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QASource’s Advanced Technology Group Monthly Update: September 2014

Technology Updates & Reviews | By Brandon Getty | September 24, 2014

Our advanced technology group has the opportunity to use the latest QA testing tools, and we are proud to pass the knowledge of our team on to you in our monthly updates. This month, we take a look at new support features for Hudson, Maven, Appium, and Ranorex. Also, we preview four tools for automated testing, test case management, and cloud-based development. Increased speed and efficiency is your goal—leverage our findings as you strive to achieve it.

Latest Support Updates:

  • The new version of Hudson (3.2.0) features upgraded core Spring libraries and improved Team Support.
  • Maven 3.2.3 has been released with improvements in usability and overall performance.
  • Appium 1.2.2 features new support for simultaneous test execution on multiple devices.
  • Support for Firefox 32 has been added to Ranorex 5.1.2.

Tool & Technology Overview:

OpKey is a complete solution for automation on desktop, web, and mobile, designed with both test engineers and developers in mind. OpKey utilizes zero-code scripting, an upcoming approach to test design, maintenance, and execution. It integrates with more than 10 automation tools and supports 400+ keywords.

TOSCA Suite helps automate the execution of functional and regression tests. In addition to test automation, TOSCA features integrated test management, GUI, API, and command line interface (CLI). It supports Delphi, .NET including WPF, Java Swing/SWT/AWT, and Visual Basic. A complete GUI allows for automation of web applications. Looking for additional assistance with automated testing?

Microsoft Test Manager is a powerful test case management tool that is used alongside Visual Studio Test and Team Foundation Server. With this tool, you can create and record manual test cases using action and validation test steps. With Microsoft Test Manager, you can plan, execute, analyze, and track test cases efficiently.

Cloud9 provides open source integrated development environments (IDE) in the cloud. It supports 40+ languages and offers class A support for PHP, Ruby, Python, JavaScript/Node.js, and Go. Also, it supports online code repositories like GitHub and cloud execution environments like Sauce Labs.

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