LoadRunner 12.02: Under The Hood

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.

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Your Agile Team Explored

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.

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Web Content Accessibility

More often than not the term web accessibility is used to describe how people with disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities can access the web. However, with the average age of web users going up every year we need to keep in mind that an aging population will generally start to exhibit issues such as loss of eyesight, manual dexterity, concentration levels, and short-term memory, thus web accessibility is also important in this context.

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Scrum Master Shares Lessons of Success

“The best way to reduce cost and time is to improve quality” – Deming

Four years ago, I decided to go for it and become a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). Over the next couple of weeks I’d like to share some basic learned lessons from the course, along with advice generated from my professional experience.

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You on Paper: Resume Tips

The dreaded resume: Your accomplishments and accolades, with a touch of personality all on a piece of paper so that you can find that dream job, or pay your bills. Either way, at some point we all market ourselves with a resume or C.V. and many of us think, “I’m not doing this right,” “What makes me so special?,” “Is this too long?” and then, when we can’t answer ourselves we begin the Google search for examples, tips, and templates.

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You on Paper: CV / Resume Tips from Belfast

Almost everyone, at some point, has had to write a curriculum vitae (C.V.). It may be for your first job out of University or for a new opportunity, but it is the main selling point of your skills to a potential employer, and it is important that it is written in order to showcase your talent in the best way possible.

While this may seem daunting, there are certain tips and pointers you can use to make sure that your CV stands out among the rest to ensure you have the best opportunity of getting that dream job!

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Bank Acquisitions: It’s About the Data

As a Test Manager at Olenick & Associates, I’ve had the pleasure of working through three acquisitions for a large bank and it is my conclusion that it all boils down to data. In this blog post I hope to enlighten you on some of the nuances I’ve encountered along the way and how to ask the right questions for your project.

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Infamous Software Bugs: AT&T Switches

In this third installment of our ‘Infamous Software Bugs’ series – a series with the goal of examining software blunders and identifying the bugs behind them – we will be focusing on AT&T’s Long-Distance Network Collapse that left callers waiting… and waiting… and waiting.

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Infamous Software Bugs: Mars Orbiter

Bugs can be both annoying and inconvenient – and I’m not just talking about the buzzing pests looking to land in your potato salad. Just as some insects can pose a threat to your well-being, software bugs can pose a threat to your software or system’s well-being – in addition, they can be costly to fix.

This is the first blog in our ‘Infamous Software Bugs’ series, which will take a look at some of the most infamous software bugs since mankind first found a moth trapped in the Harvard Mark II relay. Up first is a software bug that is out of this world… literally.

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UAT is the final frontier

If Space was the final frontier for Captain James T. Kirk, then for any Software ‘Enterprise’, the test for user acceptance is the final frontier of software testing. Beyond the final frontier, there are two universes.

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