HP Updates Agile Tool Aimed at Easing App Testing Bottlenecks
HP Software has upgraded its Unified Functional Testing tool to incorporate testing into Agile development environments to end delays in the quality assurance process for apps.Hewlett-Packard is upgrading its Unified Functional Testing tool to do quality assurance during the development process rather than just at the end. The company is also offering a new cloud service for developers to test their mobile apps on various operating systems. The Unified Functional Testing (UFT) tool, version 11.5 of which was released Nov. 6, is designed to perform quality testing throughout the development process for mobile, social and Web-delivered applications rather than only at the end, which can be time-consuming. Such delays are a problem when there is increasing demand for the creation of new applications quickly, said Kelly Emo, director of enterprise software product marketing in the HP Software business unit. In addition, HP Software introduced a new UFT feature called HP UFT Mobile, which is a cloud-based service for testing a new mobile application on various mobile operating systems, including Apple iOS, Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone. The UFT tool is incorporated into the Agile software development process in which teams of developers follow software requirements that have been defined for the app and writing code to meet those requirements. Doing QA testing during development catches glitches early and avoids a bottleneck in the process with a lengthy QA phase after the development process, said Emo.
“We’re enabling the functional testing tools to participate in the Agile lifecycle,” she said.