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Micro Focus enhances UFT Family solutions with AI capabilities

By Catherine Knowles
Thu 9 Jul 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Micro Focus has extended artificial intelligence (AI) powered capabilities for its UFT Family solutions.

The enhancements include intelligent testing capabilities that further enable businesses to reduce overall complexity of automating the functional testing processes.

According to Micro Focus, the new AI-based capabilities ensure application teams can meet growing demands of automation in an effective, efficient and agile way by increasing test coverage and test asset resiliency, and reducing test creation time and maintenance efforts.

The increase in pace and frequency of software releases, the proliferation of operating environments, and the exponential growth in the number of test cases has demanded the use of AI to revolutionise software test automation and positively impact both the efficiency and effectiveness of functional testing, the company states.

As such, Micro Focus's AI-powered test automation in the UFT Family is designed to let users streamline automation, consistently improve and shift test.

For automation, instead of creating multiple scripts for every possible combination and transaction, users only need to compose a single script that will automatically run on multiple platforms and browsers.

As a result, this reduces the overall time spent on creating and maintaining test assets while increasing test coverage, and lets teams keep up with the evolving technology landscape and user demands, Micro Focus says.

When it comes to improvement, the UFT Family’s AI framework evolves and adapts based on a crowdsourced feedback mechanism.

Customers are invited to expand and refine the AI model’s training data by securely and privately contributing information about their unique user interface paradigms, to constantly improve accuracy of object recognition.

Finally, for shift testing, a combination of an AI software development kit (SDK) and natural language processing (NLP) lets technical and non-technical testers write tests and reduces the time and effort of technical testers in the creation/maintenance of automation code, Micro Focus states.

The Micro Focus UFT Family of functional test automation solutions includes UFT One, UFT Developer, and UFT Mobile. These solutions help teams deliver applications using intelligent multi-platform functional test automation with AI-based capabilities.

According to the company, they represent one of the ways Micro Focus is aiding customers in running their business and accelerating application delivery.

Micro Focus senior vice president of Application Delivery Management Raffi Margaliot says, “Over the past two years, we’ve steadily infused our existing products with AI features.

“Last June, we debuted new AI-based capabilities to help organisations overcome the challenges of mobile testing, and this announcement extends the same support to web-based testing.

“More importantly, this customer-centric innovation is available to our extensive customer base, with intelligent tools to accelerate adoption of AI within their existing testing assets.”

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