Announcing Silk Test 13.5

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We are pleased to announce the general availability of Silk Test 13.5, our industry leading, automated testing solution.

This release of Silk Test 13.5 introduces support for Windows 8 and extends our leading Web 2.0 testing capabilities with support for the latest versions of the leading browsers. It provides tight integration with the Microsoft ecosystem by supporting Visual Studio 2012 and TFS while improving usability for a broad range of user types. Business Analysts and Domain Experts, QA teams and Automation Engineers or Developers – Silk Test provides the right interfaces – visual, script based or IDE powered - that are best suited for these different roles.

Highlights of the Silk Test 13.5 release include:

Microsoft Windows 8 Platform support

You can now test your applications with Silk Test in Microsoft Windows 8.

Web 2.0 Testing

Windows Internet Explorer Support

Silk Test now includes recording and playback support for applications running in Windows Internet Explorer 10. Silk Test now supports 64-bit versions of Windows Internet Explorer.

Mozilla Firefox Support

Silk Test now includes playback support for applications running in Mozilla Firefox 12, 13 and 14.

Google Chrome Support

Silk Test now includes playback support for applications running in Google Chrome 19, 20 and 21.

Conveniently Switch Between Browsers

For tests that use the Web, a new setting has been added to the application configuration allowing you to easily select which of your installed browsers you would like to use to replay a test.

Cross Browser Testing

One powerful script can be used for testing in various browsers, browser versions and locales including embedded technologies at unparalleled speed. The built-in synchronization capabilities remove the need for a tester to manually synchronize against asynchronous events, e.g. those based on AJAX technology. 

Silk Test Workbench

SAP eCATT Integration

Silk Test Workbench integrates with SAP eCATT to provide SAP users with full testing support. When using Silk Test Workbench within the eCATT user interface, Silk Test Workbench assets are retrieved and stored together with the eCATT tests in the SAP/R3 database.

Automatic Screen Verification

Silk Test Workbench now provides automatic Screen verification of Terminal Based Apps using Rumba. It allows easy comparison of all the attributes on a Terminal screen including text color or flashing and greatly simplifies validation of before and after tests. 

Custom Controls

You can now create custom classes for custom controls for which Silk Test Workbench does not offer any dedicated support. Creating custom classes offers the following advantages:

  • Better locators for VB.NET scripts and visual tests.
  • You can expose the underlying properties and methods that are available for the custom control.
  • An easy way to write reusable code for the interaction with the custom control.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Support

Silk Test Workbench now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

Enhanced Silk Test Workbench Language Reference

The Silk Test Workbench language reference now provides additional functionality to further assist you in finding the information you require to write reliable, maintainable, and comprehensive tests.

Silk4NET

Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

You can now integrate Silk4NET into Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 to test your applications.

Recording

You can now record Silk4NET tests in Visual Studio without starting the Silk Test Recorder. When you create a new Silk4NET project or when you add a new Silk4NET test to an existing Silk4NET project in Visual Studio, you can select to record the test. The recorded tests are now automatically parsed into a new script file when you finish recording.

TrueLog Explorer

When you are working with Silk4NET, you can now use TrueLog to create visual execution logs during the execution of Silk4NET tests. The TrueLog file is created in the working directory of the process that executed the Silk4NET tests. When the Silk4NET test execution is complete, the new “Playback Complete” dialog box opens, and you can choose to review the TrueLog for the completed test.

Options User Interface

You can now set the options for Silk4NET projects in Visual Studio. For example, you can set the base state for the application under test, the application configuration, and other options. All options for a Silk4NET are stored in a project-specific configuration file.

Custom Controls

You can now create custom classes for custom controls for which Silk4NET does not offer any dedicated support. Creating custom classes offers the following advantages:

  • Better locators for test scripts written in VB .NET and C#.
  • You can expose the underlying properties and methods that are available for the custom control.
  • An easy way to write reusable code for the interaction with the custom control.

Locator Spy

You can now use the Locator Spy in Silk4NET to capture the locators of the controls in your application. You can then paste the captured locators into your test scripts. Additionally, you can manually edit the attributes of the locators in your test scripts and validate the changes in the Locator Spy. By using the Locator Spy, you ensure that the locators in your test methods are valid.

Enhanced Silk4NET Help

The Silk4NET Help now provides additional information to better assist you in testing the functionality of your applications. The following enhancements have been added to the Silk4NET Help:

  • A language reference has been added to the Help. This reference describes the classes and methods in Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# that you can use to test your applications.
  • The Help now includes an index and a search functionality, so that you can easily find the content that you require.
  • The contents of the help have been adapted to reflect the workflow in Silk4NET.

Silk4J

Custom Controls

You can now create custom classes for custom controls for which Silk4J does not offer any dedicated support. Creating custom classes offers the following advantages:

  • Better locators for test scripts written in Java.
  • You can expose the underlying properties and methods that are available for the custom control.
  • An easy way to write reusable code for the interaction with the custom control.

Silk Test Classic

Custom Controls

You can now create custom classes for custom controls for which Silk Test Classic does not offer any dedicated support. Creating custom classes offers the following advantages:

  • Better locators for 4Test scripts.
  • You can expose the underlying properties and methods that are available for the custom control.
  • An easy way to write reusable code for the interaction with the custom control.

Usability Enhancements

Silk Test now only displays the properties of visible UI elements for Windows Internet Explorer

Silk Test no longer finds properties for elements that are invisible. This increases the performance of Silk Test when you are testing Web pages with many elements in Windows Internet Explorer.

Enhanced text field recognition

Silk Test now recognizes a text field in Windows Forms as a text field, and no longer as a combo box.

Enhanced Support for Custom Drawn Menu Items

Silk Test now provides enhanced support for custom drawn menu items. The caption attribute of the menu item is now included in the locator. This makes it easier to read and reuse because it mremains unaffected by changes of indexing.

Technology Updates

Silk Test 13.5 supports the testing of the following latest technologies and applications:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Support: Silk Test now supports applications developed in or running on Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.
  • Java 7 Support: Silk Test now supports Java 7 for the Open Agent.
  • Adobe Flex 4.6 Support: Silk Test now supports Adobe Flex 4.6 applications

For a complete list of new features please refer to the Release Notes.

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abubaker idriss Absent Member.
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All application suites are now tested by one Silk Test 13.5!  Congrats the Silk test brilliant and great team!

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