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

October 2019 updates

Last updated: October 29, 2019

Here are some updates of the past month:

  1. Jira Data Center Support
    We released a new plugin to Atlassian Marketplace that supports Jira Data center as well as Jira Server. Version Details

  2. Project Global History
    New feature that allows project admins to keep better track of project activities. Learn More

  3. New Resource Release
    Realizing test cases, scripts and scenarios as valued test assets by Randy Rice is a super important piece about testing documentation. Read Full Article

  4. Reports Samples
    We added a reports samples sections to the reports module, where you can see the different report types you can generate using PractiTest. See All Samples

  5. Fast Filtering of Annotations in Exploratory Tests
    This new option allows you to fast filter the annotations of your exploratory instances by type and by the description. Learn More

  6. Markdown Support for Exploratory Tests Annotations
    Exploratory annotations are now supported by PractiTest’s Markdown. Learn More

  7. PractiTest’s CEO interviews at Website Planet
    Our CEO, Yaniv Iny, was interviewed on Website Planet where he described in full detail the value of using PractiTest as a test management tool. See Full Interview

  8. Last chance to register, OnlineTestConf Fall 2019 is coming up! The conference is now running for the 8th time with attendees from all parts of the world, well known speakers as well as young presenters, discussing everything that relates to Testing and QA. And the best part is - It’s free. Save Your Seat

  9. For the first time, Japanese version of OnlineTestConf! In this daytime session at the Asia-Pacific region, in addition to global and international trends, we will also cover Japanese practices and implementations. Save Your Seat

 

Come and meet us at November’s conferences

we will be present at some great testing events at November, join us at these three wonderful conferences!

The Agile Testing Days 2019 (3-8.11) at Potsdam, Germany is bound to be interesting, and we will be there! Learn More

PractiTest are sponsoring the Eurostar event (11-14.11) in Prague, see you there. Learn More

Joel Montvelisky, our Solution Architect, will be talking about ‘The New Skill Set for the New QA Specialist’ at the ConTEST event, New York, November 20-22. Learn More

August 2019 updates

Last updated: September 01, 2019

Here are some updates of the past month:

  1. Cross filters
    The cross filters feature allows you to create a filter in one module based on a filter in another module. This feature was requested by many of our users, and we are excited to announce its release! Read More

  2. Convert text and list type fields
    This new option allows you to convert text fields to list fields, and list fields to text fields. Read More

  3. Attachments at Test Set and Test Instance level
    We added the option to add attachments to Test Sets and Test Instances.

  4. Jira Server version 8.3 support
    We released a new version of PractiTest’s plugin for Jira Server, that is compatible with Jira Sever version 8.3.

  5. Test & Test Sets level fields in tabular aggregated report
    We added the option to use fields from the test and test set entities in tabular aggregated reports. Watch Webinar’s Recording

  6. Trip to Tokyo
    PractiTest will participate in the 2019 Software Quality Symposium (11th - 13th of September). If you are around, come and listen to Joel talk about how implementing the right testing tools can help you overcome the changing QA challenges.

July 2019 updates

Last updated: July 30, 2019

Here are some updates of the past month:

  1. Linked entities columns
    A newly released feature, that allows you to view the traceability linkage easily from within the Requirements module and from the Test Library. Read More Linked entities columns

  2. Tabular Traceability Report
    This new report shows the entire traceability workflow, starting from Requirements coverage by tests, the test sets those tests were added to, and finally, the Issues that were reported from these instances. Read More

  3. Azure DevOps Two Way Integration
    The new bug-tracking integration option is now available!
    The two-way integration allows you to report issues to Azure directly from PractiTest’s test runs and to synch issues and requirements between the systems. Read More

  4. Filter by test type
    We added a new filtering option to the Test Library. This option allows you to filter your test cases by their type: Exploratory Tests and Scripted Tests. Read More

  5. State of Testing webinar
    Our solutions architect, Joel Montvelisky, hosted Lalitkumar Bahamre, Simon Prior and Chris Kenst in this webinar, as they reviewed the main points from the very insightful 2019 State of Testing report. Watch Webinar’s Recording

June 2019 updates

Last updated: June 30, 2019

Here are some updates of the past month:

  1. The State of Testing™ Report 6th edition is now live, and there is so much to learn from it!
    The State of Testing™ initiative seeks to identify the existing characteristics, practices, and challenges facing the testing community today in hopes of shedding light and provoking a fruitful discussion towards improvement. Get the full report

  2. Generating visibility using PractiTest
    Joel Montvelisky, our solutions architect, had an important webinar on how to generate visibility by using PractiTest graphs and reports. Watch webinar’s recording

  3. PractiTest at the Romanian Testing Conference
    We were honored when Joel Montvelisky (PractiTest chief solution architect) was invited to speak at the conference. The talk was a great success and we are looking forward to Joel speaking at more conferences this year.
    JOEL RTC

  4. Wait for it…
    Azure DevOps 2-way integration will be released within the next few days. Stay tuned.

May 2019 updates

Last updated: May 30, 2019

Here are some of the exciting changes and improvements we made to PractiTest in the past month.

  1. Jira filters import
    Second Jira improvement, that was asked by many of our users. With this new option, you can now import Jira filters as requirements or synch them as issues to your PT project. Read More

  2. Add value from within entities
    In addition to custom field creation from within entities, we have now added the option for adding values to list type custom fields, and the version system field, directly from entities. Read More

April 2019 updates

Last updated: April 30, 2019

Here are some of the exciting changes and improvements we made to PractiTest in the past month.

  1. Add custom fields from within an entity
    from now on, you can add new custom fields from requirements, tests, test sets, and issues directly. Read More

  2. Jira improvements
    we have released the first improvement of many more to come… With the up to date PractiTest plugin for JIRA Cloud, an automatic linkage between your PractiTest account to your Jira account will be set, and all Jira tickets will be created by your individual user automatically. Read More

  3. Delete filters directly from the filter tree
    instead of navigating to the Project Settings in order to delete a filter, now, you can delete filters directly from the filters grid.

  4. New API options
    We added two new options for our API calls:

  • Update an issue status - this new option allows you to update issues status from the API. Read More

  • Add attachments to test runs steps - we have added a new parameter to the ‘Create a run’ call (data/steps/data/files/data**), that allows you to add attachments to runs steps of your automated run. Read More