They completed their evaluation and decided to use TestComplete for Velocity and all their testing. "TestComplete has an unbelievable feature set. It can test our desktop applications, web client applications, server load tests, database verification, and more. It was a great fit since we develop so many different kinds of applications on Windows."
Jesse emphasized the importance of TestComplete's cost-effectiveness. "TestComplete was our first choice because of features, but we couldn't ignore the price either. We licensed the entire team for less than it would have cost to get one seat of another product."
The team purchased TestComplete and implemented their first test within a week. Within 90 days they had integrated it completely into their operations and had automated most of their tests for Velocity. "We use the test recorder to quickly make new tests. Those get added to our regression suite right away, then we copy them and use the recorded code as a base for more advanced techniques like data-driven testing."
How has TestComplete changed how they work? "I'd estimate that we're doing 8 times the number of tests that we could have done without TestComplete. And since they're automated, I'm much more confident that the tests are being run correctly and no steps are missed."
"The test team also sees fewer bugs since we added tests to the build server. Developers get immediate feedback when their changes break the smoke tests and they don't have to wait to hear back from us. We also use TestComplete to record the steps to duplicate a bug, then we can recreate any problem automatically for our own testing and attach it to the bug report for the developer so they can use it themselves."
"TestComplete has saved us an enormous amount of time and money. We're working faster and doing more. I feel better shipping changes knowing how much our coverage has increased. TestComplete has made my job a lot easier."