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14 Nov 2018
Announcing Silk Test 19.5
Micro Focus is proud to announce the release of Silk Test 19.5! If you already use Silk Test and you have a maintenance contract, you can upgrade to Silk Test 19.5 for free. Silk Test is a fast, reliable, and efficient test automation solution for development...
19 Sep 2018
Running tests with Silk4J and Docker
Silk Test 19.0 or later supports running Silk4J tests with Docker. Running tests with Docker presents the following advantages in comparison to running tests from a physical or virtual machine on which Silk Test is installed: Improved CI integration...
30 Aug 2018
Silk Test 19.0 Hotfix 1
An update to Silk Test 19.0 is now available for download from SupportLine . Silk Test 19.0 Hotfix 1 provides record and playback support for web applications running in Mozilla Firefox 61 or in Google Chrome 68 . For additional information, including...
13 Aug 2018
Customizing locators and object map IDs during recording
Creating good identifiers for the items in your application under test (AUT) can be challenging. While Silk Test uses sophisticated strategies to automatically generate the best possible locators and object map entry names during recording, these might...
23 Jul 2018
Running Silk4J Tests with Docker and Jenkins
Introduction In this blog post we want to explore how your tests can benefit from running in a dockerized environment. Docker is a popular tool that allows you to run applications in containers : Small units of deployment that can operate independently...
16 Jul 2018
Renaming and Moving Assets
When renaming or moving assets, Silk Test Workbench 19.0 offers additional options to ensure that related assets are updated to reflect new asset names or project locations. Example: Renaming and moving a complex project structure As an example for...
9 Jul 2018
Duplicating Workbench Projects with Project References
With the introduction of custom project references in Silk Test 19.0, the process of duplicating projects has changed to give the user more control in the way a project and its assets are duplicated. Users may want to duplicate a project for a variety...
2 Jul 2018
Sharing assets in Silk Test Workbench
While Silk Test Workbench has always provided a way of sharing assets between projects, this was limited to the Common project. All projects could only reference assets in the current project and the Common project. As the number of test assets and u...
18 Jun 2018
Announcing Silk Test 19.0
Micro Focus is proud to announce the release of Silk Test 19.0! If you already use Silk Test and you have a maintenance contract, you can upgrade to Silk Test 19.0 for free. Silk Test is a fast, reliable, and efficient test automation solution for development...
13 Jun 2018
How to get the page source from a BrowserWindow
There are times when the source of a web page needs to be analyzed instead of just looking at individual GUI elements that appear on the web page. Typically a user can view the source of a web page by right-clicking on the web page and selecting the...
6 Jun 2018
More synchronization options in Visual tests
Typically automation steps in a Visual test do not require extra synchronization steps to be inserted but there are scenarios when the Visual test needs to wait for the the application under test to complete an operation before continuing. Previous...
23 May 2018
Silk Test 18.5 Hotfix 2
A new update to Silk Test 18.5 is now available for download from SupportLine . Silk Test 18.5 Hotfix 2 provides record and playback support for web applications running in one of the following browsers: Microsoft Edge 42.17134 on Microsoft Windows...
24 Apr 2018
System Properties and Functions
These are a miscellaneous collection of utility properties and functions that have been available in Silk Test Classic but were not available in Silk4NET, Silk4J, and Silk Test Workbench. These functions are now available across in all Silk Test clients...
23 Apr 2018
Adding 'Contains' as a verification type in a Visual test
Verifications allow for items to be validated as the script executes. In Visual tests, there is a predefined list of verification types that can be used. This list has been extended to include Contains and Does not Contain functionality for text types...
23 Apr 2018
Glasspane recording has been extended to include Microsoft Edge along with Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and the mobile browsers. What is Glasspane recording? Glasspane recording is a feature that allows a user to record against local or remote browsers...
18 Apr 2018
Using Selenium with Silk4J
If you need to test a web application and you already have an existing Silk4J test set for your functional and regression testing, you can now easily add Selenium WebDriver scripts to your test set. This presents the following advantages: Team...
11 Apr 2018
Creating testable React Native apps
React Native provides users with the ability to build mobile apps using only Java Script. The apps built using this framework are indistinguishable from an app built using Objective-C or Java and uses the same fundamental building blocks as regular iOS...
28 Mar 2018
Workbench Asset Export and Import Improvements
Asset export and import has been a staple of Silk Test Workbench. It allows users to export assets from one database and import them for use in another database. This process has worked well but customers have experienced issues where assets cannot be...
21 Mar 2018
Testing multiple apps with a single script in Silk4J
Modern business transactions often span multiple devices and technologies. For example, a transaction can start on a mobile device, continue on the web, and end up in a native back-end system. As a tester, mapping this business transaction to consistent...
7 Mar 2018
Testing a basic authentication dialog works straight forward using record and replay with Silk Test and Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, the WebDriver based browsers do not support testing basic authentication dialogs until now (March, 2018). It is recommended...
9 Feb 2018
Silk Test 18.5 Hotfix 1
An update to Silk Test 18.5 is now available for download from SupportLine . Silk Test 18.5 Hotfix 1 provides record and playback support for web applications running in Mozilla Firefox 58 or in Google Chrome 64 . For additional information, including...
14 Nov 2017
Announcing Silk Test 18.5
Micro Focus is proud to announce the release of Silk Test 18.5! If you already use Silk Test and you have a maintenance contract, you can upgrade to Silk Test 18.5 for free. Silk Test is a fast, reliable, and efficient test automation solution for development...
2 Nov 2017
Using Silk Test with Selenium
Many organizations chose Selenium for their web automation needs for obvious reasons: It’s fast, it’s cheap, and many testers out there are familiar with the API. Looking at the broader scheme of things though, there are some aspects where...
25 Oct 2017
Silk Test and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Our internal tests revealed issues with Edge and Internet Explorer in Windows 10 Redstone 3, Fall Creators Update (version 1709, build 16299) with the currently available Silk Test versions up to 18.0 Hotfix 1. Please stay tuned for Silk Test 18.5 which...
8 Oct 2017
Introducing Silk AppDriver
Testing organizations face many challenges: They have to ensure constant quality in changing environments that cover wide varieties of technologies, tools and integrations. Many teams need to test native, web, and mobile apps together, but are required...
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