TestArchitect Release Notes

TestArchitect 8.4 Update 3 Release Notes

Release Date: Jan 2019

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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 the same version.

What's New in TestArchitect 8.4 Update 3

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

TestArchitect Client

New features

  • The TestArchitect command line tool is supplemented with one more command named export which allows users to export TestArchitect items like repository, project, built-in actions, test modules/test cases using the command interface.

  • Running tests with multiple remote desktop sessions – you can remotely access a computer running Windows Server 2016, executing tests on different remote desktop sessions concurrently. The execution time decreases accordingly.

  • Loading mechanism of a test module is changed. When you open a test module, the Results tab is not loaded until you switch to it. So the loading time of the test module is reduced.

  • When you open a test result, the tree node does not automatically expand and focus the result for faster loading time. The Summary tab of the test results features the locate in result tree node button.

  • Mapping TestArchitect (TA) test modules to Zephyr test cases – previously, you could only create mapping between TA test cases and Zephyr counterparts. From 8.4 Update 3 onwards, you can also link a TA test module to a Zephyr test case via two ways:
    • Via test module list view.
    • Via the Information tab of a test module.

Enhancements to existing features

  • Zephyr 6.2 is fully supported. The import and upload processes from/to Zephyr experience profound changes. From now on, only test steps, rather than all contents, in test modules are uploaded to Zephyr. New options are available in the processes:
    • Keep folder structure option - allows you to organize the tests in Zephyr in a similar folder structure to those in TestArchitect and vice versa.
    • Scan project for existing tests option - helps eliminate test duplication on Zephyr by not only examining the existing test in the target test folder but also in the whole project.
    • Create folder corresponding to test module option - creates a test folder in Zephyr corresponding to each TA test module.

TestArchitect Automation

New features

  • Menu-related built-in settings are introduced to allow you to interact with menus more effectively:
    • menu interact delay built-in setting - is used to specify a wait time before clicking the next menu items.
    • menu interact type built-in setting - is used to determine which action (click or hover) to take on each middle-level menu item.

Enhancements to existing features

  • Support for multiple test runs on Generic WebDriver - WebDriver can work on multiple instances at once. So it provides the capability to test more than one web page simultaneously.
  • Support for Chrome 71 and Firefox 64 - Now you can run automated tests for web pages displayed in the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox.

Repository Server

New features

  • Garbage collector is introduced in order to improve the performance of repositories.

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 2008/2012/2016 Server
HDD At least 2.5GB available space Available space of at least 2GB plus the total aggregate size of all databases
CPU 2 GHz dual-core or faster 3.1 GHz quad-core

Additional Resources

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