PractiTest Updates

March 2021 Updates

Last updated: March 31, 2021

Here are some updates from the past month

Product

  • Assign entities to groups
    From now on, once enabled in project settings, you can assign an entity not only to one user but to a group of users (as defined under users & groups in project settings) assign-to-groups

  • Taking automation to the next level - xBot BETA improvements
    You can now find under the TestSets & Runs module all the information you need about your xBot tests: the current running tests, the queue, the future scheduled tests and the history. Learn more about xBot options here xBot queue

  • New Jira Panels - Get more from your PractiTest-Jira integration
    With Atlassian’s updated issue view, you can now see all your relevant PractiTest information inside Jira in a new panel (Serve and DC users need to update their PractiTest plugin in Jira) and easily link issues from Jira to PractiTest requirements:
    • If your issue originated in PractiTest (or is linked to a PractiTest issue) you will have a clear view and links to all the run’s data. test-run-in-jira-panel
    • If your issue is linked to a PractiTest requirement, you will see all the data about the tests covering this user-story. test-in-jira-panel
    • If you want to link a Jira issue to a PractiTest requirement and create a test to cover it, you can do it with a press of a button. create-test-in-jira-panel



Coming up

  • {Guest Webinar} Apply the DEER heuristic to make your Exploratory Testing way more visible
    Join Anne-Marie Charrett on April 7th, Sign up here

  • {PT labs} Catch up on all the latest updates to PractiTest
    Join Joel Montvelisky as he goes over some of the new PractiTest improvements that can boost your process and product. Register here

  • {Experts Panel Webinar} What not to miss in the 2021 State of Testing™ report
    2021 state of testing panel
    Join Joel Montvelisky and Lalitkumar Bhamaretalk to fellow testers about the new report’s findings Sign up here

February 2021 Updates

Last updated: February 28, 2021

Here are some updates from the past month

Product

  • Intuitively and easily attach files and images
    From now on, you can attach files using one of the options below:
    • Press the ‘Drop or click’ button
    • Drag & drop into the button zone
    • Drag & drop into description fields
    • Paste link (ctrl+v/CMD+v) from clipboard into description field
    • Copy attachment to clipboard and paste it in any markdown field in PractiTest.

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  • Jira integration improvements - Create an issue in PractiTest and choose whether to sync it to a Jira ticket or not
    You asked - We listened! From now on, you can create an internal PractiTest issue (that is not synced to Jira) even if your project is integrated with Jira. Later, you can sync it to Jira from within the issue.

Coming up

  • Characteristics of a Modern Test Process: Guest Webinar By Jan-Jaap Cannegieter
    Learn what Modern Test Process Characteristics mean for us as testers. Thursday, March 18th, 16:00 CET / 10:00 EST Sign up here

  • Agile software development and QA - Webinar in Japanese
    We are happy to invite you to a webinar by our Partner CEC ltd. and Fujitsu Software Technologies. March 2nd 15:00 JST. Register here

PractiTest and Beyond

  • Five Test Automation Metrics to Help You Improve Your CI/CD Process
    Read our latest resource about Test Automation Metrics by Ali Hill Read here

January 2021 Updates

Last updated: January 27, 2021

Here are some updates from the past month

Product

  • Best test management for Jira - edit JIRA fields directly from PractiTest
    After adding the ability to map fields from Jira to PractiTest, you can now edit Jira fields’ values from PractiTest. This is one more step in making PractiTest a hub for your entire information allowing you to generate dashboards and reports based on your ENTIRE data.

  • Demo data projects
    Want to play around PractiTest but don’t want to mess your statistics? Have a new tester on board and you want him to practice before he starts the actual work? You can now create a new ‘demo project’ full of demo data for you to learn and explore the software. (Be sure to review our training course and certification program as well)

  • Importing and exporting traceability
    When importing or exporting entities, the linked entities will be imported as well to keep full traceability throughout your project.

    Import/export Linked Traceability
    Requirements Tests and Issues
    Tests Requirements
    Issues Requirements and Issues



Coming up

  • Webinar - SEBTE: A Simple Effective Experience-Based Test Estimation, By Robert Sabourin
    Learn how SEBTE can help your testing work, starting tomorrow. Sign up now

  • PT labs webinar series- xBot and Automation in PractiTest
    Come here about the extensive automation capabilities of PractiTest. Register here

December 2020 Updates

Last updated: December 31, 2020

Here are some updates from the past month

Product

  • Account overview page - cross project information, faster.
    This new landing page, centralizes all your account’s links and recents activities so you can view your responsibilities, actions and data across all your projects upon login.
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  • Run filter for graphs and reports - more visibility to your automation testing status
    We added to all run-based dashboard items and reports, the option to filter the data using run level fields.

  • TaskBoard GUI enhancement
    Not using PractiTests’ taskboard? Now is the time to start! Manage everyone’s assigned entities - Kanban style.
    task-board

Coming up

  • How to find your dream career and become successful leaders
    practical strategies to find your dream job? Join Raj Subramayer’s webinar on Jan. 6th, 2021 16:00 CET/ 10:00 EST. Sign up now 3 attendees will receive a free copy of Raj’s new book “Skyrocket your career”

  • State of Testing Survey is about to conclude
    Take part in the longest running QA and Testing annual report. Answer this quick survey

PractiTest and Beyond

  • Master Your PractiTest knowledge
    Click the help icon to access our certification program. View the training course and get ready to test your PractiTest skills.
    get-certified


November 2020 Updates

Last updated: November 30, 2020

Here are some updates from the past month

Product

  • Faster and easier Jira field integration settings
    Enjoy improved set up and display of your synchronized Jira fields within PractiTest.
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  • More Run Level visibility with new Graphs & Reports
    We keep adding more functionality to enhance your testing, this time with additional graphs and reports at the level of your Test Runs. You can create Distribution Table, Bar Chart, Pie chart and Execution Progress graphs based on Test Set and filtered by Run Level fields.
    run-level-dashboard
    We’ve also added a whole new run level reports section - check it out!
    run-level-report

  • New navigation bar with exciting new features!
    nav-bar
    • PractiTest certification
      Are you a PractiTest hero? Get acknowledged by taking the PractiTest test and receive you certification.
      Don’t feel like a master of PractiTest just yet? Take the online course and become one!
    • User profile picture
      Know who is in charge of what at a glimpse! you can now add an image to your profile that will appear next to your name whenever mentioned in the software!


Coming up

  • The Online TestConf is running - you can still catch the last day!
    otc-speakers-2020
    2 days are behind us - one more day to go. Join the best speakers from around the globe. Sign up now

  • CEC ltd and MSYS will host a PractiTest and Eggplant webinar in Japanese: 「DX時代のテストアプローチ」-加速化するビジネスとテストプロセス変革-
    December 10th, 15:00~15:45 JST. Sign up here

  • Peek into Observability from testers lens
    Join this webinar by Parveen Khan where she will share her journey of observability to understand how it can support testing. Dec.16th at 16:30 CET / 10:30 EST Sign up here

  • How to find your dream career and become successful leaders
    Join this webinar by Raj Subramayer discussing practical strategies to find your dream job, be massively successful in it, and meet your rockstar potential. Jan. 6th, 2021 16:00 CET/ 10:00 EST. Sign up now

October 2020 Updates

Last updated: October 30, 2020

Here are some updates from the past month

Product

  • Filtering projects in project dropdown
    Working with more than 8 projects? This one's for you. From now on you will be able to search within your project dropdown list to get you to where you want faster and easier.
    search-project

  • PractiTest internal automation framework, XBot 2.0 beta, will be out within the next few days!
    Talk to us if you want to be one of the first ones to try it!


Coming up

  • Stop throwing away 75% of the value generated by your Automated Testing!
    a PractiTest Eggplant Joint webinar.
    eggplant-practitest
    Joel Montvelisky, PractiTest chief solution architect, and Evan Bartlik, Solution Architect at Eggplant will demonstrate how the PractiTest-Eggplant integration can help you cope with the challenges of managing automated and manual testing. Nov 12 - Sign up here

  • Making Manual and Automated Testing Work Together
    Joel Montvelisky is hosting Viv Richards, a leading QA consultant on Nov 18th.

  • PractiTest is proud to sponsor two testing events: Agile Testing Days (Nov 10-12) and ASQF Quality Day (Nov 26)
    Come say hi on our ATD virtual booth!

  • OnlineTestConf is coming up! 1-3 December 2020
    Check out the program here
    Didn’t sign up yet? Do it now!

September 2020 Updates

Last updated: September 30, 2020

Here are some updates from the past month

Product

  • GUI Improvements
    • Run Steps Window
      running scripted tests is at the heart of manual testing. This is why we made the running window more user friendly
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    • Project drop down list
      working with multiple projects? In multiple accounts? Now you can navigate easier between your projects using the new projects drop down list.
      project-list
  • Auto-filters Improvement
    When creating an auto filter, you will now have the ability to hide the empty values in your filter for less clutter and more productivity.
  • Better visibility with new graphs!
    • Issues status progress graph
      Follow the status of you issues with this new adjustable graph. issue-progress-graph
    • Planned-vs-Executed graph
      Monitor your team’s progress with this new graph that will help you understand the status of your actual testing planned-vs-executed


Coming up

  • PractiTest Webinar: Let’s Focus More On Quality Engineering And Less About Testing
    Join Joel Montvelisky this Wednesday, October 7th - Sign up here

  • Online Conferences and Events:
    TestCon conferences - a workshop about “Test Management when Testing is the Whole Team’s Responsibility” at Check it out
    PNSQC on October 10th. Want to know more?
    STPCon webinar on October 21st a talk about Modern Testing - See here

  • OnlineTestConf is fast approaching!
    This December 1st-3rd. Haven’t you signed up yet? Do it now



August 2020 Updates

Last updated: August 31, 2020

Here are some updates from the past month

Product

  • The QA revolution is here - don’t stay behind!
    Manage your entire process of automation, manual and exploratory testing - all in one place

    We have added new functionality to improve the management and coordination of your manual and automated testing efforts. We have added additional test types to cover different automation approaches (REST API, FireCracker, xBot and more), additional execution options, and better ways to view and report results.

     
  • PractiTest JIRA Integration just got much stronger Based on our clients’ requests, we’re proud to present two major improvements to the JIRA integration:
    • Synchronise additional fields from JIRA to PractiTest, and take advantage of PractiTest advanced Filters and Dashboard for end to end visibility
      PractiTest is now allowing users to bring the information from additional fields in Jira when linking Issues and Requirements between the two systems. This means users will have all their important data in PractiTest, allowing them to generate end to end visibility of User Stories, Tests and Issues in PractiTest, with the help of our Advanced Filters and Flexible Dashboard and Reporting options. Read more about it here.

       
    • Fill out additional Jira fields while creating a ticket in PractiTest
      In order to make the reporting issues from PractiTest to Jira simpler and faster, we added the possibility to include more fields when reporting bugs into Jira from your PractiTest runs. For more details, go here.
  • Issue’s age information
    From now on, every issue in PractiTest will have a new field displaying its age. This measurement helps organizations to improve their bug management process by providing more visibility into the time it takes to take care of your issues. In addition to the field itself, we have deployed a Defect Age graph on the dashboard to get a better understanding of this metric in your projects.


Coming up

  • Guest webinar with Ben Linders
    Ben will be talking about “Enhancing quality and testing in agile teams from theory to practice” on September 9th. 10:00 EDT / 16:00 CEST. Sign up here

  • PractiTest is sponsoring SQiP conference in Japan
    Check out our profile and have a chat with our local partners in the Online SQiP Event. Join the live demo on October 10th, 11:00 AM JPT

  • Live Podcast Episode
    Testing one on one is going live! Join Joel and Rob for a live session where you can ask them anything. September 16th.



PractiTest for the community:

  • A New Resource on how to Master the new reality of manual and automation test management is now available on our website. Check it out

  • Did you attend Pete and Joel’s webinar? Did you miss it? Any way - you should read this follow up blog post, where Pete Walen answers questions that were asked during the webinar

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!