We released MarathonITE 3.2.6 today.The new version contains some bug fixes and couple of exciting features.
MarathonITE now supports a offline launcher for WebStart applications. Some of you have complained that testing WebStart applications with MarathonITE was slow. Since the WebStart launcher connects to the remote server, even when the server is on the LAN – this causes slowness. Besides this issue, the signing requirements of webstart applications make them tougher to launch with lot of alert dialogs popping over if the JARS are not signed.
The offline launcher downloads the JNLP and JAR files into a cache folder. This is similar to what javaws command does. The difference is that the offline launcher doesn’t check the remote server for updates each and every time. For that create another fixture with reload option enabled and run a testcase with it. We hope this will find good use in your testing projects.
Another feature of MarathonITE is addition of ‘Create names using object properties’ strategy to object lookup strategies. You can create a fixture by selecting this strategy. Using this strategy is helpful in cases where you have access to the source code and setup object properties like name/labeled by etc. Besides that you may find this strategy useful when you are performing exploratory testing, since you need not send objectmap files along with the test scripts for reproducing the scenarios.
Hope you like the new version. We are working on a lookup strategy that allows you to share object maps among multiple testers. That is for the next release.