The latest release of DTP Engines build on Parasoft’s innovative approach to continuously improving software quality processes.
In this release:
Understanding Change in Continuous Delivery Environments
As organizations implement continuous software delivery platforms, conventional reporting mechanisms based on data aggregated over time are no longer viable. Understanding the risk that incremental changes introduce from build to build becomes critical as the release velocity accelerates. Organizations need immediate visibility into changes in coverage, changes in test regressions, and the ability to quickly identify which tests need to be rerun. The updates in this release help you understand these changes and identify any issues that need to be resolved in order to mitigate risk and accelerate delivery.
Reporting Static Analysis Violations by Build
In this release, we’ve extended the concept of reporting build-based data. DTP Engines can now report new, fixed, and existing static analysis violations by build, enabling organizations to not only address potential defects more efficiently early in the SDLC, but also correlate violations with change to pinpoint specific areas of the code where defects may have been introduced.
Multisession Application Coverage for Java Web Applications
The Java application coverage engine (JtestDTP Engine) has been extended to track the unique coverage for users that are simultaneously accessing the same application server. Multiple QA engineers, for example, can access the same web application server, perform parallel testing, and the coverage agent will be able to determine which coverage is associated with which server.
A Better Desktop Experience for Developers
Developers want to write code, not be burdened with more tools and processes that slow them down. This release introduces the following IDE-based features and enhancements enable developers to create defect-free software faster.
Unit Testing Assistant for Java
The shift to Agile has amplified the challenges associated with unit testing thatthreatento erase the gains made by adopting iterative development approaches in the first place:
The JtestUnit Test Assistant (UTA)a, which helps developers create meaningful, maintainable unit tests, solves these problems. UTA not only reduces the time to create unit tests, its interface removes some of the technical barriers that have historically required developer expertise.
In addition to easing the burdens of writing unit tests, UTA can actually analyze existing tests to root out potential issues, such as stability. The unit test monitoring functionality helps identify tests that are highly dependent on the environment, enabling teams to improve the test so that it can consistently run in isolation. Additionally, UTA enables a developer to track an object during test execution to generate assertions on the observed changes of the object.
Continuous Quality Assistant (CQA)
CQA enables developers to get immediate feedback on the code they’re working with. CQA analyzes code as the developer performs actions, such as opening and saving files, prior to running a full analysis. CQA executes targeted, high-performance rules as controlled through the test configuration, keeping analysis overhead low.
Other Updates and Enhancements