“Abbot” Test Automation Tool

Whilst waiting for a fix to safariwatir, I’ve had a quick look around to see what other open-source test automation tools are around. Here’s one that looks promising but has a way to go before it could be seen as a viable alternative to something RFT…

Abbot, according to the blurb “helps you test your Java UI”. That’s about the best summary of a test automation tool yet!

Advantages of Abbot:

  1. It’s java – don’t need to learn a new language (unlike watir which is a ruby-based tool)
  2. It’s free (unlike the thousands of dollars needed for the current market leaders)
  3. Concepts are very similar to RFT – especially the way that GUI objects are handled

Take a look!

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