Typically when I develop Flex apps for the browser or the desktop (via Adobe AIR) I do a lot of clicking to test every change I make. My mouse gets a little worn out and I waste a lot of time. Luckily there is a better way to test Flex apps. Flex supports automated testing of applications but you need software that does the record, playback, and test validation. FlexMonkey is a free and open source tool that does automated testing on Flex apps. It just reached the 1.0 release and it now contains a number of new great features like:
- Fluint / FlexUnit 4 Test Creation
- Ant and Hudson / CI Support
- Property and Bitmap Verification
If you’d like to learn more about how to use FlexMonkey check out “Testing Flex applications with FlexMonkey 1.0” by Eric Owens. FlexMonkey is a great tool that will give your mouse a break and save you some time. Check it out and let me know what you think.