AutomatedQA adds Vista tests

AutomatedQA launches TestComplete 5 application testing environment

AutomatedQA on Monday is unveiling its TestComplete 5 application testing environment, which adds support for Windows Vista applications.

Built for automated testing, TestComplete 5 makes development of tests easier, according to the company. In addition to Vista, TestComplete 5 supports Firefox and Internet Explorer 7 Web tests as well as testing of Windows Presentation Foundation, .Net and Java applications. The Java system must be running under Windows.

"What TestComplete is, is a full IDE for automated testing," featuring functional and load testing, said Drew Wells, vice president of AutomatedQA. Tests can be recorded and played back.

Developers can build user-defined forms to be displayed during test execution. Built-in controls assist with developing forms that ask testers to select scenarios or to specify test conditions.

TestComplete is able to read the name of an object, such as a form, as designated by the original developer. This provides for better communication for subsequent developers, who can rely on the name of the object instead of using object or screen coordinates.

Other features include:

-- The capability to test applications under different user accounts. This enables an administrator to grant different levels of access for security purposes.

-- Enhanced name mapping to recognize Win32, .Net, VCL (Visual Component Library) and other objects.

-- Improved integration with AutomatedQA's AQtime performance profiler and memory debugger.

-- XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language) support.

TestComplete 5 integrates with Microsoft's Visual Studio environment. While AutomatedQA believes Microsoft over time will add to its own products the type of testing AutomatedQA enables, the company is undaunted.

"The object is to stay ahead of them, which we've done for a while and will continue to do," Wells said.

Available now, TestComplete 5 costs US$999 for the enterprise version, which includes Web testing and log testing.

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