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New Development Platforms Rewrite the Rules on Mobile Deployments

The world of mobile software development can be treacherous for developers and testers. On the one hand, users have high expectations for application functionality and speed. On the other, they hate change. Across this landscape, companies and their personnel walk a tightrope, trying to stay abreast of

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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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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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Are Your Metrics Running on Empty?

Are your teams missing key deadlines due to the lack of quantifiable informative and actionable data? In the fast-paced business world of today, is your management team making key business decisions using metrics or reports that may be days or even weeks old? Is your organization burning

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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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