Cerberus Testing

The 4.12 release of the open source Cerberus Testing solution for testing automation at scale is now available with self-healing, OTP, and many more improvements.

Cerberus Testing has been focusing the product development on the last community sharing and regular feedback. Complete new features of self-healing and OTP are available in beta while the existing features are improved. This article highlights the fundamental changes included in the 4.12.


Self-Healing Available in Beta with Erratum

The self-healing feature now available is called “Erratum” meaning “a list of corrected errors”. Its goal is to automatically repair broken locators using a statistical algorithm for a convenient application, not relying on IA. It comes with a simplified recorder to ease your test automation journey available as a Chrome extension. Broken and unstable tests are of low value; this is a real pain point in test automation. We shared how to do better than fragile locators in this article and explored ways to improve this issue structurally.

Using fixed locators agreed upon by the developers is one possibility not always achievable: Web languages have dynamic locators, the software development can be out of control. Leveraging Data Science seems a promising solution that requires a data engineering maturity and an essential element: models based on a large data set. In reality, this data set is a lot of time missing for teams starting automation in their project. With Erratum, you can record your element locations with a simple click to build your test case. The repaired locator’s functionality is working on both actions and controls. The only requirement is to use the erratum locator prefix.

Support for One-Time Password For 2FA

The two-factor authentication consists of recognizing an identity using two different mechanisms instead of a single login form. The specific workflow requires you to use the particular password in the original request. An application incorporating this type of mechanism can indeed complicate the implementation of our automated test. Workarounds were possible with specific action scripts but not satisfying. The new feature in Cerberus Testing allows you to retrieve an OTP password within a property directly. This configuration will allow you to get an OTP connection code from a secret key, handling your tests properly. This is a valuable simplification for a continuous testing approach across all environments with improved test maintenance.

UX and Engine Improvements to Accelerate

The user experience has been improved for more fluidity in your day-to-day use-cases. You now have access to the last seen executions, test cases, and campaigns from the user menu. The test case page also brings a series of autocomplete fields to simplify the test case creation process. Improvements are also available in the web performance area. An improved JSON structure for the network traffic of GET requests is available

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