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Capture-Replay Regression Testing in Eclipse RCP

When it comes to testing the GUI of Java applications, you’re typically faced with a tremendous amount of readily available testing tools for AWT and Swing, in all states of development, and all kinds of packages, be it standalone tools or some kind of plug-in to your favourite IDE. Now there’s more than just AWT/Swing. Once you start developing your first Eclipse plug-in, you’re bound to come across SWT, the GUI framework of Eclipse itself. Looking for tools capable of testing SWT-based applications is quite some task, the primary source for hints being some secluded mailing lists’ archives. The task gets even tougher when you’re setting more constraints: support for the Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) and robust Capture-Replay functionality, for example.

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