Archive for the Development & Testing Category

Webinar On-Demand: The Software Virtualization Lifecycle

This post was written by Skytap Content Managing Editor Noel Wurst and originally appeared on the Skytap blog. A top focus for application development today is on acceleration, but faster is not always equal to better. The bigger challenge is to improve both the speed and quality of

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Service Virtualization Expedites Testing; Enhances Quality

In December 2012, research firm Coleman Parkes released a landmark study about the business benefits of service virtualization. The findings were significant: 60% of the respondents indicated that unavailability of systems for testing routinely caused software projects to be delivered late. Furthermore, 70% of those surveyed said

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Debugging Windows Crashes with Microsoft Debugging Tools – Tutorial

  Summary The goals of this Tutorial are to understand what a crash is, learn how to explicitly create a crash in code, use tools to analyze a crash, and learn how to gather information to file a defect. This will cover basic debugging, not advanced. Overview

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Functional Test Prioritization with Heat Maps

I like to make decisions based upon data. One of the more challenging decisions a leader of a functional area will have is workload prioritization. Fact based decisions, in a spreadsheet, are a great way to communicated with executive leaders in IT. One cool method, to determine

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Finding Resource Leaks in Windows Processes with Microsoft Performance Monitor

Summary Performance monitoring is built into the Windows operating system and every metric available is being constantly monitored, whether you choose to view it or not. There are many different built-in tools that will allow you to view this performance data such as Taskgr.exe, Perfmon.exe, or Typeperf.exe. You can

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Webinar Recap: Achieve Continuous Integration/Delivery with HP ALM, Jenkins, and Skytap

​In today’s hyper-competitive markets, businesses must constantly strive to develop, test, and release better software faster. One of the best ways we’ve found to make this difficult task possible is by embracing “continuity”—one of the decade’s fastest growing buzzwords. This means continuously integrating, testing, and delivering new

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Geometric Value in Continuous Integration

One of the most important measurements in software development is related to the defect queue. I don’t mean simply the count of defects. A queue has a depth, latency, service time and throughput. The depth is the count of issues assigned to a team or person. The

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Is Your Enterprise Experiencing Groundhog Day?

In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays the roll of Phil Connors, a regular Joe who wakes up each day to find out that he is reliving February 2nd all over again—and he’s the only one aware of the time loop. To take advantage of this

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