Micro Focus has readied the Borland Silk Test 13.0 test automation suite for market this month with a promise of a product that can create accurate test automation across a broad range of application technologies. This is an opportunity to check software continuously as it changes, ensuring that defects don't occur and that applications run reliably.
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With more advanced custom control support enhancements, Silk Test 13.0 is extending its web testing capabilities by adding support for Google Chrome and enhancing support for Firefox and Internet Explorer. Once again the product promise here: the ability to take one test and script across all browsers.
"In today's multi-device, multi-channel environment, businesses need to have the ability to test new applications that can be validated and checked across any device an end user might have," said Archie Roboostoff, Borland portfolio director, Micro Focus. "With Silk Test, we are giving organizations an automated test environment which works across a range of platforms, reducing the testing effort and reducing time to market. Organizations using Silk Test will continue to build better software faster, regardless of framework, platform, or system."
As well as cross browser testing, other new features include Silk Test WorkBench enhancements for improved debugging capabilities and direct .NET referencing from the command line to deliver "complete control" over the testing environment.
Complete control or not, there is also enhanced visual results analysis using the TrueLog Explorer for Silk Test Classic and Silk4J to give testers the ability to not only see where there is a problem but why the problem happened in the first place.
In addition, new capabilities such as Microsoft Accessibility and text capturing are intended to make it easier to automate highly customized controls. Enhanced debugging, script reuse, and additional object map features are hoped to provide a more intuitive user experience within the SilkTest WorkBench.