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The ability to deliver quality software is continuously challenged by the growing complexity of business-critical applications and time to market pressures. IBM® Rational® Functional Tester V8.3 delivers extended environment support to help test teams validate the functionality of these complex environments and meet their delivery goals.
There are more obstacles when your testing projects are more complex, harder to manage, and tied closer to the business. Development technologies are continuously introduced or updated to help accelerate application delivery. They further stress the test teams' ability to ensure quality within the constraints of time and resources.
Rational Functional Tester V8.3 delivers extended environment support to help test teams keep pace with technology and improve productivity.
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Rational Functional Tester is a functional and regression testing solution for GUI and data-driven testing. It delivers support for Java , Web, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and Windows Forms applications, terminal-based applications, enterprise application (such as Siebel and Oracle eBusiness Suite), and others.
Rational Functional Tester Plus is a functional and regression testing solution bundle to test a variety of software applications including Java , Web, .NET, and thick client, technology-based applications. It includes Rational Functional Tester and IRational Robot.
New and improved functions in Version 8.3:
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Minimum: 750 MB of disk space is required for product package installation. Additional disk space is required for the resources that you develop.
Note: Disk space requirements can be reduced or increased depending on the features that you install. Additional disk space is required if you download the product package to install this product. For Windows , additional disk space is required if you use FAT32 instead of NTFS. For Windows , an additional 500 MB of disk space is required in the directory pointed to by your environment variable TEMP. For Linux , an additional 500 MB of disk space is required in the /tmp directory.
Display: 1024 x 768 resolution minimum using 256 colors (or higher, for best results)
Memory: Minimum: 2 GB of RAM
Note: The memory requirements can increase if other applications (including the test applications) are running simultaneously in the same computer
Processor minimum: 1.5 GHz Intel Pentium 4 (or higher, for best results)
Other hardware: Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device
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Installation: Capilano Components ( IBM Installation Manager and IBM Packaging Utility) V1.6 and future fix packs
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Program name/description Part number Rational Functional Tester V8.3.0 IBM Rational Functional Tester V8.3 Multiplatform BT0HVML Multilingual Media Pack
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