What's new

StormRunner Functional includes the following new features and enhancements.

Performance enhancements

SRF is faster than ever before.

In this release, we’ve focused on improving test execution performance, allowing you to run your web tests in the cloud, substantially faster than before.

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Device segregation

We’ve added the ability to better manage the utilization of mobile devices, by dividing them between workspaces of a tenant, thereby enabling usage of devices only within the context of the workspace to which they are allocated. To allow more flexibility, devices can also be defined as “shared” and accessed from any of the tenant’s workspaces, as opposed to being allocated only to a specific workspace.

For details, see Manage workspaces and View and manage devices.

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Internet Explorer support

Many enterprise organizations are still standardized around Internet Explorer for web browsing. To support these customers, we’ve added support in IE, which can now be used to access and work with SRF.

For more details, see Supported browsers for accessing SRF.

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Exploratory testing on Internet Explorer

SRF’s exploratory testing solution allows you to manually test your web and mobile applications on cloud-hosted browsers and mobile devices. As requested by customers, it is now possible to perform exploratory sessions in SRF on all of the common web browsers, including Internet Explorer. For details, see Exploratory sessions.

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Mobile device ad-hoc player

Sometimes before performing a test on a mobile device, you may need to configure some settings or install software on the device. Or, you might like to perform a quick test on an app, and don’t need that test to be logged. For these cases, we’ve added the ability to instantly open a view of the mobile devices associated with your SRF tenant (whether these devices are local, or cloud-hosted). Hover over the device in SRF’s mobile lab and click the “play” button. A remote device view will be opened, allowing you to interact with the device. For more details, see the Mobile Lab user guide.

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Authentication simulation - exploratory sessions

You can now simulate fingerprint authentication or FaceID when conducting exploratory sessions on a mobile device. Test apps that include authentications as part of the flow, for example to secure sensitive features such as sign-on or payments, without needing access to the physical device! For details, see Exploratory sessions.

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Parameter enhancements for uploaded UFT tests

Now you can update parameter values for UFT tests uploaded to SRF.

If your uploaded test has parameters configured both in the UFT test, and in the script in SRF, now you can update parameter values for each test run.

For more details, see Upload UFT tests and Script parameter runtime values.

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