Web Testing Features

  • Real user simulation, directly in the browser
  • Cross-browser testing: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Microsoft Edge (Chromium based), Microsoft Edge Legacy and Internet Explorer
    Headless Browser versions of Chrome, Firefox and Edge (Chromium based)
  • Selenium WebDriver approach
  • Mobile Web applications via Mobile Browser Emulation Mode
  • Testing of Electron applications
  • Static and dynamic web pages: HTML5, AJAX, DOM - AJAX-toolkits recognized automatically and handled out of the box, new ones integrated easily (CustomWebResolver).
  • For developersJavaScript Code executable directly in the browser, Scripting/access to JavaScript API, Browser DOM, JavaComponents and Selenium-users

All QF-Test Features

QF-Test facilitates Web Testing!

QF-Test abstracts DIV hierarchies and uses the well-known Selenium-WebDriver.

QF-Test reduces the complexity of web tests

QF-Test abstracts deep interleaved DIV hierarchies back to logical UI elements in web testing

Web AJAX test automation engineers encounter difficulties because there’s a major gap to be bridged: Browsers don't have any concept high-level UI elements like trees, so these have to be implemented by the toolkit creators, using the only means available: The browser's DOM. As a result, a simple UI tree gets mapped to hundreds of DOM nodes (typically DIV nodes) with an intricate structure. This mapping of high-level UI elements to DOM nodes causes an explosion of complexity that has to be addressed by test engineers.

One of the key features of QF-Test is the ability to reduce that complexity to the level of the original UI, by collapsing the complex, deeply nested hierarchy of DOM nodes back into a relatively flat structure of high-level UI components that can be addressed and manipulated easily. This ability allows testers to concentrate on the functionality they need to automate and leave handling (and hiding) the underlying complexity to QF-Test.

Challenges of web pages

  •  The UI-components (Widgets) have a very different structure to conventional 'fat clients' with diverse design characteristics.
  • Varied presentation of particular components in different browsers.
  • Increasing dynamic interface design by AJAX or DHTML.

Reusability of test only, if the components can be found again in the modified UI.

Requirement to the web testing tool: robust component recognition

QF-Test's solution

  • QF-Test meets this challenge with a component concept that provides a specific component recognition for every AJAX-toolkit. It works like this: The special components are transferred in familiar generic components. 
  • The tester is able to concentrate on elements that are visible and relevant for testing without special knowledge of the technical architecture of the website. This results in an efficient test creation with a fast ROI.

Watch our video explaining how QF-Test helps you to reduce the complexity in web application automation testing to a minimum.

Extending the CustomWebResolver is easy and uncomplicated - even with toolkit specific classes. Thanks to the Quickstart Wizard creating the project was fast and unproblematic and we could use it immediately. This is the reason why QF-Test will stay a top tool in the test automation field for TAC.

Bernhard Rappold, Director Software Development

TAC | The Assistant Company, Hartberg, Austria

After two major versions we abandoned Selenium due to this high maintenance effort.
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Attila Enez, Tester

Hamburger Pensionsverwaltung, Hamburg, Germany

Testing Electron applications with QF-Test

Testing Electron applications

Electron is a framework for executing cross-platform desktop applications using the web browser Chromium and the Node.js framework.
With Electron Web applications can can be delivered as desktop standalone applications. QF-Test can test these applictions. Both the web application as well as the native dialogs can be tested.

How to test Electron apps with QF-Test?

QF‑Test with QF‑Driver and Selenium-WebDriver

  • Selenium WebDriver integration for cross-browser testing
    Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge (Chromium based), Microsoft Edge Legacy, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari; Headless Browser versions of Chrome, Firefox and Edge (Chromium based)
  • Integration of Selenium tests via Unit test steps or via Selenium API 

Comparison of QF-Test and Selenium

Automation testing of AJAX applications

AJAX applications testing with QF-Test

For classic HTML (including HTML 5), and dynamic pages - especially AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML)

The high-level API provided by the frameworks and AJAX toolkits enables developers to create applications with a pleasing and highly responsive user interface with excellent user acceptance rates quickly. This diversity is a special challenge for web AJAX test automation.

Future web toolkits can be integrated with little effort. Near-term individual adjustments (CustomWebResolver) are possible via an optimized interface. Please ask us for our services.

Angular

Angular is an open source front end web application framework. It is developed by a community, mainly Google. QF‑Test supports AngularJS und Angular up from version 2 with their UI-framework in Material design as UI-Bootstrap libraries.
Comparison: QF-Test vs. Protractor

React

React is a JavaScript library for creating user interfaces. In 2011 a software engineer from Facebook developed React for the Facebook News Feed and later for Instagram. Besides Angular it is the most common web framework today.

Vue.js

Vue.js (pronounced like "view") is an open-source JavaScript web framework that exists since 2013. It is being developed by Evan You together with the online community. Since version 2 it also supports rendering by server.

Ext JS

Ext JS is a client-side AJAX framework available since 2007 for creation of interactive Web applications. A rich set of APIs and GUI widgets is part of Ext JS as well as support for model-view-controller (MVC) based architectures. Ext JS is developed and maintained by the US company Sencha Inc.

GWT

Google Web Toolkit  (GWT) is an open source AJAX framework for the development of web applications. Google also uses it for products like Google Ads and AdSense. As a key feature it offers a Java to JavaScript compilation. GWT is also used as basis for other toolkits like Ext GWT.

ICEfaces

ICEfaces is an AJAX framework to build enterprise RIA applications. It is based on the Java Server Faces (JSF) standard, comes with a comprehensive component library and portal integration. The Canadian company IceSoft Technologies Inc. offers open source editions and commercial product editions.

jQuery EasyUI

jQuery EasyUI is a collection of user-interface components based on jQuery. It provides essential functionality for building modern, interactive JavaScript applications. HTML5 web pages can be created mainly by using HTML markup without the need to write much JavaScript code.

jQuery UI

jQuery UI  is an extension of the well-known jQuery JavaScript library and provides a set of interactions, effects, widgets and themes for creating of interactive web applications. It is developed by the jQuery UI Foundation.

Kendo UI

Kendo UI is an AJAX framework for the development of HTML 5 and Java Script applications. This AJAX-toolkit has an extensive component library and is offered by the Bulgarian software company Telerik.

PrimeFaces

PrimeFaces  is an AJAX framework on the basis of Java Server Faces (JSF) and therefore allows creating of rich user interfaces with java. Known since 2009, PrimeFaces provides a lightweight UI widget library with extensions and themes. PrimeTek Informatics, located in Turkey, is the company behind PrimeFaces.

Qooxdoo

Qooxdoo is an open source framework that is available since 2009 for the development of GUI interfaces for web applications. It contains a coherent set of individual components and an extensive toolchain. Qooxdoo is developed by 1&1 and GMX employees which is why it is supported by the web hosting service 1&1.

RAP

Remote Application Platform  (RAP) is an open source AJAX widget toolkit with an API equal to the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) and with OSGI integration. RAP applications are written in Java, therefore well known IDEs like Eclipse can be used effectively. RAP is a project of the Eclipse Foundation.

RichFaces

RichFaces is an advanced AJAX framework for business applications using Java Server Faces (JSF). It provides a full set of AJAX enabled components and comes with an own IDE called CDK. RichFaces is a JBoss project, licensed under LGPL. The well known US company Red Hat Inc. owns this project.

Smart GWT

Smart GWT of Isomorphic Software combines a large set of Google Web Toolkit (GWT) UI components with a Java server framework to create business web applications. Adaption of the browser to different devices is of course included and on one single code base.

Vaadin

Vaadin is an open-source Rich Internet Application (RIA) framework for building modern user interfaces in server-side environment with Java. Vaadin allows developers to concentrate on getting their user interfaces done. Vaadin is closely coupled with the Google Web Toolkit. Vaadin is also the name of the finnish company.

ZK-Framework

ZK adds a comprehensive set of enterprise components and building blocks on top of the de facto standards jQuery and JSON. ZK provides developers with an event-driven model and implementation in pure Java or XML markup. Potix Corporation is the company behind this framework with offices in Taiwan and Canada.

More AJAX toolkits in progress...

We at QFS are working enthusiastically on the development of further toolkits. Some of them are already in use at our customers and can do automation testing of further toolkits like SAP UI5Siebel Open UI or Salesforce with QF-Test without problems.

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