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Performance Assessment – Collaboration

Learn to Collaborate Communication breakdown is not unique to IT. Somehow, most IT organizations create towers. Maybe this happens to reduce the number of status meeting or to allow for a tree-shaped management chain. When leadership creates these separate teams, the intention is not to prevent the

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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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Steps to Implement a Java Selenium Automation Project: A Customer Story

Background In order to plug into the continuous delivery pipeline, one of our customers wanted us to implement an open source test automation solution from the ground up using Selenium WebDriver.  The customer had an existing automation framework that they were moving away from and we were

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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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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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Winning the Performance Race

From experience running benchmarks, I can tell you that in order to win them, you must have the full run of the servers, settings and the code. However, this is not the typical case in any large enterprise solution operating in the ‘real’ world. How can you

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Breaking Through Fusion14

by Nora Jacques, Brand Journalist at Intact Technology If there’s one thing that we’ve learned over the years, it is that powerful things can be accomplished when people unite for a cause and push through resistance, beyond challenges and BREAKTHROUGH! In the conversations we had at our

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Voke Survey Reveals Impressive Benefits in Using Virtual and Cloud-Based Development and Testing Environments

In late August, voke Research debuted its “Market Snapshot Report: Virtual and Cloud-Based Labs,” about how companies of all sizes and levels of testing sophistication view, use and benefit from virtual and cloud-based development and testing technologies. The results were pretty amazing―even we were surprised! Among the

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Creating a Running Vuser Graph in Excel

I recently encountered an obstacle when trying to import server metrics into LoadRunner Analysis for use in a report for a customer. To work around the problem, I decided to create my graphs in Excel. Easy enough. My metrics were in a .CSV file with data points

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Using Emails for Test Results

Introduction Software Testers are accustomed to working in fast-paced projects, and we rarely have enough time to provide feedback and reporting to the fullest extent. Given the short attention span of people trying to do so much in less time, our reporting of test results needs to

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