Easily See Snapshot Status, Effortlessly Manage Site Settings and More

Karolina Szczur

Karolina Szczur

May 19, 2020

Release Notes is a monthly summary of new features, product improvements and upcoming releases.

Easily see the status of your Snapshots

We refreshed Snapshots page, listing all of the tests for a given Site. Now, you can clearly see the test status (Scheduled, Testing, Verifying, Completed or Failed) on per-Snapshot and per Page and Test Profile combination basis.

See the progression and status of your tests as Calibre completes them
See the progression and status of your tests as Calibre completes them.

If you want to know how a Snapshot was started (manually through the interface, through previously configured test scheduler or API integrations) or investigate test status, Snapshots page is the best place to find it.

Know when you are out of tests in Pull Request Reviews

Previously, when your trial has lapsed, or you have run out of your monthly test allocation, Pull Request Reviews would stop running. Now, Calibre will issue a comment informing you of the necessary steps to be taken to resume testing on your Pull Requests.

This will be especially helpful in contexts where developers rely solely on the GitHub integration versus also logging in to Calibre, where this messaging was always present.

New documentation: Authentication and Pull Request Reviews

We completely revamped our Authentication documentation to cover a range of common usage scenarios and best practices recommendations for form-based authentication. If you wanted to track authenticated websites and apps but haven’t gotten to it yet, it’s an informative starting point.

We documented what information Calibre will have access to once you enable Pull Request Reviews on selected repositories. Also, we outlined how to leverage GitHub deployment statuses to trigger Pull Request Reviews if not using Vercel, Netlify or Heroku.

React Live Chat Loader now supports Drift

React Live Chat Loader, our open source component that mitigates the negative performance impact of live chat tools now supports Drift.

Implement live chat in your React application without performance regressions with React Live Chat Loader.

If you’re using Drift as your support or sales platform, and React powers your site or app, install React Live Chat Loader to improve your performance scoring.

Upcoming releases: Site Settings

We have prepared a comprehensive refresh of the Site Settings area (for now excluding the Integrations tab) to make managing your Sites and test setup more straightforward.

New Site Settings area will allow for more flexibility and ease in managing test settings for your Sites.
New Site Settings area will allow for more flexibility and ease in managing test settings for your Sites.

One of the most significant upcoming changes will be the ability to set Cookies and Headers not only per Test Profile but also globally, per Site. This will be useful when trying to populate all Test Profiles with the same Cookie or Header presets, or when trying to narrow down test conditions only in a selected Test Profile while keeping global settings intact.

Finding, managing and adding Pages should also become more straightforward, surfacing extra information such as UUIDs, which might be leveraged when working with our APIs.

Karolina Szczur

Karolina Szczur

Karolina is the Product Design Lead at Calibre. With years of design experience under her belt, she’s responsible for the comprehensive user experience spanning over product, visuals and content. Find her on Twitter or LinkedIn.


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