Gorilla Logic Announces FlexMonkey 5 Open Source Automated Test Software for Adobe Flex and AIR

FlexMonkey 'Reloaded' offers completely new testing platform, including new console, additional testing commands, tighter integration with FlexUnit, and new test-trace options

Aug 01, 2011, 09:03 ET from Gorilla Logic

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gorilla Logic (www.gorillalogic.com), a leader in enterprise application development services and creators of open source test tools for mobile and Rich Internet Applications (RIA), today announced the availability of FlexMonkey 5 (http://www.gorillalogic.com/flexmonkey), the industry's leading open source automated testing tool for Adobe Flex and AIR. FlexMonkey 5 represents a major re-write of the FlexMonkey core open source test tool, resulting in better performance and increased reliability.

"Functional user experience testing is more critical than ever with the explosion of new consumer computing and devices," explained Stu Stern, CEO and co-founder of Gorilla Logic. "This latest version offers the community the next generation of FlexMonkey, making it more extensible and supportable. It showcases our passion for quality, our technical expertise, and our connection to the tools and culture of Agile delivery."

FlexMonkey is the most widely used open source tool for testing Adobe Flex and AIR applications. With more than 11,000 downloads, FlexMonkey has established itself as the de-facto standard in the industry. It allows developers and testers of RIA to record, playback and verify real-world user interactions. If desired, the test automation tool can also generate ActionScript test scripts that teams can easily use within a continuous integration environment. Gorilla Logic created FlexMonkey in 2008, and continues to contribute to the Flex ecosystem with ongoing enhancements and dedicated support to the community.

New enhancements contained in FlexMonkey 5 include:

  • A new console interface
  • A new test execution model based on FlexUnit 4
  • New SetProperty, StoreValue, and CallFunction commands providing increased power and expressiveness without modifying ActionScript
  • A new test-code generation model, friendlier to customization of generated code
  • Plus hundreds of other changes driven by real-world feedback from the FlexMonkey community and Gorilla Logic's customers

Stern says these new features translate into some powerful benefits to the FLEX open source functional testing community. Teams delivering Adobe Flex applications can reap the dramatic quality and speed gains delivered from automated user experience testing. "User experience testing for the Adobe Flex/AIR platform now is more powerful, easier to use, faster, and more reliable – plus, it is free because it is open source," he says. "For FlexMonkey customers that use Agile methods and have complex testing needs, FlexMonkey 5 offers new improvements in test extensions and Continuous Integration (CI) environments."

Gorilla Logic continues to lead in developing open-source automated test tools for emerging development platforms. In addition to FlexMonkey, Gorilla Logic recently released FoneMonkey 5 (http://www.gorillalogic.com/fonemonkey), bringing record-and-playback automated testing capabilities to the iPhone and iPad for the first time anywhere. Gorilla Logic's open source testing tools have grown out of the company's extensive experience providing mobile, web and RIA development services to customers, from Fortune 500 companies to next-generation Internet start-ups.

FlexMonkey 5 is upward-compatible for tests recorded with FlexMonkey 4.1. The FlexMonkey development team intends to support the 4.1.x version for sustaining development for six months. To download a copy of FlexMonkey 5, visit http://www.gorillalogic.com/flexmonkey.

About Gorilla Logic:

Gorilla Logic provides custom enterprise application development services to many of the world's leading software-driven organizations. It has a rich history of applying software engineering best practices to reduce the time and cost of delivering high-quality, full-featured applications with advanced functionality. Its technical leadership in mobile, rich Internet and enterprise applications showcases its broad platform expertise and exemplifies its commitment to software development best practices and quality. Its innovative work with emerging development platforms led to the creation of two industry leading open source tools for automated testing, FlexMonkey (Flex applications) and FoneMonkey (iPhone/iPad Apps). To download Gorilla Logic's open source tools, and to learn more about the company and its services, please visit www.gorillalogic.com.  

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