A-May-zing new features headed your way!
‼ Scheduled Release Date: May 7, 2023 ‼
It’s May, and that means it is time for another May-jorly exciting Centercode release (and a WHOLE lot of May puns, so buckle in)! We’ve got a couple big, new integrations features that May just blow your socks clean off, as well as some improvements to Ted’s admin-facing communications. And, as always, check out the list of bug fixes we've deployed throughout the month!
✨ New Features ✨
First up, we’re proud to introduce the Centercode Integration Center, a brand new tool to help you May-nage all of your various Centercode integrations! Our first class and API-based integrations are powerful tools that help push your testing to the next level, and we want to make accessing, managing, and learning about those tools as easy as possible.
This new menu (located in your Community configuration sub-menu) contains tiles that link to a variety of Centercode’s first-class integrations (like Jira and Slack), as well as step-by-step guides to some of our more popular API-based integrations (Figma, YouTube, etc). While this menu already contains an impressive list of options, there are more to come! We want to hear from you about what you’d like to see, so don’t hesitate to use the “Suggest an integration!” link to let us know what YOU would like to see added to this list.
We haven’t been slacking (but now you can!)
May-ke way for a brand new first-class Centercode integration: Slack! What better way to celebrate the introduction of the Centercode Integration Center than with a useful new tool to access through it? This handy new integration allows you to easily stay on top of incoming feedback by having Centercode send a Slack message whenever a new piece of feedback is created. You'll get a brief description of the new feedback submission, as well as a direct link for one-click access.
Setting up is simple—once you connect your existing Slack implementation to the site, you can configure which feedback types to send, and to which Slack channel you’d like to receive these updates. Maybe you want feedback submission across all your projects to feed into a single channel. Or maybe you'd rather split your feedback types into their own designated channels. Either way, you have a new tool in your toolbox that lets you choose what works best for your team and makes tracking feedback submissions in real time easier than ever.
📈 Improvements 📈
We’ve been doing a little May-aintenance (last one, I promise) on everyone’s favorite testing assistant, Ted! While Ted’s daily scrum emails are already packed with useful data, we added one very basic but important bit of info: how many pieces of feedback were submitted during the period the email pertains to (daily, phase, or project closure). Additionally, Ted’s emails to testers will now always include the project name in the subject line, to avoid confusion for testers who may be in multiple projects!
🐞 Bug Fixes 🐞
Data Engine & Custom Reports
- Improved country auto-detect data collected by users logging in via external authentication
- Resolved an issue that was preventing high-traffic feedback items from loading properly in the feedback management view
- Resolved an issue that was causing feedback ticket information to be cleared when editing feedback in specific scenarios
- Restored ability to see feedback ticket history entries as normal (ability temporarily removed in earlier hotpatch)
- Corrected an issue that was causing feedback comments to be lost in some cases when using the Convert Feedback Type tool
- Corrected an issue causing full name to display instead of display name in certain areas of the platform even with display name setting selected