TestPlant and Undo partner to deliver superior continuous integration testing

  • Posted by JB Brockman
  • On August 16, 2016

Technology integration enhances the collaboration between development and test

London, UK – August 17, 2016 – TestPlant, the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced a technology partnership with Undo. The partnership will see TestPlant’s flagship test automation tool, eggPlant Functional, integrated with Undo’s record, rewind and replay technology, allowing developers to identify, diagnose and respond to the failures that continuous integration misses.

Continuous integration makes regressions easier to fix by notifying developers that their test has failed but finding the failure’s origin isn’t always a simple process. Undo enables Linux and Android developers to see exactly what their program did at every step in its execution so that developers can respond quickly to failures in continuous integration environments, increase their debugging productivity and improve software quality.

eggPlant Functional helps companies test their applications better, faster, and with less effort by automating the execution of functional testing. When integrated with Undo’s latest product, Live Recorder, eggPlant users can generate complete records of their program’s execution in a highly optimized way, capturing failures in their entirety but with minimum resource usage. These recordings can then be debugged offline and shared among developers who can collaborate on resolving the most pressing software issues.

“When a test fails, our technology captures an exact replica of the failure as it occurred and automatically sends that recording to the development team for analysis,” said Greg Law, CEO and co-founder of Undo. “This cuts out the effort involved in thinking about where an error lies, permits QA and engineering to communicate clearly as the recording captures all the information necessary to fix the problem, and reduces the time, stress and cost associated with finding and fixing bugs.”

Ideally suited to continuous integration environments and companies undertaking digital transformation projects, eggPlant Functional uses a patented image-based approach to GUI testing that allows it to interact with any device by looking at the screen, in the same way a user does.

“Testing is vital to the success of continuous integration, and enhancing eggPlant’s capabilities with Undo’s technology provides developers with the ability to rapidly respond to failures in production and test environments,” said Antony Edwards, CTO, TestPlant. “With this integration, we are providing Linux and Android developers with the ability to increase their debugging productivity by at least 50% and significantly improve software quality.”

About Undo
Undo is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, UK. The company’s software is used by thousands of developers to solve complex, real-world problems for leading technology companies from embedded systems to enterprise software and Supercomputers to banking. Undo was the first company to invent a commercially-viable reversible debugger that allows developers to step backwards (as well as forwards) in their code to find the root cause of a bug. For more information, see http://undo.io/