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Jolt Awards: The Best Testing Tools

, May 21, 2013 The best testing tools of the past year
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Jolt Award: SmartBear Software TestComplete 9

The reason TestComplete is mentioned in the Jolt Awards year after year is because it consistently raises the bar for what a high-quality software testing suite should be. TestComplete is truly a complete software testing facility, allowing you to test a broad range of Web to Windows software products. Nearly every popular language on the Windows platform can be instrumented for deep testing interrogation. Web apps ranging from legacy AIR and Flash applications to cutting edge HTML5/CSS3 can be fully automated with TestComplete as well.

The latest release keeps TestComplete up-to-date in the rapidly evolving software development landscape by supporting ExtJS control, Embarcadero RAD Studio 64-bit Delphi programs, and full support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012. Yet even with all this new software and system support, creating, running, and evaluating tests with TestComplete is as straightforward and painless as ever. It enables developers and testers to script functional GUI tests, regression tests, data-driven tests, even unit tests if you want to run them without the traditional frameworks.

In addition, tests can be distributed across many machines and their results integrated into a single report. The only drawback in this excellent product is that it runs only on Microsoft Windows. Perhaps one day Mac and Linux users will be able to enjoy its benefits.

— Mike Riley

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