Hexawise recent updates

Hexawise recent updates

February 2, 2011
HP Quality Center exports (BETA) without auto-scripts

The contents of the step description field was not correct when there was no auto-script defined. This is resolved.

Feedback when saving auto-scripts

Feedback is now a dialog rather than a flash which was too subtle.

Note tooltips

There was a rare case on specific browsers where note tooltips would show to the left where no space was available rather than to the right.

Formatting of Excel exports

The formatting of the Excel exports was greatly improved so the default column widths are more reasonable.

January 28, 2011
Couldn't create multiple invalid pairs

Fixed this temporary problem.

January 27, 2011
Export to HP Quality Center (BETA)

In addition to Excel and CSV, you can now export to an Excel file that is designed for importing into HP's Quality Center tool. Click the export link and you'll see a checkbox for HP Quality Center in the export dialog.

HP Quality Center exports are best when you are using auto-scripting (bottom panel in the Create Tests tab). Each paragraph (up to a carriage return) is interpreted as a test step in the export.

Feedback on this new BETA feature is welcome!

January 13, 2011
Login page keyboard support

Made the tab order correct and the enter key work on the login page of hexawise.com so you can login with just the keyboard.

UI glitch on Firefox on Linux in the Define Inputs top panel.

For those keeping track, this was a problem that would only be guaranteed to be tested with 3-way strength testing. So something like: Browser = Firefox, OS = Linux, Action = Create a New Parameter

January 6, 2011
New Web browser FAQ entries and compatibility mode info

FAQ entry listing supported browsers and detailing how to turn off IE compatibility mode.

In the IE 7 info dialog box, it now mentions the fact that you may be running in IE 8, but in IE 7 compatibility mode.

January 5, 2011
Error exporting plans with certain Unicode characters in their auto-script

Thank you for reporting the issue Carlos.

January 4, 2011
Made the strength description more clear

The "n-way interactions means" dialog now shows an n+1 tuple that is less likely to be covered in explaining what's not necessarily covered in an n-way strength test.

December 27, 2010
CSV export files have .csv extension rather than .txt

The more specific file extension on the exports will help it get to the right editing application and the application do the right thing with the file.

CSV escaping of parameter names in combinations.csv export file

These were not properly escaped (double quotes in CSV).

Handling of /login when you are already logged in

Going to /login (lots of people have that bookmarked) redirects you into the app now rather than making it seem like you need to login again.

Styling of the export dialog

Made it more pretty.

Optimized top panel of "Define Inputs" for narrow screens

Tweaks to make sure the display is as effective as possible at low resolutions.

Resizing issue on an already expanded auto-script panel

There was an issue if the auto-script panel was open when the tests were generated, it would then re-size the input text area to the full panel size and push the preview out of the panel.

Unicode encoding issues in notes and invalid pairs

Some Unicode characters caused issues when used in notes and invalid pairs. This has been resolved.

Ctl-u shortcut key in auto-script changed to ctl-y

The Ctl-u shortcut did not work on many Windows machines.

December 19, 2010
Excel export has a table of contents

The Excel export is spread across multiple sheets and this was often overlooked by Hexawise users that are not used to multi-sheet Excel files. The first sheet of the Excel file is now a Table of Contents for all the other sheets with links to them.

Export to CSV

Not everyone has Microsoft Excel of course. You can now export your plans to a zip file containing a CSV file for each section you have data for (Parameters, Tests, Invalid Pairs, Value Expansions and Notes). Simply select CSV in the export dialog (Excel is still the default).

Header sizing on narrow browser windows

The header has been optimized for narrow browser windows so that the right side navigation will not push off the screen unless it absolutely has to.

Fixed a UI glitch when expanding browser height

Expanding browser height now properly provides the extra space to the left panel. Before it allocated the space "below" the panel until you refreshed or navigated to a new page.

Import invalid pairs, value expansions and notes from Excel

Previously, you could import an Excel spreadsheet (in the same format as the Hexawise export), but it would not import everything, only the inputs. Now it imports everything except the tests themselves.

Removed potentially confusing characters from plans' share URLs

0's and O's, and I's and 1's will no longer be present in the Link to "Create and Comment" access project URL (available from the Manage Project Membership dialog).