Monday, February 16, 2009

ArtOfTest forges a strategic alliance with Telerik, Inc.

Austin, TX – February 2, 2009 – ArtOfTest, Inc. the experts in software quality assurance technologies and automated software testing has forged a strategic alliance with Telerik, Inc., the leading vendor of developer tools and UI components for .NET. This alliance is a first of its kind and reinforces ArtOfTest’s position as a thought leader and innovator in the software testing tools market.

Telerik’s WebUI Test Studio™ announced today is the first tangible result of this alliance. Telerik’s WebUI Test Studio™ is an automated testing solution featuring the innovative ArtOfTest Automation Design Canvas™ and WebAii™Automation Framework and is specifically tailored for Telerik RadControls™ for ASP.NET AJAX; thanks to the integrated control translators which leverage ArtOfTest’s patented extensibility architecture of Automation Design Canvas.

“We are very excited about partnering with Telerik and offering a specialized version of Automation Design Canvas™ to their customers,” said Faris Sweis & Christopher Eyhorn, Co-Founders of ArtOfTest. “This partnership and its offerings is a first of its kind between a UI component vendor and a testing tools company. We believe it is time to bring a new generation of cutting-edge technologies and innovative processes to software testing that will assist software quality professionals in building better software easier.”

“With the new WebUI Test Studio, we are happy to present a new era in automated web testing,” said Svetozar Georgiev, Telerik Co-CEO. “Historically, testing tools have been complex and expensive, and as a result—out of reach for most small and medium-sized companies. We believe WebUI Test Studio will bring automated testing to the masses, finally making superior and cost-effective testing possible and facilitating team collaboration between developers and QAs. And there is an added value to Telerik customers—thanks to the integrated control translators, they can easily build tests against Telerik controls without having to understand their structure.”

About Telerik
Telerik is a leading vendor of development tools and components for Microsoft .NET. Developers from most of the Fortune 2000 companies, many of the world’s leading educational and non-profit organizations and thousands of consultants rely on Telerik products to build applications with unparalleled richness, responsiveness and interactivity. For more info on Telerik and its products, please visit .

About ArtOfTest
ArtOfTest, Inc. is building the next generation of software testing tools. Their mission is to evolve the software quality assurance industry through the advancement of cutting-edge technologies used in software testing and software quality assurance. For more info on ArtOfTest and its products, please visit .

Sunday, February 1, 2009

WebAii Automation Design Canvas 1.1 Preview now available

ArtOfTest is happy to announce the availability of Automation Design Canvas 1.1 - Preview! The most productive and innovative tool for testing Web 2.0 applications! The official release of 1.1 will be available at the end of this month.

WebAii Automation Design Canvas 1.1 incorporates tons of customer feedback that we have gathered over the last 6 months from customers using our 1.0 version. The 1.1 version includes vast enhancements in the following areas:

1. Simplified Project Model: Your tests are now self-contained and have no dependency on other files in the solution. No more .WebAiiElements file or WebAiiProj files. Makes deployment scenarios a breeze and allows for tests to be easily portable across machines, users and projects. Simply copy, paste and include in any test project.

2. Strongly-typed Project Elements: As you record tests, strongly typed elements are being generated on the fly and are automatically accessible from your NUnit or VS Unit tests or any other unit testing framework that you like. If you are one of those customers that wants to simply use our design canvas to quickly generate code, then this feature is for you! Other key benefits to this feature is the ability to discover project element changes at compile time vs. execution time which is a huge time saver!

3. Record directly from Internet Explorer: You are no longer limited to our hosted browser instance inside Visual Studio. Launch IE in record mode and get the entire recording functionality including our Automation Overlay Surface and DOM Explorer attached to your IE instance. This setup is ideal for multi-monitor environments since you can have an IE instance on one screen to record from and Visual Studio on the second screen to manage the tests and execute them.

4. Test case Reusability: This has been a constant customer request. If you have repetitive test steps that you need to execute in multiple tests (i.e. login), then record them as one test and then add that test as a step to whatever test that requires it.

5. Enhanced Test Maintenance Support: Have your storyboard images gone out of date due to the churn in your application? With a simple click of a button, you can update these storyboard images automatically as your test is executing. You can even choose the browser type you want the images to be captured from.

6. Tons of performance and reliability fixes.

For more details, please check out our expanded How-To Videos here, which expand on our existing feature set and cover the new 1.1 features.


ArtOfTest, Inc. Team.