QA Wizard Pro 2016.2 introduces a great new feature that makes monitoring your automated tests even easier. The web-based dashboard provides an overview of the most recent playback sessions run and important statistics about your automated testing efforts. It can help you pinpoint scripts that need closer review and determine if enough testing has been performed for an upcoming release. For example, if you include batch files in a continuous build process, you can use the dashboard to see regression test results and identify failed scripts that may indicate issues in the latest build.
QA Wizard Pro 2016.2 is now available and it includes some awesome new features you’ll want to check out.
Monitor script playback in real-time using the new dashboard
Use the web-based QA Wizard Pro dashboard to monitor script playback in real-time. It can help you see an overview of the most recent playback sessions run and statistics about your team’s automated tests, such as the number of sessions run during a date range and per test computer. More info
Note: To set up the dashboard, an administrative user needs to install the dashboard files on the computer that hosts the QA Wizard Pro Server and configure a web server. Learn more.
QA Wizard Pro 2016.2 is now available!
This release introduces the new QA Wizard Pro Dashboard, which makes it easy for you to monitor script playback—whether part of a continuous integration strategy or a formal testing process. Managers and testers can now quickly spot quality trends, know which scripts need to be reviewed, and help identify when a product is release-ready.
QA Wizard Pro 2016.2 also includes a more powerful IDE for better script management, new statements to search for and compare text strings, the ability to schedule automatic removal of unneeded playback data, and support for hosting the server database in PostgreSQL.
See what’s new in QA Wizard Pro 2016.2.
QA Wizard Pro 2016.1 was recently released and it includes some great new features you’ll want to check out.
Use new statements to return information about applications and playback settings when running scripts
- GetControlSearchTimeout, GetLowLevelSpeed, and GetPlaybackDelay return information about playback settings, such as the time to wait for a window or control, speed for low-level actions, and delay between each statement.
- GetDiagnostics returns true or false to indicate if diagnostic information logging is enabled.
- IsIgnoringAutocompleteDropDowns, IsIgnoringErrors, and IsIgnoringWarnings return true or false to indicate if autocomplete dropdowns, errors, and warnings are ignored.
- GetContext and Script.GetLoadTestContext return the application name and version number the script is running against.
Here’s a QA Wizard Pro situation I’ve run into more than once (and I bet you have too). I’m reviewing a long and complex script—most times to track down the actual cause of a playback error, sometimes to familiarize myself with a ‘new to me’ script—when I stumble across a mystery function I don’t recognize and can’t even begin to guess at what it does based on the cryptic name it’s been given.
So, what do I do?
Frown and scratch my head? Maybe, but only for a quick second.
Run off to ask someone else for help? Not immediately, but that’s always a good option to tuck in my back pocket for later.
We’ve recently updated the QA Wizard Pro Best Practices with lots of information you can use to avoid common mistakes and improve the quality of your automated functional and regression tests. Regardless if you are a new or experienced user, implementing these practices helps ensure you are using QA Wizard Pro most efficiently. So, why not take a few minutes to check them out?
And remember, the very best practice of them all is to complete our QA Wizard Pro user training course. We even offer customized training, which can help you create a unique solution for your specific automated testing needs. Learn more about our available training options.