We are happy to announce the general availability of TestMatch release v6.0!
Below are the most notable new features of this new release. Where applicable, the TestMatch User Guide has been adapted/extended to describe these features in more detail.
The comparison of test scenarios - one of the core features of TestMatch - has received a major overhaul.
This results in many exciting new features:
TestMatch now contains a small demo application, accessible via a built-in 3270 server. You can use this application to try out TestMatch features like Proxy Recording, normal replay and load-testing replay.
A brand-new tutorial now accompanies TestMatch and uses this demo application to guide you through all important features.
A new TestMatch plugin “Convert to Java Unit Test” allows you to combine the unique replaying/recording features of TestMatch with the ultimate flexibility of the Java programming language. Starting from a generated Java source, you can now easily add dynamic features to your tests:
Add variable input to your static tests. For instance, pick from a list of customer numbers instead of always using the same one.
Add conditional logic to your tests. For instance, test for the presence of divergent screens and react to them appropriately.
Make your tests more robust. For instance, compare screen contents more selectively using “contains” instead of “equals”.
The load-testing replay mode now features a live graphical representation of the throughput. The underlying data can be exported to CSV.
A new feature called “Compare History” will write a summary of every executed comparison to the Compare History log. This history can be exported to CSV with a single click, providing you with instant progress reporting.
All PDF reports have been revised and can now also be generated as HTML.
Several new features allow you to better organize your repository:
While the above are the most visible changes in v6.0, many other notable improvements have been made:
> New “Message Flow” feature to analyze transaction flow in large recordings.
> Messages can be inserted/deleted directly from the visualization panels.
> X/Y scales of Performance Comparison Graphs can be controlled separately.
> Meta Data in the Scenario/Session can now be edited.
> Plugin directory can be selected from within the TestMatch preferences.
> A replay comment can be provided directly from the replay dialog (or from the command line).
> All differences can be exported with a single click from the compare overview panel.
> Various small improvements in bug tracking integration.
> Performance optimizations when visualizing extremely large XML messages.
> It is now easier to navigate the repository tree using just the keyboard.