HP simplifies automated software testing suite

HP's updated Unified Functional Testing (UFT) provides a way to test all layers of an application from a single screen

By , IDG News Service |  Software

The new feature is a set of algorithms that "automatically recognizes user interfaces just like a human does," Carmel said. "It can look at a user interface and really understand what it does -- what a text box is, what a button does."

The updated software will also work in conjunction with a new cloud service HP will offer to allow developers to test mobile devices. HP will maintain emulations of the Google Android, Apple iOS, Microsoft Windows Phone and other mobile OSes, against which developers can test their code directly from within UFT 11.5 itself.

HP has also updated Sprinter, a tool designed to aid manual software testing. Sprinter 11.5 will allow users to export their test macros to UFT, in cases where large portions of a test could be automated. The software also can highlight spelling errors and check for localization and compliance issues.

UFT works with HP's Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) software for managing software projects. It is a part of the company's HP IT Performance Suite, which can be used to help manager enterprise software.

HP will explain more about the new features of UFT 11.5 during an online seminar to be held Nov. 28. The company did not disclose pricing information for these new products

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is Joab_Jackson@idg.com

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