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Whats new in SilkCentral Test Manager 2006 Release 2?

Whats new in SilkCentral Test Manager 2006 Release 2?

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Whats new in SilkCentral Test Manager 2006 Release 2?

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Whats new in SilkCentral Test Manager 2006 Release 2?

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Code Coverage & Code-Change Impact

Now you can obtain visibility and control over your code"s testing coverage and progress with SilkCentral Test Manager"s new Code Coverage module. Switch on code coverage during test execution runs to automatically capture details about the specific lines of code that are covered by your tests. Upon completion of a test run, you can quickly see whether covered code has passed or failed and identify code that still requires test coverage. You also have the ability to drill down through your code to the component, class, and method levels to identify specific areas in your code that cause trouble in your project. Code Coverage Reports provide insight into the impact that specific code changes will have on your test planning and testing efforts, thereby giving you greater control over your projects.

Manual Testing Client (MTC)

The Manual Testing Client (MTC) is a new standalone execution client for manual testers. Manual testers are no longer required to execute tests via Test Manager"s Web browser interface. The MTC provides a simple-to-use rich client for quick and effective running of manual test plans, while ensuring that test results are uploaded to the central repository for analysis and reporting. Manual testers also have the option of running test cycles offline and using the MTC to upload test results at a later time.

Data-Driven Testing

With SilkCentral Test Manager you can now manage your test definitions as data-driven tests. Test data from common data sources, such as Excel spreadsheets and standard database systems, can easily be imported, updated, and associated with tests in your test plan. SilkCentral Test Manager provides the option of working with data-driven tests as either single data-row instances or as a multi-row instances, enabling you to control your test data as required. Data-driven tests are created and executed based on the option that you have specified for the test.

Gauntlet

Gauntlet users have the ability to launch execution definitions in SilkCentral Test Manager and store test results within the central repository, thereby enabling analysis and reporting of results back to Gauntlet.

Setup & Cleanup Executions

Now you can create and manage setup and cleanup procedures for execution definitions. A setup execution allows for preconditions or application states to be set on a target machine before an actual test execution is run. After a test execution has completed a test run, a cleanup execution performs any defined finalization procedures. The results from both setup and cleanup executions are excluded from the actual test execution result metrics and reporting.

CaliberRM

Requirement traces are now updated with result status (pass/fail) for all linked test definitions within SilkCentral Test Manager projects. CaliberRM also provides SilkCentral Test Manager integration capabilities out-of-the-box.

HTML Support for Description Fields

Description fields in Test Manager"s UI now benefit from support for HTML-formatted text, providing users with the option of including bullets, images, and Web links.

Directory Service Integration

SilkCentral Test Manager provides support for LDAP and Active Directory password authentication for logging users into active projects.

Test Planning Web Service API

You can create, modify, and delete tests and test plans in SilkCentral Test Manager from external sources by utilizing the new Web service API.

Uploading Attachments via API

The improved Web service API allows you to upload attachments associated with requirements and tests to SilkCentral Test Manager from external sources.

For more information click here to view the SilkCentral test Manager release 2 release notes

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