Version 5.0 of the QACube Quality Assurance Platform for DevOps includes several important updates. The design of the platform has been significantly improved to make it easier to navigate and provide a seamless user flow. This includes a complete redesign of all report pages, different color themes to choose from, the elimination of the component switch and a completely restructured menu. Among the most important new features is a new home page that provides quick access to our favorite work items and pages. Finally, we have redesigned the status report with multiple widgets, the ability to add each widget multiple times, and an option to download the report as an image file. Let’s take a closer look at the full range of new features our team has prepared for the new release.
of all data reporting pages for better navigation
Reorganization of the menus and removal of unnecessary components for improved user interaction
- Status Report
"Progress Core Data" (enhanced with the filter for entity type)
"Requirements Core Data"
"Tasks Core Data"
"Impact" (containing graphics of the relationships between applications, projects, releases and the requirements that belong to them)
"Milestones Core Data" – new core data page with possibility to display and manage milestones
"Risks Core Data" - new core data page with the possibility to display and manage risks
The "Test" section
"Test Cases Core Data"
"Execution Lists Core Data"
"Defects Core Data"
The "Operations" section
"RFC Core Data"
"Incidents Core Data"
"Problems Core Data"
Added possibility to save a Status Report as an image file
Added new "Requirement Matrix" widget
"Execution Count" widget redesigned and enhanced with an option to also show the execution duration history
Added possibility to choose date ranges for snapshot in the "Requirements Sunburst" widget
Multiple redesign of the widgets including "Risk Overview", "QAMI", "Code Sunburst", "Defect Duration", "Build Volume", "Deployment Volume", "Change Overview", "Ticketing Overview", "Development Performance", "Requirement Status Bullet Chart", "Pie Bar", "Defect Overview", "Requirements Overview", "Test Cases Overview", "Progress Time Series", "QA Time Series", "Code Time Series"
Easy adding of widget and release switch improvements
Possibility to add any widget multiple times
Added a button for scrolling back to top
Repositioning of the filters
Added drill-down possibility to applications/projects Cockpit pages
Added "Basic evidence" tile
Improved logic for dynamic filtering
Added possibility to switch between basic, trend, and history view
Enhanced "Comment QM" section
Removed applications/projects switch and added automatic choice of the release type according to previous selection in the chooser page
The selected work item settings ("Application Settings", "Project Settings", "Release Settings" etc.) are now easier to reach from every page of QACube
"Breadcrumbs" have been added for easier navigation and visibility of the selected work item
Users can now find info about a selected release, environment, and last data updates in every QACube page
Users now have the possibility to return to the home page by clicking on the QACube logo from any place in the application including "Platform"
"Toggle filters" feature in user settings has been enhanced and now offers the possibility to select up to 4 filters to be shown on "Projects", "Applications", and "Releases"
The QACube Quality Assurance Platform for DevOps 4.6 release has new updates that provide the users with more freedom over data presentation and control. New features include creating, saving and loading templates. These templates allow users to control what data they see in accordance to their specific needs. Release Dashboard brings new pagination control, which allows users to control the number of applications visible on the Stage Details section of the Release Dashboard. Structured Defects widget on the Status Report is enhanced with new details available, which can be set in the widget’s options.
The Structured Defects Widget has been enhanced with some new features. These features allow a user to:
Filter data by status, severity, and priority.
Deactivate paging functionality
Show all defects for all different groups.
The pagination option on the Release Dashboard Page enables:
A cleaner view of the Release Dashboard Page
Control over how many applications are visible in the Stage Details Section.
The new QACube Quality Assurance Platform for DevOps 4.5 release updates introduce new features on the Platform and Testing Component. The new release offers various possibilities in terms of archiving, Release Dashboard data viewing and measuring and more. Also, there is a new widget available - Structured Defects.
A user can now archive risks on the Risk Management page. This feature provides:
selective archiving for improved history management.
This widget represents the defects details grouped and aggregated by clusters. With this widget, a user can:
automatically import all details, assigned to a specific release.
aggregate/consolidate defects in an overview at the level of the previously determined node.
A new tile is available on the Release Dashboard page for Applications. A user can see:
more details for the specific application and its unit test cases and related Sonar metrics
aggregated information in the Overview section.
If the Active RFC filter is activated, a user can create and RFC Portfolio.
This enables users to create a specific portfolio for RFC.
Release Manager, Quality Manager, and Test Manager can use this tool for the answers that are not given on the Release Dashboard. With this feature:
QACube makes a difference between pending data and data that is not provided.
The new QACube Quality Assurance Platform for DevOps 4.4 release has major changes in several components. It introduces new functions on the Testing Component, Release Dashboard page, such as Dynamic Filtering, and new segments in the Overview section. The improvements on the KPI Component allow a user to have better overview of the information as well as more control over who can access Wheels. On the Platform Component, new features include additional Custom columns for certain importers, new Jira authentication method, new metrics, to name a few.
A user can now log in on Jira over Jira Importer and Rest API via token. This provides:
There are additional metrics in SonarQube which help the user:
get more information from the new metrics
get a better outlook of the code and its details.
The new Moved status is added so a user can see:
the RFCs from the penultimate import in this new status.
The new way to identify a project in Gitlab provides:
a more precise way of identifying the Gitlab project
two options for user to choose from, to select the target project.
The SDQ page will now show only the information related to the current Job instance on the Activity Cockpit page. This provides a user with:
easy access to the information related only to the selected Job
a more user-friendly experience.
The overview has been improved with new category and better data representation. This change allows:
Questionnaire and Basic Evidence data are now shown in Warnings, Issues and Missing sections.
The new Dynamic Filtering is available in the Filters menu on the Release dashboard page. A user can now filter:
Without PRV: drop the PRV test cases, as is done in Release Overview Widget
< 50% Progress: an exemplary filter - based on the carried out executions; it can be assessed whether less than 50% were executed per application.
The questionnaire widget has been improved with better filters (SLM/TM/QM, Pending answers), new columns (timestamp, user). These improvements allow:
more information available
easier filtering and access to the information relevant to the user.
The new option allows a user to hide the KPI wheels in the new User Access option in the Actions column. The user can:
hide the wheels from the Wheel page
control which users have access to certain wheels.
The structure elements, parent and children nods, are now sorted alphabetically. This provides:
better control of the elements
a quicker way to find specific elements.
The new QACube Quality Assurance Platform for DevOps 4.3 release has some key changes for better performance. On the QACube Platform, Management of applications, projects, and their releases provide more control in the archiving option. The user can also see who created Milestones and Risks. On the Testing Component, there are some new features for widgets, and two new widgets, Code Quality Widget and Core Data Widget, are available.
A user can now archive Applications and Application Releases. This provides:
A better overview of active applications and application releases on the Status Report
A selective archiving for improved history management.
A user can now archive Projects and Project Releases. This option brings:
A better overview of active projects and project releases on the Status Report
A selective archiving for improved history management.
A user can now see who created a milestone in the new Created by column. It gives the user:
A complete overview of created milestones
An easy access to specific milestones based on this new feature.
A user can now see who created a risk in the new Created by column. It provides:
A complete overview of created risks
An easy access to specific risks based on this new feature.
Dependency Milestones are moved as a child milestone of the dependent milestone. The user can:
Have a better overview of the milestones and their relationship
See that the milestones are not duplicated.
There is a new widget available on Status Report.
A user can observe Sonar quality information grouped by applications and corresponding data sets for these applications.
A new widget is available on Status Report.
Users can see core data of the testing component.
The widget can be added multiple times for different entity types (Requirement, Test Case, Execution List, Defect).
A user can now filter the table by Test Manager (TM). This option enables:
Easier filtering for users
A better overview based on this feature.
The new QACube Quality Assurance Platform for DevOps 4.2 release has major changes in all components. It introduces Basic Evidence import via Excel and DBtoDB importer which help the user to import desired data more easily. The new release offers various new features, such as new information being displayed on Operations and Development component regarding the Applications, Test Cycle, Basic evidence, etc.