This tutorial introduces the first-time user to IBM® Rational® Functional Tester. IBM Rational Functional Tester is an automated regression testing tool that lets users test Java™, .NET, terminal-based, and Web applications running on Windows® and Linux platforms.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create, execute and edit your first Functional Tester regression test. Along the way, you'll explore the challenges of regression testing and the solutions offered by Functional Tester to address these challenges.
You will learn how to do the following:
- Record a Functional Tester regression test
- Become familiar with Functional Tester's scripting languages: the Java language and Visual Basic.NET
- Use data-driven testing techniques to increase the ROI of testing
- Use ScriptAssure technology to make tests resilient to application changes
- Validate static and dynamic application content
You'll achieve all of this without typing a single line of code. Ready?
This tutorial is designed to introduce testers to automated regression testing with IBM Rational Functional Tester. No previous experience with IBM Rational Functional Tester or any other automated regression testing tool is required. You'll start at the beginning and quickly become competent to create tests against your application.
If you don't already own a copy of IBM Rational Functional Tester, you can download a fully functional trial version . The installation process is described in Install Functional Tester. No special configuration or installation options are necessary for this tutorial.
Functional Tester supports two scripting languages: the Java language and Visual Basic.NET. If you want to craft tests using the Java language, Functional Tester includes the Eclipse open source development environment. No further installation steps are required. If you want to use the Visual Basic.NET scripting language, Visual Studio.NET must be installed on your system before you install IBM Rational Functional Tester. Visual Studio.NET is available for purchase from Microsoft.