QASource’s Advanced Technology Group Monthly Update: January 2015

QASource | January 20, 2015

QASource’s Advanced Technology Group Monthly Update: January 2015

Every month our Advanced Technology group evaluates the latest tools in QA testing and passes on their findings to you. This month, we will take a look at Spoon, Jasmine, Twist and Testing Anywhere. We have also provided a list of the latest support updates. As always, we hope this will help increase your QA team’s efficiency and productivity, as well as help you get the most out of test automation .

Latest Support Updates from December 2014:

  • Version 1.3.4 of Appium has been released, allowing better session closing.
  • Test Studio’s new version R4 2014 with unified Web and WPF recorder has been released by Telerik.
  • “Merger” is the new Toolchain module in the newly released 3.2.5 version of Maven.
  • Gradle has released version 2.2.1 fixing the existing issues with Gradle deamon.
  • Version 1.596 of Jenkins shows improved UI interface for nodes page.
  • IntelliJ IDEA has released version 14.0.2.

Tools and Technology Overview:

Spoon packages applications in isolated virtual environments called “containers”. These applications can then be run eliminating installs, conflicts, breaks and dependencies. In addition, Spoon runs Selenium tests on a variety of browser containers offering a solution for automated browser testing.

Jasmine tests JavaScript code in a behavior-driven development framework and doesn’t require a DOM. In addition, Jasmine doesn’t depend on any other JavaScript frameworks. Writing tests is easy as there is a clean syntax. When compared to Cucumber, Jasmine provides less keywords, but supports more languages.

Twist is built by Thoughtworks Studios and is used as a test automation and functional testing application. It uses both behavior-driven development and test-driven development approaches for functional testing. It uses an Agile environment to create and maintain test automation suites. Twist’s integrated development environment has been built in Eclipse and supports Selenium and Sahi for testing web-based applications.

Testing Anywhere is an easy to use testing tool that allows users to automate web based applications. It provides non-programmers with a built-in editor that makes changes in recorded test cases. Testing Anywhere can be used for functional testing, performance testing, and data driven testing.

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