GUI automation tool (windows)

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 05:11:02 CEST 2010


On 2010-08-10 21:57 , Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message
> <abe9b308-db83-4ca8-a71a-12d2025a7615 at i31g2000yqm.googlegroups.com>, Alex
> Barna wrote:
>
>> On Aug 10, 10:05 am, Lawrence D'Oliveiro
>>
>>> Can’t understand the point to it. “GUI automation” is a contradiction in
>>> terms, because a GUI is designed for use by humans to do manual tasks,
>>> not ones that can be automated.
>>
>> Automating GUI is for testing.
>
> But the most egregious GUI problems are going to be with humans being unable
> to figure out how to do something, am I right?

Possibly, but it's not the *only* important problem. Automated GUI testing is 
usually a form of regression testing. You want to make sure that the behavior of 
parts of the GUI did not change when you made what should be unrelated 
modifications to the code.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco




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