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Gauge – lightweight cross-platform test automation tool

Gauge is a lightweight cross-platform test automation tool. It provides the ability to author test cases and scenarios in Markdown.

Its modular architecture makes it flexible and scalable. Gauge helps you focus on testing the flow of an application. Gauge does this by making steps as re-usable as possible. With Gauge, you don’t need to build custom frameworks using a programming language.

Gauge also supports data driven testing using Markdown tables as well as, for example, external CSV files.

Gauge is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Simple, flexible and rich syntax based on Markdown.
  • Consistent cross platform/language support for writing test code.
  • A modular architecture with plugins support.
  • Extensible through plugins and hackable.
  • Supports data driven execution and external data sources.
  • Helps you create maintainable test suites.
  • Support for VS Code.
  • Works with multiple languages, CI/CD tools and automation drivers.
  • Robust plugin architecture and plugin ecosystem. You can easily extend Gauge to add support for IDEs, drivers, datasources, text execution events or your favourite programming language.
  • Takes a screenshot on a test failure allowing you to get a visible picture of what went wrong. Reports are available across multiple formats (XML, JSON, HTML).
  • Scale your tests with out of the box parallelization support.
  • Supports data-driven testing. Keep your data sets out of your test scripts to run them repeatedly against multiple data sets. Easily test with large data sets, while keeping specifications highly readable.

Website: gauge.org
Support: Documentation, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Thoughtworks, Inc.
License: Apache License 2.0

Gauge is written in Go. Learn Go with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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