A new version of Meliora Testlab – Helios – has been released. In this version, one of the goals was to optimize the speed of the user interface which makes this version of Testlab faster than ever. Please read more about the changes below.
Several enhancements have been made to optimize the UI, rendering and backend services. Some are workarounds to browser-related bugs, some are different rendering strategies and some are optimizations in situations where there are lots of assets in your project.
We hope these changes make the use of Testlab snappier than ever. As the changes are browser-specific and may benefit some users more depending on the configuration of the workstation, we are more than happy to receive any feedback from you on your experiences.
File attachments for steps of test cases
Previously, one could attach files to test cases. In Helios, you can also attach files to individual steps of the test case. The editor for editing steps has a new configurable column available for which you can attach any files relevant to the specific step.
The files are presented to the tester when the test case is in testing. The files are also included in reports and to e-mail messages sent for the test cases if preferred.
Expand attached images to listing reports
Requirements, test cases, and issues in Testlab can be attached with files. These files might be images, which is most common in case of issues where images such as screenshots are used to describe the issues encountered.
In Helios, the detailed listing reports (List of requirements, List of test cases and List of issues) have a new option to expand the attached images. This way, when the report is rendered, the images are expanded and shown in the printed report.
And there is more
In addition to the changes above:
- SAML-authentication can be used to authenticate to web-published reports.
- When hovering the assets in Testlab’s UI, the hovers now show also the files attached to the assets.
- The help-browser window can now be resized and left open while using Testlab. As previously, you can also open up the help to separate browser tab.
- API: The responses of REST API have been enhanced in a way that the attached files are also included in responses. The related objects of assets also provide HAL-compatible links now for easier navigation in the response graph.
- Concurrent editing and testing of test cases are now handled with better and more clear warning messages.
Thanking you for all your feedback,
Helios 1 and Helios 2 are probes launched in 1974 and 1975 to study solar processes. They are no longer operational but remain in their orbits around the Sun.
The probes were once fastest man-made objects at 252 792 km/h (157 078 mph) – over 6 times around the earth in an hour. That is 70.22 kilometers per second. From London to New York in 79 seconds. On the other hand, it is only 586 times faster than the fastest production car Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. For Helios 2, It would take 18028 years to reach Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to the Sun. With Bugatti Veyron, it would take 10.5 million years. And while driving, you would have to fill the tank 459 900 000 000 times which equals 45 263 661 534 000 liters of gasoline. If we construct a cube as a gasoline tank for the fuel, we would need a cube that is approx. 3.6 kilometers per side.