Telerik Introduces Free Web Testing Framework for ASP.NET AJAX and Silverlight

WebAii Testing Framework enables developers to automate AJAX or Silverlight applications in all major browsers and simplifies testing of RadControls

Newton, MA, July 10, 2009 --( Telerik, the leading vendor of development tools and user interface components for .NET, today announced a new addition to its portfolio – WebAii Testing Framework (Beta), a product by ArtOfTest. WebAii Testing Framework is a free web automation framework that helps developers and Quality Assurance professionals easily write functional tests for AJAX and Silverlight applications. The framework offers one consistent application programming interface (API) that allows users to automate the user interface (UI) of web applications as part of regression testing. Besides Silverlight support, a key benefit of WebAii Testing Framework is the browser abstraction, which allows developers to create a test once and execute it against all major browsers.

“WebAii Testing Framework has been designed in partnership with ArtOfTest to address developers’ challenges in testing modern web applications. Many people are not running functional testing because the tools are difficult, expensive, and lag behind from a technological standpoint,” said Svetozar Georgiev, Telerik CEO. “The WebAii Testing Framework is free, supports complex AJAX scenarios on all major browsers, and most importantly supports Silverlight! Telerik’s WebAii Testing Framework removes the barriers to functional UI testing.”

The WebAii Testing Framework has been specifically built to cater to users’ advanced testing needs. AJAX-based applications can be easily automated including complex UI actions like Drag’n’drop, Hover, Right-click, and more. Waiting on document object model changes is also supported as well as the option to invoke JavaScript functions from test code.

In addition to testing AJAX-based applications, Telerik’s new WebAii Testing Framework also incorporates Silverlight Extension which makes automating Silverlight applications finally possible. It has a UI object model that mimics the complete list of UI XAML elements in Silverlight allowing developers to access everything as if inside the Silverlight application. Beside the ability to perform basic automation actions like clicking, moving and setting text, it also gives access to all properties such as brushes, borders and even transform matrices.

Telerik’s WebAii Testing Framework is integrated with special wrappers for Telerik RadControls for AJAX and Silverlight exposing rich functionality that helps developers save time and effort when writing functional tests, even for very complex web applications built with the Telerik controls.

“The addition of the WebAii Testing Framework to the Telerik portfolio of .NET tools and components is another step in our strategy of serving the developer community in more aspects of the application development lifecycle,” continued Georgiev.

WebAii Testing Framework is available for free download at Telerik Testing Tools section of its website or as a part of RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX and RadControls for Silverlight licenses. General availability of the free WebAii Testing Framework will be available later in the second quarter 2009.

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Ina Tontcheva