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Free up Disk space on Load Generators

LoadRunner and Performance Center environments include machines known as Load Generators, “LG” for short. Frequently we are contacted by users with issues that turn out to be related to disk space. Here are a few best practices to avoid running out of disk space on an LG.

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Security: The New Imperative in Software Development

Discussions regarding the importance of software security are nothing new. However, given the escalation in both the number and intensity of cyberattacks, and the fact that even decade-old vulnerabilities are still being exploited, the importance of security has never been greater. For application developers, the stakes are

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Using HPE LeanFT’s JavaScript SDK

I. Introduction and Purpose The introduction of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) LeanFT with UFT 12.50 enabled users to create tests in popular development IDE’s such as Visual Studio and Eclipse. Using these IDE’s, automated tests can be written in Java or C# .Net and used within continuous integration

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Application Security: Can We Achieve It?

According to market researcher ReportsnReports, North America is the largest market for security testing services, which are estimated to be $4.96 billion by 2019. So, why are 90 percent of security incidents (per the U.S. Department of Homeland Security) caused by exploits against defects in software? It’s

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Upgrading HPE ALM Server: Hidden Post-Update Drama You Might Be Totally Unaware Of

Upgrading HPE ALM/QC has always been a source of dread for administrators. It’s a process that typically involves significant planning and meetings, discussion, more meetings, more discussion, more planning, and on and on. Everyone wants to get it right, but few are comfortable with the process. It

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In a Pickle over Gherkin?

With all the buzz around Gherkin lately, have you found yourself “in a pickle” trying to figure out just what it is? Or how it relates to software testing? Or why you should even care? In a recent blog, HPE ALM Octane: Fact or Fiction, Karen Spencer

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HPE AutoPass License Server: Trick or Treat?

After many years of using Safenet’s Sentinel RMS License Manager as the basis for its HPE Unified Functional Testing (UFT) concurrent licensing scheme, HPE decided to shift the licensing mechanism to its own in-house creation, HPE AutoPass License Server (APLS), beginning with HPE UFT 12.5x (and Service

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HPE ALM Octane: Fact or Fiction

HPE ALM Octane is HPE’s next-generation lifecycle management solution for modern application delivery. The first release was announced in early June, and there have been two updates to the functionality since the initial release. HPE ALM Octane will allow choice and flexibility to manage traditional hybrid or

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Working with HPE’s MI Listener

The MI Listener is a component of HPE LoadRunner that allows the controller to securely communicate with machines across firewalls. The two main uses of this application are to connect to either load generators across a firewall or to a monitor over firewall machine. The installation file

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It’s Late 2016, What’s the New Rule for Performance Test Environments?

This question was passed around internally last week: “Does anyone on this distribution list have a list of good reasons why a test environment should approximate that of production to provide accurate test results in lieu of using a cheaper, smaller test environment and math to estimate

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