Automation Anywhere has announced its new version of the Testing Anywhere automated software testing product. The new offering tests apps on Windows, and web apps on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Chrome. It also tests custom-built applications written in more than 20 languages including Python, Perl, C++, and C#.
Although Testing Anywhere's USP (unique selling point) is perhaps difficult to pin down at first, the product's "Object Avatar" functionality is reportedly seen as a breakthrough technology for creating test cases — and is said to be "especially useful" for Agile development.
"Object Avatar creates test cases up to 300% faster by not needing to connect to an application while creating tests. Testing Anywhere also increases testing speed and improves collaboration through its Test-to-EXE functionality that can convert a test to an EXE, allowing the user to run and share the test case on any machine, even running on computers where Testing Anywhere is not installed," said Automation Anywhere.
One of its most powerful features appears to be its ability to automate test cases that are not instrumented — meaning that QA testers can test product-ready test cases, omitting the need for code stripping at a later time.
"When we launched Testing Anywhere few years ago, we saw immediate interest from major system integrators, developers, and QA professionals who saw how much time our it could save them," said Mihir Shukla, founder and CEO of Automation Anywhere. "Automation Anywhere now serves large customers in both the business process automation market as well as in automated software testing. We are glad today to be able to extend this functionality for people working with Java and Silverlight."
With this launch, Testing Anywhere works with Java applications, offering an object-level testing automation solution to ensure top quality in Java development environments. Testing Anywhere supports testing automation of standard Java objects, as well as custom controls.