The latest version 1.14.3 of VersaTest Automation Server has been released for generally availability. V1.14 contains the following improvements:
Improved reuse of functional Test Cases in performance tests
VersaTest is unique in its ability for the same software to be able to perform functional testing and very high-level performance tests. Prior to release 1.14 setting up a performance test required custom testcases and base templates. With enhancements made to version 1.14 test cases used in functional testing can now be used in a performance testing environment, significantly reducing the overhead required to create performance tests.
Improved REST API documentation
Since version 1.11 VersaTest has had a REST API that could be used to control it's operation, such as by Vtascmd and the Jenkins Plugin. As of version 1.14 the documentation for this has now been exposed as part of the User Interface's Help pages. Using Swagger (a standard REST API tool) the details of the interface can be displayed and directly tested.
New Snapshot capability for backup & restore
The VersaTest dump feature has been enhanced to be a full encrypted snapshot of the VersaTest running environment. This enables users to more simply save and restore backups of their configurations, as well as securely transfer them to Ascert for deeper diagnosis.
New use of YAML for data storage
As part of the long term goal to move VersaTest data storage to a database solution, VersaTest 1.14 contains a preview feature which allows a migration to store test cases and base templates to YAML format. This format will become the default flat file format for tests in future releases.
Java version support now goes up to Java 14
Full details of all changes are available in the Release Notes in our Downloads area .