HP LoadRunner vs. Performance Center

As a consultant at Olenick & Associates I have used HP’s performance testing tools at many clients.
Performance testing allows the generation of user load against an application so that the performance, reliability and scalability of an application can be determined. Performance testing will uncover any issues that exist & allow the verification of improvements.

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Customized Metrics Reporting

HP Quality Center / Application Lifecycle Management (QC/ALM) provides a Dashboard interface used to create basicstatus reports. If a simple report is needed for test teams or personal use, the Dashboard does a fine job; however, the interface does have certain limitations and can cause challenges while producing a complex report without extensive training.

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Reporting in HP Quality Center / Application Lifecycle Management (QC/ALM) using Open Test Architecture (OTA)

Let’s face it: reporting in HP Quality Center / Application Lifecycle Management (QC/ALM) has come a long way over the years, especially with the advent of the easier to use Dashboard interface.  Even with the Dashboard, the output is oftentimes large and it is difficult to get a summary view of the testing and defect results.  The solution here is typically Excel reporting in which you can define your own SQL calls and then utilize Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to format the results of the report.  But still, we always expect more and have resorted to building custom reports outside of QC/ALM.  These reports tend to be Excel-based using SQL.  The pitfalls of this approach will be discussed in a separate blog in our QC/ALM series, stay tuned.

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Making a Smooth Transition to Agile: A Tester’s Perspective

Would you like to make a smooth, successful transition from testing a Waterfall project to testing an Agile one?  Here are a few insights that can help you achieve your goal.

Any change is going to come with some challenges and the move from Waterfall to Agile is no different. The Waterfall methodology traditionally places testing at the end of the project life cycle and should include very clear and precise documentation, Agile is different.

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AirDrop on iPhone FINALLY

We’ve all probably been in a situation where you captured a great picture/video with your iPhone, and someone with you asks you to send it to them. Maybe you caught the baby’s first smile or the game winning score. The fact remains that you have something to share. Up until now, you had to go about using some kind of “clunky” method. The popular ways of sharing include email, SMS text message, or a photo sharing site such as Flickr. It’s not really a big hassle to text it or email it but what happens when you don’t have the person’s email or phone number? Then you have to ask for their phone number or email (which you’ll probably mistype). You also might not want them to have your number or email. Pretty soon they’ll start sending you those emails with videos of cats playing the piano.

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Test Automation – Advantages & Limitations

What is Test Automation:

A set of automated test cases is (basically) a program intended to test another program. A variety of tools available in the market (such as Ranorex and SOASTA Test, which are Olenick partners) offer a number of features that emulate Mobile user behavior and validate usability aspects such as size of images & display, location of links and buttons, reaction to touch over screens and response time when performing certain actions – and many more of the kind.

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Automated Testing of Web Applications – It’s not getting any easier

You know this old joke:

This joke can apply to building automated tests for web applications – there’s a temptation to automate what’s easiest to automate rather than what’s most important to automate, and it’s probably never been easier to automate the testing of the back end, the server end, of web applications.

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The Automation of Mobile Testing – Should We or Shouldn’t We

Test automation of applications has been around for many years. There are many of us in the automated testing field that started very early in the test automation phase, but the introduction of mobile devices has brought on a new angle in test automation of applications. Mobile device testing introduces new technical challenges along with new processes and testing tools.

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