The release 1.8 includes improvements in three major areas: interpretation of CSV files, setup/cleanup features and genbiL capabilities. This release also includes a few bug fixes for Genbi.
Please report all the bugs to the issues tracker
to ensure they are fixed ... even if they are minor issues.
What's new ?
- Setup and Cleanup: Added support for
- Define csv-profile: You're not anymore constrained to use semi-columns and carriage return/line feed. This new feature lets you define your favorite field and record separators. The CSV reader has been completely rewritten and also supports UTF-8 and UTF-16 encoding.
- Improvements for genbiL: I've added a new set of available actions for genbiL (but not available in the UI of Genbi). This new set of features is a revolution and offers new opportunities to automate the process of test-suite generation.
- Add Column (case): Add a column to the test-cases table with a default value
- Filter (case): Limit the set of test-cases to a subset by applying a filter is now supporting multiple values.
- Scope (case): Offers the opportunity to have several set of test-cases loaded at the same moment.
- Copy (case): Duplicate a set of test-cases
- Merge (case): Merge two sets of test-cases
- Save (case): Save modification applied to a set of test-cases
- Cross (case): Make a joiture between two sets of test-cases
- A silent (quiet) mode is now available for Genbi.
- Control of parameter "parallelize-queries" in genbiL.
- Trait: a trait is a property (Key/Value) added to a test. It can be added
- Davide Mauri has spoken about NBi during his session at Summit2014
- I'll be presenting a session about Test automation with NBi for the Global French Virtual Chapter. It should be confirmed but probably the 17th of December.
- When a bug is fixed or a feature is ready, I try to put a link to a nightly-build on appVeyor. If this fix/feature is important for you, you can download the build and use it.
- I'll surely blog in the next weeks about the new capabilities of genbiL and how to automate the build of a regression test-suite from scratch in a couple of minutes. Follow this on my blog
What's next ?
Main ideas for release 1.9 (and next)
- Create fakes or stubs of views, stored procedures or functions during the setup of a test and remove them during the cleanup. (Work already started)
- Offer the opportunity to surround the test with a transaction and rollback the transaction when the test has been executed.
- Support testing of structure for database
- Support of rows count tests
- Execute tests with etls running on a remote server.
- Add a setup command to process parts of a cube (SSAS).
- Support some tests about result-sets, to express easily conditions such has "If this field is greater than X then this other field must be greater than Y".
- Support tests on the xml of a report (SSRS)
I'm (still) working on a Release 2.0. This work is delayed to the lack of releases for NUnit 3.0 (and changes in the API). Anyway the goals are still:
- Lot of internal refactoring meaning easier to integrate new features (mostly done)
- Compatible with NUnit 3.0 meaning easier to setup a test suite !
- Easier to port it to another test framework than NUnit (xUnit, Fixie, ...)
- Easier to write helpers to compare result-sets
- Easier to create a Visual Studio Add-in
Naturally this Release 2.0 has a big constraint linked to the availability of NUnit 3.0 (currently still not available) so no planned date for the moment.