TestPlant, the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced the launch of its integration of eggPlant Functional into IBM UrbanCode. eggIntegration for IBM UrbanCode enables the automated, consistent and validated cross-platform deployment of applications.
IBM UrbanCode Deploy orchestrates and automates the deployment of applications, middleware configurations, and database changes into development, test and production environments. UrbanCode’s sophisticated environment management capabilities make it faster, easier and less error-prone to deploy software into many different complex environments.
eggIntegration for IBM UrbanCode adds the widely used test automation capabilities of eggPlant Functional to UrbanCode. Deployments can now be tested with eggPlant Functional and only allowed to proceed if appropriate test scripts are successful.
With its patented image-based approach to test automation, eggPlant Functional is a natural match for the complex deployments common in DevOps environments. A single eggPlant Functional script can test all platforms (e.g. iOS and Android), can run across multiple systems from mobile to desktop to mainframe, and does not require any modification of the products being tested. eggPlant Functional also brings genuine user-experience performance testing to UrbanCode and does not require development skills to create tests.
Antony Edwards, TestPlant CTO, said, “IBM UrbanCode helps to accelerate the deployment of applications into complex environments. eggIntegration for IBM UrbanCode adds easy cross-platform validation to the solution with eggPlant Functional to increase quality and confidence.”
Leigh Williamson, Distinguished Engineer at IBM, said, “Development organizations leveraging IBM’s DevOps services to accelerate their mobile application delivery will be able to expand the range of automated testing for their mobile app by including eggIntegration for IBM UrbanCode. The combination of UrbanCode Deploy and eggPlant Functional ensures high quality is maintained even when enterprises have the ‘need for speed’ with app updates and deployments.”