Monthly archive for December 2014

Are You Using Best Practices for Your Performance Testing?

“Best practices” is a term that’s become a bit overused in the technology industry, with some expert (and not-so-expert) professionals using it as a mechanism to promote their preferred approaches. Nevertheless, the term still has considerable validity in the world of software testing. Here, a substantial body

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AppDynamics – How to Create and Monitor a Local .Net Application

Summary AppDynamics provides a 15-day free trial so you can test out its features on a self-host basis. This article is going to give you the steps needed to download the AppDynamics Agent and the AppDynamics Controller and begin monitoring an application on the Windows platform immediately. If you don’t already have

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Data Quality as an Initiative

If your business is capturing or coordinating persistent data as a primary function then it behooves you to create a data quality initiative that improves your Test Data Management (TDM). There are common opportunities in the way that IT organizations manage, coordinate and execute their processes around

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Are Your Development and Testing Teams On the Same Page?

Traditionally, development and testing/QA teams have worked in isolation, with each group performing its respective tasks. Not only were they not on the same page, they weren’t even speaking the same language. Modern approaches such as Agile advocate for developers and testers to work in a more

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AppDynamics Fall ’14 Release: Revolutionizing APM

Orasi and AppDynamics empower companies to dramatically improve mean time to recovery (MTTR) and optimize end user performance. This new solution delivers focused and actionable insights to optimize the business transaction performance and stability. The AppDynamics Fall ’14 Release includes major enhancements in five areas;  Next-Gen Platform

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Extracting Histogram Data from HP LoadRunner 12.01

A histogram is a statistical graph used to show the number of times data, inside a collection, falls within a particular range. In performance testing, you can use a frequency distribution histogram to illustrate the frequency and dispersion of transaction times. In this example we will report

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