The summer is here, and so is the new release of Testlab – Goat Puzzle. This release enhances the way the Jira integrations are set up and, as a feature preview, introduces a way to see how things implemented in milestones are progressing. And much more!
Please read more about these new features below.
Easier Jira integration setup
In earlier Testlab versions, the Jira integration had many in-built defaults on the way it worked. In Goat Puzzle, the way how Jira integration is set up has seen various enhancements:
- Field mappings are now configured in the Testlab project’s settings.
- Jira’s Team-managed projects are now supported.
- Jira servers, and the credentials, may now be consolidated to Testlab’s global settings and reused between projects.
- When integrating Jira to Testlab, it is now possible to configure tags and a milestone that are set on the imported issues.
Feature preview: Development Pipeline
Milestones, and sprints, are a way to divide the things to be done in your project into more manageable parts. This release adds a new feature – Development Pipeline – from which you can easily see how the things you are working on in your milestone are progressing.
Development Pipeline can be found on a new tab in Milestones view. It collects the assets (requirements, issues, test runs, tasks) from your project, determines the implementation status for them, groups them to you as features, and presents them to you in a detailed way.
As a feature preview, Development Pipeline, and the related functionality, are subject to slight changes in upcoming releases. The feature is production-ready but minor changes to the UI can be expected.
Task board -oriented way of working
In Goat Puzzle, the task board is more integrated into Testlab’s core functions and workflows:
- Issues and requirements can be added to the sprint directly from the task board. Assets created this way are coupled and kept in sync with the task as the task is worked on on the task board.
- An asset can have multiple tasks coupled with it. To make working with such assets easier,
- the board can now be grouped by task’s coupling, and
- highlighting all related tasks is possible by keeping the ctrl/cmd key pressed. When pressed, the tasks can also be moved around as a group – similar to the logic of the shift key.
- The Task board integrates seamlessly with the Development Pipeline:
- A panel showing the features of the current Sprint has been added,
- the task board can be grouped by task’s features, and
- as you keep working with the tasks the task boards and pipelines are automatically kept in sync.
Linking assets to comments
When writing a comment you can now use a special notation to link to assets. By writing a hash (#), you can select a requirement or an issue from your project, and a link to this asset is inserted into the comment text.
Clicking the link will open a print-out to a separate browser window or, if the ctrl/cmd key is held down, the linked asset gets opened up in Testlab.
In addition to the above
- Notice schemes can be deleted: In addition to just deactivating notice schemes, schemes can now be permanently deleted.
- Sprints are added with a two-week duration: When adding new sprints to a milestone, by default, they are created with a duration of two weeks.
Thanking you for all your feedback,
Allow the goat to butt you, while the goat is returning to its original position, click the farming machinery, jump up! Run to the machinery, and slightly reposition it. Get the goat to charge at you, butting you again so that a rope gets entangled with the slightly-moved machinery. As George Stobbart, you are now free to enter the dig and proceed – with the 1996 point-and-click adventure game Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars.
This “time-critical” puzzle is considered to be one of the hardest video game puzzles of all time.
(Source: Wikipedia, Picture from Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars)