PractiTest Updates

July 2020 Updates

Last updated: July 31, 2020

Here are some updates from the past month

Product

  • Test Management - including more of your automated testing!
    Within the next few weeks, the entire way you manage your Testing will take a shift up, by including more of your automation in it. PractiTest will include automation items in its GUI and all types of test results (including Unit and CI/CD test results) will translate into coherent actionable dashboards and reports.

    automation new test


  • Last Run fields in Dashboard and Reports
    After enabling the run level fields you can now use the information from your last run fields in Dashboards and Reports, as well as in many grids within the system. This provides better visibility and control of your results as well as the additional run-level information captured during your testing

    automation dashboard


  • Step Parameters improvements
    Step parameterization is one of the features our customers find most efficient - so we made it even better. You can now work with lists of values for your parameters, as well as the option to reuse existing parameters while you are writing your tests and steps.

  • Add more fields to Jira Create Issue Modal
    Report a ticket to Jira and include values for any Jira field you want - required and non-required. This change will make updating Jira even smoother. Contact us for more information

Coming up

  • Cross Browser Test Management Using LambdaTest & PractiTest
    Antony Lipman will be a guest in this Lambda Test webinar this Tuesday, 4th AUG 2020, 10:00 AM PST Sign up here

  • PractiTest Labs for the Finance industry
    Edith and Antony will take a deep dive into the needs of the finance testing industry and reveal features that are especially beneficial for testers in this market. Sign up here

  • Live Podcast Episode
    Testing one on one is going live! Join Joel and Rob for a live session where you can ask them anything. Stay tuned for more details

  • Joel Montvelisky on SwissTestingDays
    Mindfulness at a testing conference!? Joel will introduce a number of techniques to help teams provide excellent testing results faster and in more focused operations. See full program here

PractiTest is on the Map!

  • Testing in DevOps? a new blog post!
    We recently invited Ali Hill to write a guest blog post in Joel’s QAblog. His article on The role of testing in DevOps blew our mind! We can’t wait to cooperate with him again!

June 2020 Updates

Last updated: June 30, 2020

Here are some updates from the past month

Product

  • Personal API Tokens (PAT)
    With a personal API token, you can give each user a unique access ONLY to the areas this specific user is permitted on. PAT is enabled in most modules and has the option to link a user to his PAT actions. This is yet another security improvement that ensures your data is protected and that your process is running correctly. Read more about it here

  • Extended traceability for ‘called to test’ tests
    To ensure full QA coverage, you can now see for any test, the tests calling it, with a link to those tests. call to test traceability


  • Minor dashboard improvements
    You can now define the exact scope of time you wish to view in your dashboard item

Coming up

  • PractiTest Labs
    If you are working in the healthcare industry, you don’t want to miss this one. Join Edith and Antony on July 15th 10:30 AM EDT/ 4:30 PM CEST Sign up here

  • Ausies, Listen Up!
    The Australian tester association is hosting Joel Montvelisky on July 16th, at 17:30 (Australia time) to talk about the new reality of (Manual +Automation) test management. Don’t miss out! Sign up here

  • SAEC Days conference is hosting Joel Montvelisky
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    Joel will have 2 sessions, on the 22nd and the 23rd of July.
    check it out!

  • Managing Security Tests and Creating a Secure Culture
    PractiTest is hosting Santosh Tuppad, Security expert, for a webinar on July 23rd, 10 AM ET Sign up here

May 2020 Updates

Last updated: May 30, 2020

Here are some updates from the past month

Product

  • Jira integration version 3.0.0 is live!
    No matter if you are working on Jira cloud, Jira Server, Jira Data center or the “No-Plugin” integration version, with this new version, your work with Jira and PractiTest will be smoother - easier to configure, with added value features such as Filter import and more! Read more about using this integration here

  • Project Templates
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    PractiTest now has the option to base a new project structure (fields, filters and dashboard items) on the methodology you choose - Agile, Traditional and/or Automation, in addition to the existing option to ‘clone a project’. For more information click here.

  • New Report creation GUI
    create-new-report
    Reports are not only an important tool in your testing toolbox, but also the face of your testing work when presented to others. This is why we made our report module clearer and more user friendly - now you can see and try all kinds of reports to help you do your work better!

  • Test Run fields
    PractiTest now has the option to add fields on the run level. Fields are at the heart of the PractiTest system. They not only define an entity, but they also let you filter entities, create specific dashboard items, reports and more. This means you can now define fields, like you do for any other entity, for test run.

PractiTest is on the Map!

  • Spring 2020 OnlineTestConf with more attendees than ever before!
    3 days of testing and QA lectures, covering 3 different time zones with over 4,500 registrants and lectures that broke the attendees number limit! Missed it? Let us know to invite you to the next event this Fall

Coming up

  • 2020 State of Testing™ round table webinar
    With this year’s report, and everything that happened since we published it, this is going to be a webinar you don’t want to miss. Join Joel Montvelisky, Lalit Bhamare, Lousie Gibbs and Chris Kenst on June 10th. Sign up here

  • Joel Montvelisky hosting Peter Walen to discuss how to achieve quality with as little “testing” as possible.
    Peter and Joel will discuss the topic from a holistic perspective and not by “injecting quality as a result of finding and fixing bugs in the finished product”. Going to be a blast. Sign up here

  • Kobiton’s Odyssey conference features Joel Montvelisky
    Joel will talk about Modern Testing and how we can focus more on quality and less on testing. Check it out here

April 2020 Updates

Last updated: April 30, 2020

Here are some updates from the past month

Product

  • GUI enhancements to make your work easier
    – Drag & Drop - easily upload attachments to PractiTest
    – Runs count field - We added a field in the Test Instance grid of each Test Set, to reflect the number of runs for each instance
    runs-count

  • API Authentication Options
    PractiTest API V2 supports three authentication methods: – Basic – Parameters – Custom header (added) Developer email is not required anymore. Read more here.

  • Modify list values
    Rename your list field value using the settings
    modify-list-value

PractiTest for the Community

  • COVID 19
    Due to the COVID 19 situation, we gathered some relevant resources that can help you do your work in this hard time.
    Also, in support of the Leisure, Travel & Tourism industries, who have taken a hit by the COVID 19, we are offering 2 free months of PractiTest with no commitment for those industries! Read the articles and request your free account here.

  • State of Testing 2020 is published!
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    The 7th edition of the original longest-running QA & Testing report is out and is not only interesting, but also full of new insights. Get your copy here.

Coming up

  • OnlineTestConf, May 19th-21st,2020
    3 Days, 3 Time zones, 12 speakers, over 4500 registrants from the entire world! Save your seat

  • Why PractiTest is ideal for Remote Testing - PractiTest Labs
    A discussion between Antony and Omri about the best ways to leverage PractiTest during the COVID19 lockdown. May 6, 2020, Register here

March 2020 Updates

Last updated: March 31, 2020

Here are some updates from the past month

Product

  • Auto filters
    When creating a filter based on a ‘list’ type field, Auto filters allow you to automatically create sub-filters based on the field’s list values. The filter is synced to the field and any change in the field settings will be reflected in the filter as well. Read more about it Here.

  • Annotation type customization for Exploratory Testing
    From now on, you can edit, add, remove and define your own annotation values and give them a unique color.

PractiTest is on the map!

  • PractiTest Ranks as a momentum leader on the G2crowd test management tools Grid
    G2, world’s largest tech marketplace, nominates PractiTest as a momentum leader in the test management category.

  • PractiTest Labs
    Missed the last session about Issues management in PractiTest? You can watch it Here.

  • How to manage teams forced to test remotely - article and webinar
    Due to the COVID-19 global health restrictions, many teams are forced to function with remote testers. We gathered some tools and practices to manage and coordinate testing better in times like now. Find out more

Coming up

  • OnlineTestConf, May 19th-21st,2020
    The only testing conference that cannot be canceled by Covid-19 (CoronaVirus). The upcoming event will focus on testing challenges and success stories. Save your seat

February 2020 Updates

Last updated: February 28, 2020

Here are some updates from the past month

Product

  • GUI enhancements
    To make your work easier.
    – Dashboard editing - Add and edit tabs and items quickly and easily with the new embedded edit icons on each graph.
    – Filter management - Add and manage filters easily with clear buttons.
    – Test type choice - Clearer differentiation between scripted and exploratory testing.

  • Clone ONLY failed test when cloning test set
    From now on, when cloning a test set (as a permutation as well) you will have the choice to clone only the failed tests in order to prevent repetitive work.

  • IE Support EOL
    From August 1st, 2020, PractiTest will not support Internet Explorer. Users with IE will be able to login, but some items might not work properly. We will continue supporting latest stable version supported of Edge, FF, Chrome, Safari.
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PractiTest is on the map!

  • QA or the highway
    Was great talking and presenting at the Ohio event, getting to know interesting people and sharing some of our knowledge. Looking forward to next time
    PractiTest at QA or the highway

  • PractiTest Labs
    We had an interesting and super valuable session on how to manage automation in PractiTest. You can watch it Here.

  • Cooperating with Broadcom
    Joel Montvelisky, our chief solution architect, was featured on CA Rally (Agile central) Broadcom’s blog writing about The Need for Manual Testers in Our Agile Teams

  • Tool review
    And again we got an awesome review as a recommended test management tool by our friends at Codoid. So great to be appreciated by industry leaders.

Coming up

  • PractiTest Labs
    Our next PractiTest Lab session discussing Issue Management - “Core Functionality or added Value?” Join us here

  • How to improve waterfall projects webinar
    Our monthly webinar with Joel is back. This month Joel will discuss “10 things to improve in your Waterfall projects that we can learn from Agile and DevOps” sign up here

January 2020 Updates

Last updated: January 30, 2020

Here are some updates from the past month

  • Jira Server and Datacenter no-plugin integration:
    This new integration option doesn’t require you to install anything, and allows you to easily configure two-way integration between the two systems. Learn More

  • PractiTest Labs:
    The first workshop session of PractiTest labs took place this month, discussing custom fields and filters, and it was a huge success. Thanks to all who participated, there’s much more to come!
    We highly recommend everyone to watch the recording, since it will significantly help you to get more value from PractiTest. (Don’t say we didn’t tell you). Watch The Recording

  • Creating test sets from tests import:
    From now on you can create test sets that will contain your imported tests, directly from the import module. Learn More

  • Update project’s history with API changes:
    We added a new API parameter that will update the history sections (including the global history), with Requirements, Tests and Issues changes that were made using API requests. API Documentation

  • New guide for using PractiTest with Automation via the API:
    We created a detailed step-by-step guide for integrating your automation results from PractiTest using the API. Download PDF

  • The 7th State of Testing survey is now live and awaiting your answers:
    The final report is the most comprehensive out there in terms of software testing trends. If you didn’t have the chance to answer yet, you can still influence the report. Learn More

  • QA or the Highway conference:
    Come and join us at Columbus, Ohio on February 25th! We are sponsoring this wonderful event, in which Joel, our Solution Architect, will also be one of the speakers. See Full Interview

  • PractiTest tool review by the software testing thought leader, Raj Subrameye.

Wait for it…

Firecracker UI:
This feature will be released shortly and will greatly facilitate the integration process with CI/CD frameworks. Stay tuned.

2019 Summary - Our Top Items from 2019

Last updated: December 30, 2019

2019 Summary
2019 has been a very productive year. Now that 2020 is knocking at our door, it is time to reflect on the changes we made this year - the top features we added to PractiTest, top events and activities and top awards we received

New Report Types:

  • Tabular with Steps - Tabular report with steps (for test instances), is one of the first things we added this year. This report also includes related issues and summary tabs. If you haven’t try it out already, go ahead. Learn More
  • Tabular Traceability - This report shows the entire traceability workflow: requirements coverage by tests, the test sets those tests were added to, and finally, the issues that were reported from these instances. Learn More

Advanced Integrations

  • Eggplant Functional Integration - This advanced integration with one of the most popular automation solutions out there, allows you to trigger EggPlant’s automated tests from within PractiTest. The results will automatically be displayed within PractiTest’s Dashboards and Reports. Learn More
  • Azure DevOps Integration - The advanced integration with this Microsoft product, allows you to report issues from PractiTest directly to Azure DevOps, and to import tasks from Azure into PractiTest with automated synch between the two systems. Learn More

Custom Views and Filtering

  • Cross Filters - This option was requested by many of our users and we were really excited to announce its release. Cross filters allows you to create a filter in one module based on a filter in another module. Learn More
  • Linked Entities Columns - Linked entities columns allows you to easily see traceability linkage between requirements and test cases from the ‘Requirements’ and ‘Test Library’ grid. Learn More

API Options:

  • Test Runs’ Step Attachments - This new parameter for the ‘Create a run’ call, allows you to add attachments to the steps of your automated run. See API Documentation
  • Traceability API - Traceability options for Requirements, Tests and Issues using the API.

Additional Features:

  • Undelete for Test Sets - Using the undelete feature, you can easily restore deleted test sets with the test instances they contain and all the test runs’ data. Learn More
  • Global History - The global history option helps project admins keep better track of project activities, and monitor which users made which actions in the project Learn More

 

Top Events and Activities in 2019

We had some interesting and exciting events this year. Here are some of the most compelling ones:

Fall 2019 OnlineTestConf

  • The 8th time out for this magnificent online testing conference was maybe the best one yet. we heard great talks by some of the leading names in the testing industry. If you didn’t have the chance to attend the 2019 fall OnineTestConf, you can see what you missed here.

The Japanese OnlineTestConf’s First Event!

  • For the first time, this year we had a Japanese version of OnlineTestConf! In addition to global and international trends from the testing world, we also covered Japanese practices and implementations. See More

The 6th Edition of the State of Testing Report

  • This year’s State of Testing report was very insightful, and highlighted some of the most important trends in the industry. If you didn’t have a chance to see the report yet, go ahead and check it now View Report

 

PractiTest Top Awards and Reviews in 2019

  • The 10 Most Advanced QA & Testing Companies of 2019 by Mirror review magazine. See Full Review

  • G2 Crowd Industry Leader. See Profile

 

December updates

  1. Attachments at Test Set and Test Instance level
    From now on you can add attachments at the test set and test instance level, in addition to test, requirement and test step level.

  2. ‘Starts With’ operator for filters This new addition allows you to filter by entity titles, text and memo fields. With the ‘Starts With’ operator you can filter entities’ titles or fields values that starts with a certain expression.

November 2019 updates

Last updated: December 02, 2019

Here are some of our updates from the past month:

  1. Undelete for test sets (Beta)
    This new feature allows you to restore deleted test sets, including the run data of the instances that resides in the deleted sets. Learn More

  2. Export Account Users List
    We added the ability to export a list of the account users and the projects they reside in. Learn More

  3. Traceability API
    We released new API options for traceability of Requirements, Tests and Issues.

  4. PractiTest Review by Michael Larsen
    Check out this great PractiTest review by Michael Larsen. See Review

 

Reminders

  • The 8th Online Test Conf is coming up (3-4.12), so if you still haven’t register, now is the time. Register

  • The Japanses version of the Online Test Conf will take place on the 7th of December, you won’t want to miss that. Register

November Events in Pictures

We had a great time at the events we attended in November, here are some of the pictures from our Booths:

Antony at Euro Star

 

Christine at Euro Star

 

Joel and Omri at the Agile Testing Days