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The Building Blocks of Test Data Management

Last month, I suggested mechanisms and tools to help testers acquire the data they need for testing. The process is simple and straightforward—if testers and test data engineers follow specific, definable steps. One of those steps is making precise, complete data requests, which in turn involves having

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Microsoft Silverlight Performance Testing with HPE LoadRunner

Microsoft Silverlight is a technology that delivers interactive web content. It is designed to give a rich web experience using various media and can be programmed using any of the languages in the .NET framework. Fortunately, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) LoadRunner has a Microsoft Silverlight protocol to

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Use Test Data Automation to Hypercharge Test Execution

How do you get the data you use for testing? Do you find it? Create it? Request it? What if you only had to find it/create it/request it once? How easy would your life be? MUCH EASIER is the answer. So, finding it or having to create

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How and Why You Need to Use HPE LoadRunner (GUI Virtual User)

The benefits of using HPE LoadRunner With minor customization, you can reuse your HPE UFT scripts to test the total end-to-end elapsed time to fully load a page to a client machine Ability to check how your application’s functionality is affected while under load Can check how

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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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