What"s new in SilkCentral Test Manager 2008?



What"s new in SilkCentral Test Manager 2008?


The following are the significant enhancements and changes that were made to SilkCentral Test Manager 2008.

Manual and Automated Testing Enhancements

A number of improvements have been made to simplify testing and increase your testing options.

Manual Testing

Manual testing has been greatly improved. The following enhancements have been made to the Manual Testing Client:

  • You can now complete execution of a test package without testing all of that package"s test definitions. Upon completion of test packages, you define the status of any unexecuted test definitions.
  • You can modify the properties of manual test definitions within the Manual Testing Client while in both online and offline modes. This includes adding, reordering, and removing manual test steps. When uploading your test results, all changes are automatically synchronized with the server. Please note that at this time modification of data-driven manual test definitions is not supported.
  • More information on past executions of test definitions is now available to improve retesting efforts. Information includes the status of previous executions and lists of open issues associated with test definitions.
  • When executing manual tests you can now select and update multiple test steps in a table view. You can update the result status of selected test steps with a single command.
  • You can now export execution packages from the Manual Testing Client to a file. If required, exported package files can be imported into other instances of the Manual Testing Client. This enables sharing of execution packages between testers, for example mailing work packages to contractors.
  • A context menu on the Manual Testing Client"s Test Definitions tab, and a button on the Execute Test dialog, allow direct access to test definitions within SilkCentral Test Manager"s Web GUI.

Manual and Automated Testing

When re-running an execution definition, you can now do the following:

  • Retest all test definitions in the execution definition.
  • Retest all failed test definitions in the execution definition.
  • Retest all test definitions in the execution definition that have not been executed since a certain build.
  • Retest all test definitions in the execution definition for which related issues have been fixed since the last execution.
  • Specify the build against which the test definitions are to be executed.

Performance Enhancements

SilkCentral Test Manager"s Test Plan unit has been refactored toprovide significant performance improvements. Working in the Test Planunit is now smoother and faster.

Usability Enhancements

Usability enhancements have been made throughout SilkCentral Test Manager.

Working With Multiple Test Plan Objects

You can now select multiple child objects of any object in the TestPlan unit, in the new "Contents" tab. Using your mouse or keyboardshortcuts, you can cut, copy, paste, and delete multiple objectssimultaneously. Working with objects in the SilkCentral Test ManagerTest Plan unit is now similar to working with files in WindowsExplorer. This functionality is also available when working with manualtest steps.

Convenient Find & Replace Functionality

You can now find and replace values within test definitionproperties, manual steps, parameters, and attributes. You can easilynavigate through returned items using Next, Previous, First, and Last commands.

Access to Related Test Definitions within SilkCentral Issue Manager

With Borland’s ALM Server platform and ALM URIs, elements such asissues and test definitions can be traced across SilkCentral IssueManager and SilkCentral Test Manager repositories. For example, testdefinitions in a remote Test Manager repository can be associated withissues in a local Issue Manager repository. Such related artifacts arenow directly accessible to one another via links within SilkCentralIssue Manager and SilkCentral Test Manager.

See SilkCentral Issue Manager documentation for detailed informationon how to view associated test definitions within Issue Manager.

New Security Options

Administrators can now define custom user roles. All predefined userroles are still available (SuperUser, Administrator, Project Manager,Test Manager, Tester, Analyst, and Reporter). Custom user roles can bederived from predefined roles or built from scratch. This allows formore flexibility in how you manage the permissions that each individualuser has within your SilkCentral Test Manager system.

Telelogic DOORS 8.2 Support

Telelogic DOORS version 8.2 is now supported.

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