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What Type of Automated Testing Tool Should You Use? Before you use an automated testing tool, you need to know what you're looking for. Not all tools are created equal. There are scriptless frameworks, which are useful for testing teams that don't have a lot of programming skills. Consider the complexity of your tests and what type of tools you can use. Simple automated tests can be implemented with free tools, while more complex tests require paid test automation solutions. Let's review some of the most popular tools for testing web and mobile applications. The Record and Playback approach - is best for a small team and doesn't require extensive automation experience. The Test Framework approach - this approach organizes individual test cases into independent modules, each of which uses a single master script for all tests. Using the Test Framework approach requires more planning and expertise in automation but is usually the best choice for experienced testers. In general, automated testing tools should be used only when the development process of your product is well underway. Different reporting options - Most automated testing tools will provide you with stack traces, screenshots of errors, and information about the time taken for each test. However, only a few will allow you to record videos during your tests, which will help you see what happens with the system during a test. But it can be difficult to write such a test when you're not familiar with scripting languages. This type of automated testing tool will cost more money than you might expect, so it's best to check out its features before investing in it. Various infrastructure tools - These tools will allow your team to run tests efficiently and quickly. Among them, you should choose open-source coding frameworks, which are free to use. While open-source coding frameworks are a great option, you should be aware that test automation can get very expensive if you use them in large quantities. For this reason, it's a good idea to use a tool that allows you to change parameters in real-time without compromising the quality of your tests. Zaptest - Another scriptless framework for testing web applications is Zapatos. It supports multiple operating systems and can help you automate all kinds of testing. Zaptest is a testing automation tool that doesn't require any programming languages. With over 200 technologies supported, this tool is ideal for cross-browser and cross-platform testing. Moreover, the tool's built-in recorder lets you reuse the same script over, increasing speed. Zaptest is useful for mobile and hybrid applications. It supports various platforms, including Android, iOS, and Windows desktops. It's a cross-platform tool, as the framework supports almost any language, including Java, C++, Python, and PHP. Also, Zaptest is a functional automated testing tool that uses sophisticated image and text search algorithms to detect objects on the screen.