Instantiations Updates Award-Winning GUI Development Tools

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New features in WindowBuilder Pro and WindowTester Pro make it easier for GUI designers and testers to increase productivity on the Eclipse Java platform.

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The user interface of an application is the frontline connection with the customer. It has to both look good and work effectively the first time, or the perception of the company is at stake

Instantiations®, Inc., a leading provider of Eclipse-based commercial software solutions to improve software quality, security and productivity, today announced new version updates across its Java product line. Highlights include updates to its popular graphical user interface (GUI) design and testing products; WindowBuilder™ Pro, the winner of 2009 Eclipse Community Award for best development tool, moves to version 7.2, and WindowTester™ Pro advances to version 4.0.

The new features in WindowTester Pro v4.0 are designed to help developers easily automate recording, test generation, code coverage, and playback of GUI interactions. Version 4.0 provides extensive improvements for test recording; fine-tuning of assertions functionality, including improved Swing assertions support; improved Linux support and preliminary support for 64-Bit Cocoa; and numerous performance enhancements and bug fixes. WindowBuilder Pro's new features include code generation and parsing improvements to optimize performance; API support for customizing properties; enhanced JFace and RCP support, improved support for Riena; and expanded data binding support to make it easier to tie your user interface to an underlying datastore. The company also announced new versions of CodePro AnalytiX™ and RCP Developer™.

"The user interface of an application is the frontline connection with the customer. It has to both look good and work effectively the first time, or the perception of the company is at stake," said Dan Rubel, CTO and co-founder of Instantiations, Inc. and author of Eclipse Plug-ins. "Instantiations' GUI tools are designed to make it easier for developers to create effective and consistent UIs, with drag-and-drop design and automated testing."

Instantiations will showcase its new product features at Eclipse Summit Europe, October 27-29, 2009 with a booth and several presentations.

What's New in WindowTester Pro 4.0
WindowTester Pro is an Eclipse-based software development product that streamlines testing of Java rich client applications written in the SWT and Swing UI frameworks by providing tools that automate recording, test generation, code coverage, and playback of GUI interactions that can occur within an application. WindowTester Pro seamlessly integrates with the native Eclipse testing framework and generates code that is 100% JUnit compatible to deliver a high quality and consistent user experience.

Version 4.0 key features include:

  • Recording improvements, refinements to the recorder console, better definition of hyperlinks within a recording, the ability to handle dynamic combo selection logic, and appropriate handling of View Menu selections and context menu clicks.
  • Fine-tuning of assertions functionality, plus expanded ability to assert test conditions in Swing UI tests, such as specifying that a button should be enabled, or a specific text area should have keyboard focus.
  • Swing recorder and runtime support for internal and nested classes and overall runtime performance improvements.
  • New WizardPageLocator API to allow assertions to be made about properties of wizard components

What's New in WindowBuilder Pro v7.2
WindowBuilder Pro is the market leading Java GUI builder that includes Swing Designer™, SWT Designer™, and GWT Designer.™

New features include: Code generation and parsing enhancements, expanded data binding support in SWT and Swing Designer, enhancements to the editor and property pane, as well as improved JFace and RCP Swing support, comprehensive support for the Ext GWT (GXT) widget library, and syncing with Google Web Toolkit (GWT) 1.7.

Other Product Updates
CodePro AnalytiX version 6.3. enhanced features include expanded analysis reporting, Similar Code and Dead Code Analysis, new HTML reporting shows the results of your analysis and makes it easy to share those results with others. Security features in CodePro AnalytiX continue to decrease potential code security vulnerabilities early in the software development lifecycle,

RCP Developer version 4.0. Provides tools for constructing and testing GUIs, documenting and packaging rich client applications for deployment to accelerate the creation of Eclipse RCP applications. Version 4.0 includes the enhancements to underlying SWT Designer and WindowTester SWT technology.

Professional Services
Instantiations has one of the most experienced teams of Eclipse and Java software experts in the world, and offers professional services, such as expert architectural, design and development mentoring, custom software engineering, planning assistance to help implement best practices and for managers to optimize Java and Eclipse development within their organizations.

Pricing and Availability
WindowTester Pro is $1249 USD per developer and includes one year of upgrades, maintenance and technical support. WindowBuilder Pro is $399 USD per developer and includes one year of upgrades, maintenance and technical support. Discounts are available for multiple licenses or combined product purchases. Product upgrades are available at no cost to customers with current support agreements. See website for complete product pricing details. Download full-feature trial evaluation software from http://www.instantiations.com/prods/docs/download.html.

About Instantiations
Based in Portland, Oregon, USA, Instantiations is a leading innovator of Eclipse-based solutions and focuses its products and services on improving quality, security, productivity and time-to-market for global software development organizations. The company is also a major contributor in the Smalltalk language market with its VA Smalltalk product. Led by a team of internationally-recognized pioneers in Java and Smalltalk software technology, Instantiations is a founding member of the Eclipse Foundation and the Smalltalk Industry Council, and is an IBM Business Partner. With a line of products for Eclipse, IBM Rational®, JBuilder® and MyEclipse™, the company is named as one the fastest-growing Oregon companies four years running and recognized among the Top 100 companies influencing software development by SD Times for three consecutive years. For more information, visit http://www.instantiations.com.

Instantiations is a registered trademark of Instantiations, Inc. CodePro AnalytiX, CodePro Profiler, WindowBuilder , Swing Designer, SWT Designer, GWT Designer, RCP Developer and WindowTester are trademarks of Instantiations, Inc. Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

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