Automation insights and productivity tips from LEAPWORK.
Usually, in this blog, we tend to look at the LEAPWORK Automation Platform from a user perspective. We talk about how to automate different kinds of work processes and we also give you a few tips and tricks every now and then. However, we’ve recently made some changes to the core engine, so we thought it would be interesting to look into the engine room for a change. Buckle up because we’re about to get a little technical.
Selenium IDE is a great open source tool for HTML-savvy users who want record and playback automation of simple web applications, but it isn’t suitable for enterprises and has very limited functionality. This post compares Selenium IDE with LEAPWORK enterprise web automation.
Selenium is a great tool for professional programmers who want to automate web applications, but for users who don’t write code nor want to, there are better options. This post compares the code-based Selenium to LEAPWORK web automation. Watch our side-by-side video comparison of the two.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an intriguing, and sometimes intimidating, phenomenon. It is no longer the stuff of a faraway future. With headlines warning about job elimination, it is only natural for professionals in any industry to think about how AI will affect their work.
Both Test Automation and RPA are here to take over repetitive and boring tasks. The question is: how are they different?
The size and complexity of Salesforce means that many repeatable tasks are performed manually by sales reps, marketeers and managers over and over every day. In a medium-sized company, it's not unusual to have manual workflows that take hundreds of hours to perform daily, which could (and quite possibly, should) be automated.
Driving automation in LEAPWORK with pre-defined data from an Excel file is easy with the Read Excel block. But sometimes you need more real-time access.
Are you doing test automation on web applications? We're about to boost your productivity so much your boss will think you're cheating.
Heavy customization combined with mandatory upgrades put a lot of pressure on functional and regression testing of ServiceNow implementations around the world.
A demonstration of how to iterate through found content with LEAPWORK's Selenium-based web automation capabilities.
Automated functional testing and live monitoring of business-critical desktop and web applications built with technologies such as SAP, Microsoft .NET, Salesforce, ServiceNow, WordPress, and many others is a considerable challenge for traditional, code-based test automation tools.
Measuring elapsed time can be a key component in test automation. For instance, a business requirement may state that a search query must not take more than 5 seconds to respond with results. Although there are dedicated performance testing and monitoring tools such as dynaTrace on the market which can provide detailed insights, LEAPWORK can easily be used to do sanity checks on business transactions using the Stopwatch building block.
Sometimes, user interface elements on screen can change size, color or shape depending on their state. For instance, a button might change from blue to green for user-experience reasons, or simply due to design changes.
Here's an example of how to automate a web application with LEAPWORK.
The "Read Excel" block in LEAPWORK is a major step forward for data-driven test automation, making it very easy to parameterize and drive automation cases with structured and tabular data.
LEAPWORK has a unique, built-in ability to loop through any images, text and numbers that has been found on-screen, allowing for very quick and visual creation of even highly complex automation tasks.
Dates and timestamps are important in most test automation scenarios. For instance, when testing user sign-up flows, entering a birthday or social security number is often required. Or when validating expiration dates during web content testing, generating a date/time value exactly one week from today might be needed.
Test automation is all about stretching your limited resources to do more in a shorter amount of time.
Testing and "quality assurance" are key processes in software development, accounting for up to 40% of development spending. That's because bugs are extremely costly to fix after software has shipped, compared to catching them early and so everyone needs a proactive approach to manage risk and quality. That means testing and re-testing for all changes made. The problem is, testing software is difficult.