I used to think UI Testing sucked! Let’s face it, as developers we are not keen on writing tests, I mean, isn’t that what the customer is there for 🙄 ?
Seriously though, testing is a critical part of any software development process, be it TDD, Unit Tests or End-To-End Web Tests. You get the benefit of increased quality, happier more coherent teams and a better chance of hitting deadlines. Good testing software should make everyone’s life a little easier.
Enter DevExpress TestCafe & TestCafe Studio. An open source engine and the commercially available, cross platform IDE.
In a nutshell, what makes TestCafe a perfect choice?
- Works on all popular environments
- Install and be writing tests in under 5 minutes
- NO WebDriver or other software
- TestCafe is FREE & open source (MIT license)
- TestCafe Studio (paid) allows rapid visual test creation
- Run remote tests, even on mobile devices!
There is more I could say, but you get the point!
If you are involved with a website, and let’s face it, most people are these days, be it a small business running some e-commerce platform, or internal applications developed for you, then running End-to-End web testing is a smart choice.
Where to from here?
How do you get started? I’m please you asked. Simply click on this link, register for a seat at the upcoming “10 Ways to Simplify UI Testing” presentation that I’m hosting. It’s a free technical look at testing your website with TestCafe including;
- How to setup TestCafe and start testing in under 10 minutes.
- How to create customizable tests that can easily evolve as business requirements change.
- The purpose of “Custom Selectors” and why they make web testing so much easier.
- The “Page Model” approach and why it helps increase productivity.
- Learn how to master the use of Smart Assertions.
- And more 🙂
I had the pleasure of catching up with Freelance developer Dennis Martinez this week and spoke to him about his amazing book “End-To-End Testing With TestCafe“, as well as why he selected TestCafe as the weapon of choice for testing.
Cheeky plug for Dennis, if you order his book by July 31, 2020, you can get a $10 discount, definitely worth it.