SmartBear Software Releases New Comprehensive Test Automation for Adobe Flash Platform

TestComplete 8.2 Advances Testing for Adobe Flash Builder and Flex
Beverly, MA — February 21, 2011 —

SmartBear Software today announced TestComplete™ 8.2, the latest release of its automated testing tool. A 2010 Jolt Award winner, TestComplete 8.2 brings advanced test automation to a vast community of developers working with Adobe® Flash® Platform tools and Flex for the development and deployment of cross-platform rich Internet applications (RIAs).


“As RIAs become more widely adopted on the web and in enterprises, developers and testers are looking for more efficient and comprehensive functional testing tools to speed up application development time, improve software quality and increase developer productivity,” said Dave Gruber, Group Product Marketing Manager at Adobe Systems. “Using the new release of SmartBear TestComplete, developer and QA teams can strengthen the system development workflow around Flash Platform tools to support the on-time delivery of stable and reliable RIAs that meet customer expectations.”

TestComplete 8.2 simplifies and speeds-up automated testing for Adobe® Flash® Builder™, Adobe® Flash® Professional and Flex with advanced testing controls and seamless integration, supporting:

  • Full access to Flash Platform runtime objects – The transparent testing mode providing full access to all ActionScript objects and visual assets and their native properties, previously available only for Flex, is extended to Flash Professional in TestComplete 8.2. This new capability allows users to enhance their tests so that they write and read values directly to and from Flash Platform runtime objects. Users can also use native object properties with exclusive TestComplete Name Mapping for more robust object identification.
  • Automated test preparation – TestComplete automatically opens up Flash Builder and Flex applications for testing, which greatly simplifies and speeds up the testing process. As no changes or recompilation are required for the tested Flash Platform application, what is tested is exactly what will be deployed or shipped to customers. This ensures consistency in testing and helps eliminate potential hard-to-find defects.

For a full list of enhancements, visit: TestComplete.

Availability

TestComplete 8.2 is available immediately. TestComplete 8.2 supports Adobe® Flash® Player 9 and later, and Flex 3 and later. To purchase or download a free 30-day trial, visit TestComplete.

About TestComplete

TestComplete is an automated testing tool that lets you create, manage and run tests for Windows, Web, or Rich Client applications. TestComplete is widely popular due to its enterprise-class feature set and affordable price. Novice testers are keen on the script-free testing via keyword tests, the Test Visualizer, and multiple wizards for data-driven testing. TestComplete appeals equally to power users, offering broad application type support, several scripting languages, and an SDK for extensions.

Media and Community Contact:

Alex Forbes
SmartBear Software
978-236-7918
aforbes@smartbear.com

About SmartBear Software

SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at over 20,000 of the world’s most innovative organizations including Adobe, JetBlue, MasterCard, and Microsoft. More than 6 million people use our tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster. Our high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear. For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.
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