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September 2020 (Deep Sight)

  • Source code preview: Click on the file path to explore its content in an advanced editor enabling syntax coloring, search with regular expressions, outline...
  • Dependencies:
    • Support for Java and .Net languages
    • PBL and PBT dependencies for PowerBuilder
    • Support for more file extensions SQLRPGLE, PROC/PRC, SQLCBLLE, QLCBLLE, CBLLE...
    • Multiple improvements for Mainframe and iSeries (e.g. better SYSTEM and SQL analysis)
  • Cyclomatic Complexity:
    • Support for REXX and PL/I languages
    • Multiple improvements for Delphi and Natural
  • SAVF Extraction: BluInsights offers now a feature to extract IBM iSeries (AS/400) SAVF files.
  • Analyzer Checker: Automatically start preparing/checking the compliance of the Blu Age Velocity transformation engine within your project assets in order to build and fine-tune your modernization strategy.
  • Dashboard: More charts are available (e.g. statistics per labels)
  • PBL Extraction: Extraction re-launch is now possible.
  • Demo Project and Product Tour: The demo project and its product tour have been enriched (Annotations, Classification...).
  • Improvements & Bug fixes: Multiple improvements have been implemented and a few bugs have been fixed.
  • Updated documentation/Website: The documentation and the Website have been updated with new details/content.

June 2020 (Spring Cleaning)

  • Boosters - NextCloud: Import your zip archives directly from a NextCloud-based hosting platform.
  • Dependencies:

    • Hierarchical layout has been implemented.
    • Select and Show actions on parents/children nodes are now possible.
    • Ctrl Z/Y on the show actions is now available.
    • Improvements on PowerBuilder analysis (open, stringparm...) and Mainframe (call procedure, LIBL...) analysis.
  • Demo Project and Product Tour: The demo project and its product tour have been enriched (Annotations, Classification...).

  • Estimates: Clone existing estimates.
  • Improvements & Bug fixes: Multiple improvements have been implemented and a few bugs have been fixed.
  • Updated documentation/website: The documentation and the Website have been updated with new details/content.

April 2020 (Javarantaine)

  • Dependencies:
    • Improved warning reports with the detection of multiple SYSTEM dependencies (e.g. mainframe utility programs), the possibility to download the list of missing dependencies, etc.
    • Missing dependencies are added to the graph similarly to the other programs and are typed as "MISSING".
    • Better performance for the analysis, the graph visualization and the import of large graphs.
    • Enhanced UX for graph exploration (automatic zoom, more space for the nodes, last visited graph, subgraph name displayed, more visible colors).
    • More filtering options (number of parents/children)
    • Copy nodes' names
    • ...
  • Classification: New languages are now detected (e.g. SCL, MACRO, PROC) and better support has been implemented for previously supported ones including CL, Easytrieve, JCL and more.
  • Cyclomatic Complexity: Improved performance and better support for PowerBuilder and Mainframe technologies.
  • Annotations & GIT Boosters: Blu Age Classic Annotations can now be calculated automatically inside BluInsights thanks to a new GIT Booster.
  • Settings: Import Labels and automatically assign them to files.
  • Reports: All warning reports (dependencies, import of workpacakages/test cases, etc.) can be exported as text files.
  • Updated documentation/website: The documentation and the Website have been updated with new details/content.
  • Improvements & Bug fixes: Multiple improvements have been implemented and a few bugs have been fixed.
  • Demo Project and Product Tour: The demo project and its product tour have been enriched.
  • Estimates: The estimates feature has been enriched with a dynamic timeline and more calculation options.

March 2020 (Spring Boot)

  • Dependencies: Multiple improvements have been added to the dependencies (e.g. hide/reveal nodes from a graph, better support for the mainframe and iSeries languages, performance improvements...).
  • Estimates: An estimates generator for Blu Age modernization projects is now available for partners.
  • Cyclomatic Complexity: More languages are now supported by the Cyclomatic complexity including .Net (C#) and the graph content can be filtered according to multiple criteria.
  • Homonym files: Check homonym files from your baseline source code at a glance.
  • Classification: Multiple languages have been added to the classification (e.g Easytrieve, Rexx, PL/I...).
  • Updated documentation: The documentation has been updated with new details and new videos have been released.
  • Improvements & Bug fixes: Multiple improvements have been implemented and a few small bugs have been fixed.

February 2020 (Let's Go)

  • Product Tour: A product tour has been added to the demo project in order to present all the features in step-by-step fashion.
  • Dependencies: PowerBuilder dependencies analysis engine has been updated with new file types and statements.
  • Cyclomatic Complexity: More languages are now supported by the Cyclomatic complexity.
  • Improvements & Bug fixes: Multiple improvements have been implemented and a few small bugs have been fixed.
  • More documentation and help: The user documentation have been updated with new content.

January 2020

  • Tutorial Videos: Multiple videos showcasing some major BluInsights features have been released here.
  • Status and dates: It is now possible to link status to automatically set start and end dates for files, workpackages and test scenarios.
  • Assignment automation: You can now automatically assign both of the workpackage and its related test scenarios in the Selection Properties window.
  • Updated documentation: The documentation has been updated with new details.
  • Improvements & Bug fixes: Multiple improvements and small bugs have been implemented.

December 2019

  • Dependencies: Delphi and Powerhouse languages have been added.
  • Cyclomatic Complexity: You can now compute the Cyclomatic complexity for a few programming languages.
  • Assets: More languages have been added (PL1, INI, etc.). See the complete here.
  • Demo Project: More features has been added to the demo project.
  • Improvements & Bug fixes: Multiple improvements and small bugs have been implemented.

November 2019 (Winter-is-coming)

  • Boosters - Sharefile: Import your zip archives directly from Sharefile.
  • Timeline: Visualize your workpackages progress compared to the planned scheduling.
  • Online Subscription: Upgrade your account and pay for a monthly subscription.
  • Add/Delete files to an existing project: Add/remove files to/from your uploaded archive.
  • Automatic WP and Subgraphs creation: Import your workpackages entry points and automatically create them.
  • Demo Project: A complete demo project to see all the BluInsights features without uploading source code.
  • Improvements & Bug fixes: Multiple improvements and small bugs have been implemented.

October 2019 (Boo-ty-Fall)

  • Boosters - Jira & Mantis: Integrate Mantis and Jira directly to your project and link your issues to Test Scenarios.
  • Dependencies graphs: extraction of subgraphs, merge of subgraphs, local layout, missing files, integrated help for user control, user options saved...
  • Activities: Daily email and real-time notifications for your project activities.
  • Excel export: New user-friendly Excel export with more detailed data.
  • Demo Project: Off-the-shelf demo project with all BluInsights features is available within few clicks.
  • More charts: New charts for Issues and CI Boosters.
  • Sign-up: Frictionless new sign-up form
  • Cron update: Automatic update for CI and Issues Boosters
  • Dependencies analysis: More efficient dependencies analysis for Cobol, RPG, CL and JCL

September 2019 (Summer Time)

  • Activities Log: All the activities made on BluInsights (assignation, status update...) are now loggued into your project.
  • Save your graphs: Customize the colors and shapes of your Knowledge Hub and/or dependencies, move the nodes to better fit your needs and save all of this.
  • Boosters - Jenkins & GitLab: Integrate Jenkins and GitLab directly to your project and link your jobs to Test Scenarios.
  • More Charts: More pie charts with more insights have been added to the Management and Test Dashboards.
  • Easier team onboarding: You are now able to see who is registered to BluInsights and invite them within few clicks.
  • Filters are saved: Apply your filters on any page and BluInsights will save them so when you come back later on, your filters will be waiting for you.
  • Filters using Regular Expressions: "I need to create a workpackage with all the files containing the letter M at the second position of their names". Ok, use the RegEx filetering option :)
  • Better UX, better performance, better productivity: As always... (btw, BluInsights new record is a 80+ M lines of code project in 143 000 files displayed in less than 100 seconds!!).
  • More documentation and help: The user documentation have been updated with new content.
  • Website: A BluInsights website with updated content is available at https://bluinsights.bluage.com/

August 2019 (Early Bird)

  • Knowledge Hub - Beta: See and manipulate ALL your project artifacts as a graph (files, workpackages, test scenarios...) in one single page.

  • Whiteboard: Centralize all what your team needs in one unique page (main information, links, tips, meeting minutes...).

  • Nested Workpackages: Create nested workpackages in order to organize source code files at different levels (Iterations, Sprints, Lots...).

  • Filters: Filter the content of any page using the filtering options.

  • Dependencies Analysis - Beta: Analyze the dependencies of your COBOL, RPG and Natural projects (we already support Ideal and PowerBuilder).

  • Dependencies Graph - Beta: See and manipulate dependencies analysis as graphs.

  • Rich text formatting: Format your descriptions and comments as you want (you may even insert emojis).

  • List/Grid layout: Displayed Statistics and Dashboard pages both in grid or list modes.

  • Files Preview: See your files (source code, images, videos...) content directly inside BluInsights by clicking on its path or in the Media Library.

  • Comment types: Specify a type for your comments with a specific icon to deliver clear messages.

  • More Charts: More pie charts with more insights have been added to the Management and Test Dashboards.

  • Test Scenarios Excel export/import: Import and export your Test Scenarios to XLSX files.

  • Better UX, better performance, better productivity: A bunch of improvements have been implemented in order to improve the User eXperience (e.g. faster onboarding, auto-completion...), the performance (you will forget that thousands of files are being manipulated) and the productivity (e.g. less clicks to do the same job).

  • Data back-up: Focus on your project, we take care of your data more seriously than ever.

  • More documentation and help: The user documentation have been updated with new content (although few sections need to be finalized).

  • Website: A BluInsights website with updated content is available at https://bluinsights.bluage.com/

July 2019

  • PBL Extraction: PBL (PowerBuilder Libraries) can be automatically extracted.
  • Classification: It is possible to automatically detect the types of files without extensions.
  • Excel export: All tables can be extracted as XLSX sheets.
  • Column Settings: Define the column to be shown for your tables.
  • My Stuff: See only the files, workpackages or test scenarios which are assigned to you.
  • User Profile: Edit and update your profile.

June 2019

  • More Languages: More languages have been added to BluInsights (see the complete list).
  • Test Scenarios Dashboard: The Dashboard consolidates the main information about the test scenarios (status and results).

May 2019

  • Test Scenarios: It is possible to define Test Scenarios for your project and link them to workpackages.
  • Comments: You can add comments on Files, Workpackages and Test Scenarios.
  • Cobol Ideal dependencies: It is now possible to analyze the dependencies of Cobol Ideal projects.

April 2019

March 2019

  • Statistics: The Statistics page with the main metrics is available.
  • PowerBuilder dependencies: BluInsights computes the dependencies between programs (SRD, SRU, SRW, SRM...).

February 2019

  • BluInsights is born: Create a project, upload a zip and browse the Files page your files.