HCLSoftware is pleased to announce the release of HCL OneTest 10.5.1. The new release offers exciting features that will enhance your OneTest testing experience.
As part of our strategy to strengthen OneTest’s enterprise ecosystem support, we are bringing transparent remoting capabilities for our users.
What is transparent remoting?
Transparent remoting enables developers and testers to directly interact with a specific microservice hosted on Kubernetes without involving a gateway or complex ingress and egress rules. How do I test this microservice in pod x? It is now possible to create a pointer to a Kubernetes cluster inside OneTest API and access the services that are hosted there without having to go through any gateway. It allows the testing of internal and/or external APIs of the services, as if they were local.
We have made enhancements to all the OneTest products as part of this release. Keep reading to find out more about the other features that are part of this release.
HCL OneTest Server (OTS)
- Support to export test results to an XRay project
For customers who are already using Jira as a change management solution and are using XRay for test management, it is now possible to export the test execution results from OneTest Server to an XRay project.
- Surface users and user roles data on the Team Space landing page
The Team Space landing page has been revisited for relaying project information. It is now possible to see what roles the connected user has for the listed projects or team spaces.
For example, for a Team Space:
The project tile also displays the roles that the current user has:
For more details on the HCL OneTest server, see the release notes.
HCL OneTest UI
- Ability to define a global delay for all test steps
You can now define, globally, a delay that will be executed before each test step, rather than doing this at each step. By default, it is defined in the preferences, but the user can also change the defined value at execution time.
- Logging messages to the test reports
Users can now use a new statement in their test script, like a comment, but will be logged to the functional test report, for a much better readability of the reports.
- Functional test report enhancements
The way to display actual/expected image verification points has been improved for better readability. There are also now some filters on verification points based on their verdict allowing them to display their number, as shown in the image below.
- Extended support for arrow keys
The playback engine now supports arrow keys independently of preferences.
For more details on what’s new with functional test automation, see the release notes.
HCL OneTest Performance
- Some Page Element statistics have been added to the default HTTP performance report.
The default HTTP performance report now includes a table of all page element statistics. This table provides essential response times, percentile response times, errors, and throughput details of page elements. This new table provides a good, consolidated view of requests statistics during the execution.
- Increased visibility of failed pages
By adding by default a response code verification point to each page, any failing page is much more visible. The test generation behavior is conditioned by a user preference.
- Control whether failing pages response times are reported
The user now has control over whether the execution reports response time for a failing transaction or a failing page.
For more details on what’s new with performance testing, see the release notes.
HCL OneTest API and HCL OneTest Virtualization
- Transparent access to services inside a Kubernetes cluster
As mentioned earlier in the blog, it is now possible to create a pointer to a Kubernetes cluster inside OneTest API and access the services that are hosted there without having to go through any gateway. The user can define a Kubernetes cluster as a physical resource:
Synchronization with an OpenAPI 3.0 definition for example, will provide access to all the APIs of the service, published or not, as if it was local.
- Easy access to the state of virtual services running
Users can now view the state of stubs that are published to HCL Quality Server using a script.
- Enhanced the connection resilience for an IBM® WebSphere® MQ transport
There have been enhancements in the way some of the MQ transport failures are treated.
For more details on what’s new with integration testing and service virtualization, see the release notes.
Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing us. We would be glad to arrange a call to discuss any topics of interest to you.