Busy web sites are constantly evolving & changing. Sitefinity helps facilitate this change by providing an easy-to-use web-based interface for managing content. However, there are many changes that are introduced that extend beyond content. For example:
- Add new features or custom code
- Upgrading Sitefinity
- Changing the database
- Changes to the web server (IIS)
When these changes are introduced, many of us randomly click into a handful of web pages to ensure everything works. However, it’s easy to overlook problems using this haphazard technique. When this happens, we unintentionally introduce issues that create bad customer experiences.
Create automated tests without 1-line of code
I’ve sat through a fair among of unit testing lectures. I recognize it’s something I should probably be doing…but I’ll probably continue to not do it. For a product, like Sitefinity, unit testing is essential. However, for my own web sites (and the handful of customer web sites I’m involved with), it represents a bigger investment than anyone involved is willing to make.
However, I like the idea of an automated test that tells me when I broke something. If I could create this test relatively easily, then I might do it…
Enter Telerik’s Web UI Test Studio
Web UI Test Studio fully integrates with your web browser. This enables you to interact your web site (just like normal) and Web UI Test Studio will record your actions. These actions can then be run automatically and Web UI will tell you if you broke something. It’s the equivalent of having a robot that will dutifully click through everything in your web site and tell you if something isn’t working.
Check it out for yourself
Anton Hristov and Dan Levy recently conducted a webinar that shows this hot racy Sitefinity & Web UI love in action. Click the photo below to watch the recorded webinar.
Watch the recorded webinar
Read Dan’s blog post