TestArchitect's technology is based on a methodology called Action Based Testing (ABT). This chapter provides an introduction to ABT, which can be used for any type of testing, but has demonstrated its greatest benefit in automated testing.

ABT is a keyword-based approach to testing. For test automation in general, there are roughly three widely used approaches today:
  • record and playback, also known as capture and replay
  • scripting, also known as programming
  • keywords, of which Action Based Testing is an advanced form