The first Test Studio release for the year features UI/UX redesigns for increased user efficiency, a lot of Scheduling improvements, including automatic self-recovery of the execution agent and many more fixes and small features.
We are starting the year with improvements that not only smarten your daily test automation activities up, but also lay down the foundations for the exciting features coming up in the upcoming 2019 releases. The first major improvement is the re-design of the Find Expression Builder (Edit Element). It is now easier to use it and is ready to host the images that will be part of the image-based element identification expected to come later in the year. Here is an overview of the changes:
We’ve moved it from that old-school dialog to the test area. This means that you can open as many elements as needed, put them side to side to compare or even place them side by side with a test.
The goal of this redesign is to improve usability and make the user’s interaction as simple and efficient as possible. Through removing old and unused parts and exposing the most valued features in the UI we aim to achieve a better user experience.
Scheduling is now even more stable and easy to setup. Here are the main changes:
New Project, Test and Element Ribbon menus have been added for improved in-product navigation and usability. The Element Find Expression Builder options and actions are now moved in their ribbon menu on top of Test Studio's window and are easy to access when working with an element.
In addition to all above there are a lot more fixes, optimizations and small customer-requested features like support for breakpoints for nested test as steps, global Save All shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+S), KillBrowsersBeforeStart setting for all execution types in Test Studio, Step Builder options to manually add Connect to Pop-Up and Close Pop-Up Window steps, etc. You can see the full change log here.
We would love to hear your opinion, so don't hesitate to let us know what you think. Happy testing!
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Iliyan is a Product Manager for Telerik Testing Solutions, including Test Studio and Mobile Testing. Ten years ago he started as a game tester, because he loves video games, and eventually he realized that breaking software is fun. He believes that a good Quality Assurance Engineer should be involved in all phases of the software development process.
Now as a Product Manager Iliyan has a new mission—to unburden the QA engineer from the test automation problems and to make the tester's workday a more pleasant one.
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