Test Studio R1 2022 lifts all barriers to native test automation in Google Chrome by lifting the mandatory installation of the Chrome Extension.This update is vital for Test Studio test automation tool due to the policy changes Google announced in September 2021, affecting third-party Chrome extensions. Effective from January 2023, MV2 extensions (Manifest V2) will no longer be supported in Google Chrome.
The truly native Chrome Automation, eliminating the need for an extension for test recording and execution, has significant advantages for test automation engineers. The extra step of installing an extension to get started with test automation is now eliminated, which allows organizations with complex test labs utilizing several remote machines or servers to eliminate redundancies and testing slows downs. Test execution is significantly faster as no extension needs to load every time a test or a test list gets executed.
What’s more, organizations that prohibit third-party extensions for security purposes will no longer experience difficulties in using Test Studio in their automation efforts. Especially trialists will greatly benefit from a lot more straightforward onboarding experience. Read more about the extensionless test automation workflow in the release blog post.
To address customer feedback and ensure coverage of the latest frameworks and technologies, Test Studio is extending support for Visual Studio 2022. The Test Studio Visual Studio plugin, available both in Test Studio Dev Edition and Test Studio standalone IDE, now runs on Visual Studio 2022.