Test automation folklore is full of horror stories of failed attempts to apply record-playback tools to perform UI-based functional testing. In Mushe Milman’s talk, he will take an objective look at record-playback tools and compare them with programming-based automation tools in order to evaluate their applicability to visual test automation. In his session, you will learn how record-playback tools are highly effective as automated visual testing drivers to catch visual bugs pre-production and increase visual UI testing coverage. You will also learn how record-playback tools can be used to implement visual tests for a responsive website using Selenium IDE and other tools without writing a single line of code (other open source and commercial tools that are codeless). Mushe will show how these tools are able to support CI-CD in partnership with automated functional testing teams at scale. During this session you will learn about the latest trends and capabilities in the open source and commercial record/playback tools space and how to use record playback tools as part of your automation strategy. Finding the right balance between code/script based automation and codeless automation is critical.