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Tutorial: Test Design for Pros with Automatons in TPT

Automatons in TPT. Test Design with Automatons
Automatons in TPT. Test Design with Automatons

In TPT you have the possibility to create your test cases in several ways. Basically, there are two basic types  

  • Self made  
  • Generated   

You can document the self-made test cases in three modeling ways:  

  • Steplists   
  • Automatons  
  • API scripts  

Automatons themselves get Steplists on the lowest level. We recommend beginners to start test modeling with Steplists. Advanced users and absolute pros should use Automatons. The API scripts should only be used by absolute pros to automate and avoid repetition.   

Even if our Automaton may look like a very complicated, graphical programming at first sight, the creation is very simple.   

In large test projects (1,000+ test cases) or in a complex test situation with parallelisms or many dependencies, you can quickly lose the overview. Modeling with Automatons helps you maintain an overview in both cases.   

The main advantages of Automatons:  

  • Overview in the test project at any time  
  • Comprehensibility of individual test cases at first sight
    • by hierarchization of states and Steplists  
    • by visual highlighting of active parts  
    • by visual representation of parallelisms
  • Super easy maintainability (e.g. in case of changes/errors) due to reusability of same elements (like initializations)  
  • Representation of variants in test cases  

In our tutorial video we give you an insight how to get started with Automatons.   

Watch the tutorial: Test Design with Automatons in TPT

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