Backbase and froglogic Introduce Enterprise-Grade Automated Ajax Testing

Backbase and froglogic Introduce Enterprise-Grade Automated Ajax Testing

Backbase and froglogic join forces to deliver fully automated Ajax testing to Backbase’s Global 2000 customers, eliminating a barrier to Ajax adoption.

San Mateo, California and Hamburg, Germany, May 8, 2007 Backbase©, the leading provider of enterprise software for creating Ajax-based Rich Internet Applications, today announced a partnership with froglogic©, the provider of Squish©, the market-leading automated testing tool for GUI applications. The partnership removes a major barrier to enterprise Ajax adoption: the lack of proper automated testing tools.

Ajax applications can’t be tested with existing Web testing tools because those tools can’t handle the complexity of Ajax widgets and the asynchronous nature of Ajax applications. This has severely limited the adoption of Ajax for enterprise projects. Manual testing of these applications is extremely labor intensive and some companies must hire temporary workers to get enough testing capacity.

The partnership with froglogic provides Backbase Enterprise Ajax software users with a proven automated testing solution that supports all major browsers and platforms and delivers unique features like test recording and playback. It supplements testing tools like Mercury TestDirector that are already used in many large corporations, which are a key market for Backbase. The froglogic partnership paves the way for accelerated Ajax adoption in the enterprise.

“Our customers have asked for automated testing, and this partnership provides them with a best-of-breed GUI testing tool that is optimized for use with Backbase”, says Jouk Pleiter, CEO of Backbase, “major Backbase customers are successfully using froglogic Squish in their testing processes.”

Visitors to JavaOne can see the integrated solution at the Backbase booth #712. A recorded demonstration is available at https://www.froglogic.com/download/demos/backbase/. More information at http://squish.froglogic.com and http://www.backbase.com.

About Backbase

Backbase is the leading provider of enterprise software for creating Ajax-based Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). Medium to large enterprises and independent software vendors use Backbase to enhance the usability of their Web applications, migrate fat client applications to the Web, deliver next-generation online self-service applications, and create enterprise mashups. Founded in 2003, Backbase is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with international offices in Canada, France, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Additional information is available at www.backbase.com.

About froglogic

froglogic GmbH is a software company based in Hamburg, Germany. Their flagship product is Squish, the market-leading automated testing tool for GUI applications based on Qt, Java (Swing, SWT, etc.), Tk or XView and for HTML/Ajax-based web applications running in different web browsers. froglogic also offers services in the areas QA/automated testing and Qt C++ programming and consulting. More about froglogic at https://www.froglogic.com.

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