Creating a Test with the Visual Editor

Learn how using the Visual Editor enables technical and nontechnical teammates to own testing.

An Introduction to the Visual Editor

Rainforest tests created with the Visual Editor are “no code,” which makes it easy for technical and nontechnical teammates to own testing. This model ensures the flexibility Rainforest users value. As the name implies, Visual Editor operates on a visual level—just like humans. Users interact with the UI, not the Document Object Model (DOM).

On a practical level, some things are impossible to accomplish with DOM-based tools, which test what the computer sees, not the user. These include:

  • Working across browser windows
  • Interacting with the OS
  • Downloading, editing, and uploading files
  • Any interaction with desktop software

A Visual Editor-created test evaluates what users see and experience, not the computer. When the test executes, it’s almost as if a human goes through the steps, performing actions such as clicking buttons and keying in required information.

Take a look at this short video to see a Visual Editor test in action.

For a deeper dive, watch this signup process video. Additionally, we offer office hours every Monday and Thursday for users to join and ask questions live to a Rainforest team member, click here to register.


If you have any questions, reach out to us at [email protected].


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