Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What's New in QuickTest Professional 9.5

Maintenance Run Mode:

Repair your test on the fly, this will assist you to adding the steps or updating the object properties in OR on the fly.i.e. If your object properties are changed after a new build, you just run the Maintenance Run Mode and update your OR according to that on the fly.

Process Guidance:

This is little more than more accessible help files. Maybe this is good for when you are first learning to record a test, but it doesn’t seem to add much utility.

Test Flow Pane

The Test Flow pane enables you to view all the calls to actions in the current test and the order in which they are run. You can right-click an action in the pane to view or modify the action or action call properties. You can double-click any action in the pane to open it in the document window. The icons in the flow pane indicate the type of action (local, reusable, external, looped action call, or missing action).

Available Keywords Pane

Use the Available Keywords pane to view all the objects and functions available to your test actions and components (from associated resources) and then drag and drop these objects and functions directly into your test or component.

When you drag and drop an object from the Available Keywords Pane into your test or component, QuickTest inserts a step with the default operation for that object. When you drag and drop a function into your test or component, QuickTest inserts a call to that function.

The Available Keywords pane can display the keywords available to your action or component sorted by resource or sorted by keyword.

Resources Pane

Using the Resources pane, you can associate new resources with your test, and you can remove, open, change the priority of, and otherwise manage the function libraries, recovery scenarios, and object repositories that are already associated with your test.

Missing Resources Pane

Use the Missing Resource pane to resolve references to resources that QuickTest is unable to find, including missing actions, function libraries, shared object repositories, environment variable files, and unmapped repository parameters.

Checkpoint and Output Objects in the Object Repository

For the first time, all your checkpoints and output values are stored as objects in the object repository so that you can manage them together with your test objects.

When these checkpoint and output objects are stored in a shared object repository, you can copy, move, and perform other operations on these objects just like you do with test objects.

In some cases, you may also find it convenient to insert an existing checkpoint or output value object into a new step in order to check, or retrieve data from, another test object of the same class. To do this, you can use the new Insert > Checkpoint > Existing Checkpoint or Insert > Output Value > Existing Output Value options.

Note: Bitmap checkpoints now include options for specifying tolerance values.

New Object Repository Options

When you export local objects to a shared object repository, you can choose to have QuickTest automatically update your steps to refer to the new object from the shared object repository.

Other Enhancements

    • By default, new actions are inserted as reusable actions.
    • When you specify an absolute path for a resource, QuickTest can automatically convert the path to a relative path.
    • You can now specify your text recognition preferences in the Options dialog box.
    • In QuickTest 9.5, you can learn objects from multiple technologies in a single learn (Add Objects) operation.
    • The Java Add-in now supports recording on SWT objects

New Supported Operating Systems and Environments

QuickTest Professional 9.5 has added new support for the operating systems, browsers, and development environments listed below.

For a complete list of all supported operating systems, browsers, and development environments, see the QuickTest Professional Readme.

  • Windows Vista 64-bit Edition
  • Netscape Browser 8.1.3, and 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 2 and 3.0 Alpha 7
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Oracle Forms and Oracle Applications, version 10g
  • Java SWT toolkit, versions 3.2, and 3.3
  • Eclipse IDE, version 3.2 and 3.3 (For Java Add-in Extensibility)
  • New Terminal Emulator types and versions:
    • AttachmateWRQ EXTRA! 9, Terminal Viewer (compatible EXTRA! 9), Reflection for Unix and OpenVMS sessions 14, Reflection 14
      (Note: Reflection 13 is not supported.)
    • Hummingbird HostExplorer 2007
      (Note: HostExplorer 2006 is not supported)
    • IBM IBM 5.9, IBM WebSphere Host On-Demand 10
    • NetManage RUMBA 7.5, RUMBA Web-to-Host 5.3
    • Seagull BlueZone 4
    • Zephyr PASSPORT 2007, PASSPORT PC TO HOST / WEB TO HOST 2004 and 2007


I think it already was discussed.

Excuse, that I interrupt you, but it is necessary for me little bit more information.