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Source, Support, Knowledge, Help

PushToTest is a professional open source company that fully supports and stands behind the TestMaker platform. Support, help and assistance comes in two forms: Free Community Support and Paid PushToTest support, services, training, and consulting services.

Overview

This section contains the following sections:

The TestMaker Software

Support, Help and Assistance Options

Documentation

Tutorials

Source Code

Email Support

Open Collaborative Environment (Wiki)

Professional Help Desk

Training Services

Optimizing Your HP/Mercury Tools with PushToTest

Free Open Source Test Workshops

Free Community Support and Resources

The TestMaker Software

PushToTest delivers TestMaker in two ways:

- Download the pre-built and ready-to-install version, simple commercial license with free use up to 200 simultaneous virtual users and 10 business service monitors.

- Download the source code, build it yourself, support it yourself, and participate in the community for support. The source is licensed under a GPL version 2 open-source license. Building TestMaker from source requires expert knowledge in Java, Ant, NetBeans, XML, Web services, and testing. Download the source at our Subversion repository at http://dev.pushtotest.com/svn/tm5.

The pre-built version comes with additional features not available in the GPL. View a comparison of the open-source and commercial products.

In addition to the above downloads, PushToTest provides inexpensive commercial software licenses, professional telephone, email, and instant messenger support, consulting, and training services. PushToTest Enterprise adds features (mock service virtualization, reporting, data production libraries, and more,) Gold support and Platinum support, consulting and training services.

PushToTest provides QuickStart Packages to get you started with PushToTest quickly, efficiently, and inexpensively.

Support, Help and Assistance Options

PushToTest is a professional software publisher offering technical support for TestMaker. A variety of support options are available - from a free community of users and developers to for-pay professional services.

Documentation

PushToTest hosts a document library at http://docs.pushtotest.com. The document library facilitates publishing the latest documentation between TestMaker releases.

Tutorials

PushToTest TestMaker comes with tutorials to rapidly teach you how to develop tests of Web applications, Rich Internet Applications (RIA) using Ajax techniques, SOAP/WSDL-based Web services, Service Oriented Architecture, and Web applications. Click here for a list of tutorials.

Email Support

Email support is a free open-forum for users and developers to exchange questions, answers, suggestions and feedback. As part o f our privacy policy to guard against unsolicited emails (spamming), the email forums require you to subscribe. For details, click on one of the following lists:

  • Users Forum - Ask questions and find answers.
  • Developers Forum - For people working on the source code. Also a good place to post new feature suggestions.

If you need more help than the forums provide, please send individual emails to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Google keeps an index of the archive of messages posted to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it email list. This list is for free community support on TestMaker. Access the Google index using this form:

only search TestMaker user archives

Professional Help Desk

A professional services help desk is available to answer your questions by phone and in-person. The Help Desk will explain the fee structure for solving your problem. You can contact the Help Desk at (408) 871-0122 (Pacific time, California, USA time).

If you need more support than provided here, please contact PushToTest at (408) 871-0122 (Pacific time, California, USA time) or send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Training Services

Learn straight from the source. PushToTest training and certification courses are the most current and accurate hands-on ways to learn Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Ajax, Web Service, and Web application test automation methodology, techniques, and tools.

For instance, PushToTest offers a 3-Day soapUI Training Course you will learn how to use soapUI Pro to conquer your biggest Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web service test projects. This course is for students that need to get hands-on training. This 3-Day soapUI Training Course is the most comprehensive class available for soapUI.

Click here for Training details.

Free Open Source Test Workshops

A free meet-up of Selenium, soapUI, HTMLUnit, TestGen4Web, and TestMaker users to share ideas, learn the latest methodology and techniques.

Software developers, QA testers, and IT managers are challenged to rapidly build and test Ajax, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA,) and Rich Internet Applications (RIA) in a time when schedules are short, budgets are tight, standards are few, and much of this is new technology! Find out why AMD, Ford, and The Jackson Laboratory succeed with open source build and test software as a more affordable and flexible option to the traditional test vendors.

Learn how you can leverage open-source RIA application server technology from Appcelerator to rapidly build Ajax applications. Learn how you can leverage open-source testing tools (Selenium, soapUI, PushToTest, TestGen4Web, HTMLUnit) for functional testing, load and performance testing, and business service monitoring, with more flexibility than traditional solutions provide.

Click here for Workshop details


Optimizing Your HP/Mercury Tools with PushToTest

Enhance your HP/Mercury LoadRunner testing and QualityCenter processes across the full SOA life cycle with PushToTest TestMaker.

Organizations with investments in HP/Mercury solutions often find that they are unable to achieve agility, efficiency, and economy when confronted with test, monitoring, and operational management requirements in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA,) Rich Internet Applications (RIA) using Ajax, and Web services. PushToTest delivers solutions for organizations to extend the value of their HP/Mercury solutions and increase their existing skilled teams by adding fast, fun, easy, and inexpensive open-source test tools that leverage and extend HP/Mercury solutions.

PushToTest TestMaker provides an modern text, validation, monitoring, and operational management solution for HP/Mercury testing and IT Governance frameworks, including QualityCenter (TestDirector), QuickTestPro (QTP), Performance Center (LoadRunner) and Systinet. PushToTest TestMaker solutions create immediate value in your teams by enhancing the functionality of these leading tools to test Web, SOA, RIA/Ajax, and Web services across the full lifecycle of design, change, operations, and maintenance processes.

Here are three key integration points for maximizing the value of HP testing tools for SOA with PushToTest TestMaker:

1) Provides a Virtual Services Environment for QTP and LoadRunner for Functional and Load testing. TestMaker repurposes unit tests and tests build with Selenium, soapUI, and TestGen4Web to simulate user behavior, including operation of ESB and BPM technology.  Repurposing enables your developers, QA testers, and IT managers to have a common framework throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC.) TestMaker is ideal for agile environments where developers and architects build tests first.

2) TestMaker works with QualityCenter test management processes. TestMaker tests are artifacts stored in QualityCenter or TestDirector. An easy service interface lets Quality Center operate these tests. These test artifacts return data directly back into QualityCenter. This is ideal for returning functional testing, regression, load and performance test results back into QC.

3) Integrates with Systinet for SOA Governance and Validation. TestMaker tests interoperate with Systinet Registry/Repository as a key point of policy validation for services. TestMaker provides a PushToTest As A Service (PAAS) service interface to the Systinet registry. This is ideal for test automation in SOA environments.

To learn more see:
http://www.pushtotest.com/services/hpmercury


Open Source Community Support and Resources

PushToTest provides a home for the development of Test and Monitoring software and services in open source by an open community.

The community exists to provide organizations with test and monitoring solutions for Web applications, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA,) Rich Internet Applications using Ajax, and Web services.

The community supports itself by providing technical support to users and on-going improvements to the TestMaker software by software developers in the community.

Frank Cohen is the community cheerleader. Frank encourages participation, organizes community ideas into a product plan, and promotes individuals to be contributors and committers to TestMaker.

PushToTest and other partner companies certify the open-source TestMaker product for quality and adds additional features. PushToTest packages and sells TestMaker Enterprise Edition, a commercially licensed product, to organizations and global enterprises. Compare community and commercial versions.

Resources

Community Downloads
Download the latest development and stable releases of TestMaker projects.

Community Documentation
Get the latest documentation on TestMaker projects.

Forums & Mailing Lists
Participate in the TestMaker online community to get answers or help others find solutions.

Community Blog
Read the latest blogs about the projects and voices from the community.

Free Open-Source Build and Test Workshop
TestMaker out in the community... See who's making an appearance and where.

Change Tracking Manager
Enhancement, issues, and bug tracking.

Selenium
Web browser record/playback for Ajax applications

soapUI
Fast and easy test suite development for SOAP/WSDL services.

TestGen4Web
Web browser record/playback for Web applications


 

 

Additional documentation, product downloads and updates are at www.PushToTest.com. While the PushToTest testMaker software is distributed under an open-source license, the documenation remains (c) 2008 PushToTest. All rights reserved. PushToTest is a trademark of the PushToTest company.