Rainforest QA changelog
Rainforest QA changelog
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Update tests more quickly with the Past Results test editor

 

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Improvement

  

Instead of waiting for a virtual machine to preview a lengthy test to get you to the step you want to update – which can take minutes – you can now make quick changes to a test using images from a past run. Navigate to Past Results in the test editor or select Edit Test when viewing a failed result.

You can learn more in the help center. 

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Navigate more quickly with an updated nav menu

 

New

 

Improvement

  

The left-side navigation menu has been updated with a cleaner, streamlined look and an improved hierarchy that makes it easier to get to important pages in the app.

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Other recent improvements:

When deleting a test, system now presents a confirmation dialog to prevent accidental deletions.

See detailed breakdowns of test run times

 

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Improvement

  

Test result summaries now include a detailed breakdown of test run times, including recommendations for improving run speeds.

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Update to the Tests page

 

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Improvement

  

We've updated the Tests page so you can now see more tests and information on screen at once without scrolling.

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10x speed up of Tests page load time

 

New

 

Improvement

  

We've made a series of backend and frontend improvements to speed up the load times of the Tests page by almost 10x.

Now even a page listing 100 tests will load in less than two seconds.

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Branching now available to all users

 

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As of today, we've released branching to all users. (Previously only available to new signups.)

Branching mirrors the way CI/CD systems work and makes working on your test suite with the rest of your team easier. You can now update your tests without interrupting ongoing releases and review all the changes before merging them back to the main branch.

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You can use branching in the Rainforest interface, the GitHub Action, CircleCI Orb, and CLI.

Learn more in the branching help docs.

Improvements to Visual Editor interface

 

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Improvement

  

We've updated the interface of the Visual Editor to help you work faster.

Now you can see more information on the page at a time and use fewer scrolls to get where you're going.

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Improve image matching with Intelligent mode

 

New

 

Improvement

  

Our new image-matching algorithm should significantly improve the stability of your tests and reduce maintenance costs.

By default, all new screenshots will use Intelligent mode, which is much closer to human judgment than our previous evaluation method.

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All your existing screenshots will continue to use our previous method (now called "Legacy"), but you can modify them to use Intelligent mode.

To learn more, check out the help doc.

Other recent improvements:

  • When a screen shot is updated from test results, we’ll automatically resolve any corresponding failures and mark them as Needs refactor.
  • Smarter auto-scrolling when previewing a test or viewing a result.

Control branches from the CLI

 

New

 

Improvement

  

The Rainforest CLI has been updated to allow you to create, merge, and delete branches. You can now also upload Rainforest Markup Language (RFML) tests to a branch and start a run from a branch.

Finally, we've updated the Rainforest Github Action and CircleCI Orb to allow you to specify a branch for your run.

Billing page updated with more details

 

New

 

Improvement

  

The Period Charges section of the billing page has been expanded to include:

  • Past billing periods (not just the current period)
  • Discounts, adjustments, and pro-rated items
  • A link to the relevant invoice (which was previously in a separate section)