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Daily Dose - Avatar… No, Not The Movie

07.13.2010
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The test automation vendor Automation Anywhere really liked the movie "Avatar".  They liked it so much that it inspired the creation of their newest utility for their recently-launched Testing Anywhere 6.5 product.  DZone asked Automation Anywhere CEO Mihir Shukla to explain how Avatar works and he responded, "The concept of Avatar came from the movie. In the movie, the soul of the man is transferred into another being.  What we asked ourselves was how can we transport an application into Testing Anywhere.  The soul of an application is all of its objects.  We extract all of the objects from an application and then recreate that application in Testing Anywhere.  We take the snapshot, or a picture, of the application and superimpose the objects on it."  Avatar allows users to modify the tests without access to the live application.  When I make my next piece of software, I'm going to call it "Dark Knight".  :)

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