Introducing Aqua – A Powerful IDE for Test Automation by JetBrains
QA and test engineering are essential parts of modern software development. At JetBrains, we believe using the right tool matters for every job. Creating a separate tool for automated test development was a natural step for us, as it allows us to cover the needs of multi-role software development teams. We are happy to introduce JetBrains Aqua – a powerful new IDE for test automation. Aqua provides a unique feature set distinct from existing JetBrains products. In Aqua, we’ve assembled everything a test automation engineer needs on a daily basis, including a multi-language IDE (with s
QA Tools Updates in 2022.1
Most JetBrains tools have had their first major release of the year and QA Tools are no exception. In addition to the cosmetic updates, we made big improvements and enhancements to the Page Object Editor in the Selenium UI Testing plugin, which is part of the JetBrains Test Automation Kit. Let’s take a look at what’s new! Page Object Editor improvements With the latest release, the Selenium UI Testing plugin got a huge improvement for its Page Object Editor. We’ve optimized the workflow and redesigned the UI to ensure that fewer distracting elements appear. You can instantly add page ele
QA Tools Updates in 2021.3
JetBrains IDEs got the last major update for this year! Together with this release, we’ve prepared a summary of the updates to our QA Tools.
Why Write Automated Tests?
After writing a post for the Upsource blog about evaluating tests during code review, I found myself compelled to write something more general on why we should be writing automated tests. If you already know the value of tests, you might find something here that will help convince your colleagues who are less sold on the idea. Why do we write automated tests? In my first post about code reviews, I mention that a lot of activities we often do in a code review can be automated - checking style, formatting, code coverage etc. The nice thing about automating these things is that, once automa