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Frank_O_Myers@IBM
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Pinned topic what is the difference between "Rational Functional Test" and "Rational Test Workbench"?

‏2013-04-09T16:31:00Z |
Hi,
 
I was reading the product literature for both "Rational Functional Tester" and "Rational Test Workbench".
The differences between the two are not apparent. It may be due to "marketing speech" overload, but it was not clear when I would choose one product over the other.
Can anyone cut through the fog? What is the difference between the two? Is it just a relabeling, or do they have a different use-case focus?
 
Thanks, in advance, for any clarity you can provide.
 
Mit freundlichen Grüßen / With kindest regards
Frank 
Updated on 2013-04-11T19:31:05Z at 2013-04-11T19:31:05Z by AlWagner
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    Re: what is the difference between "Rational Functional Test" and "Rational Test Workbench"?

    ‏2013-04-11T19:31:05Z  in response to Frank_O_Myers@IBM
     Hi Frank
     
    Thanks for the question and here is the answer. 
     
    Rational Functional Tester (RFT) provides automated testing capabilities (scripting and execution) for functional tests.
     
    Rational Test Workbench (RTW) offers much more than RFT providing automated testing capabilities for integration, functional and performance tests plus service virtualization. Now if service virtualization is a new term, it allows teams to simulate the behavior and performance of dependent software and services which may not be available for testing when they need them. RTW is also able to reuse automated test assets created using Rational Functional Tester.
     
    So, you might say that Rational Test Workbench = Rational Functional Tester + more.
      
    Hope this helps. 
     
    Thanks 
    Al 
     
    Updated on 2013-04-11T19:31:05Z at 2013-04-11T19:31:05Z by AlWagner