Monthly Archives: June 2012

You gotta commit

This answer from Bill Murray really hits the mark:

Bill: You gotta commit. You’ve gotta go out there and improvise and you’ve gotta be completely unafraid to die. You’ve got to be able to take a chance to die. And you have to die lots. You have to die all the time. You’re goin’ out there with just a whisper of an idea. The fear will make you clench up. That’s the fear of dying. When you start and the first few lines don’t grab and people are going like, “What’s this? I’m not laughing and I’m not interested,” then you just put your arms out like this and open way up and that allows your stuff to go out. Otherwise it’s just stuck inside you.

Bill Murray interview in Esquire via nate

When building a product and exposing it to the world, especially if you are a small organisation like us, you have to be unafraid to die. See what works and keep improving it, see what doesn’t, remove it completely and start again.

New in Dradis Pro v1.5

Today we have pushed a new version of Dradis Professional Edition. This is the result of four months of hard work.

Changes include:

  • Upgraded look & feel (screenshots).
  • Improved Word 2012 reporting:
    • Custom screenshots.
    • Custom document properties.
    • Fully integrated with support for note re-ordering.
  • Drag’n’drop file uploads with pre-upload preview.
  • New Plugin Manager (more below).
  • New Note Templates (more below).
  • New Format Cheat Sheet (more below).
  • Lots of minor updates:
    • Updated NeXpose plugin.
    • Improved Forgotten password.
    • Improved markup editor with full-screen support.
    • Updated to Rails 3.2.6

Plugin Manager

The Plugin Manager puts all the Dradis Plugins plugins to work for your organization.

You can now customize how the different plugins create their notes. This means that all plugins can generate notes in exactly the format you need for your report template.

This is how the main interface looks like:

And the note template editor with live preview:

That’s right, you can map from the plugin’s native fields into the fields you need for your report. That’s going to save you an incredible amount of time!

Note Templates

Tired of typing the same fields in your new notes again and again? With this release we introduce note templates:

Create templates that include the fields that you will need for your reports, or different templates for different clients. Then whenever you are adding a new note you will be able to choose whether you want an empty note or to use one of the templates:

Format Cheat Sheet

Not familiar with Textile markup? No problem! Now the note editor features a mini cheat sheet with some of the styles you are most likely to need to create rich notes:

Still not a Dradis Pro user?

These are some of the benefits you are missing out:

  • Less time writing reports
  • Provide a consistent experience to your customers
  • Pro is reliable, up-to-date and with comes with quality support

Read more in Why to give Dradis Professional Edition a try?