Automating SWT based applications with SWTBot

Many Lotus customers (and Lotus itself) use Rational Functional Tester(RFT) and in many ways RFT does a great job and in many ways it can be just too much for what you need to do.  If you want to integrate UI testing into your unit testing you might want to check out SWTBot.  I have recently started looking at SWTBot with a serious eye.  I plan on playing around with it for our own team use and I also have some team members looking into it to automate their areas.  I would like to get some feedback from the blogosphere and find out if anyone has actually used this or has integrated it into their ant scripts.  The site has a lot of good pages and articles to get you started running pretty quickly.  I think since its Java/Eclipse based it plays well into the “test driven development” model many companies are moving towards and should feel so daunting to a developer.

5 thoughts on “Automating SWT based applications with SWTBot

  1. Hi Bob,

    Any feedback on that since November? Swtbot vs RFT, what are your impressions? we are planning to do the same evaluation in our team.

    Thanks.

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  2. We are using both in house. I did not get much response form the public on this. I think you need to try and do as much as possible in SWTBot and if you can’t then move that piece to RFT.

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  3. I don’t think it can completely replace it as it offers a lot more than what SWTBot can offer. If you are a really good Eclipse/SWT developer then you can probably re-invent much of what RFT can do, it depends on your resources.

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