We’re pleased to announce the general availability of Micro Focus StormRunner Functional (SRF) 3.1!
This version of SRF introduces meaningful improvements in core functionalities of the product, as well as enhanced integrations, providing you with a smoother, hassle-free testing experience.
This blog post provides a short overview of key enhancements included in this release.
What’s new in SRF 3.1?
SRF 3.1 introduces the following new features and enhancements:
Mobile Testing Improvements
Mobile apps are everywhere and their users are expecting nothing less than excellent quality, performance, and end-user experience. This is why we continue bringing you new capabilities and improvements, allowing you to test and deliver great mobile apps, for the gratification of your users. SRF 3.1 includes the following enhancements, built specifically for mobile testing:
- iOS packaging cloud service – With this new service, you can upload iOS apps to SRF (to be later installed on your devices), without worrying about app signing and instrumentation. Just upload your app and SRF will take care of the rest. The app will be automatically signed and instrumented by SRF, removing the bottleneck of having an access to a local Mac machine and an Apple developer account.
- Mobile testing on device emulators – Test your mobile apps on Android device emulators (Genymotion or Google SDK), and expand test coverage. With this new capability, you can install device emulators and connect them to your SRF tenant. Once connected, these emulators will be available for you in SRF, along with your local devices and devices hosted for you by Micro Focus. The emulated devices can be used as if they were real devices.
- Device vitals reporting – SRF’s run report for executed mobile tests now includes metrics of your device (such as CPU and memory consumption), collected while running your test. You can now easily identify device resource consumption issues caused by the app you are testing.
- Improved capabilities for mobile apps exploratory testing – Are you manually testing apps that access the device camera, support fingerprint or facial authentication, or scan a check or barcode? SRF’s exploratory testing solution now supports simulations for these, allowing you to manually test any flow supported by your apps.
SRF’s comprehensive run report was completely re-designed, providing an improved user experience that allows you to better analyze your test results. Now it is even easier to pin- point the root cause of test execution failures, and accelerate the resolution of application defects. Explore the new report area and examine the improvements on your own.
Exploratory Testing Enhancements
SRF’s exploratory testing solution allows you to manually test your web and mobile applications on cloud-hosted browsers and mobile devices. During exploratory sessions, whenever you perform an operation in the application under test, SRF records and reports this operation along with a snapshot that represents it. A video capture of the session is also included in the report. You can also convert completed manual sessions into automated scripts with a click of a button.
In this version, SRF provides a new, “lightweight” mode for exploratory testing. Working in this mode provides a faster experience of interaction with the application under test (browser / device). In this “lightweight” mode, steps and snapshots are not automatically captured, but you can still add manual comments, take snapshots on demand, and open rich defects in different tracking systems, directly from SRF. Video captures are included in the report, no matter which exploratory testing mode you work with.
ALM.net – SRF integration: Test Execution
Beginning with the upcoming ALM 12.55 and 12.60 patches, ALM users will be able to manage, run, and track the results of SRF tests, directly in ALM.
Simply create tests of the new “SRF” test type in ALM, and map them to tests uploaded in SRF. Then you can run the tests from ALM, and retrieve the status and results. As with any ALM test, SRF tests in ALM can be defined with parameters to be passed to the corresponding tests during run time. SRF tests in ALM can be linked to other ALM entities for full traceability.
To learn more about these and additional improvements included in SRF 3.1, check out SRF 3.1 What’s New.
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