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Micro Focus Aims To Score With 'Goal-Based' Testing

Micro Focus has released a new iteration of its 'Silk' application-testing suite incorporating the SilkPerformer, SilkTest, and SilkCentral Test Manager (SCTM) 2010 R2 products. The company is aiming to give software testers and QA professionals a route to what it calls 'goal-based' testing, configuration testing, and extended support for an improved configuration suite.

SilkCentral Test Manager 2010 R2 will try and win developers with its new capabilities for visibility and control over testing environments, starting with a new goal-based test management system that focuses resources on the areas most sensitive for quality, allowing software teams to make risk-driven decisions. Making goal-based testing more powerful are facilities to manage and track the results of configuration tests across complex application environment combinations.

Micro Focus' code coverage analysis, which has been extended from Java to .NET, is intended to provide a goal-based measure of how effective tests are in covering the system. Additionally, new test execution video capture provides insight into what happens during tests, including analyzing the speed at which a test is resolved across different internet browsers.

"It is hard to overstate the importance software testing has to the smooth running of a business. If applications fail, it costs organizations valuable time and money to fix the resulting problems. The Silk product line ensures that software is comprehensively tested and delivered to the highest quality standards, producing better applications in a faster timeframe," said Richard Novak, president of Micro Focus' application management and quality division.

SilkTest 2010 R2 adds support for Adobe Flash Version 4.x, as well as Java AWT/Swing and offers Micro Focus WorkBench enhancements including a visual testing approach that requires no coding. The new version of SilkPerformer includes improved AJAX load-testing capabilities and extended support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Citrix Online plug-in 12, Citrix Web Interface 5.3., Flex 4, and OpenSSL 1.0.0.a.

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