What's new

StormRunner Functional includes the following new features and enhancements. If you haven't tried SRF yet, start your trial account now!

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iOS packaging cloud service

This version of StormRunner Functional introduces a new cloud service for on-the-fly packaging of iOS apps. Simply upload your iOS apps to SRF, without worrying about app signing and packaging (instrumentation). The app will be automatically signed and instrumented by SRF, removing the bottleneck of having to access a local Mac machine. You can use the default Micro Focus developer certificate for testing on devices hosted for you by Micro Focus, or you can upload your own Apple Developer certificate for signing apps when testing on your own local devices. For more details, see Assign an iOS packaging service.

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Mobile testing on device emulators

Emulators offer high device coverage at a lower cost than procuring real devices. Now you can achieve broader test coverage, by running your tests on emulated Android devices (Genymotion or Google SDK). You can install device emulators and connect them to your SRF tenant. Once connected, these emulators will be available for you in SRF, along with your local devices, and devices hosted for you by Micro Focus. For details, see Working with emulators.

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Device metrics reporting

You can now select key device metrics that SRF should gather from mobile devices during tests or sessions, thereby gaining insights into any device resource consumption issues that your app is causing. The available metrics are:

  • Percentage of CPU usage.
  • Amount of memory used on the device during runtime.
  • Amount of free memory on the device.

For more details, see Gather mobile device metrics.

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Improved mobile exploratory testing capabilities

Do you manually test apps that access the device camera, support fingerprint or facial authentication, or scan a check or barcode? SRF's exploratory testing solution now supports simulations for these, enabling you to manually test any flow supported by your apps. For details, see Exploratory testing.

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Improved Reporting

We've redesigned SRF’s comprehensive run report, to provide an improved user experience that allows you to better analyze your test results. Now it's even easier to pin-point the root cause of test execution failures, and accelerate the resolution of application defects. Explore the new report area and examine the improvements on your own. For details, see Run SRF tests and analyze results.

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Exploratory testing enhancement

During exploratory sessions, whenever you perform an operation in the application under test, SRF records and reports this operation along with a snapshot that represents it. In this version, SRF provides a new lightweight exploratory testing mode for mobile and web testing. To switch to this mode, set the Capture Steps toggle to off. Working in this mode provides faster interaction with the application under test, and a better user experience. When Capture Steps is disabled, steps and snapshots are not automatically captured, but you can still add manual comments, take snapshots on demand, and open rich defects in different tracking systems, directly from SRF. Video captures are included in the report, no matter which exploratory testing mode you work with. For details, see Turn off capture steps.

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ALM.net – SRF integration: test execution

We've expanded the integration between SRF and ALM. ALM users can now manage and run their SRF tests directly in ALM, and see the results and reports of the executed tests.

Once your ALM administrator has set up the SRF integration, you can choose SRF-TEST as the test type in ALM's Test Plan module. ALM then maps these to tests uploaded to SRF. As with any ALM test, SRF tests in ALM can be defined with parameters to be passed to the corresponding tests during run time. SRF tests in ALM can be linked to other ALM entities for full traceability. For more details, see ALM support.

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