New Release of Canoo's Java RIA Library, UltraLightClient

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Features in version 6.2 include a new testing framework, integration into Mercury QuickTest Professional and new user interface widgets.

Canoo today announced a new release of its Java library for Rich Internet Applications (RIA), UltraLightClient (ULC). This new 6.2 version offers addons to test UltraLightClient-based applications more easily.

The new ULC test extensions offer an improved way for developers to test the user interface of their applications using JUnit and Jemmy. Functional testing with the new UltraLightClient test framework is more reliable and takes into account the client/server setup of UltraLightClient applications, as well as special UltraLightClient features such as lazy loading.

This improved test framework takes care of synchronization and enables end-to-end testing with no additional infrastructure code or Jemmy workarounds.

Integrates with QuickTest Professional

A brand-new integration into Mercury QuickTest Professional offers record and play functionality for test scenarios.

New ULC Features

In addition, the following ULC feature requests have been added to the release:

  •      Custom labels for slider.
  •      Cell-based popup menus to add a context menu to every cell in a table, a tree, a list, or a table tree.
  •      A number of small improvements for existing user interface components such as:

         o Adding component orientation - from left to right / right to left,
         o Scrollable tabs,
         o Window decorators,
         o Table column events.

  •      Spinner component support.
  •      Possibility to customize the InputBlocker during server roundtrips to provide feedback to users.
  •      Enhanced extensions to access the client file system.

New ULC Visual Editor

In addition, ULC Visual Editor for Eclipse has been updated to run with this new version of UltralightClient and supports the new ULC features.

Download Canoo UltraLightClient and ULC Visual Editor

The new releases are available for download at the product website .

No Runtime Licenses

A developer license key for UltraLightClient costs 1499.- US $ and can be purchased online. There are no further costs for runtime licenses.

A developer license key for ULC Visual Editor costs 499.- US $.

About UltraLightClient

This Java library offers a stable and mature way to build Rich Internet Applications end-to-end in Java. It bridges the gap between Swing user interface components and a server-side Java EE architecture. UltraLightClient allows Java developers to develop mission-critical enterprise web applications with a rich and responsive user interface using proven Java technology both on the client and on the server.

About Canoo

Canoo is a solution provider for Rich Internet Applications (RIA) based in Basel, Switzerland. It offers consulting services and end-to-end development of Enterprise Web applications. With 10 years of experience in Rich Internet Application (RIA) technology, Canoo is a leading expert in Web 2.0 applications, Java rich clients, and AJAX. Canoos RIA technology and web testing products are used in more than 60 countries worldwide.

See the Canoo RIA blog for news and developments.

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