This two-day course introduces students to LeanFT. LeanFT, or Lean Functional Testing is a small but powerful testing tool that can allow Quality Assurance teams and Developers to develop test cases in a more integrated manner. By gaining the ability to develop test cases directly in Visual Studio or Eclipse, applications can be tested despite not being fully developed and/or deployed for general Quality Assurance teams to use.

Day one will focus on introducing the product and basic concepts of LeanFT test script development using Visual Studio. Day two will examine the integration with Eclipse as well building application models and data driving with Microsoft Excel.


  • Working knowledge of Windows and web browsers
  • Fundamental understanding of Java and C# programming is helpful, but not required

Audience/Job Roles

This course is designed for Quality Assurance engineers or any new users of LeanFT.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Describe the differences between UFT and LeanFT
  • Design and execute LeanFT tests in both Eclipse and Visual Studio
  • Enhance your LeanFT tests with parameters
  • Integrate your LeanFT Tests with Microsoft Excel to data drive your test


Module 1: Course Overview

  • Identify the contents and objectives of the course
  • Learn the sample Applications

Module 2: Introduction to LeanFT

  • Build a LeanFT web-based test using Visual C#
  • Build a LeanFT Windows-based test using Visual C#
  • Run the tests with NUnit

Module 3: Using the Object Identification Center (OIC)

  • Use the OIC to identify objects in an application
  • Add steps manually using the OIC
  • Capture values and display them in the Output log

Module 4: Iterating with LeanFT

  • Create iterations for an entire test or just a section of the test
  • Set up iterations based on the number of values in the array

Module 5: LeanFT Checkpoints

  • Build checkpoints by inserting assert methods for the framework being used
  • Report results to the test results
  • Control test pass/fail conditions
  • Use the Assert within a try-catch statement.

Module 6: Using LeanFT with Eclipse

  • Create a LeanFT test using the Junit Framework in Eclipse
  • Build a test on a Web application
  • Build a test on a Windows application
  • Run the test in Eclipse

Module 7: Enhancing Test Scripts in Eclipse

  • Use the OIC with Eclipse
  • Iterate tests through multiple browsers
  • Add checkpoints

Module 8: Creating Application Models

  • Describe the theory behind application models
  • Create an application model with LeanFT using Visual Studio

Module 9: Parameterization with Excel

  • Reading data from an Excel file to use as input into your test
  • Write data to an Excel file to save output from your test

Module 10: End-to-End Lab

  • Combine topics and methods from previous labs into a comprehensive test
  • Create an NUnit Test project
  • Create an application model
  • Create a test using an application model
  • Add checkpoints to a test
  • Run the test against multiple browsers
  • Parameterize a test using Excel