TIBCO's GITAK (General Interface Test Automation Kit) has now been open sourced by the company. This gives developers a free tool for building automatic quality assurance testing routines for enterprise applications components.
The idea is that users build a library of test cases to suit their particular needs. This library is then run against the applications, which provides an environment in which both new and changed applications can be tested automatically, effectively with the push of a button. TIBCO also contends that it has the additional advantage of testing the entire application rather than just the application components as independent units. This, it suggests, allows GITAK to detect errors that may not be exposed until runtime.
GITAK is now general available for download here. ®