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    STAF Alternatives

    STAF is described as 'The Software Testing Automation Framework (STAF) is an open source, multi-platform, multi-language framework designed around the idea of reusable components, called services (such as process invocation, resource management, logging, and monitoring)' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to STAF for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Selenium, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like STAF are TestComplete (Paid), Robot framework (Free, Open Source), Screenster (Freemium) and Cerberus Testing (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 5, 2020

    1. Selenium is a suite of tools specifically for testing web applications. Selenium IDE is a Firefox add-on that records clicks, typing, and other actions to make a test, which you can play back in the browser.
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      selenium is for web apps; STAF/STAX is for automating service testing
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    2. TestComplete is an automated testing tool, with unmatched support for unit, functional, regression, distributed and HTTP performance testing at the project level.


    3. Robot Framework is a generic test automation framework for acceptance testing and acceptance test-driven development (ATDD). It has easy-to-use tabular test data syntax and it utilizes the keyword-driven testing approach.
    4. 10x faster UI testing without a line of code. Screenster is a web-based platform that records a visual baseline of the application screens and then automatically detects changes.
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    5. Support Digital Businesses in accelerating their software delivery with automated functional testing at scale. Enabling collaboration being low-code and covering the full continuous testing lifecycles.
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      PhearJS renders dynamic webpages using PhantomJS: fetch a page, render it and return a pretty JSON object. PhearJS is offered as a hosted API as well as an open source solution that you can host yourself.
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      Citrus Integration Testing Automated integration tests for message protocols and data formats that you require! Test message interfaces with HTTP, JMS, TCP/IP, REST, SOAP, FTP, SSH, XML, JSON and more!
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    6. The Test Automation and Load Test Tool for Software Development. Familiar with Selenium? You will love functional testing with XLT! It extends the concept with test data management, modules, variables, and macro functionality.
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      SAFS (Software Automation Framework Support) is a Multiplatform data-driven test automation execution services Features Data-driven test automation services supporting advanced NLS testing. Tool-independent implementation for long-term test automation success.
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      With Twister, developers can start testing immediately using reusable test configurations. The repeatable test cases make complexity manageable and ensure the results are predictable.
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