Testing Seminar in Costa Rica

Last updated: August 01, 2009

IMG_0215-300x225This past August 15th, PractiTest took central stage in San Jose, Costa Rica providing a half day seminar about the latest advancements in Software Testing.

The event was attended by over 50 Managers, Engineers, and Analysts representing around 20 of Costa Rica’s most advanced Software Development & IT departments, and it covered interesting topics such as Testing Intelligence, Testing Methodologies and Tools.

In case you missed the event or if you attended and want to take a second look at the presentation you can download it from here.

System Update, Saturday August 15th

Last updated: August 01, 2009

Hi All !

This weekend we performed an update of the PractiTest System. There was no downtime.

The version delivers some important features like:
  • Addition of Folders to the Test Module, allowing users to organize their tests within Folders in addition to the Hierarchical Views Structure. This was requested by many of our users. We still believe that the views (with the custom-filters) is a more scalable, and easier to maintain.
  • Improvedײ²ֲ Traceabilityײ²ֲ Functionality, making it easier to link between requirements, tests, and issues. Now you can link tests from requirements, and vice versa. The same with issues and tests, issues and requirements. it’s all fully traceable.
  • Improved Performance – we added additional caching mechanisms on our server side, that makes your connection much faster than ever before. We hope you’ll enjoy it !
  • And additional smaller features and fixes to improve your working experience.

As always, we’re happy to hear your inputs and feedback; it helps us making PractiTest better.
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Sigist Presentation

Last updated: August 01, 2009

Joel, again, taking a central role in the Israeli’s Sigist yearly conference (last week in the Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel), talking about Testing Methodologies.

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SIGiST this year was around the general theme of “Providing Value to the Organization”, and Testing Intelligence together with the new approach of PractiTest to test management were a central subject of many of the conference’s side track conversations.

An additional session where PractiTest was mentioned was the one talking about the AQA project, training people with Aspergers Autistic Syndrome. In that important project our platform is used as the tool where their students are trained in software testing and bug reporting methodologies. But we will talk about this subject more in a future post…

PractiTest on CAST ’09

Last updated: July 01, 2009

PractiTest was present on CAST ’09, were we gave a presentation about Testing Intelligence and the way in which this new approach can help testing organizations improve their productivity and the perceived value of their Testing Teams.

The CAST conference took place in Colorado Springs, USA, between the 13th and 16th of July and it brought together some of today’s most influential testing figures.

The atmosphere and the approach of CAST provided an ideal platform for some very intensive sessions and off-side discussions around many Testing Topics. We were able to share some of our ideas about PractiTest and its future development and get great feedback from the conference participant’s.

Introducing the new Requirement Module

Last updated: July 01, 2009
This weekend we performed an update of the PractiTest System.
The new version delivers some important features like:
    • New Requirement’s Module, with traceability to Tests & Issues providing a new link to our existing End-to-End Life-cycle Management
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    • Additional permission levels to give more control to the modifications done to the system Issues Module
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  • GUI Improvements
  • Additional smaller features and fixes to improve your working experience.
Same as always, don’t hesitate to contact us with your comments or questions.

Welcome to PractiTest blog

Last updated: June 01, 2009

At last, we decided – PractiTest needs its own blog.

It wasn’t a no brainer, since we already have the QABlog that Joel posts almost weekly; so what’s the point in having another blog?

The main point is that in the QABlog, Joel mostly posts about QA Methodologies or his personal life & experience as a QA person; but PractiTest is growing fast and there’s much to tell!

So after struggling with the idea, we decided that the best way to go is to have two different blogs. Welcome!

PractiTest System Update

Last updated: June 01, 2009
Last weekend (May 31) we performed another update of the PractiTest System.

This version delivers some important features like:
    • Views’ Tree in the Issues Module, – The popular Views’ tree in the Tests Module, is now also supported in the Issues module, allowing to create and work with hierarchical views in the Issues Module faster and easier. This came as a request from our customers.

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  • Ability to link between Issues and Test Runs (and vice-versa), giving an additional flexibility when tracking between issues and tests.
  • And additional smaller features and fixes to improve your working experience.
Same as always, don’t hesitate to contact us with your comments or questions.

PractiTest at the IGT Cloud Summit

Last updated: June 01, 2009

Last week we participated in the IGT Cloud Summit that took place in Exodia, Tel Aviv. It was pretty fun and we’ve got some pictures to share. We also met some interesting companies who presented their ideas and product.

Our logo (part of the 20 ‘cloud’ companies that were presenting that day):
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Joel also gave a short presentation, explaining about the real need for PractiTest that came from, yes, our users:
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PractiTest Update – Sunday November 8th

Last updated: January 01, 2009

Hello all!

This weekend we updated PractiTest with some new and useful features, many of which originated from your comments on PractiTest’s Feedback Forum.

This upgrade comes with some exciting stuff such as:

  • Jira Integration with a 2-way synchronization between PractiTest and Jira. (We will post a separate article with more information on this integration as well as the configuration instructions).
  • In the Custom Fields settings you have the ability to Reuse the values of existing lists on new lists. For cases where you have one list that you want to use in multiple fields (e.g. Product Versions, Customers, Products, etc).
  • Option to edit system fields (like Issue Type, Priority, etc). Modify their values, add default values, and decide whether to show them or hide them as part of your project.
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  • A new requirement traceability report, showing the end-to-end traceability from requirements, to tests, and to issues. You can access this report from the Requirements module, under the views and reports drop-down list.
  • Global search in custom fields. Now each time you search for a word or phrase the system also searches in the custom fields you added to your project.
  • Display of Step Number as part of the Test Editing and Execution windows.
  • Ability to import requirements into PractiTest from csv files.
  • PractiTest now remembers the status of the Requirements tree, so you don’t need to collapse it each time you re-enter the Requirements module.
  • And additional small fixes.

As we already said, many of the features listed above came from your inputs, and so we invite you to continue telling us what’s you need so that we can continue developing the stuff that’s important to YOU.