EuroSTAR Conference 2015 in Maastricht – Hot Topics

Posted by Martin Fahrenberger on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Europe’s #1 software testing conference – EuroSTAR Conference – took place for the fifth time this year in the Netherlands between the 2nd and the 5th of November 2015 at MECC Maastricht. My colleague Alexander Walentin and I joined many other global software testing professionals in taking part.

Ranorex Experts at EuroSTAR 2015

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A Success Story: TomTom Saves Serious Time with Ranorex Mobile Automated Tests

Posted by Jennifer Omer on Thursday, November 12th, 2015

TomTom is best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products and developing innovative products that make it easier for people to keep moving towards their goals. Since 2004 they have sold over 75 million portable navigation devices (PNDs).

traffic jams in the city, road, rush hour

For their innovative PND feature called “Bring your own connectivity”, TomTom wanted to automate Bluetooth Interoperability (IOP) tests on iOS and Android phones. With this feature, people can connect with mobile phones via Bluetooth to get real-time traffic information on the TomTom navigation device.

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How to Automate Your Tests Without Programming Skills – Execution

Posted by Jim Trentadue on Thursday, November 5th, 2015

This is the second part of a three-part blog post series regarding test automation for manual testers without any programming background. This blog post deals with the opportunities that manual testers have in the automation category of “Execution“.

How Manual Tester Execution Header

If you haven’t read the first part regarding preparation tasks, it’s recommended to do so prior to reading the section on Execution.

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Ranorex Automates Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Posted by Tobias Walter on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

We’re sure that you’ve noticed that Android Marshmallow, the latest update to hit Google’s mobile operating system, is now available. Google has started rolling out their software for the latest Nexus devices, and other manufacturers will soon follow.

With the update installed, users will have access to a ton of new features like battery life improvements, greater app permission controls, standardized support for fingerprint scanners, more granular volume control, USB-C support and the new Google Now, just to name a few.

To round out the list of mobile technologies available, we are thrilled to announce that with our latest release (5.4.3), Ranorex supports Android 6.

Ranorex Automates Marshmallow

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How to Automate Your Tests Without Programming Skills – Preparation

Posted by Jim Trentadue on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Test automation is seen as the way to make testers more efficient and productive for doing their job. It’s also known that you can expand your test coverage greatly by automating nearly all permutations of a given scenario. For large project teams and large releases, automating your testing is the only way project schedules can be met.

Test automation solutions come with a misperception though. A number of solutions require you to have a programming and development background or skillset. But this is not a skillset most manual testers possess nor want to. Often there is a divide between the manual testers and automated testers as these are now two different jobs.

How to Automate Your Tests Without Programming Skills - Preparation

So what kind of bridge can be built across this gap of the two different roles? How can the automated testers get more useful information from the manual testers? How can the manual testers be more productive with what they can contribute to the automation effort? It starts with understanding the automation structure and framework.

Whether they are writing the actual test automation test case or not, manual testers can be productive immediately by understanding a few key points: What are the key categories that a manual tester can be effective instantly with test automation?

This and the following blog posts will focus each on one of the three main categories of work for test automation. These are Preparation, Execution, and Analysis. Within each of these three categories, there are three key points in each that cover the full category, which will be explored in depth.

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Enhanced Features of Image Validation

Posted by Corinna Kindlhofer on Monday, August 3rd, 2015

This blog post will show how to use the image validation enhancements for your test automation projects introduced in Ranorex 5.4. As you can read in the news post here, it is now possible to log the similarity as well as the difference image of two compared images.

Image Validation Test Automation

For image validation there are many purposes in test automation. You can for example add a test case to your recurring automated website tests checking whether the correct logo is displayed in the header area.

This example will be used to show how to work with the new feature.

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Convert your Ranorex Report to PDF

Posted by Robert Prehm on Friday, July 10th, 2015

This blog post will show how to use the ReportToPDF tool in order to convert Ranorex Report files into PDF. The platform independent file format allows you to share and distribute the generated reports very easily with people not having Ranorex installed.

Report to PDF

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Integrating Ranorex with Testlink and Jenkins

Posted by Roland Enzinger on Thursday, March 5th, 2015

This blog post is heavily based on ideas and instructions provided by Timm Groeger from Buhl Data GmbH.

Testlink Jenkins Integration with Ranorex Automated Test Software

Testlink is a very powerful test management tool which is web based and open source. In addition to support for test cases, test suites, test plans and test projects, it also supports management for feature requirements and test specifications. Furthermore, an interface for defect/issue management (e.g. Jira, Bugzilla, Mantis, etc.) exists in the framework of TestLink. Test cases can be marked as manual or automated.

Following the instructions below allows you to incorporate test management with automated test execution controlled by a CI tool (e.g. Jenkins) and executed by Ranorex. Afterwards the test results will be provided for the test management tool. This seamless integration allows traceability from beginning to end – i.e. from setting the requirements to all assigned test cases, including their (automated) test results and reports.

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Automated Regression Testing with Ranorex

Posted by Tobias Walter on Thursday, January 15th, 2015

This blog post will explain the term regression testing and how Ranorex test automation can support in doing functional regression testing. Additionally the blog post will confront you with the problem occurring with regression testing including a strategy to overcome it.


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Integrating Ranorex Test Cases into Jira

Posted by Christian Breitwieser on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Jira is an issue and project tracing software from Atlassian. The following article describes integrating Ranorex Test Cases into Jira. That way you will empower Ranorex to submit or modify testing issues within Jira in an automated way.


As Jira offers a REST web service (API description available here), it becomes possible to submit issues automatically. This is achieved using the JiraRestClient  and RestSharp.

These libraries are wrapped with Ranorex functionality, forming re-usable modules, available within this library. The integration of these Jira testing modules into Ranorex Test Automation is described subsequently.

The provided library is not an official part of Ranorex and is therefore not covered by the Ranorex support services!
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