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  • Press ReleaseAnnouncing NeoLoad 4.0 Enterprise Load & Performance Testing for Web/Mobile Apps
    Posted by admin on Wednesday, June 27 @ 19:38:03 PDT (read: 2246 times)

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    Neotys Announces NeoLoad 4.0 Enterprise Load & Performance Testing for Web & Mobile Applications

    Collaboration Capabilities, Mobile & Video Support, New Features & Licensing Options Drive Unprecedented Value

    ORLANDO, Fla.– April 17, 2012–– Neotys, a leader in easy-to-use, cost-effective load & performance testing tools for web and mobile applications, today announced the release of NeoLoad 4.0, a major new revision of its load and performance testing solution, at the STAREAST Conference.

    NeoLoad 4.0 delivers new collaboration capabilities and licensing options, new features for mobile and video applications testing plus improved on-demand cloud testing that provides a flexible “pay as you go” approach for performance testing mission-critical applications. This latest release makes enterprise load and performance testing more accessible to all businesses and organizations to address their evolving needs.

    “The rapid adoption of mobile and cloud technologies are creating challenges for testing organizations that necessitate evolution in techniques and tools,” said Thomas Murphy, research director with Gartner. “Companies must stay on top of changing application topologies and delivery methods to ensure their testing tools provide the right technical match and value.”

    NeoLoad is designed for Web and mobile applications to realistically simulate user activity and analyze server behavior. The solution allows users to test more quickly, efficiently and frequently, enabling faster deployment of Internet, intranet and mobile applications. NeoLoad supports all web architectures including the newest technologies such as HTML5, Flex, Silverlight, GWT and Ajax Push.

    New Feature Highlights

    New Collaboration Capabilities
    NeoLoad now allows teams to work together on the same project with a shared repository, the Neotys Team Server. With version 4.0, several testers may be involved in the creation and the analyses of test cases which enable teams to save time and be more productive.

    Enhanced Mobile Support
    NeoLoad now has more specific features to test mobile versions of web applications as well as native mobile applications. Users can easily record the mobile version of web apps directly from their desktop browsers with an "Identify as" feature. Additionally, a network emulation feature now lets users select the mobile network to further increase the realism of the load generated.

    Enhanced Video Support
    NeoLoad now automatically detects video requests in a project and provides specific statistics related to the quality of the video playback (lag duration, time to start the video). Users can record and replay video requests using different protocols (HTTP, RTMP) and video formats (flv, avi, mpeg4…).

    New Licensing Options
    NeoLoad 4.0 is offered with new licensing options for increased flexibility to accommodate a range of use cases from multi-project environments to single per project rentals. New licenses will allow team members to share a license and run concurrent tests. The rental license is now more flexible by allowing non-consecutive days of testing.

    With 4.0 we have eliminated the tradeoff between having to choose between an easy-to-use, cost effective performance tool and an enterprise class solution,” said Gerald Labie, CEO, Neotys USA. “NeoLoad’s new features extend the benefit of faster testing to large testing teams and enterprises. Combining automated capabilities and integrated cloud testing with broad technology support including mobile and RIA protocols, NeoLoad helps organizations improve productivity of their testing teams while reducing business risk across all their web and mobile apps. Delivering this at an affordable price makes it a true ‘enterprise for all’ solution.”

    Pricing and Availability
    NeoLoad 4.0 is available immediately. Pricing is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of requirements and budgets. Interested parties can also download a free trial version.

    About Neotys www.neotys.com
    Since 2005, Neotys has helped over 1,000 customers in more than 60 countries enhance the reliability, performance, and quality of their web and mobile applications. The best-in-class NeoLoad load & performance testing solution is flexible, easy to use with infinite scalability from the cloud and support for all web 2.0 and mobile technologies. All this is backed by a dedicated team of Neotys professional services and support to ensure your success. For more information about Neotys and NeoLoad visit: www.neotys.com or contact sales@neotys.com.

    For more information contact:
    Elyse Familant
    George Cohen Communications
    978-725-3637
    elysef@gccpr.com

    OR

    Jonathan Bracken
    Neotys
    781-449-1590
    jonathan.bracken@neotys.com

    "


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    Announcementfroglogic Releases Automated GUI Testing Tool Squish 4.2
    Posted by admin on Wednesday, June 27 @ 19:37:44 PDT (read: 1563 times)

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    Hamburg, Germany – 2012-03-06 froglogic GmbH today announced that Squish 4.2—a new feature release of the popular Squish GUI Testing Tool—is now available.

    Squish is the leading functional, cross-platform GUI and regression testing tool that can test applications based on a variety of GUI technologies, including Nokia's Qt Software Development Frameworks, Java SWT/Eclipse RCP, Java AWT/Swing, Windows MFC and .NET, Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa, iOS CocoaTouch and Web/HTML/AJAX. Squish stands out from other GUI testing tools by giving test engineers the freedom to record and write tests using familiar scripting languages such as JavaScript, Perl, Python, and Tcl. Furthermore, Squish provides extremely tight integration with the specific GUI technologies it supports. This gives testers unprecedented access to the internals of the applications they are testing (to data items, controls, widgets, etc.), and also leads to the production of very robust and stable GUI tests.

    Squish and all the tests created with it, are completely cross-platform, and work on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, and embedded Linux.

    Squish is being successfully used in QA departments across the world in hundreds of companies both large and small, including, for example, ARM, American Power Conversion, EADS, Ericsson, France Telecom Group, General Electric, Reuters Financial Software, Siemens, Synopsys and Xilinx.

    Squish 4.2 delivers several major new features including:

    • Advanced WYSIWYG support for complex item-view verifications, such as entire tables and trees, in all Squish editions, and with a powerful verification point editor in the Squish IDE.
    • Support for Ruby as a scripting language for test scripts (in addition to those already supported—Python, JavaScript, Perl and Tcl)
    • Dedicated support for automating all WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) controls in the Squish for Windows edition.
    • Dedicated support for automating SmartGWT controls in Squish for Web.
    • Support for Qt versions up to Qt 4.8 in Squish for Qt.
    • Several improvements in the Squish for HP QualityCenter/ALM integration plugin have been made, and support for HP ALM 11 has been added in addition to the existing HP QC 10 support.
    • A new Squish integration plugin for Rational Quality Manager is available.
    • Support for Hudson/Jenkins slave mechanism has been added to their Squish integration plugin.
    • Simpler setup for test suites which require a launcher program, such as iOS, Java Web Start, and QML/Quick tests.
    • Several usability improvements in the Squish IDE.

    A detailed list of changes since Squish 4.2 is available at http://doc.froglogic.com/squish/4.2/all/rel-420.html

    The Squish 4.2 release is now available to froglogic's customers and to evaluators and can be found in the Download Area. If you are interested in Squish or would like to learn more about Squish, please contact sales@froglogic.com or visit http://squish.froglogic.com.

    A free and fully supported evaluation version of Squish is available at http://www.froglogic.com/evaluate.

    About froglogic

    froglogic GmbH is a software company based in Hamburg, Germany with additional offices in the USA and UK with ca. 1,500 customers world-wide. froglogic is famous for its automated testing suite Squish with its flagship product Squish GUI Tester, the market-leading automated testing tool for GUI applications based on Qt, Java AWT/Swing and SWT/RCP, Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa, Windows MFC, .NET and WPF, iOS CocoaTouch and for HTML/Ajax-based web applications running in a variety of web browsers. In addition, froglogic's offering now includes the professional, cross-platform C and C++ Code Coverage tool Squish Coco. More about froglogic is at http://www.froglogic.com.

    “froglogic” and “Squish” are registered trademarks of froglogic GmbH. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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    Announcementfroglogic Pre-Announces Code Coverage Tool: Squish Coco
    Posted by admin on Wednesday, June 27 @ 19:37:28 PDT (read: 1593 times)

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    Hamburg, Germany – 2011-12-07 froglogic GmbH today pre-announced Squish Coco, a complete C and C++ code coverage tool chain for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix.

    froglogic, famous for its market leading, cross-platform GUI test automation tool Squish, has now extended its tools offering with the addition of Squish Coco, a cross-platform code coverage solution.

    Squish Coco is based on the mature and widely used tools developed for the TestCocoon project. froglogic has also hired TestCocoon's initiator and lead programmer to ensure continuity and quality for Squish Coco's ongoing development. And, of course, Squish Coco is backed by a strong and reliable vendor renowned for its excellent support.

    "The Squish GUI Test Automation solution's large and rapidly growing customer base is a testament to Squish's usefulness and of our customers' satisfaction. This success has enabled us to invest in the expansion of our QA tools portfolio with Squish Coco. Having a code coverage tool is an ideal complement to our Squish GUI test automation tool—and one that many customers had been asking for to help them improve and extend their QA processes."—Reginald Stadlbauer, froglogic's CEO.

    "Code coverage analysis coupled with automated tests is a powerful combination that makes it possible to obtain useful metrics regarding the quality of an application and of its tests. By basing Squish Coco on a proven technology we are able to offer a solid and useful tool from day one."—Sébastien Fricker, Squish Coco Lead Developer.

    Although the official product launch of Squish Coco is planned for January 2012, Squish Coco is already available. If you are interested in evaluating Squish Coco, please visit our evaluation form and select Squish Coco as product. For additional questions, please contact sales@froglogic.com.

    About Squish Coco

    Squish Coco is a complete code coverage tool chain for C and C++ applications that can run on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix. Squish Coco provides a wrapper for standard compilers (including GCC and Visual Studio) that instruments the source code that the compiler sees (without touching the original code). If the instrumented application's test suite is run the application will report all kinds of useful information, including:

    • Untested code.
    • Redundant tests.
    • Dead (never executed) code.
    • Optimal test execution order so as to maximize the overall test coverage for each run.

    In addition, Squish Coco can compare two different versions of an application (e.g., current and candidate releases) to see what effects their differences have on their tests and test coverage.

    Squish Coco can be used at every stage of testing and in conjunction with every kind of testing method (unit tests, automated tests, manual tests, etc.), and can collect and merge different tests' execution reports to support advanced analysis.

    Squish Coco is composed of two tools and an optional add-on:

    • CoverageScanner—this tool analyzes and instruments C and C++ applications.
    • CoverageBrowser—this tool provides an easy to use GUI which can manage and display the coverage analysis results.
    • An optional Microsoft Visual Studio add-on, which can generate code coverage configurations for C and C++ projects directly from inside the Visual Studio IDE.

    Squish Coco supports the following kinds of coverage:

    • Function coverage
    • Statement coverage
    • Decision coverage
    • Condition coverage
    • Condition/decision coverage

    About froglogic

    froglogic GmbH is a software company based in Hamburg, Germany. Their flagship product is Squish, the market-leading automated testing tool for GUI applications based on Qt, Java AWT/Swing and SWT/RCP, Mac OS X Carbon/Cocoa, Windows MFC and .NET, iOS CocoaTouch and for HTML/Ajax-based web applications running in different web browsers. More about froglogic is at http://www.froglogic.com.

    “froglogic” and “Squish” are registered trademarks of froglogic GmbH. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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    AnnouncementAPI Testing and Monitoring – SmartBear Launches API Complete
    Posted by admin on Wednesday, June 27 @ 19:36:52 PDT (read: 1648 times)

    Unregistered writes "New API Complete Improves API Lifecycle Quality and End User Experience

    SmartBear Software today introduced API Complete, a first-of-its-kind solution that enables software developers, testers and IT operations staff to test and monitor the quality of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) and Web Services in an integrated and streamlined fashion. API Complete helps organizations improve the quality of the increasing number of APIs and Web Services used in Web applications and sites, and can replace the fragmented approach currently used by separate development and operations teams.

    According to Eric Knipp, Managing VP, Gartner Inc., "New applications will increasingly be constructed using agile practices and DevOps — joint initiatives between development and operations to streamline the rapid, continuous improvement of applications. Furthermore, an increased emphasis on analytics will enable more-focused investment in the areas of applications that really matter to improve user experience, productivity and, ultimately, profitability. Our recommendation is to treat a public Web API as a key component of your Web strategy, not as a bolt-on to an existing project and manage the API with the same care you would your enterprise Web presence.” (Predicts 2012: Application Development, December 2, 2011)

    Ian McLeod, Executive Vice President & Chief Product Officer, SmartBear, continued, “The speed and availability of Web Services are a crucial component of the larger end-user experience delivered by Web applications but, until today, development and operations teams had to use disparate toolsets for testing and monitoring. Now, API Complete provides a unified DevOps approach to quality for cloud or mobile applications.”

    API Complete combines soapUI, the world’s most popular API testing tool, loadUI for load testing, and AlertSite, SmartBear’s leading Web performance monitoring solution and global monitoring network into an integrated framework for API lifecycle quality management. Using common test scripts and validation assets, API Complete helps development, IT operations and e-commerce teams ensure that APIs are thoroughly tested pre-deployment and performing well for end-users or business partners around the world once in production. This significantly improves efficiency and collaboration, and lowers costs.

    Web APIs are growing exponentially and are required for mobile and social applications, as well as for innovative forms of e-commerce that combine Web Services and contextual information to deliver a compelling user experience. To ensure their quality, it is critical to conduct meticulous functional and load testing during pre-deployment to identify and resolve problems early, as well as continuous monitoring and regression testing post-deployment to ensure ongoing quality of service and availability.

    Unlike other fragmented API testing and monitoring solutions, SmartBear’s integrated API Complete:

    • Fosters collaboration among development, IT operations and e-commerce teams for the testing and monitoring of APIs. When a monitor fails, the same transaction can be sent back to development or testing teams to investigate and remediate production issues in a process that frequently does not have a single business owner, and is difficult to duplicate in the field.

    • Is easy to use—leveraging test scripts created for pre-deployment testing for production monitoring eliminates re-work and custom scripting. With more than 800,000 users worldwide, there is also a good chance development and testing teams are already using soapUI for API testing.

    • Enables control, visibility and reproducibility into performance of APIs that live in the “black box” of cloud-dependent and mobile applications. • Empowers companies to deliver superior experiences to end users and measure API performance and availability against contractual service-level agreements (SLAs) with business partners.

    Availability API Complete consists of the following products; soapUI, loadUI and AlertSite. API Complete is available immediately. To purchase, call 1-877-302-5378 or email sales@alertsite.com.

    Webinar A SmartBear Webinar featuring Tom Murphy, Gartner, Inc., “Your Guide to the Golden Age of APIs, 5 Ways to Ensure Quality from Development through Deployment,” will discuss best practices for ensuring API quality as well as preview API Complete on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. PDT, 6:00 p.m. BST). Follow live and share on Twitter using #APIquality.

    About SmartBear Software SmartBear Software provides tools for over one million software professionals to build, test, and monitor some of the best software applications and websites anywhere – on the desktop, mobile and in the cloud. Our users can be found worldwide, in small businesses, Fortune 100 companies, and government agencies. Learn more about the SmartBear Quality Anywhere Platform, our award-winning tools, or join our active user community at www.smartbear.com, on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @smartbear."

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    Technical ArticleNeotys Blog: Hip? Or Hype? Load & Performance Testing from the Cloud
    Posted by admin on Wednesday, June 27 @ 19:36:37 PDT (read: 2231 times)

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    Assuming you haven’t spent the last couple of years living under a rock, you’re bound to have been bombarded with all sorts of propaganda about “The Cloud." “The Cloud”, according to the marketing types, is the greatest thing since the invention of bread, surely able to solve all of our needs, whether technology-related or not. While the hype for the cloud might be frequently and frustratingly overstated and confusingly applied in odd places (can someone please explain to me the Microsoft Cloud commercial where the woman goes “to the cloud!!” so she can generate a family photo? What does this have to do with the cloud? Isn’t this just Photoshop?), I’d like to discuss one place where the cloud adds a great deal of value: Load and Performance testing.

    In this post, I’m going to talk about the benefits of using the cloud as part of your load and performance testing practices, as well as point out some common approaches in choosing a cloud solution.

    For those of you that have ever heard me present on load testing, you are well aware of how fixated I am on the need for load testing that truly emulates the real world behavior of your end users. And for those that haven’t, understand that, in my opinion, if you are not doing accurate and realistic load testing, you might as well stop now. Inaccurate load testing, in my view, is often worse than doing no testing at all. I’ve seen far too many organizations perform inaccurate testing, that is testing that falls short of mirroring what their end users are really doing, and use results of this testing to lull themselves into a false sense of security. Then they go live with their web application, which in turn experiences end user behavior which wasn’t fully tested for, and are surprised when their web application falls down.

    In my mind, The Cloud immediately brings two distinct advantages to our load and performance procedures that help us better model this realistic behavior.

    Read on to find out how to craft a Cloud Testing strategy that will ensure that your use of the cloud brings more than hype and disappointment!

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