Botium Box Release Notes

This document is updated on each Botium Box Release and shows notes for current and past releases, notes on current development efforts and the general Botium Box roadmap for the next 3–6 months.

2021–04-12: Botium Box v2.8.7 is out

Introducing Botium Crawler

Instead of writing the test cases yourself, let the new Botium Crawler do the main work of detecting the conversation flow and keep your tests up-to-date with the chatbot capabilities.

  • Traverses the chatbot conversation tree automatically and creates test cases out of it

  • Detects quick replies and buttons to trigger follow-up conversation steps

  • Supports open-ended questions with customizable and reusable answers

  • Exit crawling when a dead-end or conversation end is reached

Conversation Flow Chart

Get a better overview of the conversation flows in your test set with the new flow chart view.

Partial Convos

With partial convos it is possible to reuse parts of a convo in multiple places. For software engineers, partial convos provide modularization and separation of concerns.

Term Importance Insights

See the most important words by NLU intent in your test- or training-data in the Term Importance Heat Map

Includes Botium Core 1.11.1

Next To Come: Insights into the Botium Box Backlog

What we are currently working on:

  • Documentation and How-to articles in our Botium Wiki

  • Bot analytics

Roadmap: Botium Box Future

We are working on Botium Box v3. There won’t be a “big bang”, but in the next 3–6 months we will constantly improve Botium Box v2, amongst others with:

  • Supporting interactive UI elements in chatbots throughout Botium Box

  • Supporting multimedia elements in chatbots throughout Botium Box

  • Support for Fuzz testing, Load testing, Performance testing

  • Botium Box extended clustering and load balancing

For the next 1–2 years, here some of our ideas we are constantly adding to our roadmap:

  • Automating the test automation — generate test cases from existing test cases by using linguistic algorithms, word synonym lists, markov chains and more

  • Bots testing Bots - Botium crawler

  • Cooperation with universities (TU Wien)

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