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Badboy 2.2 is Available!

The first major update in a long time is here!

Currently in beta status, this release introduces a completely rebuilt support for Navigation Mode that promises to dramatically improve the user experience in recording and playing back rich Ajax driven web sites. Additionally, many other features and bug fixes are coming along for the ride.

See details of all the highlights here or check out the full Release Notes.

Badboy 2.1 Update 3 is Available!

This update contains some minor bug fixes and just one small feature in addition to the features from the Badboy 2.1 Update 3 Betas. As the bug fixes are important, this is a highly recommended update.

See Release Notes for full details of changes in this release.

Badboy 2.1 Update 3 Beta 2 is Available!

This update contains a number of fixes to make Badboy work better with IE9 and also many optimizations and fine tuning to make Badboy record and play back rich AJAX based web sites better. A number of other minor bug fixes are also included.

See Release Notes for full details of changes in this release.

Badboy 2.1 Update 2 is Available!

This update contains nearly 50 bug fixes and small feature additions to make Badboy more stable, more reliable and more usable. Key changes include:

  • Variety of fixes for IE9 compatibility
  • Support for form fields with unique / random names as generated by some web frameworks in the form of regular expression matches for field names and auto-masking settings in Recording preferences.
  • Many fixes for rare crashes
  • More accurate response times
See Release Notes for full details of changes in this release.

Badboy 2.1 Update 1 is Available!

This update fixes a number of important bugs that have surfaced since Badboy 2.1 was released and adds some minor features. The most important changes relate to:

  • Updated JMeter export to work with JMeter 2.4 and upwards
  • Much improved recording of File Uploads in IE8 and higher
  • Improved command line options when running Badboy from the command line
  • Support for a custom Ant Task for use with Ant build scripts
See Release Notes for full details of changes in this release.

Badboy 2.1 Beta 8 is Available!

This release mainly adds polish with a lot of cleanups to make the user interface smoother and fix small glitches here and there. There are also some feature additions, however, notably Navigations can now be set to fail if the element they are trying to 'click' is not visible, and Keys Items can now bring the window you specify into focus themselves if it isn't focused automatically. There are many other changes too, so take a look at the Release Notes for full details.

Badboy 2.1 Beta 7 is Available!

This release is primarily a bug fix release with fixes for several crashes and poor recording and playback behavior with common web frameworks and client side techniques.

See the Release Notes for full details.

Badboy 2.1 Beta 6 is Available!

This release includes numerous bug fixes and feature enhancements. Notable changes include:

  • Support for flagging Screen Shots for Manual Review and Review Report
  • Many improvements in handling and integration of external References (Bugs, Requirements) including a plugin for importing headings from Open Office documents
  • Ability to save script outline and documentation in HTML format
  • Fix for failure to launch Badboy on some Win XP installs
  • Many other changes and bug fixes - see the Release Notes

Badboy 2.1 Beta 5 is Available!

This release includes numerous bug fixes and feature enhancements. Notable changes include:

  • Support for Retrying Failed items in scripts
  • Handling of File Downloads
  • Fine tuning of recording and playback algorithms to avoid hangs and playing back too fast
  • A number of fixes for potential crashes in unusual / specific cases

Badboy 2.1 Beta 4 is Available!

This release includes many bug fixes and feature enhancements. Notable changes include:

  • Improved display of information for Assertion failures in HTML Reports
  • Many performance improvements and bug fixes for load tests / Thread Items
  • Problems with IE8 and File Uploads addressed
  • New implementation of log views including features for searching and filtering and hot keys Ctrl+Shift+R, Ctrl+Shift+L for accessing (request log / Badboy log).
  • Many other changes - see the Release Notes

Badboy 2.1 Beta 3 is Available!

This release is primarily a bug fix release with fixes for some critical issues, including crashes. In addition, a number of new features are added, including:

  • Support for directly parsing CSV files (instead of needing to use Excel ODBC driver)
  • Option to have Variable Setters extract content from the Runtime content of the page instead of original page source.
  • Many improvements to HTML report.

Badboy 2.1 Beta 2 is Available!

This release provides a number of critical bug fixes for issues affecting Badboy 2.1 Beta 1 and also some much requested enhancements, including:

  • Loading Javascript from external files
  • Support for checking text in buttons, labels and other controls in native Windows dialogs

Read the Release Notes for full details of changes.

Badboy 2.1 Beta 1 is Available!

This release provides many bug fixes and enhancements with key features including:

  • Improved support for IE8
  • Improved Vista Support
  • Recursive Spidering - easily spider through multiple levels of your web site

Read the Release Notes for full details of changes.

Badboy 2.0.7 is Available!

This release provides various minor feature updates, improved JMeter export support and fixes for a number of crashes.

Read the Release Notes for full details of changes.

Badboy 2.0.6.1 is Available!

This release provides a critical security update as advised by Microsoft (MS08-052). In addition several high priority bug fixes are included.

Badboy 2.0.6 is Available!

This release provides significant bug fixes and high priority new feature requests. Badboy 2.0.6 is a recommended upgrade for all users. Notable new features include:

  • Break Points - Press Ctrl+Alt+B on any item in your script to set a break point
  • Easy Variable Setter Creation - $ Button on toolbar automatically creates regular expressions to match text you select on page.
  • Automatic Dismissal of Print Dialogs - Just check the box in Preferences to have Badboy handle print dialogs for you.

Read the Release Notes for full details of changes.

Badboy 2.0.5 is Available!

This release provides significant bug fixes and high priority new feature requests. Badboy 2.0.5 is a recommended upgrade for all users. Read the Release Notes for details of changes.

Badboy 2.0.4 is Available!

Badboy 2.0.4 is a minor update release that provides some small yet highly requested features in addition to a number of bug fixes. This release is especially recommended for those wishing to use Badboy with the WatchMouse Plugin.

Badboy 2.0.3 is Available!

Badboy 2.0.3 is an update release which both adds some useful new features and also fixes numerous bugs reported for prior versions. Badboy 2.0.3 is recommended for all users. See the Release Notes for full details.

Badboy 2.0 is Available!

Badboy 2.0 is a major revision of Badboy to support many long standing goals and features. Among the many changes in Badboy 2.0 are the following:

Badboy 2.0 is a major release and users with existing scripts should test the new version with their scripts before upgrading. Please backup your Badboy Scripts before using this version as it is not possible to load scripts in Badboy 1.6 after saving them with Badboy 2.0.

Anyone experiencing an issue loading or playing 1.6 scripts in Badboy 2.0 should report the problem via the Feedback Page

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