New Automated Application Testing Support for Firefox 6, Stingray, DevExpress and Java 7

Greetings, test automation community!

This week, we have released TestComplete 8.6. This minor release includes some highly requested new functionality, as well as the usual bugfix rollup.

The main updates in TestComplete 8.6 are support for the two latest versions of Firefox: FF5 and FF6. Both versions are supported out of the box with the same level of functionality as the previous Firefoxes. The folks at Mozilla threw a curveball at web application developers all over the world, with their rapid release schedule. It is great that the end users get the improved browsers every 6 weeks, but what about application developers, testers and tool vendors? Many of our customers are scratching their heads about how they are going to keep the tool chain up to date with the changes in the browser versions.

We scratched our heads, too, and were able to remap some of our processes to add support for Firefox 5 and 6 together in this TestComplete update. Please stay tuned for future blogs and announcements regarding our plans to stay in sync with Firefox. We also want to talk and blog a little bit about our approach to address the challenges of delivering feature releases on shortened schedules.


about our approach to address the challenges of delivering feature releases on shortened schedules.

about our approach to address the challenges of delivering feature releases on shortened schedules.

Other notable updates in this version include:

  • Support for testing Java 7 applications
  • Support for Rogue Wave Stingray Studio 10.x controls
  • Support for the latest version of Developer Express XtraTreeList and XtraVerticalGrid controls—2011 Vol 1
  • Better integration with Microsoft Visual Studio test projects

All customers on maintenance, as usual, can get this update for free through their Client Services Portal accounts. Not yet a user, why not download a free trial, today?

Happy Testing!


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