In separate announcements, Borland Software and Telelogic on Monday are unveiling upgrades to application testing, and enterprise architecture and modeling tools.
Borland is releasing an Eclipse-friendly upgrade to the SilkTest functional testing product it gained through the acquisition of Segue Software.
Borland SilkTest 8.0 supports testing of Eclipse-based applications and applications running on the latest Internet browsers and .Net 2.0 environments. The product provides automated functional testing to ensure that software meets designated functionality, quality, and reliability requirements.
With its Eclipse backing, SilkTest can interact with Eclipse widgets, said Mike Ruggiero, senior product manager for SilkTest at Borland. The product also can test applications running inside the Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 1.5 browsers.
Testing for customized widgets also is being enhanced in version 8.0. "We are making it easier for our customers to test those kinds of custom widgets," Ruggiero said.
SilkTest 8.0 ships on May 16 with a retail price of $6,500 for a single floating user license.
Borland plans call for further integration of SilkTest with Borland products such as the StarTeam change management offering. It already can work with Borland's Caliber package for requirements management.
Telelogic on Monday will debut updates to its System Architect enterprise architecture and modeling tools, featuring a version of the product tuned for use on the Web.
System Architect/XT (Extended Team) is a Web-based version of the product, intended for communications among a distributed workforce. The XT version features templates for use by less-technical members of a team, such as business decision makers.
System Architect 10.4, meanwhile, is the more feature-rich Windows client version of the tool. It features a new user interface and upgraded generation of BPEL (Business Process Execution Language), with more patterns. "It has more detail in the generation," said Jan Popkin, chief strategist at Telelogic.
The System Architect/ERP module being introduced allows for autodiscovery of system tables in ERP applications, for inclusion in the System Architect repository. This capability provides for visualization and analysis.
System Architect has been around since 1988, evolving from a structured analysis tool to an enterprise architecture tool. System Architect base pricing starts at $5,775 for a single-year license.
Telelogic also is announcing a new release of its Synergy/Change change management package. The Web-based offering features a new user interface, for easier adoption by globally distributed developers and enterprise scalability. Also added is the capability for tracking changes in IBM/Rational ClearCase and a redesigned development management dashboard, which provides insight into the product development process.
Also being announced by the company is the addition of System Architect and the Focal Point decision support tool for portfolio management to the Telelogic Lifecycle Suite. The suite features six Telelogic products with a common installation process and licensing structure.
Telelogic's new offerings will be available on June 5.