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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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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Extracting Histogram Data from HP LoadRunner 12.01

A histogram is a statistical graph used to show the number of times data, inside a collection, falls within a particular range. In performance testing, you can use a frequency distribution histogram to illustrate the frequency and dispersion of transaction times. In this example we will report

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Code Coverage in Development Phase

Let’s consider how code coverage and other similar processes, as requested, fit within the workflow of an application during design and development. I think of this in the following stages: Local development – quality analysis Centralized build – quality analysis Test coverage workflow (next post) Test case

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Webinar Recap: Achieve Continuous Integration/Delivery with HP ALM, Jenkins, and Skytap

​In today’s hyper-competitive markets, businesses must constantly strive to develop, test, and release better software faster. One of the best ways we’ve found to make this difficult task possible is by embracing “continuity”—one of the decade’s fastest growing buzzwords. This means continuously integrating, testing, and delivering new

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LoadRunner / Performance Center and Continuous Integration

What is Continuous Integration (CI)? Continuous Integration is a method of software development. Separate pieces of code, written by multiple developers, is compiled with the main code base several times a day.  Ideally, the working code is unit tested before each build.  After the build, regression and

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