Development tool vendor SmartBear Software has released a new test automation solution it calls TestLeft. It allows enterprise application development teams to create tests within their integrated development environments (IDEs), which can speed up the overall development process.
"Traditionally the manual tester and automation engineer were involved in testing," said Nikhil Kaul, product marketing manager for testing at SmartBear Software. "However, to release faster in an Agile marketplace, developers with strong technical expertise are increasingly working alongside testers to contribute towards test automation frameworks. This has resulted in a shift-left model, with development contributing towards quality assurance efforts from day one of the project. TestLeft is targeted towards such developers. Hence, the name 'TestLeft' tries built upon the shift-left model in which developers are responsible for testing."
TestLeft can be used for desktop, Web and mobile development. It fits well into continuous integration and agile software development processes.