New & Noteworthy in Twist and Go 2.3

What’s New in ThoughtWorks ALM Suite update?

Jessica Thornsby
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ThoughtWorks Studios have recently updated their Adaptive ALM suite. We find out what’s new in Twist and Go 2.3.

ThoughtWorks Studios
recently updated their Adaptive ALM suite
, bringing their Twist
Agile testing solution and the Go Agile release management tool, to
version 2.3. We caught up with Vishy Nagarajarao and Chad
Wathington, to find out what these updates mean for ThoughtWorks’
ALM users.

JAXenter: Twist 2.3 includes Selenium 2
support. What specific benefits does this bring, to existing Twist
users?

Vishy Nagarajarao: Selenium 2.0 in a sense
marks the consolidation of two drivers, Selenium and Webdriver.
With Selenium 2.0, existing Twist users now have the ability to
leverage Webdriver capabilities to test mobile web applications,
and expand the scope of the application categories they can test
with Twist. In addition, existing Selenium users who upgrade their
test suites to Selenium 2.0 can now take advantage of Twist’s
capabilities which promote reuse, support refactoring, improve
recording etc. and significantly enhance productivity around test
suite creation and maintenance

JAXenter: In your opinion, what are the most
important new features of Go 2.3?

Vishy: We’ve made auditing and traceability in
Go a lot more powerful. Go automatically compares the md5 checksum
of your build artifacts to make sure they haven’t been tampered
with. Go now allows you to view the full job history of each agent
on your grid, letting you see when and where something was built.
It also lets you see Go’s historical configuration at the time
something was created or deployed.

JAXenter: Overall, what updates have been made
to the suite in this release, in the area of Continuous
Delivery?

Chad Wathington: In general we’re trying to
make Continuous Delivery easier and more visible. Aside from the
above changes to Go and Twist, we’ve also added a new stage
duration visualization and some improvements to our deployment
pipeline compare features, which allow you to see exactly what’s in
the binaries you’re deploying. We want to make it simple for teams
and organizations to see what’s happening in their release
management processes.

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