Gorilla Logic announced the availability of FlexMonkey 5, the latest version of its testing platform for Adobe Flex and AIR apps.
has announced the availability of FlexMonkey
, the latest version of the open-source automated-testing tool for
Adobe Flex and AIR.
represents a major rewrite of the FlexMonkey core open-source test tool,
resulting in better performance and increased reliability, Gorilla Logic
officials said. Gorilla Logic specializes in enterprise application development
services and open-source test tools for mobile and RIA (Rich Internet
user experience testing is more critical than ever with the explosion of new consumer
computing and devices," Stu Stern, CEO and co-founder of Gorilla Logic, said in
a statement. "This latest version offers the community the next-generation of
FlexMonkey, making it more extensible and supportable. It showcases our passion
for quality, our technical expertise, and our connection to the tools and
culture of Agile delivery."
With more than
11,000 downloads for its technology, Gorilla Logic claims FlexMonkey is the
most widely used open-source tool for testing Adobe Flex and AIR applications. It
enables developers and testers of RIA to record, play back and verify
real-world user interactions, the company said. If desired, the test automation
tool can also generate ActionScript test scripts that teams can easily use
within a continuous integration environment. Gorilla Logic created FlexMonkey
in 2008, and continues to contribute to the Flex ecosystem with ongoing
enhancements and dedicated support to the community.
enhancements contained in FlexMonkey 5 include a new console interface, a new
test execution model based on FlexUnit 4, and a new test-code generation model
that is friendlier to customization of generated code. FlexMonkey 5 also has
new SetProperty, StoreValue, and CallFunction commands providing increased
power and expressiveness without modifying ActionScript. And there are hundreds
of other changes driven by real-world feedback from the FlexMonkey community
and Gorilla Logic's customers, the company said.
is upward-compatible for tests recorded with FlexMonkey 4.1. The FlexMonkey
development team intends to support the 4.1.x version for sustaining
development for six months. To download a copy of FlexMonkey 5, visit http://www.gorillalogic.com/flexmonkey
experience testing for the Adobe Flex/AIR platform now is more powerful, easier
to use, faster, and more reliable; plus, it is free because it is open source."
Stern said. "For FlexMonkey customers that use Agile methods and have complex
testing needs, FlexMonkey 5 offers new improvements in test extensions and
Continuous Integration environments."
focuses on developing open-source automated test tools for emerging development
platforms. In addition to FlexMonkey, Gorilla Logic recently released FoneMonkey
, bringing record-and-playback automated-testing capabilities to
the iPhone and iPad. Gorilla Logic's open-source testing tools have grown out
of the company's experience providing mobile, Web and RIA development services
to customers, from Fortune 500 companies to next-generation Internet startups.