Crank AMETEK® releases new testing framework for GUI applications in manufacturing
by CM Staff
Crank developed Validator, a GUI testing framework that can automate the testing workflow that is important for enhancing the user experience for GUI applications.
OTTAWA — Crank AMETEK® announces the upcoming release of its automated testing framework, Storyboard Validator, specifically designed to test embedded GUI applications built leveraging their embedded GUI development tool, Storyboard.
Since UIs are the central point of interaction for most embedded devices, making sure they perform as intended is a critical part of the development process. However, testing GUI applications can often be a manual and tedious task, causing development teams to push it off until later in the development process or skip it altogether due to tight deadlines. To make it easier for Storyboard GUI developers, Crank developed Validator, a GUI testing framework that can automate the testing workflow that is important for enhancing the user experience for GUI applications.
Crank’s Validator is a GUI testing framework that helps streamline the testing process for the development of Storyboard-built GUI applications, in turn reportedly improving development efficiency.
“When we spoke to our customers, one of the things that we heard repeatedly was – they found testing GUI applications challenging,” said Martin Jomphe, Business Director, Crank AMETEK. “Many were using a manual testing process that they either built themselves or purchased; however, neither provided the level of integration with their design tool that they desired. Our team created Validator to meet this need and to provide our customers with a powerful, easy-to-use, completely integrated, automated testing framework for their Storyboard-built embedded GUIs.”
Validator enables Storyboard users to create and execute tests across a broad range of devices to ensure that the GUI functions as intended. This includes being able to test the GUI application directly on MPU-based devices. Through Validator, development teams will reportedly be able to catch and fix issues earlier in development, increasing their overall development efficiency.
“Crank’s embedded GUI testing framework, Validator, provided our team with a comprehensive and effective tool for testing the functionality and user experience of the embedded GUI we were developing,” said Xiaolin Ma, Software Development Engineer, Dalian Zewin Technology Co., Ltd. “We look forward to using it again within our next project to help reduce the risk of software bugs and improve the project’s development cycle.”
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