SugarCRM, the leading open source customer relationship management (CRM) software announced the release of several functional an dperformance testing tools under open source licenses for use with Web-enabled applications, including versions of SugarCRM’s applications.
“We empower our partners and customers to control their own destiny through an open development process,” said SugarCRM Chief Executive Officer Larry Augustin. “Earlier this year we opened up access to our source code repository. This is the next step in opening up more of our development process. By making our testing tools available, we are helping our partners and customers to assure that the development they do meets the highest standards for quality, stability and performance.”
Open-source projects released by SugarCRM include SODA – an XML-based testing framework leveraging Watir (an open source Ruby library for automating web browser interactions), SodaMachine – a graphical user interface (GUI) tool for creating, editing and debugging SODA tests, MeterMaid – an XML language that simplifies the process of writing Apache JMeter tests for the HTTP protocol, SugarMMM (MeterMaid Maker) – a utility for automatically generating MeterMaid XML for load testing against a given SugarCRM instance, and TidBit – a data generator for SugarCRM that is capable of generating massive amounts of data in a SugarCRM instance for use in scalability and performance testing.
“We are excited to leverage these powerful new open source testing tools for SugarCRM,” said Doug Guilbeau, managing director at Levementum, a SugarCRM Gold Partner. “These testing tools are yet another weapon in the arsenal that SugarCRM provides partners like Levementum to build and manage differentiated value-added solutions to our customers.”