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CA Service Virtualization /CA Application Test/ CA Application Insight 9.5

 

We are pleased to announce that DevTest 9.5 including CA Service Virtualization, CA Application Test and CA Continuous Application Insight 9.5 is generally available (GA) as of June 29, 2016.  This release includes some really awesome integrations with CA Agile Central (Rally) and CA API Management. We did an uplift on our Mainframe capabilities too, both adding functionality to SV in the DevTest Portal and putting in enhancements for users of CA CAI. In addition, we removed the old Server Console and replaced that functionality in the DevTest Portal.

 

1 old UI Down, 1 more to go!

 

Here is a summary of the key functionality introduced in DevTest 9.5:

 

CA Application Test 9.5

 

CA Continuous Application Insight 9.5

  • New Integration with CA API Management - CA CAI lets you capture the request and response data for APIs that are managed by CA API Gateway. You can then use CAI to create baselines and virtual services for the APIs.
  • New Mainframe Transaction Virtualization with full agent configuration, transaction creation and virtual service creation right in the DevTest Portal.

 

CA Service Virtualization 9.5

  • Mainframe Support Enhancements including:

  • New SandBox Feature: Virtual Service Configuration added to the DevTest Portal so that you can (1) change the HTTP configuration of existing virtual services (host, port, SSL settings) after they've been created and (2) change the DPH settings for SOAP, JSON v2 and XML transactions. You no longer need to open up the DevTest workstation to modify the Virtual Service Model OR re-record a virtual service to make a simple change to endpoints or data protocol handlers.

  • New SandBox Feature: Create a Virtual Service from Request/Response Pairs with editing capability along the way including:

      • New Workflow to Create Virtual Services from Request/Response Pairs so that you can view the transactions, edit them, add new RR pairs, and delete from the list before finishing out the steps to create the virtual service.

      • Automatic creation of a virtual service image and model within a requested project -- you no longer need to download a MAR file, upload it into a project and open it up to be able to edit the virtual service you just created.

 

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Welcome to the first DevTest Ideas Monthly Update.  The entire Product team greatly appreciates the ideas and suggestions that come from our users and spend time every week reviewing and responding to those ideas.  The goal of these monthly updates is to give you one place each month to see which ideas statuses have changed, and to spawn additional participation and discussion around ideas as we bring them into DevTest.

 

The list below is sorted by the status and then the category or product. For details on why the status was changed, just click on the link to the idea and check out our comments and notes.

 

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Please check back each month and be sure to vote for the ideas you'd like to see in a future release.  Also, keep the ideas coming and help make DevTest better, stronger and more agile!

 

Idea
StatusCategory
Seamless upgradeDeliveredCommon Components
Enhancement suggestions: Server ConsoleDeliveredService Virtualization
DevTest Workstation Scripting EnhancementsDeliveredService Virtualization
Virtual Services CatalogCurrently PlannedCommon Components
Enhanced License Usage ReportingCurrently PlannedCommon Components
Portal supports custom DPH and DelimitersCurrently PlannedService Virtualization
Currently PlannedService Virtualization
Create Baseline Test From Existing Virtual ServiceCurrently PlannedService Virtualization
VSEasy - Save VSI/VSM Created When Virtual Service DeployedCurrently PlannedService Virtualization
Import SSL certificate for REST clientWish ListedApplication Test
Wish ListedApplication Test
service image - remove magic stringsWish ListedService Virtualization
Clean up VS-Image after "Set operator to: Anything"Wish ListedService Virtualization
Learning mode should be enhanced to learn new transactionsWish ListedService Virtualization
ACL User Management with Enterprise RolloutWish ListedService Virtualization
Provide ability to copy VS endpoint in VSE ConsoleWish ListedService Virtualization
UI for - Custom Protocol Development/LISA software extensionWish ListedService Virtualization
Under ReviewApplication Test
Optimize junitlisa Ant task for better report structureUnder ReviewApplication Test
Postman File Support (Productize it)Under ReviewCommon Components
Log file analysis in PortalUnder ReviewCommon Components
Push DevTest Docker Images to Docker HubUnder ReviewCommon Components
TCP port allocation by VSEUnder ReviewCommon Components
Change of VSE Log Level From Dev Test ConsoleUnder ReviewCommon Components
given list of targetsNot PlannedCommon Components
Need the ability to limit the number of concurrent DevTest Licenses to be within license compliance limitsNot PlannedCommon Components
Not PlannedService Virtualization
Not PlannedService Virtualization
SSL property in HTTPS listenerNot PlannedService Virtualization

Copy and paste from the right-click on Workstation

Not PlannedService Virtualization