I am making very satisfactory progress with kicking off maven/webdriver automation via a test run in TestRail and retrieving the results for each test. This is huge and a big step forward from the way I was doing it earlier.
One problem. I'd LOVE to be able to manipulate the order of test cases in a run after selecting them. Is this possible? I realize the ideal in automation is for every test to stand completely alone, but there are times when it would be nice to follow a certain flow and it seems that changing the order of tests in a run shouldn't be a very tall order (easy for me to say ).