TestArchitect Release Notes

TestArchitect 8.3 Update 1 Release Notes

Release Date: April 25, 2017

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  • Please note
  • Before upgrading to the latest version of TestArchitect, it is strongly recommended that you back up all repositories.
  • A TestArchitect client and any repository server to which it connects must be of the same version.

What's New in TestArchitect 8.3 Update 1

The following new features and improvements are introduced in the latest version of TestArchitect running under Windows.

TestArchitect Client

Enhancements to existing features

  1. Test results improvements:
    • Test result optimized: For colossal test results, TestArchitect is now able to display only significant data by trimming a specific given number of iterations, printed in the test results. Note that, setting values for truncation iteration are adjustable.
    • Messages of automation error and warning revamped: During an automation playback, when an automation problem occurs, more rich and detailed message is outputted in test results. All revamped messages now contain additional information to ease the troubleshooting, such as, invalid tree node paths, invalid items, system exceptions, window/control's definitions in case of unmatched window/control, and so much more.
    • Overview of the number of automation failures, errors, and warnings of user-defined actions are summarized at the top level of the actions.
    • Failure Summary table residing in the Results Details tab, and the Screenshot column residing in the Failure/Error Summary tab are supplemented for quick references.
    • Step Summary table residing in the Summary tab: With the support of this table, you might take a quick glance at which test steps have automation problems. Also you might grab the test flow thoroughly when you can identify the exact test steps in which the failures, errors, or warnings occur.
    • Exporting test results into HTML: An additional option, Include all sub test results, allows exporting not only a master results but also its related subresults into HTML format.
    • Video snapshot directory field: The location at which screen-recording videos (taken during the automated test runs) are stored.
  2. User interface of the Quick Start tab improved: The Quick Start tab in TestArchitect Client has been redesigned to make the basic use of TestArchitect easier.
  3. Additional options for the Preferences dialog box:
    • Enable Telemetry: The Telemetry feature sends performance and usage info to LogiGear. As you use TestArchitect, Telemetry measures and collects non-personal information, such as performance, hardware, and usage. Furthermore we use this information as a tool to improve TestArchitect. Telemetry is enabled by default.
    • Enable Error Reporting: By using Error Reporting, descriptions of problems or errors will be sent to LogiGear, which we use to improve TestArchitect. We will also treat this report as confidential and anonymous. Error Reporting is enabled by default.

TestArchitect Automation

New features

  • Web automation on Mozilla Firefox now utilizes the GeckoDriver technical approach, since Mozilla intends to remove the support for most NPAPI plugins in Firefox, the technology previously employed by TestArchitect to automate web applications on Firefox.
    Restriction: Use of the TestArchitect Interface Viewer and point-to-identify tool are not supported on Firefox.

License Server

New features

  • New licensing system: Two new editions of TestArchitect including TestArchitect Team, and TestArchitect Enterprise offer a range of capabilities tailored to meet the needs of your organization.
    • TestArchitect Team, or Free edition, is perfect for small teams. It basically includes all TestArchitect features (no feature limit). There is also no time limit, that is, you can use TestArchitect for free, forever. However, there are other usage limits - number of repository server that can be connected simultaneously, number of created test cases/test modules, etc.
    • TestArchitect Enterprise, or Premium edition, is suitable for enterprise teams. It includes all TestArchitect features, and has no time and usage limits.

Deprecation

  • anchor pos property on web automation is going to be dropped support one year later starting from TestArchitect release 8.3 Update 1.

New Privacy Policy

System Requirements

The following table lists the recommended hardware and software requirements for TestArchitect.

Recommended system requirements

  TestArchitect Client/Controller with small-scale Repository Server Production-scale Repository Server (up to 15 concurrent connections, 1GB repository)
Operating system Windows 7 or newer (Learn more) Windows 2008/2012 Server
RAM 4 GB 8 GB
HDD At least 2.5GB available space Available space of at least 2 GB plus total aggregate size of all databases
CPU 2 GHz dual-core or faster 3.1 GHz quad-core

Additional Resources

  • For more information, please visit our website at www.testarchitect.com or email us at sales@logigear.com.
  • On a system with TestArchitect installed, help is available at:
    Start menu > All Programs > TestArchitect > TestArchitect Help.