Solution for Continuous Testing to help developers balance speed and quality

by June 4, 2015 0 comments

HP today announced a new functional test automation solution, HP LeanFT, which allows software developers and testers to leverage continuous testing and continuous delivery methodologies to rapidly build, test, and deliver secure, high quality applications. The solution enables organizations to achieve faster time to market, higher predictability and quality, and lower overall costs throughout the development lifecycle.

“Modern approaches like agile and continuous delivery empower developers and help businesses unlock creativity,” said Jonathon Wright, Director, Testing Quality Assurance, at Hitachi. “HP LeanFT is designed specifically for developers and testers, and leverages the open ecosystem of popular developer tools with HP’s industry standard Unified Functional Testing platform to build robust, reusable and maintainable tests. This is a must for continuous testing and continuous delivery.”

For software testing, developers and testers seek to “shift left,” and continuously test their applications much earlier in the application development lifecycle. HP LeanFT embraces the shift left concept by leveraging the key tools of the modern Agile developer ecosystem. HP LeanFT is built specifically for continuous testing and continuous delivery, and fits naturally into existing ecosystems (such as Microsoft TFS, GIT, and Subversion) and frameworks that support test driven and behavior driven development. It has test automation authoring with either C# or Java, and IDE integration. Together, HP Software and HP Enterprise Services deliver a solution that is designed to provide customers with the following benefits:

In the most recent Forrester Wave on Modern Application Functional Test Automation, Forrester stated the following: “HP UFT vision will appeal to developers…HP’s vision and three-year road map is anchored on LeanFT, which, if executed in a timely fashion, will appeal to testers and developers. In fact, LeanFT will be the bridge from UFT to the future with increased focus on Agile developers, flexible licensing, better cross-browser testing, mobile testing, and IoT testing as further key elements of the road map.”

HP LeanFT enables organizations to optimize their existing investments in HP’s market-leading portfolio of application testing products, used by over 5,000 customers globally. The new solution is integrated with HP Application Lifecycle Management, Quality Center, and Mobile Center, which allows developers and testers to reduce maintenance costs, share testing resources, and deliver new mobile applications at Agile speed. HP also introduced major upgrades to its flagship HP Unified Functional Testing and HP Business Process Testing products, including support for GIT integration as a repository option and scriptless keyword-driven testing.

“As businesses seek to move with more speed and pursue new markets, developers and testers experience greater opportunities but also greater risks,” said Saurabh Saxena, Country Director-India HP. “HP LeanFT beautifully balances the twin imperatives of velocity and quality by allowing developers to operate in the modern Agile and DevOps ecosystem, while also leveraging our proven capabilities in application testing and application lifecycle management.”

HP LeanFT will be available in July 2015, and HP Unified Functional Testing 12.5 and HP Business Process Testing 12.5 will also be available in July. Customers who upgrade to HP UFT 12.5 will receive HP LeanFT free of charge.

HP Application Defender is available now for free on five pre-production application instances.

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