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BARCELONA, Spain — As part of its new Application Lifecycle Management (ALM solution, HP has introduced its new TruClient technology, which reduces application test cycles by simplifying various time-consuming tasks, while the new Sprinter technology "automates" manual testing.

Introduced as part of HP’s new ALM 11 solution, the company’s new TruClient software automates one of the most time-consuming tasks — the creation of scripts for performance testing. The HP TruClient technology is now available within HP LoadRunner and HP Performance Center. HP announced the new solutions at its HP Software Universe 2010 conference here.

Although modern testing tools have simplified the process of capturing test scripts by recording a user’s interaction with an application, there is still a significant amount of programming required to make scripts usable, said Jonathan Rende, vice president of product marketing for software at HP. This is especially true for modern Web 2.0 applications, where current scripting methods are often unable to accurately capture all user interactions with the application. Programming scripts is time consuming, requires skilled technical experts, and for Web 2.0 applications, it is often inaccurate.

Rende said TruClient is particularly useful for testing the new front-end Web 2.0 applications that enterprises have begun to develop. He said with new applications written in Web 2.0 technologies such as JavaScript and Ajax, and protocols such as HTML5, TruClient will become ever more useful to HP’s enterprise clients.

For more, read the eWeek article: HP’s New TruClient, Sprinter Simplify Software Testing.