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Sencha Test 2.0 launches for comprehensive testing of Ext JS apps

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Posted Wednesday, February 01, 2017 by CHRISTIAN HARGRAVE, Assignment Editor

Sencha Test 2.0 launches for comprehensive testing of Ext JS apps
Organizations are under increasing pressure to deliver applications to market quickly without compromising quality. With competition only growing more fierce by the day, the necessity for expedients that help produce well written programs is apparent. But lets be honest, there are a lot of hurdles to jump to get the best possible ROI. Perhaps most important of these hurdles, and perhaps most laborious, is the testing phase.

Testing, testing... 1. 2. 3. You heard me. Not only does testing seem to drag on forever when working through code manually, line by line, but it puts a drag on time and precious resources. Even more so when creating a cross-platform web application, due to a dictionary full of incompatible development Do's and Don'ts. That's why Sencha decided to make their own solution to those problems.

A company providing a unified platform for designing, developing and testing cross-platform web applications, they have announced the release of Sencha Test 2.0, a comprehensive unit and end-to-end functional testing solution for Ext JS apps. In addition, they have also released its Web Application Testing Maturity Model, specifically designed to guide organizations through the evolution from manual to automated testing as they adopt web application testing in their software development lifecycle.

With applications becoming increasingly complex, testing is now a crucial part of the development lifecycle. Sencha Test 2.0 empowers organizations to rapidly deliver applications that meet the quality standards customers have come to expect. New enhancements make it easier than ever for development teams to quickly write and run unit tests. Additionally, QA teams can seamlessly create and execute automated functional tests that improve application quality and boost the overall efficiency of the application development lifecycle.

Key features include:


- Deeper integration with Ext JS. Increased API-level awareness ensures that changes in the application and underlying Ext JS framework don’t compromise existing tests.

- Ability to test dynamic nature of Ext JS. Unique target element locator strategies will help developers boost the effectiveness of their tests by avoiding the use of dynamic IDs generated by Ext JS.

- Integrates WebDriver for testing multi-page applications.

- Faster test creation. Improved user experience and enhanced event recorder enable the automatic creation and execution of tests.

- Cross-browser simultaneous test execution. Apps can now be tested simultaneously across multiple browsers to safeguard quality.

Sencha also announced its Web Application Testing Maturity Model - a guide to success for companies introducing web application testing in their software development lifecycle. The process begins by assessing a company’s current testing strategy and future goals. Through a series of questions and regular “health checks,” the Web Application Testing Maturity Model helps organizations determine the steps needed to meet their test automation and ROI goals.

“Testing web applications has become critical for organizations. There is no better solution on the market for testing Ext JS applications than Sencha Test 2.0,” said Art Landro, CEO of Sencha. “With our deep understanding of the Ext JS framework we built Sencha Test, so tests don’t become brittle when changes are made to the underlying platform, and so tests can be executed simultaneously across browsers. With the added enhancements of Sencha Test 2.0 and the release of our Web Application Testing Maturity Model, we help organizations improve the efficiency of development and QA teams and quality of their web applications.”




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