As a follow-up to my Performance Test with Minimal Expense post, here are a few tips on how to incorporate server monitoring into your BlazeMeter Tests. In addition to the standard metrics on the requests generated in performance tests, it is beneficial to monitor the servers of applications. Monitoring servers of an application during performance testing will allow you to see if any resource issues occur so that they can be addressed by hardware or software resolutions.
As a Lead Sr. Consultant at Olenick, I am often researching ways to help our clients implement a testing process and define an ongoing strategy that will not break their budgets while offering quality results. I’ve compiled the below notes for you to consider should you find yourself in a similar situation.
UFT is the new installment of HP’s automated functional testing tool that replaces QuickTest Professional (QTP). In this article, I will give a quick synopsis of some of the new features and enhancements to familiarize those who have not had a chance to do so yet with UFT.
Three Ways Keynote Improves Mobile Testing and Monitoring
I recently had the opportunity to attend a Keynote demonstration of their testing tools for mobile apps and websites on real devices across cellular networks. Here are three takeaways from the presentation that I, as an automation test specialist, was thoroughly impressed by.
Although the Apache JMeter solution is a low-cost option for performance testing, JMeter is NOT an easy tool to use. Also, JMeter has no formal support (since it is an open source tool).
Curious about JMeter yourself? Installing is easy, just follow the steps below.
The world of testing can be a minefield in regards to how difficult, stressful, and frustrating a project can be. This is due to certain projects having more documentation, organization, and planning than others. With support not only from your colleagues, but from your client, team members, and management, a challenging project can run much smoother. With that in mind, I have put together some lessons learned that I have gained throughout my experience as a tester.
Hidden within Windows you will find an application called Problems Steps Recorder (PSR). PSR automatically captures the steps you have taken on your computer. After the steps are recorded, a file will be created that includes a text description of where you clicked along with a screen shot of the window during each click.
This tool is useful in the defect creation process because it can inform interested parties exactly what steps are taken to produce a defect.
At the tail end of last year, HP made the announcement that the latest and greatest version of LoadRunner was now available as a general release, 12.02. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to show some of the highlights from this release as they have included some pretty cool stuff that is sure to improve even more with later releases.
Teams Have Always Been, and Will Always Be, the Reason for Success
It’s all about the TEAM!
There are four stages of a team which require four different skills of a Scrum Master: Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing. Below you will find a table of skills required for each stage of the team based on my experience. Please download as a complement to this post.