SmartBear Eases Continuous Delivery With New Jenkins Plug-in
SmartBear delivered a new TestComplete plug-in for the open-source Jenkins continuous integration tool.SmartBear Software released a plug-in of its TestComplete automated testing solution for the Jenkins open-source continuous integration platform. The new TestComplete Jenkins plug-in helps simplify and streamline the continuous delivery process by making it easy for users to automatically execute and report on TestComplete tests through Jenkins. Users deploying the new TestComplete Jenkins plug-in are able to balance speed of application delivery with quality. Continuous Delivery is a software development practice where teams keep producing software in short cycles and ensure that the software can be reliably released at any time. The practice is used primarily to automate and improve the process of software delivery. Techniques such as automated testing and continuous integration enable developers to build software to a high standard and easily package and deploy it to test environments. Continuous integration is the practice of merging all developer working copies with a shared mainline several times a day. “Delivering high quality products rapidly to the marketplace necessitates having immediate feedback on the deployed build,” said Nikhil Kaul, product manager for testing products at SmartBear, in a statement. “The new TestComplete Jenkins plug-in helps organizations completely automate build-test processes for functional as well as API tests. Faster application delivery thereby becomes a breeze as teams can now test the quality and reliability of every build without any kind of manual intervention.”
When implementing continuous delivery schemes, development shops often simplify the release process by prioritizing product backlog and releasing requirements in small increments frequently. This helps minimize cycle time between teams and accelerate application delivery schedules. Yet, testing can act as a bottleneck to such faster application delivery processes, SmartBear said.