Upgrading HPE ALM/QC has always been a source of dread for administrators. It’s a process that typically involves significant planning and meetings, discussion, more meetings, more discussion, more planning, and on and on. Everyone wants to get it right, but few are comfortable with the process. It is very understandable then that most administrators want… Continue reading Upgrading HPE ALM Server: Hidden Post-Update Drama You Might Be Totally Unaware Of
With all the buzz around Gherkin lately, have you found yourself “in a pickle” trying to figure out just what it is? Or how it relates to software testing? Or why you should even care? In a recent blog, HPE ALM Octane: Fact or Fiction, Karen Spencer hinted at one reason you should care. Among… Continue reading In a Pickle over Gherkin?
It’s no secret that HPE ALM’s new lab management features are gaining a lot of ground in today’s automated testing arena. More and more organizations are required to exist in multi-vendor/multi-tool environments. With testing assets within and outside the HPE ALM environment, the lab management functionality can be used to bring both worlds together. Here… Continue reading Kicking off ALM Lab Management Test Runs via REST API
SAP Fiori, the new graphical user interface (GUI) for SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (S/4HANA), is one of the most revolutionary features of the platform. Yet, due to its complexity, SAP did not build it into the core functionality of S/4HANA, leaving adopting organizations to determine when—or even if—they want to replace their legacy… Continue reading SAP Fiori: S/4HANA’S Amazing User Experience and How to Get It Right
After many years of using Safenet’s Sentinel RMS License Manager as the basis for its HPE Unified Functional Testing (UFT) concurrent licensing scheme, HPE decided to shift the licensing mechanism to its own in-house creation, HPE AutoPass License Server (APLS), beginning with HPE UFT 12.5x (and Service Virtualization 9.x). HPE’s aim was to bring powerful… Continue reading HPE AutoPass License Server: Trick or Treat?
When SAP unveiled SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (S/4HANA) in February 2015, the release marked a major leap forward for enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools. With this innovative computing platform, SAP released sweeping improvements that dramatically accelerate the visibility and usefulness of business information for enterprise decision making and positive change. Benefits of the… Continue reading Get Ready for SAP S/4 HANA
HPE ALM Octane is HPE’s next-generation lifecycle management solution for modern application delivery. The first release was announced in early June, and there have been two updates to the functionality since the initial release. HPE ALM Octane will allow choice and flexibility to manage traditional hybrid or waterfall methodologies and/or agile development methodologies. This will… Continue reading HPE ALM Octane: Fact or Fiction
The MI Listener is a component of HPE LoadRunner that allows the controller to securely communicate with machines across firewalls. The two main uses of this application are to connect to either load generators across a firewall or to a monitor over firewall machine. The installation file for the MI Listener is located in the… Continue reading Working with HPE’s MI Listener
Avoiding the Pitfalls in the Mega-Information Age Big data is here—and it is going to keep getting bigger. By 2020, there will be eight billion people on Earth, using 20 billion devices and communicating with 100 billion connected things. By that time, an estimated 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for… Continue reading Three Big Data Mistakes Not to Make
This question was passed around internally last week: “Does anyone on this distribution list have a list of good reasons why a test environment should approximate that of production to provide accurate test results in lieu of using a cheaper, smaller test environment and math to estimate production-like results?” In my former career, we had… Continue reading It’s Late 2016, What’s the New Rule for Performance Test Environments?