I have just released version 0.03 of the Post Deployment Smoke Testing Tool. This release focuses on 3 main area.
- Usability enhancements to the Test Configuration Editor, like linking tests from the editor and the test runner view, sorting tests by execution result and a tool for generating file checksums (MD5, SHA1, SHA256) to make the Checksum tests easier to use.
- Writing out of Txt, Csv, or XML test reports from the Test Configuration Editor or Command Line Test Runner tool.
- Added 2 new test types for spawning command line / batch files.
The 2 new tests for calling command line applications / batch files are useful if you need to test something that the Smoke Tester doesn’t support out of the box. One of the tests (CallExecutableCheckReturnCodeTest) lets you run an executable and check the return code. The other test (CallExecutableCheckOutputTextTest) lets you run an executable and check for the existence of a text string in the console output. These are very useful if you have some separate tools that you use for system checking.