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Subject AW: Automated UI Tester for ActionScript
Date Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:54:40 GMT
Hi Jeffry,

very interesting link :-)

What I get from their FAQ, it does seem possible to use it with flex:
"What kinds of SWF files are supported and what SWF files are not supported? 
The tool supports testing on SWF files created in ActionScript 3 that are pure AS applications
containing objects like Sprites, movieclips, and such. Not all Flex (MX or Spark) components
(Flex apps) are supported; however, Automated UI Tester for Adobe® ActionScript® can be
extended to support these. AIR applications, AS1- and AS2-based SWF apps are also not supported."

I would assume that this tool works on basic Flash events and doesn't really "know" flex.
I guess one would have wo write some Java-Based automation abstraction for these MX and Spark
components. But not having to deal with Automation instrumentation sounds great. I remember
fixing and tweaking the automation of custom Flex components to start making my hair gray
earlier than it shoud ;-)

In general this sounds very promissing. I'll certainly have a look into it and probalby add
a report to my Automation comparison I did early last year:


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Jeffry Houser [] 
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 21. Juni 2012 14:14
Betreff: Automated UI Tester for ActionScript

  I'm not sure if people have seen this or not; but Adobe has posted (or is in the process
of posting) an Automated UI Tester for ActionScript up to their SourceForge account.

  I have no idea if this could be used with Flex; or if we would event want to, but I thought
I'd point it out.

Jeffry Houser
Technical Entrepreneur
UI Flex Components: Tested! Supported! Ready!
Part of the DotComIt Brain Trust

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