SOASTA Inc., a cloud and mobile testing vendor, and CloudBees Inc., a Java platform-as-a-service provider, announced a new partnership and the release of SOASTA's new Jenkins open source plugin that enables mobile application developers to build, test and deploy applications in the cloud.
The Jenkins plugin is SOASTA's first open source plugin, and has tested and verified on the CloudBees platform. With the new plugin, mobile developers can shorten the test cycle and eliminate all manual tasks in the testing process, the companies say. Developers can obtain the SOASTA plugin directly from within Jenkins.
"SOASTA brings the product expertise and the Jenkins community brings their Jenkins expertise,” Kohsuke Kawaguchi, CloudBees architect and creator of Jenkins, said in a statement. “When we collaborate, it's a win for everyone. We look forward to seeing more companies follow the same path."
Users of the more than 50,000 Jenkins implementations can immediately use the new Jenkins plugin with SOASTA's TouchTest to test apps they build and deploy on the CloudBees Platform.
With SOASTA's Jenkins plugin, mobile developers can fully automate mobile functional testing, eliminating manual steps that can take from several minutes to many days to complete. The Jenkins plugin automatically makes apps testable, reboots devices, installs apps on them and runs SOASTA's TouchTest-automated test cases.
This adds mobile application functional tests to the automated build process, resulting in faster builds and time to market, according to the companies.