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New Testing Tools Released

A quick look at shows that June was a busy month for tool makers in the software testing space:

Lecando has released Haven version 1.2, a tool which automates acceptance testing on Linux, Windows and Solaris, using MySQL 4.1.  Haven enables end-to-end testing inside real browsers, so you will really know if your application works or not.  This new version introduces browser compatibility testing as well as continuous integration for Selenium Remote Control users.

The Haven provide its users with value in the following areas:

  • Comprehensive testing, providing higher product quality.
  • Substantial reduction in manual testing needs.
  • Making release decisions easy to make.
  • Allowing acceptance testing in a test-first fashion.
Lecando has a Haven whitepaper on this kind of testing, answering these questions: Why test early? Why test end-to-end? Why test continuously?

Codign has released CoView 2.0, an Eclipse plugin that provides advanced unit tests and coverage data for complex Java applications.  It creates JUnit tests that exercise method logic and data flow and measures path and branch coverage.  It focuses on four important unit testing concepts:
  • identifying the minimal number of unit tests needed to exercise logical flow,
  • creating them with the use of frameworks like JUnit,
  • managing the coverage process and
  • reporting the data.
CoView creates unit tests that execute code logic and error conditions and allow developers to easily and quickly create many “what-if” scenarios.  It also measures path and branch coverage at the project, package, class, method and test case level.  CoView currently supports Eclipse 3.1 and Java 1.4.x and Java 1.5. JUnit 4.x and official Eclipse 3.2 support is expected in the 3rd quarter.

For a limited time, CoView Professional is available for $350 per copy.


Zutubi announced the availability of the Pulse automated build (or continuous integration) server.  It has been designed to deliver the adaptability of a home-grown solution without the engineering cost. Pulse is multi-platform, works in existing environments, is easy to set up and gives each developer in your team their own user interface and notification preferences.  Coinciding with this announcement is the release of Pulse 1.0.5. This is the first production release in the Pulse 1.0 series. The release incorporates fixes for issues reported during the beta testing period.

To provide something back to the open source community, Zutubi offers free licenses to approved open source projects. Contact for details.

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