TestLeft from @SmartBear | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousIntegration
TestLeft helps developers create robust tests within IDEs, minimizing test creation and maintenance time
By: Liz McMillan
Apr. 19, 2016 02:30 AM
SmartBear Software has announced a new developer focused test automation tool, TestLeft. The tool enables developers working in an Agile and continuous delivery environment to create robust tests within IDEs, which helps reduce test creation and maintenance time.
"We are very excited about opportunities SmartBear's TestLeft will bring to our testing organization," said Brian Schaffer, Director Automated Testing at Interactive Intelligence. "Combining the best UI object recognition in the industry with extremely fast intelli-sense, the power of .NET framework and benefits of a strongly typed object oriented language will give us an opportunity to make our functional UI tests faster and more maintainable than ever before."
Organizations are increasingly adopting an Agile development approach to shorten the product delivery cycle and release high quality applications in a predictable fashion to the marketplace. Testing in these short Agile iterations often necessitates a "shift left" model, an approach in which testing starts much earlier in the application lifecycle. In such an approach, developers with strong technical expertise are increasingly being held accountable for testing, and as a result, they often work alongside testers to create test automation frameworks. Ensuring developers contribute to these frameworks can only be possible if testing tools easily plug into integrated development ecosystems such as IDEs. Though, this may not always be enough.
Developers building and contributing to such automated testing frameworks often face challenges while identifying right identifiers for objects on the applications under test. Not having the right object identifiers also creates challenges for test maintenance in the longer run as automated tests keep breaking when the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of the application under test changes. Add to that, developers spend considerable time writing custom logic in order to interact with the recognized objects. Additionally, scaling Agile efforts often necessities practices that enable testers to leverage the work of developers. To achieve this successfully, flagship testing tools need to be tightly integrated with developer focused test automation tools.
TestLeft is a lean functional testing tool for developers who are testing in Agile teams. It fully embeds into standard development IDEs such as Visual Studio, which helps minimize context switching and allows developers to create test cases in their favorite IDEs. Additionally, TestLeft comes with visual tools, which assists developers to identify correct object properties for application under test. Using TestLeft, developers can easily generate test code simply by dragging and dropping identifiers over objects on the screen. Furthermore, access to built-in methods and classes is available for code completion and faster scripting. Tests created by TestLeft can even be brought within SmartBear's TestComplete for consumption by testers.
TestLeft is immediately available. For more information, visit: https://smartbear.com/product/testleft/overview
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