Test platform combines Android, Linux and VxWorks

October 11, 2012 // By Nick Flaherty
Wind River has unified its testing solutions for VxWorks, Linux and Android under a single platform.

All the capabilities of Wind River Framework for Automated Software Testing (FAST), its solution for Android compatibility testing, have now been merged into Wind River Test Management . This includes all the ready-to-run test assets, more than 26,000 tests in all, which are now available as Wind River Test Management for Android, as well as with support for the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean.
Also new in this release is a comprehensive package for security testing. The Fuzz testing package enables testers to ensure the application they are building rely on robust, secure protocols, and efficiently find unknown vulnerabilities, in both in-house and third-party software. Powered by technology from Codenomicon, the Fuzz testing contained in Wind River Test Management enables software testers to incorporate security testing into their day-today QA routine, without the need for special hardware or for deep security expertise.
Additionally, current users of Wind River Test Management will see a simplified workflow with streamlined common usage scenarios reducing keystrokes and mouse-clicks wherever possible, rearranging tabs and screens so as to minimize the need to hop around different areas of the application, and making more efficient use of available screen real-estate, to provide essential information in an easy-to access way . Layout changes and other enhancements such as color coding also make reports shorter, easier to read and more aesthetically pleasing.
The latest version of the Wind River UX Test Development Kit is also now available and features easier testing with patchless execution and added support for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The kit enables the creation of reusable, change-resistant automated test scripts for Android devices. The automated execution of these real-world tests can replace significant manual testing. Test scripts authored using UX Test Development Kit are fully managed and automatically executed using Wind River Test Management.
“With the growth of Android and increasing concerns around security, it’s important to meet the evolving needs of our customers,” said