Original Software Now Shipping Automated Software Testing Tool for All Web and PC-based Applications

TestDrive-Gold Only Test Solution Requiring No Coding Expertise,

Extends Automated Testing Across the Development Cycle



Mar 07, 2006, 00:00 ET from Original Software

    CHICAGO, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Original Software, a leader in software
 test automation, today advanced the field of automated software testing with
 the introduction of its new solution, TestDrive-Gold.  Unlike testing
 solutions that rely on skilled IT staff to constantly write new test scripts,
 TestDrive-Gold is the only testing solution that requires no coding knowledge,
 and provides self-healing scripts and advanced scripting controls.
     The core of Original Software's solution is its ease of use and intuitive
 nature, which enables automated testing to be readily applied at every stage
 of development, cuts time-to-market development cycles, and dramatically
 reduces application errors and failure.  TestDrive-Gold combines several
 innovative software testing technologies:
 
     * Code-free Testing -- No scripting language of any kind is needed,
       freeing the user from complex programming languages and simplifying the
       user interface
     * Self-healing Technology -- Users no longer have to recreate costly
       scripts as the application grows and develops, improving the
       productivity and efficiency while ensuring existing scripts remain
       usable and valid
     * Advanced Script Controls -- Variable Data controls enable one script to
       simulate multiple business transactions without having to re-launch
       individual scripts
 
     "The software industry spends 80% of its development resources correcting
 coding defects.  That's just not acceptable for industries whose growth
 depends on delivering applications for their customers quickly, economically
 ...  and right the first time," said Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software.
 "The market needs automated testing tools that are both powerful and flexible
 enough to manage the rapid development cycles for today's businesses.  With
 TestDrive-Gold, we're putting an intuitive automated tool that requires
 practically no programming knowledge to use in the hands of the entire
 development, testing and quality teams, so that testing tools are actually
 used, rather than becoming 'shelfware.'"
     Designed to test just about any GUI or browser application
 'out-of-the-box,' TestDrive-Gold captures and interrogates individual objects
 and components that make up a screen or web page, vastly increasing the
 quality and detail of data captured.  This eliminates reliance on the precise
 reproduction of the original window and guarantees total verification and
 replay of screen objects.  There is no scripting language to be learned with
 TestDrive-Gold -- the user is totally protected from the complexities
 associated with such languages and interacts through a simple-to-use
 interface.  What the script does and how it works is all managed through a
 highly visible and intuitive point and click interface.
 
     TestDrive-Gold is now available for commercial purchase.  For more
 information about TestDrive-Gold, Original Software or other technology from
 the company, please call (630) 321-0092 in the U.S., +44 (0)1256 338666 in the
 U.K. and Europe, or visit http://www.origsoft.com.
 
     About Original Software
     The Original Software Group provides software systems that simplify the
 testing of application software throughout its lifecycle.
     OSG develops and markets automated software testing solutions that let
 organizations improve processes and application quality while simultaneously
 reducing the costs associated with repairing software defects.  OSG offers:
 Advanced test planning, defect tracking, data extraction, automated rules-
 based testing and reporting solutions with user-friendly controls, award
 winning technical support services, and flexible educational and consulting
 services.
     Still a privately held corporation, OSG is headquartered near London,
 England, with US operations based near Chicago, Illinois.  OSG products can be
 obtained through these offices or through a network of qualified and
 knowledgeable business partners in Germany, Holland, Italy, Indonesia,
 Australia, the UK and North and South America.
     More than 350 organizations operating in 25 countries use Original
 Software products.  Growth over the past six years has averaged 82% per annum.
 Current users range from small software development shops to huge
 multinationals, including: Cargill Global Financial Solutions, Circuit City
 Stores, Pfizer Pharmaceutical (Ireland), DHL, Coca-Cola and hundreds of
 others.
 
 

SOURCE Original Software
    CHICAGO, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Original Software, a leader in software
 test automation, today advanced the field of automated software testing with
 the introduction of its new solution, TestDrive-Gold.  Unlike testing
 solutions that rely on skilled IT staff to constantly write new test scripts,
 TestDrive-Gold is the only testing solution that requires no coding knowledge,
 and provides self-healing scripts and advanced scripting controls.
     The core of Original Software's solution is its ease of use and intuitive
 nature, which enables automated testing to be readily applied at every stage
 of development, cuts time-to-market development cycles, and dramatically
 reduces application errors and failure.  TestDrive-Gold combines several
 innovative software testing technologies:
 
     * Code-free Testing -- No scripting language of any kind is needed,
       freeing the user from complex programming languages and simplifying the
       user interface
     * Self-healing Technology -- Users no longer have to recreate costly
       scripts as the application grows and develops, improving the
       productivity and efficiency while ensuring existing scripts remain
       usable and valid
     * Advanced Script Controls -- Variable Data controls enable one script to
       simulate multiple business transactions without having to re-launch
       individual scripts
 
     "The software industry spends 80% of its development resources correcting
 coding defects.  That's just not acceptable for industries whose growth
 depends on delivering applications for their customers quickly, economically
 ...  and right the first time," said Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software.
 "The market needs automated testing tools that are both powerful and flexible
 enough to manage the rapid development cycles for today's businesses.  With
 TestDrive-Gold, we're putting an intuitive automated tool that requires
 practically no programming knowledge to use in the hands of the entire
 development, testing and quality teams, so that testing tools are actually
 used, rather than becoming 'shelfware.'"
     Designed to test just about any GUI or browser application
 'out-of-the-box,' TestDrive-Gold captures and interrogates individual objects
 and components that make up a screen or web page, vastly increasing the
 quality and detail of data captured.  This eliminates reliance on the precise
 reproduction of the original window and guarantees total verification and
 replay of screen objects.  There is no scripting language to be learned with
 TestDrive-Gold -- the user is totally protected from the complexities
 associated with such languages and interacts through a simple-to-use
 interface.  What the script does and how it works is all managed through a
 highly visible and intuitive point and click interface.
 
     TestDrive-Gold is now available for commercial purchase.  For more
 information about TestDrive-Gold, Original Software or other technology from
 the company, please call (630) 321-0092 in the U.S., +44 (0)1256 338666 in the
 U.K. and Europe, or visit http://www.origsoft.com.
 
     About Original Software
     The Original Software Group provides software systems that simplify the
 testing of application software throughout its lifecycle.
     OSG develops and markets automated software testing solutions that let
 organizations improve processes and application quality while simultaneously
 reducing the costs associated with repairing software defects.  OSG offers:
 Advanced test planning, defect tracking, data extraction, automated rules-
 based testing and reporting solutions with user-friendly controls, award
 winning technical support services, and flexible educational and consulting
 services.
     Still a privately held corporation, OSG is headquartered near London,
 England, with US operations based near Chicago, Illinois.  OSG products can be
 obtained through these offices or through a network of qualified and
 knowledgeable business partners in Germany, Holland, Italy, Indonesia,
 Australia, the UK and North and South America.
     More than 350 organizations operating in 25 countries use Original
 Software products.  Growth over the past six years has averaged 82% per annum.
 Current users range from small software development shops to huge
 multinationals, including: Cargill Global Financial Solutions, Circuit City
 Stores, Pfizer Pharmaceutical (Ireland), DHL, Coca-Cola and hundreds of
 others.
 
 SOURCE  Original Software