Borland has released Silk 2008. The first update to it's automated testing tool in over 2 years. For this release they have rebuilt the products architecture to make it more flexible and to allow it to support applications it hasn't traditionally supported. A significant element of this release is the ability to test Flex and AJAX applications and the use of Flex for application development. Borland's Brad Johnson explains their choice of Flex :
"The reason is you have a vendor to go to who is in control of the spec and will answer the calls. We're not neglecting AJAX, but there are 200 flavors of it."