Entrepreneur, Blogger, Author of "Mobile Test Automation with Appium"

On Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by Nishant Verma in , , ,
I downloaded QTP (Trial Version 11) few days back and I thought of seeing what’s new in the tool.I have a Dell Machine with Windows 7 installed on it. Browsers installed on my machine are:
  • Firefox (Version 6.0.2)
  • IE (Version 9.0.2)
  • Chrome (Version 13.0.782.220)
QTP allows me to setup the environment before recording test. So I can navigate to
Automation –> Record and Run Settings.  The pop below shows up. I can set the application URL there and when I pull the browser drop down, it just shows up Microsoft Internet Explorer.
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Though I have Firefox, Chrome installed on my box, they do not shows up in the list. So when I opened the “HP QuickTest Professional Product Availability Matrix” pdf I was shocked to see the below matrix. Are you serious ?
If I am testing a web application I would want to test it on various browsers available at least Firefox (Version 4, 5, 6), Chrome (Version 12, 13) and IE 9 (on Windows 7).
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I looked back at my tool which I am using right now (Twist) and I saw the list which appears below. Read more here about the supported web browsers.
Link:http://www.thoughtworks-studios.com/twist-agile-test-automation/2.3/help/system_req.html
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One reason why I would use Twist for web application Testing and not QTP.
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