Borland's Silk 2008 Test Suite Boosts RIA
Borland has revamped its QA testing suite with important new functions. The new Borland Silk 2008 product line, released last month, offers updated versions of Borland SilkTest, SilkPerformer and SilkCentral Test Manager. The fresh offerings target software test and QA operations and mark a significant evolution in the Silk product family, which was acquired in 2006 when Borland purchased Segue Software. Borland claims it has released updates to SilkTest on an average of every six months since its $100 million acquisition of Segue.
SilkTest 2008 introduces support for Adobe Flex applications using Internet Explorer, Firefox, the Standalone Flex Player, and Adobe AIR. SilkTest supports testing with Adobe AIR for applications that contain Flex 3.0 controls (.swf files) only.
SilkTest 2008 provides a new, next generation Open Agent that enables communication with Adobe Flex and Windows-based applications. The Open Agent provides the same record and replay capabilities as the Classic Agent. Regardless of the Agent that you use, the same SilkTest features are available. You can set record and replay options for the Open Agent using the Open Agent tab in the Agent Options dialog.
To wait one second after each script line is executed in a testcase, check the Animated Run Mode (Slow-Motion) check box in the Runtime Options or the Run Testcase dialog. Typically, you will only use this check box if you want to watch a testcase run. For instance, if you want to demonstrate a testcase to someone else, you might want to check this check box. You can set this check box in the Run Testcase dialog, which enables you to enable or disable animated run mode each time you run a testcase.When you enable or disable animated run mode in the Run Testcase dialog, SilkTest makes the same change in the Runtime Options dialog. Likewise, when you enable or disable animated run mode in the Runtime Options dialog, SilkTest makes the same change in the Run Testcase dialog.
SilkTest is offered both in named-user and concurrent use license models.