Automated Website Testing

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What Does Automated Website Testing Mean?

Automated website testing is a process in which various software tools are used to evaluate the performance of a website. The process streamlines and standardizes website testing parameters for configuration changes that occur during the development phase, thus conserving resources and delivering consistent results to site owners and administrators.

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Techopedia Explains Automated Website Testing

Before automated website testing, developers created special test suites to determine site functionality and security.

Automated website testing tools are geared toward achieving a customizable and reusable test suite used to examine every aspect of a website to streamline the workflow with minimal user intervention.

Noted examples of automated testing software are:

  • Selenium: Its purpose is Web browser automation but also can be used for automated testing and administrative website tasks
  • Ranorex: Used for automated testing of websites, desktop and mobile applications
  • Sahi: Open source testing automation tool for Web applications
  • Watir: Web application testing tool that pragmatically controls a Web browser, unlike other tools that use Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for browser simulation
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