SmartBear Software today announced TestComplete 8.5, the latest release of its award-winning automated testing tool. TestComplete 8.5 includes advanced test automation for a vast community of developers working with Adobe Flash Builder, an Eclipse based development tool for rapidly building expressive mobile, web, and desktop applications using ActionScript and the open source Flex framework.  This is the first automated testing tool to support the development and deployment of Flex 4.5 applications for the Web.

Dave Gruber, Group Product Marketing Manager at Adobe Systems, said, “Automated testing is critical to the development of enterprise Flex applications. We are excited to see SmartBear TestComplete 8.5 add support for applications built with Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5, enabling enterprise customers to more rapidly develop and deploy rich Interment applications for the web and mobile platforms.”

TestComplete 8.5 accelerates automated functional testing with advanced testing controls for RIAs and seamless integrations with the latest browsers for Web testing, offering:
• Automated testing support for Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 – TestComplete 8.5 is the first automated testing tool to integrate with Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5, enabling users of the new version of the Adobe Flash Platform to quickly implement functional and regression testing.
• Simpler workflow for testing Silverlight 4 applications – New to TestComplete 8.5 is ‘out of the box’ support for Silverlight 4. Tests can be recorded and played back against the original Silverlight application in the browser, without the need to change the code or rebuild, accelerating the testing process and improving test accuracy.
• Automated Web testing using Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and Firefox 4.0 – TestComplete 8.5 remains at the forefront of Web technologies, introducing support for web testing with the latest versions of the two most popular browsers – Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and Firefox 4.0. TestComplete 8.5 enables compatibility testing across multiple browser versions to ensure websites work correctly for visitors no matter what version of IE or Firefox they use.

Michael Labriola, Senior Consultant at Digital Primates, a consultancy that specializes in Adobe’s Flash Platform, in particular, Flex, said, “TestComplete reduces the amount of time it takes to test Flex applications and custom components. Using TestComplete we can create more functional tests, in less time, without the frustration of other commercial tools.”

For additional details and a full list of enhancements, visit our blog: Quickly Test Adobe Flash and Flex, Silverlight, and Web Applications.