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- April 14, 2016

Usually, I prefer to blog about big or cool new features. But sometimes, you know, it’s the little details that make the difference. And when it’s your customers who suggest little tweaks here and there, to improve the user experience, it’s a real pleasure to make them happy, and learn from their concrete experience to make the products even better.

Do you want to know about a couple examples of such improvements? Alright, let’s go!

For instance, in DHC, our API testing tool, we have added the ability to easily create requests, with assertions to check that the responses are what we expect, to group requests in projects or services, and also to create scenarios with several chained test requests with their associated assertions. Everything in DHC is centered around the request, as this is the essential currency unit in the product, but we wanted to make it even easier to create projects, services, scenarios as well. So we simply added a new “Add” button in the bottom of the screen to facilitate the creation of all the possible artifacts, saving users tons of keystrokes:

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Another example is when you work with a given request or scenario, etc, you want to make variations around the same theme: you test different ranges of values, the “happy path” as well as all the corner cases. It’s a variation over an existing request, and to make this process of creating variations, we simply added a “Clone” action, so that you can easily create a similar request or scenario, and then make the necessary tweaks to differentiate those various situations:

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It’s often the little details that can make the difference in productivity in a product compared to others. We’re really interested in streamlining the developer workflow, to deliver as much value as possible!

It’s thanks to your feedback that we can improve our products. It’s very much appreciated, and we’re definitely listening! If you’ve got more of it, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can easily do so thanks to the “comment bubbles” icon, the “ask a question” link in the menu, or simply send an email to our support team.

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