[jdom-interest] [News] PushToTest TestMaker 5.0 Released

Frank Cohen fcohen at pushtotest.com
Thu Aug 16 15:37:30 PDT 2007

Hi JDOM-istas! We announced PushToTest TestMaker 5.0 today. This is a  
giant release for our open-source community. TestMaker is useful to  
optimize XML performance in many situations. -Frank


PushToTest TestMaker 5.0 Now Available


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. For additional information contact Frank  
Cohen, CEO and Founder, at fcohen at pushtotest.com, phone (408)  
871-0122 California, USA

August 16, 2007 – CAMPBELL, CALIFORNIA - PushToTest TestMaker 5 is a  
platform for test automation, service governance, and business  
service management. For Java developers TestMaker is a framework for  
turning unit tests into functional tests, load and scalability tests,  
and service monitors automatically.

At any given time new software needs to be installed, existing  
application software modules and database software need to be  
patched, application software and databases need to be tuned and  
optimized, and the root-causes of crashes, downtime, and performance  
bottlenecks needs to be analyzed and remediated quickly.

Software developers use PushToTest Version 5 to turn their unit tests  
into functional tests in a test automation platform that runs on  
their development machine. PushToTest Version 5 includes Wizards and  
Recorders to automatically build tests and supports a variety of  
languages, including Java, Jython, Groovy, PHP, Ruby, and many  
others. Plus PushToTest Version 5 supports SOA, Web Service, AJAX,  
and REST services using HTTP, HTTPS, SOAP, XML-RPC, and the email  

The PushToTest Version 5 runtime environment automatically turns  
these same functional tests into load tests, scalability and  
performance tests, regression tests, and service monitors for QA  
technicians, IT operations managers, and CIOs. PushToTest Version 5  
runtime load tests and service monitors integrate into Service  
Registry/Repository products and database and application performance  
optimization and root-cause analysis tools.

Top-level features and enhancements:

*  TestScenario is a new XML-based system to reuse unit tests as  
regression tests, functional tests, load tests, integration tests,  
and service monitors requiring no coding.
     * Graphical environment to control tests and view results in  
     * Record/play-back unit tests of Web applications using the  
integrated point-and-click TestGen4Web utility.
     * Create test suites of SOAP-based Web Services using the  
integrated Eviware soapUI utility.
     * Create tests of AJAX and REST applications using the  
integrated HTMLUnit framework.
     * Java 6 ScriptEngine (JSR 223) support enables you to write  
tests in any supported language: Java, Jython, Groovy, PHP, Ruby, and  
many others.
     * Distributed test environment (TestNetwork/TestNodes) to  
vertically scale tests to thousands of users and horizontally scale  
tests to operate the test from multiple locations around your network
     * Performance Comparison Utility shows changes in performance  
from one test to another.
     * Monitors CPU, Network, Memory utilization as test operates.
     * Transaction distribution analysis charts as test operates.
     * Automatic archiving of test results in XML file format.
     * Log to Relational Databases (RDBMS)
     * Data Production Library (DPL) system to create dynamic data as  
test operates from XML files, Comma Separated Value (CSV) files, and  
Relational Database (RDBMS)
     * Validate service responses using Data Production Library  
(DPL,) integrated XML parsers, regular expressions, and custom objects.
     * Operate PushToTest As A Service (PAAS) by making a SOAP  
request to TestMaker to operate a test and return the statistics of  
the test results. Includes fully functional interoperability with  
SoftwareAG/WebMethods X-Registry repository.
     * Start, pause, stop, and change the order of test case  
operation as the test operates.
     * Service monitor panel shows service status dashboard.
     * Notification of test operation by email, SMS, pagers.
     * Expanded protocol handler support (HTTP, HTTPS, Apache SOAP,  
Apache Axis SOAP, REST, AJAX, email) and extensible to add your  
     * Backwardly compatible with TestMaker 4 tests.
     * Call TestMaker from the command-line to use with Continuous  
Integration Environments.
     * Professional documentation, tutorials, screencasts, and  
reference guides.

The new software comes with two licenses: The source code is  
distributed under a GPL version 2 license and the pre-built and ready- 
to-run binary download comes with a free commercial license that  
limits you to 200 concurrent running virtual test users and 10  
service monitors. Additional users and monitors licenses available  
from PushToTest.

Download PushToTest TestMaker at http://www.pushtotest.com

PushToTest is a trademark of the PushToTest Company

About PushToTest
PushToTest is a software publishing and global services company  
specializing in business optimization and information systems  
governance and test automation. Our expertise is put to work for  
enterprises needing to understand and solve scalability and  
performance problems in complex information systems, especially Web  
Services. PushToTest publishes the popular TestMaker platform for  
SOA, Web service, Web application, AJAX and REST test automation.  
Details at http://www.pushtotest.com

Frank Cohen, PushToTest, http://www.PushToTest.com, phone 408 374 7426
TestMaker: The open-source SOA governance and test automation tool

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