April 5, 2023
Inflectra is proud to introduce a new user engagement program called Inflectra Ninjas.
Inflectra Ninjas is a series of hour-long workshops where Inflectra’s technical support team, Devs, and testers help customers find solutions to their real-world challenges. This unscripted, some-to-many technical assistance drop-in will help facilitate a quicker adoption and ease of use of Inflectra’s flagship products: Spira and Rapise.
Read more and sign up for upcoming sessions.Read More
September 6, 2022
We are excited about the upcoming release of Spira 7.2 in the next couple of months, it will have many enhancements and security fixes (following our most recent pen-test) as well as two major planned new features - product/project custom properties and an integrated spreadsheet editor. In this article we will be discussing the new spreadsheet editing functionality. If you need a place in Spira to manage data, your wish has been granted!
June 14, 2022
We are very excited about the upcoming release of Spira 7.0 in July 2022. In previous articles we've described some of the new plugins and integrations coming to SpiraTest, SpiraTeam and SpiraPlan in this release as well as the new SpiraApps extensibility framework that lets us create in-app extensions for the first time. However in addition to this new infrastructure, we have also updated our existing data synchronization platform to improve the ease of use and simplify the setup process for administrators and users.Read More
September 27, 2021
Many times when working on delivering a mission-critical software project, you want to get a graph or report of some data that is not available in the built-in graphs or reports. For those times when you need a specific Key Performance Indicator (KPI) or other metric, Spira's custom reporting and custom graphing is your best friend. In this article we share come recent examples we've created for clients.Read More
July 1, 2021
One of the pivotal aspects of any data captured in a system is the ability to report on such data. The application lifecycle management (ALM) tool is undoubtedly one such system where a combination of manual and automated data entries captures the transition of needs into requirements, test cases, and incidents supported by auditable comments, governance workflows of various artifacts, and the status of manual and automated execution. All these activities translate the strategic product roadmap into operational backlogs for release and iteration planning.
The Spira family of products, such as SpiraTest, SpiraTeam, and SpiraPlan, also support these needs at various levels. It should be emphasized that most of the standard reporting available from Spira and the widgets available in the project and reporting dashboard meets the majority of the clients’ needs across all the industries. Yet, a few clients may have some requirements that can be better served by modifications to existing reports as well as developing their own custom reports. Inflectra offers its implementation services to support these needs. However, the Spira product also provides support for enabling clients to develop some of these reports themselves. In this blog, we will review how to address this need.
April 26, 2021
One of the old adages about reporting is that however many reports you create, you will always need one more! With that in mind, Spira has for many years had a powerful and flexible reporting engine built-in that lets you create custom reports and custom graphs using the Entity SQL (ESQL) query language. However users have asked us if there was a way to use their favorite reporting tool (e.g. Excel or Microsoft PowerBI) to connect to Spira to create reports. With the latest version of SpiraPlan that is now possible, for both cloud and on-premise customers using our new OData API.Read More
December 19, 2019
On December 18, 2019 Inflectra and Denis Markovtsev hosted a live webinar, called:Data-Driven Testing. This is the 5th and last webinar in the Tier 2 Certificate series called: Planet Test Automation: First Steps.
If you missed the webinar, we are happy to share this recap👇 with you!Read More
March 8, 2019
For those of you who keep up with the Atlassian ecosystem, you will most likely be aware of some breaking API changes that they are making to their cloud platform. This article describes the changes and explains what that means for Inflectra customers.Read More
November 19, 2018
Dynamics NAV is all about Purchase and Sales orders. Therefore many end-to-end testing scenarios involve creation of an order at a certain step. Sales Order, for example, requires to fill in customer name and order lines. If there is a need to use different data in different testing scenarios then there is a requirement to make the Sales Order test data-driven. The enclosed video explains how to do just that using Rapise.Read More
August 14, 2018
The use of big data and cloud computing solutions in the enterprise world has helped skyrocket Python in popularity. It is one of the most popular languages used in data science, second only to R. It’s also being used for machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems and various modern technologies. So we decided it was a good time to create a Python Pytest extension for Spira.Read More
July 18, 2018
Would you like to have a realistic, full production-like data set available in your test management suite? Having all the exceptions, pollution and human or system made data entry errors available before an application or release goes life is a major quality assurance advantage. Just read the news and learn about some of the recent IT failures due to data migration or testing without a realistic set of sample data.
Imagine the reduction of the amount of rework when you have a professional test data solution directly available in SpiraTest and in your test and acceptance environments. Moreover, adding realistic automated test data to Rapise would rapidly increase the value & quality of your data-driven automated regression testing.Read More
May 25, 2018
By now, you've probably been bombarded by multiple emails asking you to review privacy policies. GDPR is now in force, and as a data controller you need to make sure you are compliant. As a data processor for companies in the EU, we are committed to providing tools to help you better manage your compliance. In this article, we discuss a handy new report you can use to help manage your old data.Read More
February 20, 2018
On 25 May 2018, the most significant piece of European data protection legislation to be introduced in 20 years will come into force. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. The GDPR strengthens the rights that individuals have regarding personal data relating to them and seeks to unify data protection laws across Europe, regardless of where that data is processed.Read More
January 29, 2018
We shall be releasing the latest update of our powerful, award-winning test management system - SpiraTest in a few weeks, so we thought it would be good to highlight some of the new features coming your way.Read More
November 9, 2017
Data migration is a pain, we all know that. However when you want to migrate from an antiquated paper-based approach to using a modern requirements and test management system like SpiraTest or ALM platform such as SpiraTeam, you have no choice, but to migrate over some of your old data. Until now, we only had import tools based on Microsoft Office, running on Windows... but that changed this week.Read More
August 1, 2017
We have big news - Rapise 5.2 is Now Released! Our automation development team has been working to add the remaining features needed for full scriptless test automation using Rapise Visual Language (RVL) and now it is here!Read More
July 31, 2017
We are busy bees this summer, and one of the most exciting new features of SpiraTest (and SpiraTeam, of course) is a better support for data-driven testing with the new test configurations functionality. We are adding support for test configurations that will let you create a data-set of possible testing configurations (e.g. 5 browsers, 4 operating systems, 10 logins = 200 possible combinations) and run your test sets through the different combinations with ease. This will be available for both manual and automated testing.Read More
July 4, 2017
Our development teams are going to be avoiding the sweltering summer heat here in Washington, DC by staying inside and cooking up some amazing new features for our products. In this blog, I thought it would be good to highlight some of the key new features coming to our product families this summer.Read More
October 20, 2015
For those not consumed by national politics (how long can the US election last!), a significant ruling was made this month by the European Court of Justice, with regards to data privacy in the cloud and in particular the EU-Swiss-US Safe Harbor Agreement.
June 9, 2015
Many times, when testing, a tester will want the ability to run through many variations of the process recorded. This can be accomplished manually by running the test, then editing the test to use different data. The process of editing, rerunning, lather, rinse, repeat, gets very old after the first time. Plus this process is not very efficient with time and it can introduce issues through the slip of a finger. Enter Data-Driven Testing with the Spreadsheet Object Read More
May 13, 2015
In this conclusion we shall see that migration to a test management or requirements management tool can be easier than it might seem initially. Read More
July 29, 2014
Sometimes I am at the cutting edge of technology, (I had a Creative Labs digital music player when they were still the size of CD players and my HDTV is 15 years old) but sometimes the newest gadget or latest trend scares me a little (I’m not about to stop using FedEx in favor of my own personal delivery drone.) This year, while I find myself fashionably watching shows on Crackle, I am not ready to switch out my personal hard drive for the cloud. When I say ‘the’ cloud what I really mean is ‘a’ cloud. While there may only be one Internet, (despite what a certain previous POTUS might think) there are multiple clouds, at least for now. Amazon has a cloud, Google has a cloud, Microsoft has a cloud; in fact, anybody who is anybody in the Internet business is seeing the future as decidedly ‘cloudy’. Read More
February 11, 2014
Library users who spent many hours, perhaps over many years, saving their favorite titles for future reading enjoyment, suddenly found that after the upgrade of the Washington, DC library catalog system, all their favorites were gone. Vanished. Not a trace!Read More