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IBM Rational Test 10.2 is out!

By Suhas Kashyap posted Thu July 01, 2021 02:10 PM


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Here are some highlights from the recent Rational Test 10.2 release

Rational Test Automation Server updates

10.2 is focused on GA-ing our TechPreviewed features like Mobile testing and Service Virtualization and many more usability improvements

  • Service Virtualization (GA) - Allow users to run HTTP/MQ virtual services from RTAS and manage stub executions separately from other test resources. This feature is now GA
  • System under test modeling to support Service Virtualization (GA) - Users are now able to use System Model to examine resources associated with specific components in their System Under Test
  • Team Spaces (GA) - Provides the capability to organize, manage visibility and some assets of projects inside a team space
  • Team-based ACLs for System model operations
  • Ability to easily change the Name and Parent of System Model Components
  • New licensing for Service Virtualization on RTAS - Concurrent Virtual Services based licensing applicable to On Prem or Cloud native deployment of Virtual Services
  • Added new Component column in Resource page so that user can see Virtual Services connected to a Component. Added the ability to sort and filter on Component column
  • Allow the stopping of multiple executions, in particular virtual service instances, in a single request
  • Usability improvements - Many "Quality of life" improvements like the following were added to RTAS. For more details, please refer to the official documentation
    • Ability to select from all the versions of test asset for execution
    • Let the user know when test and server versions are incompatible
    • As a tester/viewer, repositories needs to be migrated before any user logs in
    • Add multiple user defined capabilities

Rational Performance Tester and Rational Service Tester updates

  • Support for Application Support monitoring - To allow testers to get better insight into bottlenecks in their system, RPT will paint requests with a header that will allow APM tools to gather information
  • JSON data to use JSON parsing instead of regular expressions for easier correlation
  • Recording with Microsoft Edge (Chromium based)

Rational Integration Tester updates

  • Added the ability for users to select a range of ephemeral ports a stub can use
  • New stub licensing (Concurrent Virtual Services)
  • Improvements to OAuth2 Authentication and Authorization mechanisms
  • User can create data-driven tests for an operation that uses the message exchange pattern (MEP), and run the test with auto generated test data.
  • JMS subscriber related changes

Rational Functional Tester updates

  • WebUI changes - Web UI now supports Mobile and Windows application testing. So, we've renamed WebUI to "UI"
  • The user is provided a provision to auto update the driver through preferences when playing FT HTML Script.
  • Allow users to record application launched on Microsoft Edge browser by Functional Tester Traditional
  • Enhanced Azure plugin to support all possible options that can be passed to RFT playback
  • General Availability of Mobile and Windows Application Test Automation
  • Unified Report - Export to PDF/JUnit from CLI


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