Gorilla Logic’s FlexMonkey 5 Open Source Steamlines Adobe Flex, AIR App Testing

New testing platform includes new console, additional testing commands, tighter integration with FlexUnit, and new test-trace options.

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Gorilla Logic, an enterprise application development services company and creators of open source test tools for mobile and rich Internet applications (RIA), has released FlexMonkey 5 an open source automated testing tool for Adobe Flex and AIR. FlexMonkey 5 represents a major re-write of the FlexMonkey core open source test tool, resulting in better performance and increased reliability.

“Functional user experience testing is more critical than ever with the explosion of new consumer computing and devices.” explained Stu Stern, CEO and co-founder of Gorilla Logic. “This latest version offers the community the next generation of FlexMonkey, making it more extensible and supportable.”

FlexMonkey allows developers and testers of RIA to record, play back, and verify real-world user interactions. If desired, the test automation tool can also generate ActionScript test scripts that teams can easily use within a continuous integration environment. Gorilla Logic created FlexMonkey in 2008, and continues to contribute to the Flex ecosystem with ongoing enhancements and dedicated support to the community.

New enhancements contained in FlexMonkey 5 include:

  • -- A new console interface
  • -- A new test execution model based on FlexUnit 4
  • -- New SetProperty, StoreValue, and CallFunction commands providing increased power and expressiveness without modifying Actionscript
  • -- A new test-code generation model, friendlier to customization of generated code

FlexMonkey 5 is upward-compatible for tests recorded with FlexMonkey 4.1. The FlexMonkey development team intends to support the 4.1.x version for sustaining development for six months.

To download a copy of FlexMonkey 5, visit www.gorillalogic.com/flexmonkey.