SAN JOSE, Calif., July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As DevOps leaders strive to accelerate software releases and reduce risk, Appvance announces the immediate availability of the most comprehensive DevOps-driven software test automation platform in the industry, Appvance UTP. Initially announced in May, Appvance UTP is the first unified software test automation platform that eliminates the redundancies created by traditional QA silos that clog DevOps teams.
Most organizations are already embracing DevOps to simplify and improve their software development and deployment processes. However, most teams are still shackled with multiple and disparate test automation tools, with each one that is either too limited or is using a different and complex language to create tests. With Appvance UTP, virtually any test can be repurposed for use in another test type, essentially eliminating the old siloed tools, and finally allowing teams to work and collaborate together. Unit tests can be quickly data-driven to increase code coverage, and use-case-driven dynamic security testing can shift left, among dozens of additional productivity enhancements.
"For over four years, we've spoken with hundreds of CIOs, DevOps leaders and QA teams to understand their pain points. We developed Appvance UTP with the knowledge and insight we gained from our research," said Appvance CEO Kevin Surace. "The old test automation and open source tools were not built for rapid test creation and ultra-fast test maintenance, so DevOps quickly hits the now-common 'QA Wall.' By addressing the bottlenecks and old silos, Appvance UTP becomes transformational for DevOps QA processes. It completely changes how we think about software QA automation, and can improve team productivity by 10X to 100X depending on a team's starting point."
Key benefits to Appvance UTP include:
Write-once methodology Almost any test can be repurposed for use with another test type. For example, any functional test can be re-used for performance, load, compatibility, app-penetration, synthetic APM and more, which not only increases velocity but reduces costs. Dev, QA, BA and Ops can all collaborate – writing and running tests as needed – all on the same platform.
Gain speed while increasing quality, performance and security Re-using use cases across all test types provides significant time savings, as different teams don't have to re-create the same use cases over and over again. And once one use-case is created, users can pull dozens together into Test Scenarios that replicate real-world conditions, instilling QA rigor without additional effort.
DevOps integrated Complete integration with Jenkins, Hudson, Rally, Bamboo and Jira allows users to kick off tests automatically at builds. Choose local results repositories or use directly GIT and SVN to bring true DevOps velocity with quality using existing CI tools and workflows.
Comprehensive software testing Enable more productive testing operations for all applications, including HTML5, Java thick clients, Swing/AWT/SWT, mobile, SOAP/REST services, corporate apps, Oracle forms-fuse-fusion, Windows thick clients, Java FX, AngularJS, advanced JS canvas apps, Tableau apps, messaging platforms and most enterprise applications. Pass data between application and script types with no code needed.
A migration path will be provided to customers of Appvance PerformanceCloud. For a demonstration, to receive a quote, or to discuss how Appvance UTP can help improve your DevOps and QA processes, visit www.appvance.com/unified-test-automation.
About Appvance, Inc. Appvance develops innovative solutions that help enterprises to modernize the way they deliver applications and measurably improve business results. Launched in 2012, Appvance was founded in part by Frank Cohen, who has been instrumental in defining how enterprises approach testing for over 30 years. The company's solution, Appvance UTP, is the first unified test automation platform for DevOps that completely transforms software QA. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA with offices in Costa Rica and India.