UI testing with OCR based tools like Citratest, Sikuli and Eggplant  

UI testing with OCR based tools like Citratest, Sikuli and Eggplant  

  
I was wondering whether someone has some experiemce with UI testing tools based on OCR in combination with Outsystems based applications.

Reason: Selenium like tools use object libraries to recognise UI element. because of the dynamic ID of Outsystems UI testing requires some basic knowldge of web technology like XPath, CSS, DOM and AJAX to create robust tests.

The new generation tools like Citratest, Sikuli and Eggplant do not use object libraries, but use an advanced form of OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and IR (Image Recognition).And are based on priciple of: “What you see = what you test”
These tools use smart way of Key-word driven testing with many advantages:
No programming skills and web knowledge like XPath, CSS, DOM and AJAX is required for testers
Low effort in creating and maintaining test cases.Limited keywords to identify UI elements.

Wwhat is your experience with this kind of tools?
What about easy of use, stability and robustness of created test cases?

Thanks in advance

Rachid
Hi Rachid,

Well I spent the best part of 2 decades waiting for fixed control ID to automate desktop applications on another product so was a little disappointed intially to hear OS dynamic ID, BUT after researching this topic I am satisfied with OS response http://www.outsystems.com/forums/discussion/13554/outsystem-9-is-supporting-selenium-webdriver/#Post49520   or  http://www.outsystems.com/forums/discussion/13751/how-to-set-an-id-to-a-div-in-v9/