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October 19th, 2020

Usability Improvements

Improved navigation and display in Pull Request viewer

(in your SCM using the Chrome Extension) to allow pull request approvers to make better-informed decisions:

Additional data and metrics in pull request SeaLights toolbar

  • Pull request quality gate result
  • Overall coverage
  • Reference build

Improved Dashboard Search Functionality

The search function on the dashboard will now return results from all applications and not just the set already loaded on the dashboard.

Cockpit enhancements for SeaLights DevOps users

Cockpit shows the status of coverage data provided by each agent so you can see when and whether an agent sent coverage data from the application server or browser

Scalability Improvement for large applications

SeaLights is now much faster at calculating quality risks for large data sets.

Performance Improvement

The core component of the SeaLights Analysis Engine has gone through a major refactoring, it was redesigned to handle large number of application services and large number of builds and test executions as well as extra large application monoliths

April 30th, 2020

Public APIs

SeaLights’ Public API provides an ability to query data which can be displayed to stakeholders through other systems/dashboards used in the company

Full API Reference

Accessible from SeaLights UI, Quick Start Guide and code samples

Revised SeaLights Public APIs

For getting full build data (Coverage / Metadata / Tests State), set/get Quality Gates, Integration Build management, set/get TGA Report, get Audit Log data and more.


Code Labels

Code Label Rules definition now facilitates scenarios where the same rule should be applied to multiple apps. The user can apply a rule to all apps whose name begins with a prefix, or to apps selected from the full list

Coverage Report Enhancements

  • Faster loading time
  • Coverage Report will include by default, only code that is scoped, unignored and modified. This is a toggle that can be switched off to include the entire code base

Installation & Configuration

SeaLights Cockpit – Lab Monitor

Lab Monitor is a new item under Cockpit, that provides the user with another view of the configuration – in a lab timeline orientation. It shows the agents that were active during the selected time range.

SeaLights Settings – Recommended Agent Versions

Agent Versions allows the authorized user to lock the installed agent version, rather than automatically run the latest version available. This is useful when it is necessary to guarantee compatibility between agents and host frameworks.

Simplified CI Configuration

Providing BuildSessionID for Test Runners as part of the configuration process is no longer required. This capability significantly simplifies a new app’s configuration process with Sealights.


Reorganized menu for easier navigation

SeaLights Chrome Extension, for SCM Pull Requests and Code Viewers

Easy Navigation

When a pull request or file includes multiple annotations of utested code changes and they are far apart, our new addition allows easy navigation between annotations.

Support Mass Deployment of SeaLights Chrome Extension

Chrome Extension can now be automatically installed and updated on users machines, utilizing management tools such as Group Policy. Mass deployment also includes extension configuration by auto-running a simple script after installation

January 16th, 2020

Enhanced SeaLights Dashboard

Coverage report

We added hierarchical views for each app’s coverage stats, cross test stages, and more, to our coverage reports. The updates will be released on January 28th, 2020.

Quality gates:

A new UI providing a completely overhauled UX was released on October 2019.

Excluded methods:

Starting January 28th, 2020 it will be possible to configure methods that should be ignored in your Settings.

Revamped Pull Request integration

Improved UX

We put a lot of effort into improving the Pull Request integration UX in 2019.

SeaLights Chrome extension

All Pull Request integrations will be based on our Chrome extension starting January 28th, 2020.

Watch this video to learn how to fully install
SeaLights Chrome Extension:

Once you have the SeaLights’ Chrome Extension installed and ready to use, here are the most common use cases for your pull request integration:

Supported platforms

Starting January 28th, SeaLights will supports most popular platforms, including Github Enterprise, Github Cloud, Bitbucket Server, Bitbucket Cloud, Gitlab Server, Gitlab Cloud, VSTS (Azure DevOps), and TFS 2018.

Improved Test Impact Analytics

Executed Test tab

Executed Tests” in a new tab aside “All Recommended” Tests tab starting January 28th, 2020. It lists the tests that were actually executed in the context of the specific app/branch/build/test-stage combination. The list includes test names and test results (Passed/Failed/Skipped).

Java unit tests

We introduced support for Java unit tests in December 2019. You can now build and test your code on a module-by-module basis.

Excluded methods:

Starting January 28th, 2020 it will be possible to configure methods that should be ignored in your Settings.

Cockpit Upgrades

Build Monitor

The improved Build Monitor UI offers richer insight presentation, while highlighting associations between insights and agents.

Notification improvements

Email notifications

Numerous minor enhancements were introduced to the Notifications area to ensure clarity and consistency.

Unprecedented agent advancements

.NET agent

Version 2.0.1, that will be released on January 28, 2020, offers:

  • Support for Azure App Services
  • Clear Lambda and async method naming conventions
  • The exclusion of certain auto-generated code from quality risk assessment. Code resulting from LINQ expressions, List objects, elastic components, and iterators, is now specifically excluded.
  • Recommendations for projects using MsTest 1&2 and xUnit in Test Impact Analytics

Java agent

The latest version, released on December 2019, includes:

  • Groovy support for Top Quality Risks and Test Gap Analysis
  • Major performance improvements when using the reuseForks=false flag in Surefire.
  • Test Impact Analysis
    • TIA for Unit Tests running by Maven Multi-Module Projects
    • Support in Cucumber using JUnit and TestNG.
    • Support in SoapUI.

Ruby agent

The latest version, released on late 2019, supports:

  • Test Impact Analytics for tests running using Ruby RSpec.

Python agent

The latest version, released on late 2019, supports:

  • Python 3.7
  • Test execution using Xdist