Archive for the HPE Tools Category

Mobile Applications: Challenges from Development to Production

Many companies are struggling to balance time-to-market demands for mobile applications while still providing the performance and functionality end users desire. The mobile application lifecycle adds more complexities and unknowns than traditional applications, which only adds to the challenge. In order to be successful, processes need to

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HPE Quality Center Upgrade Tips: A Note about Lab Management/LAB_PROJECT

Starting with HPE Quality Center (QC) 11.50, HPE QC has an added “project” called Lab Management. This is seen as LAB_PROJECT on a special Lab Management tab with the HPE Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) license. The Lab Management project/module has been available for some time to HPE

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Integrating External Test Results into HPE ALM

Most HPE ALM users are aware of the numerous benefits of executing both manual and automated tests within HPE ALM. Some of these benefits include the ability to analyze test coverage against requirements, understand the status of the overall testing progress, and create drill-down analysis charts based

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Microsoft Silverlight Performance Testing with HPE LoadRunner

Microsoft Silverlight is a technology that delivers interactive web content. It is designed to give a rich web experience using various media and can be programmed using any of the languages in the .NET framework. Fortunately, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) LoadRunner has a Microsoft Silverlight protocol to

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How and Why You Need to Use HPE LoadRunner (GUI Virtual User)

The benefits of using HPE LoadRunner With minor customization, you can reuse your HPE UFT scripts to test the total end-to-end elapsed time to fully load a page to a client machine Ability to check how your application’s functionality is affected while under load Can check how

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Using HP Performance Center’s Command Line to Create Environmentally Universal Scripts

On a recent assignment, I was tasked with updating and maintaining five scripts each for three applications across three environments (5 * 3 * 3 = 45). Additionally, each of these environments was scheduled to receive a three-phase upgrade. Each phase would require re-scripting of one group

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Upgrade Options for HP Quality Center 11.5x to 12.xx Site Administrator Database Schema Using SQL-Server

If you are upgrading from HP Quality Center (QC) 11 or 11.52, you may want to know about new behaviors of the install and configuration process for QC/HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) 12.xx. When upgrading from HP QC 11, there is a “new” special project created by

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HP Quality Center Upgrade Tip: Warning about “Inherited” Project Tree in an Upgraded qcsiteadmin_db

Using the old project list can be dangerous, but it saves a lot of time to keep it during an upgrade. The list of projects seen by HP Quality Center (QC) are maintained by a table (called PROJECTS) in qcsiteadmin_db. If you upgrade your qcsiteadmin_db and don’t

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Quality Center Upgrade Tip: LDAP Settings

Sometimes when customers install HP Quality Center (QC) 12.xx and choose to upgrade the qcsiteadmin_db (Admin Schema), they run into problems regarding lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) settings/credentials. In some cases, the Server Configuration Wizard fails on the qcsiteadmin_db upgrade, and in some cases, it completes but

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Using Modern Automated Testing Tools to Verify Mainframe and Midrange Batch Functions

Automated software quality (the process of having software test other software in an unattended fashion) has become a key player in the continued rollout of agile development processes whose target is “better software, faster.” Technical articles, open-source utilities, and licensed software solutions abound for desktop and server

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