Frequently Asked Questions about QuickLean

What is QuickLean?

QuickLean is a comprehensive HP UFT to LeanFT migration platform that converts over 90% of the UFT code to LeanFT automagically. It is the fastest, most comprehensive and cost effective technology to re-architect and migrate UFT based code and artifacts to LeanFT.

QuickLean is by Gallop Solutions which has earlier released WinQuick- the only HP validated solution with proven customer track record. Please refer to the Features Tab for a complete listing of QuickLean features.

Why should I move to LeanFT?

LeanFT is HP’s next generation functional test automation platform with superior functionality and features. Here is a small set of benefits realized by moving to LeanFT.

Improved enterprise adaption by leveraging best of Agile and DevOps

Increased run-time performance (up to 2 times)

Enhanced ROI via faster execution of scripts in developer’s native environment(Java or C#)

High level of reliability

Support for emerging AUT technologies

Developer oriented tool

Adopts the Core principles of UFT – Test Objects and Descriptions

Supports Windows standard, Web, .NET Window Forms, WPF, Mobile, SiebelUI, Insight Image Recognition

Does HP endorse QuickLean? Is the tool and technology validated by HP?

QuickLean is the only tool in the market to be thoroughly built with continuous feedback from HP. Based on an extensive HP/Gallop workshop result, QuickLean meets or exceeds requirement of a UFT to LeanFT migration tool.

What is the QuickLean service model?

QuickLean is offered as a service by Gallop Solutions and its partner channel. HP Professional Services Organization (HP PSO) is one of its key partner channel. QuickLean implementation team uses the tool to speed up the migration process substantially and pass on the benefit to the customer directly. Customer is charged only for the manual part of the work. This model is very prudent as the customer does not have to go through the learning curve of the tool/migration intricacies and does not have to suffer the business distraction. We offer onsite and offsite service models.

How does the service compare with manual migration? How fast, economical, reliable is it?

Gallop’s migration service employs QuickLean platform to automatically migrate over 90% of the code. Here are a few reasons why QuickLean solution is superior to manual Speed: As 90% of the code is automatically converted, only 10% of code migration needs to be handled manually. Less than 9 times the time it takes to migrate everything manually. There is also an element of debugging involved in manual or QuickLean based migrations. QuickLean leaves code level comments to readily identify problem areas, so the debugging is much faster and smoother. Overall, QuickLean saves over 80% of the effort in an end-to-end migration.

Reliability: Gallop’s team has extensive expertise and processes put in place exclusively to solve migration related problems. Our solutions are time tested and reliable.

Cost: QuickLean based migrations save over 80% of the effort involved otherwise in a manual migration. Complete project is implemented in less than 20% of the effort, so the total cost of implementation is proportionately lower by a factor of 3 to 6 times compared to manual migration. QuickLean is used as part of the Professional Services engagement.

Business Distraction: Minimal to Zero. Migration happens so fast that your regular Automation development schedules don’t need to take a hit. For your team, it is business as usual while the migration is happening.

Is the tool licensed?

No, QuickLean is offered as a service to provide a complete end-to-end solution and is not licensed as a tool. Effort spent in training on the tool and learning the intricacies of going from UFT to LeanFT is not a whole lot relevant after the migration is completed and the customer does not have to go through it. Gallop employs QuickLean as part of the migration engagement to deliver a complete working LeanFT setup, in the most cost efficient manner with no business distraction to your team. Over 80% of the migration happens automatically by the tool and you only pay for the manual component of the work.

Do you have a Proof of Concept available?

POC is offered for a limited period at this point. Also, a customized demo is available upon request from our website.

Can you perform a pilot in our test environment with our source code?

Absolutely! Gallop can perform a pilot in your own environment with your own source code. Please write to us at accelerate@gallop.net for details.

Can I get real customer references?

Yes, please write to us for references. Please click here for some success stories with our clients.

Give me an idea of high level migration process?

Typical migration process starts with a client interview to understand the setup and architecture. Gallop’s team understands the requirement, analyzes the code and offers a proposal with the cost and timeline. Gallop’s team can work in onsite and offsite models. A fully functional LeanFT source code(C# or Java) is delivered with a customized sign-off presentation to your team.

What is the signoff process?

At the end of the migration implementation, Gallop’s team conducts a customized sign-off session with the client’s team. As in most cases, the client’s team is venturing into LeanFT for the first time, this session explains the intricacies involved in using LeanFT on a day to day basis. Especially for the teams with expertise in UFT, the sign-off also touches upon aspects that you should avoid in LeanFT environment. This presentation is prepared exclusively for the client, with tips developed based on your usage model and code base. It also helps the teams be self sufficient and imparts ability to maintain and enhance the scripts as you move forward. Part of the process also includes a high level code walk through the new LeanFT based code. Please note that the sign-off presentation is not a substitute to a formal training.

Can I opt for offsite services for migration?

Yes, Gallop also offers complete offsite service model to the customers. We also offer 24 hour development work cycles to substantially cut down on the migration duration.

Do I need to ship my code to Gallop for conversion?

No, Gallop works onsite or offsite models as convenient to you. It is not required to ship/ftp the code to Gallop. Our team can implement the solution completely on your site or if working offsite, we will establish a secure remote connectivity.

Is the service available across the globe?

Yes, Gallop’s QuickLean migration service is available across the globe. Please talk to us for details about your specific location and need.

Why should I not rip off my entire UFT code and start from scratch?

Though it might sound like an attractive option, there are several drawbacks with this approach. All the perceived benefits of coding from scratch can be easily realized through a properly executed migration, that too at a much lower investment and time.

Do I get equally good framework in LeanFT?

QuickLean can handle complex frameworks and migrate appropriately to LeanFT. QuickLean migration process is not rigid. It allows for flexibility to tweak the architectures so the final design is compatible with LeanFT. Gallop’s consultants have the expertise to guide you through the process.

Can I get help evaluating our current scripts?

Gallop can help evaluate your current setup to design an efficient migration path. Please write to us.

Do you offer help building the framework and architecture?

Gallop Solutions can help you setup LeanFT framework from scratch and provide consulting services to get a jump start with your Automation initiatives.

What is the automatic conversion percentage?

QuickLean converts over 85 to 95% of the code auto-magically. Rest of the cleanup along with necessary debugging is handled by Gallop’s consultants, so the client gets the final working version of the code base as a deliverable.

What are the hardware/software requirements to install QuickLean?

UFT or QTP should be pre-installed  in the system. Also Java is required if using Eclipse.

Note: LeanFT comes as a plugin for Visual Studio and Eclipse. So it is same as the minimum requirements for installing your IDE.

Does the tool allow for re-architecting the code?

Yes. QuickLean is based on a Knowledge Driven Framework that allows for human expertise to work in conjunction with the tool’s speed and quality. Re-architecting is an integral part of all the migration implementations.

How native (to LeanFT) is the final output?

The final output of the process is a completely functional LeanFT setup. This output is fully native to LeanFT. LeanFT code will be exactly the way it will be if you write from scratch. Guaranteed!

Does the tool handle the translation?

All the libraries are migrated from VBScript to Java or C#.

Are Library Functions directly converted into LeanFT?

Yes, all the library functions are converted to equivalent Java or C# functions.

How does the tool indicate if there are problems in converting the scripts?

QuickLean generates conversion logs to exactly point where there was an issue with automatic translation. It is easy to browse through the resulting code and find problem areas just by searching for a pre-defined pattern. High level view of problem scripts can be obtained using QuickLean reports.

What are the limitations in the tool in terms of the maximum script file size, number of lines handled by the tool?

No such limitations. UFT source code is handled as is and no changes are required for migration.

What kinds of reports are generated by QuickLean?

QuickLean generates various reports during the process of migration. In addition to providing statistical data, these reports are of a great help to understand the migration activity from a high level and a good source to learn LeanFT platform.

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