The Axe platform, bundled with Selenium provides a single install, out of the box, ... automatically, as often as required, as if the scripts were created by an expert.
AXE AND SELENIUM WEBDRIVER
Selenium offers organisations a low-cost per-seat alternative to commercial automation tools. However as with all things free, this comes at a price. The skills barrier and lack of tooling around Selenium lead to more technical skill requirements in automation projects and lengthier implementation and maintenance cycles. The Axe platform, bundled with Selenium provides a single install, out of the box, cross browser, web testing solution. What does Axe do? It enables non-technical testers to define and maintain automated tests in simple, natural language spreadsheets. It uses code generation techniques to create Selenium scripts in C# or Java as well as detailed test documentation. It also provides a comprehensive automation approach, project asset management and reporting structure to Selenium. Essentially, Axe empowers non-technical testers to leverage the automated testing capabilities of Selenium without the need to write code. Overview From a single Axe installation on a User’s workstation, Selenium is also installed and pre-configured to enable an out of the box web testing experience.
Map objects in the Axe Mapper The Axe platform provides a commercial Object Mapping tool for learning application objects in a point and click fashion. Tied in with the Axe Integrated Test Environment, a Tester can create a project, map objects, and be creating tests in minutes. Without seeing a line of code.
Define Test Steps in the Axe ITE Using a simple spreadsheet structures, a non-technical tester can define test scenarios from very simple tests to complex integrated end to end processes. A simple but powerful Integrated Test Environment based on Spreadsheets, enhances the test definition and design process.
Generate Selenium Scripts and Documentation Axe uses code generation techniques to interpret the Spread sheets and generate fully functioning Selenium WebDriver Test Scripts in C# or Java. At the same time detailed design steps in natural language are generated that document the tests.
Work with ALM tools All assets can be managed and checked into the Version Control systems provided by commercial ALM toolsets. Axe generated test documentation can be uploaded into the test management tools, to fill in the detail for outline test items.
Execute and Analyse using ALM Tools Tests can now be executed automatically, as often as required, as if the scripts were created by an expert Selenium script technician. Execution results can be imported into supported ALM tools automatically for reporting. Axe leverages the strengths of the Selenium testing features without the complexity.
ABOUT THE AXE PLATFORM Axe is a unique and disruptive technology, cost effective, simple and cross industry it is quickly becoming a global brand with a prestigious list of large organizations using it across the US, Africa, Australia, Europe and India. Axe leads a new generation of automated software testing products. Axe provides a means to rapidly deploy automated testing systems that can be used by all levels of staff with minimal training. This reduces the cost of introducing and maintaining test automation by a factor of four. The advantage is that it is extremely easy to implement, very open for modification for non-standard applications and environments, and easy to integrate with any existing test management and source control systems already in place. Non-technical users will have no trouble working with its optimized action word methodology, assisted by out-of-the-box spreadsheet templates for test design that largely overcome any problem dealing with complex scenarios. GLOBAL REACH
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