Archive for the Performance Testing Category

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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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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Finding the Root Cause of a .Net Application Memory Leak

Overview High memory use in a .Net application is usually the result of Common Language Runtime (CLR) objects growing in size continuously. When the application memory use grows to over 1.4GB in size, the next time the application tries to “New” an object it will hit a CLR exception of type System.OutOfMemoryException

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Testing Peeple and Other Controversial Apps

Have you heard of Peeple? It’s a newly announced app that is described as “Yelp for people.” This post is not meant to pass judgement on the idea but simply to spit ball how you could test an app so tied to personality, judgement, and privacy. Controversy

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Performance Testing without Requirements

How can this be? Testing without requirements, a cornerstone of quality? Conducting functional testing with documented requirements is commonplace and expected. Software testers need pass/fail criteria when grappling with features and functionality. However, system and application performance evaluation is more subjective and the criteria used to judge

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Crowdtesting: Let Your Apps Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Despite its importance in the software development cycle, controlled lab testing can never identify all the issues that actual users might encounter. For mobile apps in particular, there are literally thousands of combinations of devices, operating systems and network conditions, making comprehensive testing of all scenarios impractical.

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Documenting Complex Enterprise Apps

Many of the enterprise systems we encounter are very complex. Unfortunately, the IT teams that develop and support these solutions will oftentimes have inaccurate documentation to show all of the elements. The design of the software is handled by one organization whereas the actual implementation onto the

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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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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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