TestPlant announces eggPlant integration for IBM UrbanCode

  • Posted by JB Brockman
  • On June 2, 2014

New eggIntegration provides automated, consistent and validated deployment of applications

Orlando, Florida at IBM Innovate 2014 – June 2, 2014 – TestPlant, the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced the launch of its integration of eggPlant Functional into IBM UrbanCode. eggIntegration for IBM UrbanCode enables the automated, consistent and validated cross-platform deployment of applications.

IBM UrbanCode Deploy orchestrates and automates the deployment of applications, middleware configurations, and database changes into development, test and production environments. UrbanCode’s sophisticated environment management capabilities make it faster, easier and less error-prone to deploy software into many different complex environments.

eggIntegration for IBM UrbanCode adds the widely used test automation capabilities of eggPlant Functional to UrbanCode. Deployments can now be tested with eggPlant Functional and only allowed to proceed if appropriate test scripts are successful.

With its patented image-based approach to test automation, eggPlant Functional is a natural match for the complex deployments common in DevOps environments. A single eggPlant Functional script can test all platforms (e.g. iOS and Android), can run across multiple systems from mobile to desktop to mainframe, and does not require any modification of the products being tested. eggPlant Functional also brings genuine user-experience performance testing to UrbanCode and does not require development skills to create tests.

Antony Edwards, TestPlant CTO, said, “IBM UrbanCode helps to accelerate the deployment of applications into complex environments. eggIntegration for IBM UrbanCode adds easy cross-platform validation to the solution with eggPlant Functional to increase quality and confidence.”

Leigh Williamson, Distinguished Engineer at IBM, said, “Development organizations leveraging IBM’s DevOps services to accelerate their mobile application delivery will be able to expand the range of automated testing for their mobile app by including eggIntegration for IBM UrbanCode. The combination of UrbanCode Deploy and eggPlant Functional ensures high quality is maintained even when enterprises have the ‘need for speed’ with app updates and deployments.”

About TestPlant

TestPlant is an international software business based in London. It has development centers in the USA and the UK with sales and support centers in the USA, the UK and Asia as well as an extensive network of business partners. The company was founded in 2008 by George Mackintosh and Jon Richards with venture capital backing and it has shown rapid revenue growth organically and through the acquisitions of Redstone Software and Facilita. TestPlant’s products are used in over 30 countries by well over 300 enterprise customers in sectors which include Financial Services, Automotive, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, Retail and Defense and Aerospace. The eggPlant range is a set of software quality tools which supports the design, development, test and management of software applications for mainframe, desktop and mobile use in any technology platform environment. The tools are relevant in agile, mobile, web and DevOps deployments. eggPlant use improves and reports on the quality and responsiveness of software systems, reduces time to market and lowers costs by introducing process automation. eggPlant tools have been granted patents with several applications pending. The company’s achievements have been recognised within the software industry and by the venture capital community. TestPlant is also a Red Herring Global Top 100 company and was awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2013. www.testplant.com

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