TestPlant expands in Europe – opens office in Berlin

TestPlant (http://www.testplant.com), the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced it has opened a new sales and support office in Berlin, Germany. This is the company’s first location in continental Europe and adds to its existing operations in London, Shanghai, San Francisco and Boulder.

The office puts TestPlant in the heart of the German software development sector – Berlin is a major center for both established multi-national companies and innovative software startups. TestPlant’s German office will be headed by experienced businessmen Jürgen Haas and Alexander Käsbohrer.testplant-berlin-team

“We have admired TestPlant’s remarkable international success over the past six years in the UK, the Americas and in Asia,” said Business Manager, Jürgen Haas. “We have a huge opportunity to extend eggPlant’s use and customer base in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by bringing our commercial and support skills closer to our customers. Existing eggPlant users already include BMW and Lufthansa.”

“Germany is recognized by analysts as one of the largest markets in the world for software testing,” said Antony Edwards, CTO, TestPlant. “The country is noted for its strengths in industries including automotive, banking and systems engineering – all sectors that our eggPlant test automation tools are already very strong in.”

TestPlant is the company behind the eggPlant range of software quality tools which test and measure software’s performance on devices, networks and servers. The range includes functional automation, network emulation and server virtualization solutions and is deployable in agile, mobile and DevOps environments, as well as in legacy mainframe and desktop systems. eggPlant tools help reduce time to market, lower cost and improve quality. Furthermore eggPlant Manager provides a process audit and reporting trail, important in large and regulated businesses.

TestPlant’s CEO George Mackintosh, who in January this year met Angela Merkel during the German Chancellor’s visit to London, said, “We are very excited to have operations in Germany, a market noted for its international banking strength, its major retailers and of course for its engineering. eggPlant products are perfectly suited to digital business in banking and retail, and powerful in automotive, aerospace and in internet-of-things design.”

Through its Berlin office, TestPlant aims to build on its rapid international growth, which has seen it achieve a compound annual growth rate of more than 1010% over the past five years, as reported and recognized by Deloitte in the Tech Fast 500 EMEA 2015.

About TestPlant

TestPlant is an international software business based in London. It has development centers in the USA and the UK with sales and support centers in the USA, the UK and Asia as well as an extensive network of business partners. TestPlant’s products are used in over 30 countries by well over 300 enterprise customers in sectors which include Financial Services, Automotive, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, Retail and Defense and Aerospace. The eggPlant range is a set of tools which supports the design, development, test and management of software applications for mainframe, desktop and mobile use in any technology platform environment. The tools are relevant in agile, mobile, web and DevOps deployments. eggPlant use improves and reports on the quality and responsiveness of software systems, reduces time to market and lowers costs by introducing process automation. The eggPlant tools have been granted patents with several applications pending. The company’s achievements have been recognised within the software industry and by the venture capital community. TestPlant is also a Red Herring Global Top 100 company, a Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 and a EMEA 500 business and is a recipient of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. http://www.testplant.com

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TestPlant launches eggPlant Network

eggPlant range now includes network emulation allowing testers to comprehensively test app performance

TestPlant, the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced the launch of eggPlant Network. The product allows test and operations teams to emulate network conditions as part of the test and measurement of real user experience for digital services.

The assessment of how network conditions affect the user experience is often overlooked, as observed by leading technology research and advisory firm Forrester. There is a distinct gap in the armory of most enterprise “testing centers of excellence” for this element of testing application performance.

The eggPlant range already includes eggPlant Functional for automated GUI and device testing and eggPlant Performance for enterprise and cloud server testing. eggPlant Network adds a third and essential dimension to service assurance testing, allowing measurement of an app’s performance over GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 4G, satellite and LAN/WAN connections.

The eggPlant Network appliance is easy-to-use. No network management experience is required – testers simply tell eggPlant Network where the client and the server are located and what’s the network connection and its condition. eggPlant Network then automatically configures an accurate and repeatable emulation of that connection.

“Today’s applications have to communicate over networks and their perceived performance is greatly affected by the type and state of these connections. Previously, if testing of networks was included, near-perfect internal networks were used giving optimistically favorable results,” says Antony Edwards, CTO of TestPlant. “We’ve introduced eggPlant Network to inject realism into the whole test environment.”

eggPlant Network is on show at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 2 – 5 March 2015. Come visit us in Hall 6, stand 6J41.

Or find out more on our website: http://www.testplant.com/eggplant/testing-tools/eggplant-network/

About TestPlant
TestPlant is an international software business based in London. It has development centers in the USA and the UK with sales and support centers in the USA, the UK, Germany and Asia as well as an extensive network of business partners. TestPlant’s products are used in over 30 countries by well over 350 enterprise customers in sectors which include Financial Services, Automotive, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, Retail and Defense and Aerospace. The eggPlant range is a set of tools which supports the design, development, test and management of software applications for mainframe, desktop and mobile use in any technology platform environment. The tools are relevant in agile, mobile, web and DevOps deployments. eggPlant use improves and reports on the quality and responsiveness of software systems, reduces time to market and lowers costs by introducing process automation. The eggPlant tools have been granted patents with several applications pending. The company’s achievements have been recognised within the software industry and by the venture capital community. TestPlant is also a Red Herring Global Top 100 company, a Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 and an EMEA 500 business and is a recipient of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. http://www.testplant.com

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Test automation hand in hand: imbus now Ranorex GOLD Partner

It’s the enthusiasm for efficient test automation, which motivates imbus and Ranorex. Both companies employ their strengths in order to provide solutions tailored to meet the individual needs of customers. That is why imbus has been awarded the status as GOLD Partner by Ranorex.

“With Ranorex’ product and imbus’ knowhow, we have got a profound pool of expertise for testing user interfaces, the so-called GUIs”, explains imbus sales manager Rolf Glunz. “Our more than 20 years’ experience in the field of software QA and testing and our portfolio – which ranges from consulting, software test services and tools to trainings – are perfectly matched by the tool competence of Ranorex, one of the internationally leading tool manufacturers for GUI test automation solutions.”

The German-language training „Quickstarter Testautomatisierung mit Ranorex“ teaches how to handle the Ranorex tool and it shows its different implementation possibilities. Over two days the participants learn to create robust tests in classic and agile project environments with the aid of the tool. Both the theoretical basics of software testing and automation and a practical introduction on the computer are on the course agenda.

imbus is a specialized solution provider for the quality assurance and testing of software.
Our portfolio includes consulting for process improvement, software testing services, test outsourcing, test tools, and training.
With our comprehensive know-how, the latest tools, and our proven methodology, we increase the reliability and performance of software products, software-intensive systems, and complete IT structures, and as a manufacturer-independent partner, we assure their correct functionality.

Since 1992, the experienced and highly-qualified imbus team has been synonymous with across-the-board software quality assurance from a single source that covers the entire lifecycle.
The expertise acquired from around 5,000 successful projects over a period of more than 20 years provides a solid foundation for the daily work of our experts, all of whom are ISTQB® Certified Testers.
imbus is currently represented by ca. 230 employees at locations in Möhrendorf near Erlangen, Munich, Cologne, Hofheim near Frankfurt, Norderstedt near Hamburg, Shanghai (China) and Sousse (Tunisia).

Source: openpr.com

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SmartBear Supports Selenium WebDriver

SmartBear Software now supports Selenium WebDriver, an open source automation tool with one of the largest user communities in the software development world.

New versions of SmartBear’s TestComplete and QAComplete now integrate with Selenium WebDriver, allowing teams to get more value from their Selenium tests and deliver web applications with what should (on paper at least) be higher quality and faster time to market.

Selenium is platform-agnostic, offers multi-browser support, and works with various integrated development environments (IDEs). These capabilities make Selenium appealing to development teams for test automation and unit testing of their web applications.

On the other hand, the pressures of iterative testing in an agile or continuous delivery environment drives quality assurance (QA) teams to use tools that are easier to use and offer higher levels of abstraction for testing application business logic.

When used by itself, Selenium typically does not fit the needs of both developers and testers and can make it challenging to achieve a high degree of collaboration and automation. Close collaboration between development and QA professionals becomes even more essential when releasing high-quality software products in shorter release cycles, particularly when driven by continuous integration practices.

Additionally, relying only on Selenium can make it difficult to implement the test management practices that allow a strategic approach in an agile and DevOps environment. Testers can be hindered in their effort to prioritize testing of key features, trim down unnecessary tests, account for risk, and determine test coverage.

“Selenium is becoming the standard for web browser automation testing as it has the support of all the major web browser developers,” said Dennis Callaghan, Senior Analyst at 451 Research. “The reusability, test management, and reporting capabilities provided in SmartBear’s new product releases build upon the massive automation benefits Selenium already provides.”

“There are a lot of things that the Selenium WebDriver Project does well and there are a lot of things that it doesn’t do at all,” said Jim Evans, one of the core contributors to the Selenium project and the man behind the Selenium Internet Explorer Driver, and .NET bindings. “The developers of WebDriver project have decided they are not terribly interested in providing these solutions. Things like test case tracking, reporting, pass fail analysis, and longitudinal analysis of historical test trends are things that the WebDriver project has really never made any attempt to solve. And it’s the place where very often a commercial automation vendor would excel and do a lot better than something that our open source folks would be able to come up.”

Source: drdobbs.com

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