Hexawise Recent Updates

May 3, 2011

New

Import Excel 2003 XML files

In addition to the Excel 2004 XML files, you can now also import Excel 2003 XML files.

 

Improved

Highlighting when hovering over invalid pairs

The highlighting of invalid pairs is now much improved when you hover over the pair in the side panel or the value in the define inputs table. All the pairs and invalid paired values are now shown, and the colors are consistent to be more readable.

 

Fixed

Graphic glitch on login page when using the iPad

A classic pair-wise (2-way) bug. it was only a problem in Mobile Safari.

 

New

Tooltip explaining ‘no possible value’

In the case of conflicting invalid pairs which leave a parameter of a test with ‘no possible value’, there is now a tooltip explaining why this happens.

 

Fixed

Incorrect error when importing a file with a duplicate plan name

This was a good example of a 3-way bug, it occurred creating a plan, with an imported file, and with a duplicate plan name. The plan creation failed as it should, but it reported that the problem was an improperly formatted input file, when actually it was the duplicate plan name.

 

April 26, 2011

Improved

Implemented new back-up capabilities and enhanced existing contingency measures

Amazon’s EC2 hosting service is typically fantastic. As Quora recently said, “we wouldn’t be where we are today without it”. Having said that, EC2 had some major issues recently that impacted hundreds of firms. We’ve analyzed our back-up plans, researched what firms like Netflix are doing in this area with their “chaos monkey,” figured out some ways to make our back up capabilities more robust, and implemented them. Onward and upward.

 

April 25, 2011

New

Export from the Analyze Tests page

Added a link to export from the Analyze Tests page.

 

Changed

The option to share a project via a URL now creates copies

In the manage project access dialog, there is an option to share the project via a URL (a web link) that you can provide to other users. In the past, the person who used this URL would be added to the project with read-only “Create and Comment” access. This has been changed so that now the person using the URL will get their own read-write copy of the project and its plans, but will not become a member of the shared project.

 

April 14, 2011

Fixed

Problem deleting invalid pairs in Internet Explorer

There is a scenario in IE where the delete icon may become obscured by the scroll bar. Clicking anywhere on the invalid pair now brings up the delete confirmation dialog.

 

Improved

The “Create New Test Plan” dialog is friendlier

We don’t lose your plan name and project selection if you click the “What kind of files?” help link.

 

Improved

We notify you when a plan you are viewing is read-only

There is now a dialog reminding you that the plan you are viewing is read-only and explaining that you have the option to comment on the plan or copy it off to a new plan.

 

April 7, 2011

Fixed

UI glitch when selecting to share a project via a URL

The dialog contents would resize to be too big for the dialog. Now the dialog resizes too.

 

Fixed

It was not possible to unshare a project via a URL once it was shared in some scenarios

Now, if you unselect the share checkbox it always unshares the project via the link (the link is no longer active).

 

Changed

“Create and Comment” permission is now “Copy and Comment”

Previously, the lowest permission level for sharing a project with a user gave the user the ability to create new plans in the project, make their own copy of plans from the project, and comment on existing plans in the project (which were all read-only for that user).

We’ve changed the wording and meaning of the lowest permission level to reflect what we think is the more common need. Users with the “Copy and Comment” permission can comment on plans in the project and can make their own copy of plans from the project, but cannot create new plans in the project. You need at least “Full Access” now to be able to create new plans in the project.

 

Improved

Dialog keyboard support

Dialogs that are answered with a simple “Yes” (various delete confirmations) now start with the “Yes” selected so you can quickly press enter on the keyboard to dismiss the dialog.

 

March 28, 2011

Improved

Test Coverage Analysis engine

Improved the performance and robustness of the test coverage analysis engine. More improvements in the works in this area.

 

Improved

Dialog keyboard support

Dialogs that are answered with a simple “OK” (various alerts) now start with the “OK” selected so you can quickly press enter on the keyboard to dismiss the dialog.

 

Improved

Analysis coverage charts

Now includes 0 tests / 0% as the first data point.

 

March 16, 2011

Improved

Spinner when creating or importing new test plans

So you know it’s working and so you don’t accidentally click twice.

 

Fixed

SSL warnings on support and feedback pages in IE

Two classic pair-wise (or 2-way) problems. Two tests that triggered them included:

The first issue, related to clicking “support,” included these two test conditions: Browser = IE and Page = Support
The second issue, related to clicking “feedback,” included these two test conditions: Browser = IE, Page = Feedback

 

March 11, 2011

Improved

Top right navigation

It’s less cramped, with better text and tool tips. It might not rock your world but, hey, it’s a nice little improvement.

And remember, if you ever have a suggestion, a question, and/or a feature suggestion to share with us (or even if you simply want to say “nice job, guys”), please click on that little yellow light bulb to share your idea. One of the things we take seriously is being responsive to user comments.

 

Fixed

Problems viewing some of Hexawise’s written content

Some pages like the FAQ, Help and some sample plan descriptions were not able to be viewed recently due to new incompatibilities around character encodings. This has been resolved.
 

Improved

Message on import of bad file format

If you try to import a file that’s not an Excel 2004 XML Spreadsheet or OPML file, the error message is now descriptive.

 

March 9, 2011

New

Export to Mind Maps and Outlines (OPML)

You can now export your test plans (parameters, values and value expansions) into OPML, a file format supported by most mind mapping and outlining desktop tools. This gives you an easy way to work with your test parameters in a highly interactive, responsive and visual desktop tool, then import the test plan again once you are ready to generate new tests.

 

Improved

Higher profile feedback request

We want your feedback! So we added a lightbulb icon in the header to supplement the link in the footer. Click either one and tell us what we are doing well, what stinks, and what you want and need.