TestArchitect Release Notes

TestArchitect 8.2 Update 3 Release Notes

Release Date: December 7, 2015

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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 8.2 Update 3

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

TestArchitect Client

Enhancements to existing features

  1. TestArchitect-Microsoft Test Manager integration improvement
    • TA-MTM extensibility
      APIs to extend and customize test execution within a TA-MTM integration project. This allows you to get and set TestArchitect’s execution settings such as repository and project information, keyword variations and so on. You can now pass test settings from MTM, and anything you can get from the TestContext object, to TestArchitect the way you want.
    • Ability to specify an AUT’s build number when uploading test results to MTM from TestArchitect.
    • You can now configure TestArchitect to select, based on run status (Passed, Failed, etc.), which HTML-based test results are sent to MTM as an attachment during an automatic or manual upload.
  2. Access to test results in a web browser on any machine, regardless of whether or not TestArchitect Client is installed.
  3. Performance improvement during startup of the Repository Server.

TestArchitect Automation

  1. Mobile testing
    • Support for mobile apps testing on Android 5.x and iOS 9.x.
    • Beta support for automation of built-in web browsers on Android emulators, including Genymotion and Android Virtual Device (AVD).
    • Introduction of cloud testing
      TestArchitect now allows for testing native applications, as well as web applications on Chrome and WebView, on Android cloud devices by means of cloud computing services.
  2. Built-in actions/built-in setting to handle unpredicted appearance of a modal dialog box in desktop applications: The troublesome modal dialog can be automatically closed, or custom-handled by a user-defined action.
    • on modal action (built-in action): Specify the action to be invoked in the event of the occurrence of a modal dialog box that may block the test automation.
    • get modal definition (built-in action): Retrieve the definition of the current modal dialog box.
    • modal close attempts (built-in action): Set the number of retries for the invoked action handler specified in the on modal action built-in action.

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 All Windows versions Windows 2008/2012 Server
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

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    Start menu > All Programs > TestArchitect > TestArchitect Help.
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