Ranorex® Releases Ranorex V1.5, Offering Single, Integrated Software Test Studio

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Ranorex® GmbH, a leading global provider of automated software testing solutions, today announced the release of Ranorex V1.5, the newest version of its flagship software testing application. Leading the additions in Ranorex V1.5 is Ranorex Studio, a complete test development environment that brings all Ranorex features together, allowing the user to create and maintain professional test automation projects through a single, easy-to-use interface.

Ranorex® GmbH, a leading global provider of automated software testing solutions, today announced the release of Ranorex V1.5, the newest version of its flagship software testing application. Leading the additions in Ranorex V1.5 is Ranorex Studio, a complete test development environment that brings all Ranorex features together, allowing the user to create and maintain professional test automation projects through a single, easy-to-use interface.

Ranorex, which debuted in late 2006, is a cost-effective and comprehensive GUI based software automation framework that simplifies both integration and acceptance testing for developers, SQA managers, and testing professionals, regardless of their programming or scripting experience. The application is a better alternative to conventional tools because it evaluates applications from a user's perspective, thereby making it easier to quickly identify issues and/or opportunities for improvement.

Ranorex supports standard programming techniques and common languages such as C#, C++, or Python, as well as VB.NET or any other .NET language. It also supports any integrated development environment for these languages, for example Visual Studio and Eclipse. Due to its familiar programming advantages, Ranorex saves companies money by lowering the cost of training for programmers and testers. Its ease-of-use, increased testing accuracy and low cost-per-seat makes it an ideal choice for software teams of virtually any size or level of sophistication, and is now used by hundreds of enterprise and commercial software companies around the world.

The addition of Ranorex Studio V1.5 brings an even greater speed and convenience to the test environment. "Over the past two years, Ranorex has added several highly valuable tools for testers and developers including Ranorex Recorder, WebSpy and SpyPro," said Jenö Herget, co-founder and managing director of Ranorex GmbH. "Now, with Version 1.5, Ranorex offers a single test environment that helps users create and maintain complete, automated test scenarios. This is our most powerful and efficient test interface yet."

Unified Interface
Ranorex Studio not only provides an all-on-one environment for developing and managing test projects, but also supports easier code editing, debugging and GUI mapping. The studio offers handy features including automatic code highlighting and code completion, and allows users to debug test scripts quickly and reliably.

Through the new, unified interface, users can also access Ranorex' other value-added tools. By simply clicking within Ranorex Studio, users can access Ranorex Recorder -- an application that optimizes the test process by recording and replying to user interactions. Using Recorder, testers can quickly generate the code necessary to evaluate common user actions simply by re-creating the actions themselves. Actions are captured and automatically turned into self-contained executable files; they can also be saved as project files in XML or as code files in C#, C++, or Python. Recorder also lets testers edit or enhance recorded files as needed.

Ranorex Spy, another tool within the Studio environment, is a Win32-based utility that instantly uncovers properties and other information about a selected GUI element.

Validation Support
Also new in Ranorex V1.5 is a "Validator" class addition to the application library that helps establish checkpoints for better test reporting. The new Validator addition not only makes code easier to read, but also eliminates potentially hundreds of lines of code.
With the new capability, users can validate information at a certain point; for example, checking expected values within a textbox or other visible text controls. All checkpoints using the Validator function report automatically in HTML to a single test result summary using either standard, or user-defined, messaging.

Availability
Ranorex V1.5 featuring Ranorex Studio and Validation support is now available in Ranorex Premium Edition, with upgrade options available for all licensed Ranorex users. To download an evaluation version, or for pricing and further product information, visit http://www.ranorex.com.

About Ranorex:
Founded in 2006, Ranorex GmbH is dedicated to fundamentally improving the quality of software applications. The company's products, led by its flagship Ranorex software automation framework, allows testers and developers alike to thoroughly test applications from a user's perspective, making bugs easier to identify and eliminate. Ranorex products are both cost-effective and based on standard programming techniques and languages, making them ideal for development teams of all sizes. To learn more, visit http://www.ranorex.com.

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