Hexawise recent updates

Hexawise recent updates

January 2, 2018
Graphic glitch in Create Tests panel header

Happy New Year everybody!

We're getting back into the swing of things here at Hexawise HQ after the holidays with a nice, easy one.

Error saving parameter value updates with blank requirements

Some unusual cases could cause errors when saving parameter values when blank requirements existing. Spooky action at a distance? Only in very specific cases? That's what combinatorial testing is all about!

October 20, 2017
Exporting requirements with no values

Exporting would fail in some cases when there were requirements with no values specified. A pairwise defect.

October 13, 2017
Requirements import issue

A pairwise defect around interactions with certain sequences of value pairs would prevent requirements import from completing successfully. This has now been resolved.

October 9, 2017
Identifying Variation quiz

Some of the quiz questions in the Identifying Variation self-assessment quiz were improved to be more clear and relevant.

October 4, 2017
Quiz link not working

"Strength of Combinations" link from achievements was not working.

Bad link to "Key Concepts" info in quiz

Link to the "Key Concepts" information for the "Strength of Combinations" quiz was broken

September 25, 2017
Description of requirements in revision history

Previously the description had a dangling reference to an expected result when there was none, and it did not include the expected result description. Now it doesn't and now it does respectively.

Expected results in test cases table of large sets of test cases.

Once a set of test cases gets very large (hundreds of tests), lots of parameters, Hexawise starts to display a slimmed down display of the test cases where any values aren't replaced, and bolding of parameter values forced by requirements doesn't happen, etc.

In those cases, the expected results column that shows the expected results from requirements (if any) was also not shown. This could be confusing as to if Hexawise is actually using the specified requirements (it is). These expected results are now always displayed.

Thank you to Aditya for requesting the improvement.

Bulk-delete of requirements did not clear generated test cache

Now it does.

Bulk-delete of requirements did not create a revision in the test plan history

Now it does.

This is representative of an interesting and sneaky class of pairwise defects. If you have some thing, call it X, that applies or happens every time any number of things, call them Y's, happen, then you have a potential for a defect if 99 out of the 100 Y's properly cause X to happen, but one of them doesn't.

To make this example more concrete, in this case, test plan revisions are created every time a test plan is manipulated (which happens in many dozen different ways). All of these various manipulations caused a revision to be created, except for bulk delete which did not.

Error when adding new placeholder requirements (requirements without parameter values) from the UI in some cases
September 24, 2017
Auto-script expected result application

Fixed some 2-way, 3-way and even 4-way defects found in production with determining if expected results from auto-script steps apply to a test case or not. These defects involved parameter values that have been value expanded (2-way), value expanded and condition with "is not" (3-way), and value expanded and condition with "is not" and the other values that it "is not" are also value expanded (4-way)

Use most recently generated strength when navigating to test cases

The most recently generated strength wasn't shown first by default if 2-way strength test cases also existed. 2-way test cases were shown instead until another strength was selected.

Test plan strength drop down in Auto-scripts

The test plan strength picker in the Auto-scripts preview panel did not reflect the selected new strength after you used it.

September 21, 2017
"Hexawise 3.0", Part 1

Today marks a big new release of some functionality that has been in beta testing for quite a few months. We started calling this set of functionality "Hexawise 3.0" internally. Specifically,

There's too much to list everything, but some important highlights are:

  • Significantly improved performance while navigating around in a test plan. Only opening a different test plan loads a full page now.
  • Full page for viewing and editing test plan inputs, one at a time and in bulk edit
  • Full page for viewing and entering parameter value constraints.
  • Counters to quickly see which parameter values are the most constrained
  • Ability to insert parameter values in a specific spot in the parameter order, rather than only as the last parameter and moving them later
  • Ability to import requirements into an existing test plan
  • Bulk delete of requirements
  • Requirement expected results apply to any test case that matches the requirement, not just to the test case that was forced by the requirement
  • Requirements traceability sheet in HP ALM export
  • Value expansions are now per specific parameter value, not per "string match" across the whole plan.
  • Localization of the majority of the Hexawise application into Japanese. こんにちは
  • Localization of the majority of the Hexawise application into Esperanto. Nedankinde.

We are calling this "Part 1" as there are other substantial improvements under the "Hexawise 3.0" umbrella that have not yet been rolled out.

We hope you enjoy the vastly improved Hexawise experience and are very appreciative of the customers that have been beta testing this with us for the past few months.

Drop us a note or a chat message to let us know what you think!

June 20, 2017
Special characters in parameter name replacement in HP QC / ALM export

Parameter name→value replacement in test case name and test case description fields of the HP QC / ALM export was not working properly if the parameter name contained certain special characters (a classic pairwise defect).

Thanks to Kavya for reporting the issue.

June 12, 2017
Issues with reviewing passed quizzes on Chrome

A 2-way error, browser specific.

Issue where export dialog allowed an export request exporting without a file format selected
June 1, 2017
Unable to move between questions when reviewing a prior quiz that you passed.

Chrome specific, so a 2-way defect.

Another issue with quiz images
Numeric range values that are replacements for conflicting any values choices were not expanding

A relatively rare 3-way defect in production. To trigger the issue you needed a test case with any "any value" that was then replaced with a value that happened to cause a value pair constraint violation so was then replaced with a value that happened to be a range. In this case, the range stayed as is and was not changed to a value within the numeric range.

May 31, 2017
Thawing test cases preserver prior requirements

If you have some requirements, then freeze your test cases, and later need to thaw the test cases, your required test cases are preserved. Your prior required test cases will then contain a value for all parameters, but they will no longer be removed completely when you thaw.

May 27, 2017
Disabled export styling and text

Improve disabled disabled state and disabled message when HP ALM and Gherkin export are disabled.

Hexawise help contains links to new user guides

Getting started, intermediate and advanced user guides are available in the Hexawise help.