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Optimizing the User Experience: How’s That Coming Along?

Google the search term, “user experience,” and the search engine produces 237 million results. User experience is everywhere, with articles proclaiming it is the “end all and be all” of software today. As it happens, those articles are right. Most software professionals know, even if they don’t

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Are Your Teams Using Test Data and Reporting Effectively?

Despite the proven value of collecting raw data from testing activities and analyzing it to create actionable, easily digested key performance indicators (KPIs), I find that most firms still struggle with utilizing test process data and organizing it into functional reports. Only a few have been able

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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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A VuGen Solution for Timing HTTP Redirects

When performance testing demonstrates a bottleneck in an integration that is seamless to the end user, how do you pinpoint where the problem lies? On a recent project, I was asked to test the addition of a survey hosted at a third-party site. Once the user completed

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Using UFT Across Multiple Environments

One of the challenges I faced as an automation engineer was the need to run my tests in multiple environments that had different site URLs, databases, server locations, etc. Trying to set up tests so they can run ANYWHERE can be difficult. I had to develop some

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Accounting for How the Network Impacts End-User Experience

I recently spoke with a company that had certain customers reporting unacceptable response times for a new application that had just rolled out. The reports were coming from different locations around the country. The application in question was critical enough to the business that an investigation was

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Test Data Management – The Manheim Case Study

Let me start by giving you a little of my background. I am a test data management (TDM) engineer with eight years of experience. I have worked for Orasi for the past two years. During this time, I have specialized in providing integral solutions with CA Test

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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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Jenkins Integration with ALM

A hot topic in today’s QA world is continuous integration (CI), and one of the leading tools in the CI world currently is Jenkins. What is Jenkins? Jenkins is a cross platform continuous integration delivery application, which integrates with most QA software, build tools, and SCM repositories.

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Performance Assessment – Solution Design

In the book, Continuous Delivery, authors Jez Humble and David Farley described a mindset, process, and ultimately a solution that has transformed the delivery cycle time and level of quality across the IT world. In my opinion, continuous delivery (CD) formed the technical practices that buoy up

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