Hexawise recent updates

Hexawise recent updates

October 20, 2011
FIXED
Another problem with Excel and exported numeric strings

Excel doesn't like cells that start with 0 being marked as numeric. Fixed this in the Excel exports.

FIXED
JavaScript text in empty auto-script
October 14, 2011
FIXED
Inversion of bi- and uni-directional married pairs in some versions of IE 7

Thanks to David for finding and reporting this one, which was tricky to track down and replicate.

FIXED
Problem exporting plans with very, very large numeric strings

Numbers > 10^32 cause errors in Excel export because the cell was marked as a number rather than a string. Thanks again to Nitin the "Excel Error Extricator".

For those keeping track at home, depending on how you designed your tests, this could be one of those rarest of birds, a 4-way bug in the wild!

Activity is export, Format is Excel, Value is a number, Size is > 10^32

October 12, 2011
FIXED
Incomplete Page Rendering and Operation Aborted Errors in IE 7 and IE 8 on Create Tests page

These errors are timing related, and sensitive to network latency, so it is not possible to say they are definitively resolved for all users in all cases. The problem should be much rarer now though, if it still occurs at all.

FIXED
Detection of old versions of Internet Explorer

With sufficient plug-ins or extensions installed, the detection of older versions of IE could have a false positive.

FIXED
Problem exporting plans with extremely long numeric strings

Thank you to Nitin for reporting the error.

October 4, 2011
FIXED
Any value suggestions and married pairs

There were some circumstances where the value suggested for an any possible value (in purple italics) would violate a married pair. This has been fixed.

September 29, 2011
IMPROVED
Feedback from an invalid mixed strength selection

The feedback now stays in place rather than disappearing after a moment.

IMPROVED
Wording on the no pair left warning.

The suggestion on how to introduce an "N/A" value is now more clear.

NEW
Married Pairs

There is now a new way to pair parameter values. In addition to marking a pair of values as invalid to ever be paired together, you can mark a pair of values as "married." They can be married in just one direction, where value A always has to be tested together with value B, or in both directions where in addition, value B always has to be tested with value A.

IMPROVED
UX for mixed strength test selection

Gives more user feedback when applying your selections.

IMPROVED
New user tour and progress checklist descriptions

You can now use the left and right arrow keys to scroll through the content of these.

September 16, 2011
FIXED
UI Glitch in Hexawise Progress Checklist Dropdown

The drop down could wrap into 2 lines for some people.

FIXED
UI glitches on registration page in IE browser

Fixed.

CHANGED
Can no longer open the top and bottom panel on the Create Tests page

Very few users have the vertical screen real estate to make this configuration useful, so we now auto-collapse the top or the bottom when you expand the other to save you the clicks.

FIXED
UTF8/ASCII issue with text in notes

Resolved.

FIXED
New user tour only once for everyone

In some circumstances, users could be shown the new user tour more than just at their first login.

FIXED
IE7 Warning

Warning to brand new Hexawise users that are using IE7 now does not conflict with the new user tour.

September 6, 2011
IMPROVED
Value Expansions and Any Values

When Hexawise does not need a value from a parameter to provide coverage for a specific pair (or triple, etc.) in a test, the test value specified for that parameter in the test is marked in purple italics and a sample possible value is provided for what could be any value. In the case that the sample value itself was subject to a value expansion, the sample value was not expanded. Now it is.

FIXED
Long dormant user registration bug

Pairwise error: new user, no @ in provided email address.

IMPROVED
Hexawise emails

Many of them used to start with "Do not reply to this message..." This was silly cargo culting by us. We want you to reply whenever you have anything to say to us!

IMPROVED
Wording and help on the Analyze Tests page

Part of ongoing work to make this powerful feature easier to understand. We're not done yet.

NEW
Explanatory info for Excel XML spreadsheet export file format

PC users of Excel see a warning dialog when opening Hexawise exports since these have a .xls file extension rather than a .xml extension. We do this to make sure Excel is used to open the file since a lot of technical users (you!) will have the .xml file extension configured to open in some other application. The text just explains that the warning from Excel is innocuous and what to do about it.

IMPROVED
Progress checklist at login for disinterested users

The progress checklist is no longer shown to users that are not trying to complete it. How do we detect disinterest? Apathetic mouse clicks of course.