Unlike testing tools that require users to understand a programming language, TestPartner's Visual Navigator makes testing accessible to even novice users, allowing virtually anyone to be immediately productive.
Within the Visual Navigator, you access panes that provide a preview of each screen being tested, the pertinent test steps for each and a storyboard view that ties it all together. As each step is selected, the corresponding control within the screen preview is highlighted, which clearly defines the automation context.
Additionally, each test step has related properties that can be modified by the user or even populated via a data file to facilitate fully data-driven testing. Ultimately, this approach allows application users—who are intimately familiar with the application under test, but often lack the technical expertise to use automated testing tools—to comfortably and confidently capture business transactions, verify the proper functionality is tested and assist in updating the test when inaccuracies are found or the application changes.