Are there developpers out there, who (ab)use the
of their automated gui-tests to also create uptodate-screenshots for the userdocumentation?
Background: Whithin the lifetime of an application, its gui-elements are constantly changing.
It makes a lot of work to keep the userdocumentation uptodate, especially if the example data in the pictures should match the textual description.
If you already have automated bdd-gui-tests why not let them take screenshots at certain points?
I am currently playing with webapps in dotnet+specflow+selenium, but this topic also applies to other bdd-engines (JRuby-Cucumber, mspec, rspec, ...) and gui-test-Frameworks (WaitN, WaitR, MsWhite, ....)
Any experience, thoughts or url-links to this topic would be helpfull. How is the cost/benefit relation? Is it worth the efford? What are the Drawbacks?
I have shifted from dotnet to android where localized screenshots for the appstore may also be a topic that could be generated by the bdd tests. My apps are translated to non ascii-languages like arabic (with right-to-left reading), japanese, chinese, bengali.