools for web testing they are often facing a similar question: What's the advantage of using Rapise instead of Selenium? Though the larger question is: Why should you pay for a commercial tool instead of using a free one?

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Revamping the Rapise User Interface

November 30, 2015

In accordance with the theme this month of user interface updates and user experience in general, we'd like to talk about some of the UI changes being made to our Rapise test automation product. These changes are based on the results of user testing and feedback from our customers. It's an interesting topic because it shows the dramatic impact the UI can have on an application.

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Spies Like Us - Or How to Use Rapise's Spy Tool for Web Testing

July 9, 2015

One of the features of Rapise, is an integrated Web Spy, also known as a DOM Browser. It's similar to the tools already in the web browsers such as IE, Firefox and Chrome (e.g. Firebug), but unlike using those tools it has lots of nifty features for making web testing easier and also integrates directly into Rapise testing IDE so that you can code against any of the elements visible in the Spy. This article describes how to use the Spy.

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Mobile Testing of Android Applications using Rapise 3.0

June 16, 2015

Do you need to test native mobile applications? Are you looking to test on both physical and simulated devices? Are you tired of manually coding automation scripts and looking for an easier way. This webinar explains how Rapise can simplify the testing of your mobile applications using an Android application and tablet as an example.

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Rapise - Data Driven Testing using the Spreadsheet object

June 9, 2015

Many times, when testing, a tester will want the ability to run through many variations of the process recorded. This can be accomplished manually by running the test, then editing the test to use different data. The process of editing, rerunning, lather, rinse, repeat, gets very old after the first time. Plus this process is not very efficient with time and it can introduce issues through the slip of a finger. Enter Data-Driven Testing with the Spreadsheet Object Read More

Rapise - Global commands - Database

February 20, 2015

In Rapise there are several options as far as controlling interaction with a database from outside the user interface. Most of what you do in Rapise is interaction just like a user would, clicking buttons and interacting with drop-downs, text boxes, and on screen data, but occasionally there is a need to make a manipulation behind the scenes. Read More

Rapise - Using Button Objects

February 12, 2015

Once you have learned objects with Rapise, it is time to use them, or modify how you use them. As a primary functional element, buttons are pretty ubiquitous. Submit, Calculate, etc… You push a button for most transactions. This article explains the different operations that can be performed with buttons during automated testing. Read More

Modifying a Previously Recorded Rapise Test

February 6, 2015

You built your first test. And it works, as planned! Congratulations! Based on that test you submitted a bug and proved your worth and the value of automation! Again congrats. Now development has “fixed” the bug, time to retest. OOPS! The test fails, not due to the bug, but because the flow is wrong. Read More

Rapise, Selecting the Library for Recording

January 29, 2015

Rapise is powerful, and flexible. But how? It is not only in the many ways you can learn an object, manipulate an object, or alter the test. Rapise also gives you the ability to select which recognition engine to use. Not only that, you can also modify the engine itself. Read More

Getting Started with Rapise for Automated Testing

January 22, 2015

So lets assume you have read the other articles, and know how to learn objects in Rapise. What do you do now? How do you run and modify a test? The answer depends on the method used to create the test. Read More

Rapise learning through analog recording

November 5, 2014

What happens when all else fails? You use a hammer. In the case of Rapise, that hammer is analog recording.

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Rapise - Learn Through Simulation

September 23, 2014

Every now and again, and it does happen to all of us, we encounter an object that may be poorly built, hacked together, incompletely coded, or just resistant to being recognized by any of the myriad of methods employed within Rapise. I would take this situation from two separate perspectives depending on how often you encounter the issue of not being able to learn or interact with an object with Rapise. Read More

Rapise - Learning through Doing

September 19, 2014

With our test automation tool - Rapise, you have a powerful and flexible automation engine for your QA projects. One of the reasons it is so powerful is that it is easy to get started and develop your first test, delivering results right away.

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Rapise - Learn through Object Selection

September 17, 2014

Rapise has several methods for learning the objects within the application under test. While still easy to learn, this method does not automatically develop a runnable test that will deliver any meaningful results. Herein we will discuss the learning methodology and provide a flow to follow, however we will not have a runnable test in the end as no input or click-stream data will be captured.

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