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Borland Silk Test™ now Provides Automated Testing on Windows® 8

Newbury, UK, 27 November, 2012

Borland, a Micro Focus company, today announces the availability of Silk Test 13.5, its premier test automation solution. This release of Silk Test introduces support for Windows® 8, one of the first application test suites to do so, and extends Web 2.0 testing capabilities with support for the latest versions of leading browsers, including Chrome™, Firefox® and Internet Explorer® 10.

Gartner has forecast the application development market to exceed $9 billion in 2012. With cloud, mobility and open source driving growth in this space, along with new operating system and browser updates, IT organizations face an increasing application testing challenge.

Silk Test is valued by organizations for its ability to replace repetitive manual testing processes with accurate, easy- to-create, automated tests that check software continuously to ensure applications run reliably, to eliminate the occurrence of defects. Silk Test 13.5 provides support for the broadest range of web and application technologies, essential in an increasingly multi-device, multi-channel business environment.

"Once again the Silk Test suite is providing organizations with the multi-technology capabilities necessary to meet today’s software testing challenges," said Joachim Herschmann, Product Director of Test Automation at Micro Focus. "Web-based businesses using dynamic Web 2.0 technologies need to have a tool to test against browsers, browser versions and locales. Silk Test takes the pain out of this challenge by using one tool to test across all supported browsers and quickly demonstrate where applications need fixing and why."

Silk Test 13.5 features include:

  • Support for testing applications on the Windows 8 platform and Internet Explorer 10 – Silk Test 13.5 allows customers to ensure their products are ready for Windows 8 and IE 10 which reduces the risk and complexity of delivering commercial applications on Microsoft’s next generation of products.
  • Visual Studio® 2012 and TFS support - Silk Test’s Visual Studio plug-in brings the power of Silk Test to .Net developers. Unique features like the integrated Silk Test recorder and TrueLog visual results viewer dramatically reduce test maintenance and costs when developing applications.
  • Enhanced process automation with SAP® eCATT support – SAP users can manage the testing process from start to finish and Silk Test provides them with full testing support for SAP which can slash SAP upgrade costs by up to 30%.
  • Additional Technology Updates include support for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, Java 7 and Flex 4.6 and make Silk Test the perfect choice for testing complex business workflows that rely on multiple technologies.

The new feature additions to Silk Test 13.5 make it the most reliable, efficient and fastest test automation solution on the market, while user interface enhancements ensure it is one of the easiest to use. It is the ideal solution for multiple teams with different skill sets, working with both traditional and agile methodologies and allowing automation of even the most complex technologies.

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About Borland

Originating in 1983, Borland Software Corporation is a world-class provider of requirements, test and change management solutions. As part of Micro Focus Ltd, a member of the FTSE 250, Borland offers tools that are open, agile and work across the entire Application Development Lifecycle to enable customers to build better software, faster. For additional information please visit www.borland.com

About Micro Focus

Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management software enables customers' business applications to respond rapidly to market changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost and risk. For additional information please visit www.microfocus.com.

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