HP – Thank You ! From the bottom of my heart 🙂 You have heard the cries of all QTP/UFT developers who demanded nothing but a clean IDE.
So Whats LeanFT ?
In simple words, its offering UFT’s capabilities in a different IDE( read Visual Studio/Eclipse)
Who is it for ?
Its mainly for Test Automation Engineers, Developers and Dev/Ops or Continous Testing teams. On the contrary, UFT’s intended audience comprises of Business Analysts, SME’s, Test Automation Engineers as well as Manual QA’s.
How does it help ?
As a UFT coder, I used to dream of working in a more structured environment because of my exposure to Visual Studio. The dream has become a reality ! Moving from a scripting to a programming language has its own advantages from the code stability standpoint. Moreover, its continuous integration features are a blessing for the agile world that we live in.
Is it a Selenium Killer ?
Its too early to comment on that but it can certainly give it a run for its money !
What are the key features ?
- Currently it supports standard Windows objects, .NET Windows Forms, WPF, Mobile objects, SiebelUI, Insight Image Recognition where HP UFT supports 20+ test platforms. So it doesn’t replace but compliment UFT.
- Supports MSTest & Nunit Frameworks for Visual Studio and JUnit for Eclipse.
- Compatible with Jenkins(continous integration) and Cucumber(BDD).
- Its object spy will make UFT’s spy a little jealous !
- Has some cool features inherited from UFT like Insight Object and Visual Relation Identifiers.
- The transition from UFT to LeanFT is not very bumpy as the core concepts remain same.
How can I get it ?
If you have a UFT license, you will have to upgrade to UFT 12.5 and LeanFT comes bundled with that. The standalone version can be downloaded from here.
Where can I learn it from ?
As of now there is very little information apart from the documentation