Seapine Software Ships QA Wizard 1.6--Automated Testing for Web Applications

Mason, Ohio -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- September 25, 2002 -- Seapine Software, Inc., a leading provider of software lifecycle management solutions, announced today the immediate availability of QA Wizard 1.6 for testing Web applications. QA Wizard eliminates the complexity and reduces the learning curve that has traditionally hindered the deployment of automated testing tools. Its advanced scripting environment simplifies script creation, eliminates the debugging process, and lessens the impact of application changes on existing scripts.An important new feature in QA Wizard 1.6 is tighter integration with TestTrack Pro, Seapine's defect management solution. TestTrack Pro manages the quality assurance process by ensuring defects found during the testing cycle are not forgotten and are resolved quickly. QA Wizard's improved integration feature automates moving defects into TestTrack Pro. Seapine's flexible product architecture allows multiple copies of QA Wizard to feed defects into TestTrack Pro on a LAN or remotely over the Internet."Automated testing significantly reduces the cost of regression testing. However, finding defects during testing is only half of the quality assurance equation. Placing them under the control of a defect management process is essential in ensuring they are fixed prior to release," said Richard Riccetti, President of Seapine Software. "QA Wizard's seamless integration with TestTrack Pro removes error-prone manual data entry from the QA process, reduces effort, and moves defects into the resolution process more quickly."Another new QA Wizard 1.6 feature is automated exception handling. Automated exception handling lets QA Wizard continue testing when specific exceptions occur during script playback. This is most helpful during unattended testing sessions. For example, while testing a Web application, a JavaScript error message dialog may appear requiring user interaction. Instead of disrupting the testing process, QA Wizard records the message, closes the dialog, and continues playing back the script.Two new features sure to be popular with QA Wizard's growing user community are the ability to add commands and checkpoints to scripts without re-recording, and an undo/redo command. Additional reference documentation and other minor enhancements round out this release of QA Wizard.AvailabilityQA Wizard 1.6 is available immediately through Seapine Authorized Resellers and Seapine Software. For more information about QA Wizard, or to request a 30-day evaluation version, please visit http://www.seapine.com/qawizard.html.

About Seapine Software
Seapine Software, Inc. is a privately held technology company whose application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions help companies manage the process of developing high-quality complex products—often in regulated industries. Our award-winning ALM solutions drive the creation of recognized brands, life-saving medical devices, even games of the year.

Founded in 1995, Seapine has headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and offices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa with over 8,500 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.seapine.com.

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