Probe Dock v0.1.29 Released

  • 10 June 2016

Probe Dock v0.1.29 is now available with a bunch of improvements and new probe features.

Inactive flag in JavaScript probes

The Jasmine probe and the Karma probe (and the Node.js probe library) now support flagging a test as inactive using the @probedock annotation in the test name:

describe("Something", function() {
  it("should work @probedock(active=false)", function() {

Annotations in the Cucumber Ruby probe

The Cucumber Ruby probe (and the Ruby probe library) now support Probe Dock annotations to customize the test category, tags and other properties.

Annotations are added in comments on Feature or Scenario elements:

# @probedock(category=cucumber tag=awesome)
Feature: Something awesome.

  Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.
  Praesent dictum nisl convallis, dapibus libero at, sodales lorem.
  Integer scelerisque risus at odio vulputate lobortis.

  # @probedock(key=abc tag=foo ticket=JIRA-1234)
  Scenario: It should work.
    Given I am here
    When I do it
    Then it works

  # @probedock(category=letuce tag=baz active=false)
  Scenario: It should still work.
    Given I am still here
    When I do it again
    Then it still works

The Feature annotation, if present, is merged with each scenario’s annotation, with the latter taking precedence.

In this example, the first scenario (It should work) will have the following properties:

  • key: abc (from the Scenario annotation)
  • category: cucumber (from the Feature annotation)
  • tags: awesome, foo, bar (combined from the Feature annotation, the Scenario annotation, and the Cucumber tag @bar)
  • tickets: JIRA-1234

The second scenario (It should still work) will have the following properties:

  • category: letuce (from the Scenario annotation which overrides the Feature annotation)
  • tags: baz
  • active: false

Required form fields

Required form fields are now clearly indicated in Probe Dock forms:

Required form fields

Better test report health bars

Health bars sections now have a minimum size so that they always remain visible.

As you can see in the following screenshot, 1 failed test out of 818 is much less than 1 percent, so the proportional width of the red bar would be so thin that you could easily miss it. We now enlarge it to make it stand out:

Better test report health bars

User-friendly organization & project names

When creating an organization and project, you no longer have to supply both a name and a user-friendly display name. Supply only the user-friendly name, and Probe Dock will do the rest:

User-friendly names form

A simplified version of the name you entered will be used in URLs. In this example, the link to the My Awesome Project page under the Probe Dock organization would be as follows:

User-friendly names URL


  • The organization management menu items were displayed in the Admin menu even when no organization was selected.
  • Some combinations of test report list filters produced a server error.
  • The report list filter to show only reports with failed tests was incorrectly selecting some reports with no failed tests.
  • The username uniqueness validation did not prevent some collisions.
  • The organization members page was only accessible by organization admins.
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