Tool Name: eggPlant

Category: Functional Test Automation Tool

Company: TestPlant Europe Ltd

Latest Version: 11


eggPlant is a black-box GUI test automation tool.It has a unique approach in that it does not reside on the system, and uses image matching technology as opposed to looking to the object-level of the application being tested. This allows for system-wide automation of a system-under-test as opposed to an application-specific solution. It also means that the technology used to build the application to be tested does not matter, nor does the system that the application runs on.Now with a fully integrated Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine driven by ABBYY, the leader in commercial OCR eggPlant can test any text, any image on any screen.

Approach: eggPlant is a two-computer system, consisting of a controller machine, where scripts are authored and executed, and a system-under-test which runs a VNC server. Eggplant connects to this VNC server via its built-in viewer via TCP/IP. The system-under-test can be any system that has a VNC server for it. Originally, Mac-only, the controller environment/IDE is now available on Linux and Windows.

Key Features:

  • Guided Record Mode
  • Instead of a regular record mode, capturing images generates script code and avoids extraneous mouse and keyboard movements being recorded
  • Code Completion
  • Debugging
  • Easy integration with quality management software
  • Eggplant can be used to augment systems such as HP Quality Center
  • Execution-only mode
  • eggPlant tests can be run unattended via command line.

Supported Platform:

  • DESKTOP: Windows, Linux and Mac
  • MOBILE: Android, iOS, RIM, Phone 7 and Symbian

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