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Micro Focus UFT Developer Room for Improvement

LQ
Systems Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees

The pricing could be improved. It's a bit high right now. They could make it more reasonable.

Currently, the functionalities do not exist on Ranorex or UFT, however, as the industry continues to evolve and put more applications into a mobile device, the implementation of testing in a mobile device, using either Ranorex or UFT or XYZ, et cetera is just a natural progression of their functionality. This world is not made of only PCs. The solution needs to offer mobile application testing.

That said, that is a very difficult requirement as one would expect that they would need to test across various platforms - including iOS, Android, Chrome, et cetera. Every mobile device seems to have its own standard. The mobile industry would need to also standardize a bit. However, that's not likely. There also hasn't been a unification of testing on mobile devices regardless of the browser.  

It requires a good discipline maturity and if the discipline is not there, I spend my time holding people's hands and showing them how to install everything, how to connect, et cetera. Without users with knowledge, users that understand coding, it's very hard to adopt the application.

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SP
Framework Architect and Test Automation Specialist at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees

With Smart Bear products generally, you can have only one instance of the tool running on a machine. Whereas with Selenium, you can have five instances of the test on a single machine. The lack of multiple instance capability is not as useful.

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Dhananjay Singh - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Leader at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

UFT is more code-based, and we have to have knowledge of VB scripting to prepare the automation test cases. This is an area that is lagging behind with UFT.

One of the biggest challenges we face is not being able to easily interact with ALMs, other than HP ALM. This is an area that needs improvement.

In the next release, I would like to see the connectivity improved to be less complex and more stable. 

Also, they can improve the coding interfaces to be easier and closer to English or any other international language, rather than a programming language.

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David Gorecki - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Specialist - Quality Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

You need a more modern language to write test cases in because Visual Basic is not powerful enough.

I have to keep the remote machine open while the tests are running, otherwise, it leads to instability.

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CK
Senior Software Engineer at Xylem

As I have only been using this solution for a few weeks, I am really not in a position to say what needs improvement. I need to use it more where I can explore all the available features. If I am not able to perform any operation, then I will be in a position to answer this area of improvement better.

In the next release, I would like to see integration with different cloud-based tools such as Azure. Microsoft already supports the internet. 

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PP
Leading SAP Testing Program at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

UFT Developer is good, but it requires high-level development skills. Scripting is something that everybody should know to be able to work with this product. Currently, it is very development intensive, and you need to know various scripting languages. It would be good if the development effort could be cut short, and it can be scriptless like Tosca. It will help in more adoption because not every team has people with a software engineering background. If it is scriptless, the analysts who wear multiple hats and come from different backgrounds can also use it in a friendly manner.

It is also quite expensive.

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Poonam Jain - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Testing Services at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The issue with all the integration is that it can become very costly and expensive and we'd like to be able to recommend one single tool that will do it all.

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Micro Focus UFT Developer
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