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4 years ago

TestComplete 14.4 is Here!

The TestComplete team is excited to announce its next release that will continue to accelerate your testing initiatives, ensuring confidence in the quality of your application. The 14.4 Release of TestComplete includes features that will scale your tests to the cloud across devices and configurations, solve for complex controls such as tables or grids, and adds AI-powered improvements to self-healing tests. 


We know this industry is complex, so we strive to simplify it at every level. No matter what your level of expertise, we are dedicated to quality while getting you through your end of the SDLC, at every part of the pipeline. Because quality isn’t for you. It’s for your customer. 


The highlights of the 14.4 release include:  


Cross-Platform Web Testing with the Device Cloud Add-On 

On average it takes about 20 minutes to create a robust Selenium script for just one test. Multiply that by the number of different devices and configurations, add in the costs of purchasing and maintaining those devices yourself, and you’re devoting a considerable amount of resources to achieving full test coverage that your customers demand.  


With the TestComplete Device Cloud add-on, you’ll create automated web tests that can be run on multiple browsers, operating systems (including MAC), and device configurations in the cloud. Create your test just once in your local browser and then run them across 2000+ configurations.  One beta customer said that authoring tests previously took her 30 minutes, with the device cloud it only takes her 10. What could you do with that extra time? 


As more of your customers access your application on mobile devices, this ensures you will have full test coverage to provide your customers with the best experience possible, while saving you time and money. More speed. More quality. More confidence.



ML-Based Visual Grid Recognition

 Applications continue to become more intricate with complex objects like grids or tables, which makes GUI automation more difficult. These objects often require manual testing, which is time consuming and prone to errors. TestComplete now uses computer vision and machine learning techniques to automatically validate these complex objects, taking your test automation to the next level. See how it works.


AI-Powered Self-Healing Tests

How many hours do you spend solely on activities to maintain your tests? Automated tests often fail because properties of objects change frequently, and tests are tightly bound to these object properties. Our internal data shows that 75% of tests fail because of object defect detection. This results in many hours wasted on test maintenance, preventing you from seeing the full value of test automation.   


In this release we’ve improved the AI algorithm powering our self-healing capabilities that automatically identify unexpected errors due to dynamic properties and recommend an alternative. This prevents your test from failing and gives you the opportunity to accept the fix after test execution, saving you time and effort reviewing failures. With these improvements to the AI we now see a 95% success rate. How much time will this save you now?  See how it works.


Jira Integration 

Jira is the most popular project management and defect tracking tool, and each Jira instance is unique. Previously TestComplete only supported specific Jira configurations making it difficult for users to easily report Jira issues from TestComplete. Now, you can create issues of any type supported by your Jira project.  


TestComplete is part of an array of Test Automation solutions offered by SmartBear, including the ReadyAPI platform, which accelerates functional, security, and load testing of RESTful, SOAP, GraphQL and other web services right inside your CI/CD pipeline. 


Click here to learn more about the new TestComplete features in 14.4 or try it for yourself

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