Telerik Says Works Smarter: Adds Team Productivity, Testing ToolsThere's more than just a little bit of news coming out of Telerik (news, site) these days. The company has announced an expanded product line that includes testing tools and team productivity capabilities.

Telerik has set up four product divisions for its tools and solutions:

  • Developer Productivity Tools
  • Team Productivity Tools
  • Automated Testing Tools
  • Web Content Management Tools

The developer productivity tools and web content management tools we have written about on many occasions. The other two are new divisions with new products.

Working Smarter

As you probably know Telerik develops Microsoft .NET based tools and solutions. The company unveiled the latest addition to their productivity capabilities at DevConnections in Las Vegas this week. Called Team Pulse, it is a suite of agile scheduling and planning tools that integrates with Microsoft's Team Foundation Server.

Available currently as a beta, TeamPulse provides some of the following capabilities:

  • Requirements gathering
  • Iteration planning
  • Tracking and real-time analysis

TeamPulse brings together the data in TFS and its own analytics to give you a real-time view of what's happening with your project. It's built on the Silverlight 4 platform, so you know the interface is rich. Here's a quick look at it:

Testing with WebUI Test Studio 2010

The WebUI Test Studio is an automated testing tool for web applications, marking Telerik's entry into the testing software market.

The new product is the result of a merger with ArtOfTest, a software quality assurance technology provider. According to Telerik, this new solution will come at a lower cost than many of the other options currently available on the market.

The software provides the ability to create scriptless tests for Silverlight apps, and provides a point and click interface that includes a visual storyboard and 3D element selection. Some additional functionality included with WebUI Test Studio:

  • ASP.NET AJAX and MVC automation
  • Test reuse and web element abstraction
  • JavaScript validation
  • Cross-browser test execution
  • Data-driven testing

There are two editions of the WebUI Studio: a standalone QA edition and a Visual Studio plug in for developers.

Unit Test Mockings

Just one for more for Telerik today. JustMock is a new add-in for Visual Studio that provides the ability to create object mockings in unit tests. How often have you had to create tests that hook to production systems? You can't test against production can you?

“Telerik’s continued commitment to .NET developer productivity led to the creation of JustMock,” said Hristo Kosev, Telerik CTO. “Developers frequently expend a lot of time and effort testing code against systems that are not always available, like databases and web services. JustMock was created to free developers from the constraints of a live connection and help them save time writing unit tests.”

JustMock is currently in beta, but is expected to be released in July of this year.