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Developing Tests in Robot
What Is Rational Robot?
For information about the Administrator and projects, see the Using the Rational
Developing Tests in Robot
You use Robot to develop two kinds of scripts: GUI scripts for functional testing and
sessions for performance testing.
Use Robot to:
Perform full functional testing. Record and play back scripts that navigate
through your application and test the state of objects through verification points.
Perform full performance testing. Use Robot and TestManager together to
record and play back sessions that help you determine whether a multi-client
system is performing within user-defined standards under varying loads.
Create and edit scripts using the SQABasic and VU scripting environments.
The Robot editor provides color-coded commands with keyword Help for
powerful integrated programming during script development. (VU scripting is
used with sessions in performance testing.)
Test applications developed with IDEs such as Java, HTML, Visual Basic,
Oracle Forms, Delphi, and PowerBuilder. You can test objects even if they are
not visible in the application's interface.
Collect diagnostic information about an application during script playback.
Robot is integrated with Rational Purify
, Rational Quantify
, and Rational
. You can play back scripts under a diagnostic tool and see the
results in the log.
The Object-Oriented Recording
technology in Robot lets you generate scripts by
simply running and using the application-under-test. Robot uses Object-Oriented
Recording to identify objects by their internal object names, not by screen
coordinates. If objects change locations or their text changes, Robot still finds them
on playback.