Extend Rational Functional Tester to test Adobe Flex or Flash applications

Extend with open-source tools to minimize impact of frequent browser patches and updates

From the developerWorks archives

Tim Hague

Date archived: December 2, 2016 | First published: February 07, 2012

One of the great benefits of Rational Functional Tester and its Eclipse IDE is that it can easily be extended with literally hundreds of useful open source components. Our team was challenged to consistently automate GUI Flex applications using the built-in support for Flex automation due to constant browser security patches. We resolved this problem by using open source components to keep up with the browser security updates that seem to come daily. This article explains how Rational Functional Tester works in combination with Selenium and FlexMonkium. Tim Hague provides step-by-step instructions to help you implement a similar solution.

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