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German firm rev’s Linux-compatible GUI test tool

Dec 20, 2007 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Bredex GmbH announced the release of version 2.0 of its Linux-compatible GUIdancer automated GUI test-tool. The Eclipse-based GUIdancer now supports the testing of Java (Swing, SWT/RCP) and “HTML applications,” and has added a reusable projects feature.

First released in December 2005, GUIdancer aims to let users with no programming skills create and maintain software quality tests. Tests are specified using interactive menus, and specification can begin before availability of the AUT (application under test), the company says.

Version 2.0 increases the number of GUI-toolkits that can be tested with GUIdancer. With the reusable projects feature, testers can maintain a library of platform- and application-independent modules, which they can use and adapt for all tests, the vendor said.

Stated Achim Lörke, Head of Quality Assurance at Bredex, “Test specification in GUIdancer is carried out by simply defining what component to test, with what action, and with which data. These easy-to-create specifications form reusable modules which can be combined together to create large and complex, yet maintainable tests.”


GUIdancer 2.0 is available now and can be downloaded here. Demo licenses and floating licenses are both said to be available.

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