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Thank you to everyone who joined this webcast on July 28, 2016 which featured a presentation on CA Service Virtualization, CA CAI and CA Application Test 9.5. A big thanks to Chris_Kraus and Anand_AK_Kameswaran for presenting this topic to the community!

 

Below are all the relevant webcast materials:

It's that time of year again: Registration for CA World '16 is now open!!

 

The CA World team has done an amazing job building upon the success of last year's event, and enhancing the programming in response to your feedback. CA World is your opportunity to gain valuable, actionable knowledge and insights to help your company get an advantage in the application economy. New this year, attendees will enjoy:

 

  • 100% More Pre-Conference Education
  • CA Agile Academy with related certifications
  • CA Agile Bootcamp
  • CA Product Certification
  • Design Zone
  • Innovation Exchange
  • Development Track


The session catalog will go live in August, but in the meantime, you can visit the CA World '16 website to explore the Pre-Conference Education, learn Why You Should Attend and to View the Agenda.

 

Ready to join us November 14-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada?

Register by September 16 and get our Super Saver rate of $1,295. That's a $700 savings off our regular rate!

 

CA World Alumni: Look for an email with a code for a special discounted rate of $1,000

 

And as always, stay tuned to the CA World '18 for the latest info on all things CA World!

Due to issues found after the release of 9.5, today we released build 9.5.1 to GA.

 

9.5.1 is being replicated now and will be posted to support.ca.com in the next few hours (you may see it now depending on your region). 9.5.1 will replace 9.5 and we will remove the 9.5 release from the support site tomorrow morning (after 9.5.1 replication is complete).

 

When we refer to 9.5 in future posts, we'll be referring to the 9.5.1 build so those who are using 9.5 today are encouraged to replace with 9.5.1 as soon as possible to alleviate any issues or confusion.

 

The changes/fixes in 9.5.1 are published here: https://docops.ca.com/devtest-solutions/9-5/en/release-notes/resolved-issues-for-9-5-1

 

Also, ICYMI, Video Demos of the new features in 9.5 are now available on this YouTube Playlist

Upcoming Events

DevTest Community Webcast - What's New in Test Data Manager 3.6 - July 21 at 11am ET

WebCast - Intro to Performance Testing with Service Virtualization - July 26 at 2:30pm ET

DevTest Community Webcast - Overview of Service Virtualization 9.5 - July 28 at 11am ET

 

Product Announcements

DevTest 9.5 is Generally Available (GA)

 

Noteworthy Content

DevTest Ideas: Monthly Update - July 2016

What are you doing here?!? - take this poll to help us customize community content!

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Manheim Accelerates Systems Testing & Business Transformation with CA Test Data Manager !

Putting the ‘T’ back into TDM

 

New Tech Tips

Tech Tips: Download DevTest Software

DevTest Architecture Best Practice - Use Case #3 

Tech Tips: DevTest Performance Tuning

 

New Ideas

Provide Better Error Message

Add notification functionality directly to VSE for Virtual Service going down

Assertions which set at the 'Execute Subprocess Step(s)'

Add a filtering function to the CVS Dashboard

META response for a Data Driven signature/transaction.  

FDM connectivity to SQL Server with Forced Encryption

HASHING on SUBSTRING or CONCATENATED VALUES in FDM

In portal show the condition triggered within the audit document failing the testsuite

Test Step to interact with Apache kafka

CA DevTest Language Support

 

Recently Answered Questions

Help! With DevTest 9.1, getting java.lang.ClassCastException:

How to manage/document request and responses in the VSE-Image?

DevTest9.1 Concurrent capacity disabled

Installing DevTest9.1 LDAP,Registry

REST API using Swagger

Issue in using beanshell with QC / ALM Integration

What VS model style lends itself for load and performance testing? 2.Running a virtual service using a more efficient…

Is Virtual Service Causing Read Timed Out Exception

-- UPDATED -- Does recording process change Authorization Header?

 

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This blog post will highlight the helpful users in the DevTest Community who have answered questions in the past 2 weeks and provide a list of targeted questions for the upcoming 2 weeks. Will you be highlighted in the next blog post?

 

Shout-out to the following members who helped out by answering a question in the community in the past few weeks:

 

Think you have a potential answer? Jump in! Here is the list of unanswered questions:

Customers often ask “Where do we Start” when setting up and configuring their DevTest architecture. Of course, this really depends on how they plan to use DevTest - whether using Virtual Services or running tests or maybe a combination of both. So based on potential usage of DevTest, we started building a Best Practice Architecture Guide based on real world deployments.  As a part of this initiative, we will build out several architectures that are implemented by either customers or CA Services or are new/tested architectures that fit a specific need.

Our intention is to provide options for customers, partners and CA Services on how to implement DevTest within their environment to meet the specific use cases.

 

 

This third use case walks through setting up DevTest 9.1 in Microsoft® Azure environment for multiple teams that do not work on a common project, but need segregated and separate resources to create, test and operate automated tests and virtual services.

 

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Again and as always, comments and feedback are welcome (Koustubh.Warty, Ulrich_Vogt).

 

 

So far following detailed DevTest Architecture Best Practice Guides have been published:

 

Here's our second installment of the monthly DevTest Idea update. The goal of these monthly updates is to give you one place each month to see which ideas statuses have changed so that you can focus your attention to the updates that may be important to you and your team.

 

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.

 

Delivered: These features are GA! Comment on them to tell us what you think of them.

 

Currently Planned - We have these in our backlog as a high priority and our team is working to get them into the next major or minor release. Your comments are valuable here as we're in the process of building.

 

Wish Listed - We agree these are important ideas but either need more information or don't have it planned yet for a release. We've placed it in our agile backlog for prioritization. Vote for these ideas to move them up the priority list!

 

Under Review - We're researching, need more information from you or haven't yet dug deep into these ideas. Help us gain clarity by adding your comments and use cases.

 

Not Planned - We don't feel these ideas are aligned to our product strategy. They are not planned for now or future.

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.

 

Common Components

 

Related Links

The DevTest Community has grown to over 1200 followers over the past few years. Activity has increased tremendously over the past few months with lots of new users and content. It's great to have a thriving community to help support our customers and pass along best practices and ideas to make our products better.

 

But the question I have for you is... "What are you doing here?!?"...

Well, it's more like, "What would you like to get out of this community and what do you do with our product?" but that was way to long for a blog title.

 

So why not tell us a little bit about yourself and your expectations of this community so that we can tailor content to fit your needs.

 

You won't regret filling out this survey. We plan to share some demographic information about who is here and what they do with the DevTest products. Don't worry, we won't share your personal info, just planning to aggregate the info and share the stats with you so we can be less like Lisa Simpson....

 

 

and more like Jimmy Fallon...

 

 

 

Oh, did I mention that you should take this survey?

Upcoming Events

Don’t Miss the Continuous Delivery Virtual Launch Event on June 15 - June 15 at 11am ET

 

Noteworthy Content

DevTest Ideas: Monthly Update - June 2016 

New Test Data Manager Videos!

Ask a Question, Get an Answer (May 16 - June 3)

Want to Build Better Apps Faster? Attend this Virtual Event

What Opening an Airplane Exit Door In-Flight Taught Me About Design

 

New Tech Tips

Error when Masking/Subsetting In Flight:  "Unable to open log file" while running the export script

 

New Ideas

Including SUBSTR function with XREF in FDM

Extend TDM Shredder to generate schema within XML

DevTest Workstation Scripting - DPH Creation

DevTest Workstation Scripting - First Class DPH

DevTest Workstation Scripting - Additional Scripting

DevTest Workstation Scripting - Colour Coding

DevTest Workstation Scripting - Code Completion

Need Native TCP/IP Step in DEVTEST

DevTest Test and Virtualization support for MQTT

FDM: Support for masking Oracle User Defined Types

DevTest full Test and Virtualization support for Oracle AQ

DevTest full Test and Virtualization support for TIBCO RV

 

Recently Answered Questions

New to Data Maker. Need to get a trial version and most eager to learn

Picking up values from Seedlist based on a given condition

How to concatenate masked xml tags in FastDataMasker during xml making?

CA -DATA MANAGER VSAM and DB2 CONNECTIVITY

Error connecting to the DevTest Registry (Windows Azure:CA Service Virtualization on Demand 9.0)

thinktimespec is not working

Error while connecting DB2 from FDM

Does CA TDM supports AS400 i series DB2 ?

Process/Approach for different VSM & VSI in MQ virtualization

How to resize browser window size when using Selenium test step prior to version 8.3

CA -DATA MANAGER VSAM and DB2 CONNECTIVITY

Runtime Licenses Vs Performance VSE licenses

 

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Did you know that two-thirds of business leaders say that their company’s future depends on the quality of their software?  How do you ensure that your applications make it to market on time and with the quality your customers demand?

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  • Michelle S. Bishop, Principal Consultant Total Economic Impact, Forrester
  • Anish G. Shah, Sr. Consultant Total Economic Impact Practice, Forrester
  • Aruna Ravichandran, VP, DevOps Product & Solutions Marketing, CA Technologies
  • Jeff Schaeffer, SVP & GM, Application Delivery Business Unit, CA Technologies

Be among the first to see the unveiling of new CA Technologies solutions for optimizing your Continuous Delivery strategy.

 

Register now to reserve your virtual seat: http://ubm.io/1TDX6jd

This blog post will highlight the helpful users in the DevTest Community who have answered questions in the past 2 weeks and provide a list of targeted questions for the upcoming 2 weeks. Will you be highlighted in the next blog post?

 

Shout-out to the following members who helped out by responding to an question in the community and/or last time's Ask a Question, Get an Answer. We had a lot of names this week! You are all awesome!

 

 

Think you have a potential answer? Jump in! Here is the list of unanswered questions:

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.

 

As a reminder, here are the status definitions and what YOU can do at each stage:

  • Delivered - The feature is GA! Tell us how you are using it today.
  • Currently Planned - We have this in our backlog as a high priority and our team is working to get it into the next major or minor release. Your comments are valuable here as we're in the process of building.
  • Wish Listed - We agree it is an important idea but either need more information or don't have it planned yet for a release. We've placed it in our agile backlog for prioritization. Vote for these ideas to move them up the priority list!
  • Under Review - We're researching, need more information from you or haven't yet dug deep into the idea. Help us gain clarity by adding your comments and use cases.
  • Not Planned - We don't feel the idea is aligned to our product strategy. It is not planned for now or future.

 

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

Noteworthy Content

Changes Coming to the DevTest Community

Ask a Question, Get an Answer (May 5 - May 16)

Masking: it’s technically legal, but is it really ever that safe or simple in practice?

App Economy and Digital Transformation
Welcome to the Innovation Exchange

 

New Tech Tips/KB Articles

Unofficial Prototype of Jenkins Plugin for CA Application Test Integration

TDOD How to create your first web requestor

 

New Ideas

CVS Monitor Need option to delete the entry after successful completion

Substring Functionality in Teradata

FDM - Enable set of NULL for FIXED function

FDM - Support MySQL BIT datatype

Packaging DevTest 9.1 errors out due to directories over 256 characters

Read Request/Response pairs from a Spreadsheet

Processing "AS" keyword in SQL queries

CA DevTest Portal Test Suite Enhancement

improve about the reporting page of DevTest Console

 

Recently Answered Questions

Library issue # Confilicting with jars available in Lisa lib

message queues vs stability

unable to find old topic, help

Devtest9.0 is taking lot of time to merge the VSIs. Anyway to reduce it.

Can i connect 32 bit Windows OS WorkStation to 64 bit Windows OS Registry?

How to expose WSDL in LISA virtualization?

custom java test step, when did the test run end? solved

javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException:Remote host closed connection during Handshake while calling LISA REST APIs using LISA9.1

Service Virtualization On Demand - Azure Marketplace Free Trial License Already Expired?

DevTest Rest API DeployMar Issue - Postman Rest Client

remove magic strings 

 

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