• Implement HP ALM and Quality Center Right The First Time With 6D

    Posted on June 29, 2012 by Admin

    As an HP Elite partner, Northway Solutions Group has the opportunity to do implementations of HP ALM and QC 11.X for our clients.  One of the biggest challenges that any company has when implementing is a new tool is leveraging the tool in a way that optimizes the value that the tool brings to the organization.  The company often struggles to learn how best to use the tool, and many times lacks the basic organizational “best practices” that would enable them to be effective right out of the gate with the new solution.  Members Read Entire Entry

  • LoadRunner 11.5 VuGen – Why SharpDevelop?

    Posted on June 28, 2012 by Admin

    Many folks are probably wondering why HP decided to change the engine for VuGen to the SharpDevelop platform in LoadRunner 11.5. I recently posed this question to Shane Evans, the product  manager for LoadRunner:
    “There were a lot of reasons for the decision. We looked at Visual Studio and Eclipse as options, among others, but each had challenges. Eclipse would have been nice, [but] the whole Java thing was a deal breaker…The team was able to build in SharpDevelop in just 2 months…  We also had the experience of our Servic Read Entire Entry

  • LoadRunner VuGen: Build Your Own web_custom_request

    Posted on June 27, 2012 by Admin

    Guest article from Tony Gartrell.
    There are occasions where a dynamic web_submit_data function needs to be built pro grammatically.  Sometimes it is possible to work around them by only sending the information that has changed since the last form submit.  But there are times where this is not be possible.  For example, take the “cancel itinerary” step in the HP Web Tour test application (that comes with LoadRunner) when recorded in Explicit URL or URL mode.  You get a request like this:

    This list will change as more flights ar Read Entire Entry

  • One Click Creation Of Load Test Project Folders

    Posted on June 25, 2012 by Admin

    This simple script is something I use to create initial folders for my load testing projects. It save a little bit of time and ensures I always create the same folder structure. You need VBScript (vbs) files to be allowed to execute or it may not work properly for you. Install Windows Scripting Host if you do not already have the ability to do it on your machine. I have tested it on X pand Windows 7 and it seems to run fine. Paste this into a text file and then rename it to a .vbs extension. Then execute it. There should be a prompt Read Entire Entry

  • LoadRunner 11.5 – AJAX TruClient For IE

    Posted on June 22, 2012 by Admin

    With the move to LoadRunner 11.5, there have been updates and changes to the AJAX TruClient protocol. More specifically, there have been improvements and modifications for using it with FireFox as well as a new addition in way of support for Internet Explorer 9 with the AJAX TruClient protocol.

    Firefox Enhancements

    With the release of Firefox 8 in November of 2011, Loadrunner 11.5 takes advantage of the improvements that are brought to the table by Mozilla. These items include improved audio and video elements, and other HTM Read Entire Entry

  • LoadRunner 11.5 – VuGen Revamped

    Posted on June 20, 2012 by Admin

    New Vugen Platform: SharpDevelop
    To say that the look and feel of VuGen received a makeover in LoadRunner 11.5 would be somewhat of an understatement. It is a total rework from the ground up. The biggest change is the move from LCC and the GNU Pre-processor engine to the SharpDevelop platform. This has to do with what the custom (HP) code for VuGen sits upon for compilation. This in and of itself warrants a healthy discussion and a separate blog entry. It appears this move affords HP a little more benefit to add additional features Read Entire Entry

  • VuGen: Emulate Web Site User Abandonment

    Posted on June 18, 2012 by Admin

    Let’s discuss the “ResourceByteLimit ” option in web_url() function within VuGen. This attributes can help emulate a user that does not wait for a complete page to download before clicking on another URL. It is typically used for testing the availability of a site (as opposed to load testing a site) while minimizing network traffic.
    Before each resource download, the script replay engine will check if the total download size is less than the ResourceByteLimit specified. If so, it will continue the download. Else, it will stop the Read Entire Entry

  • HP Announces New ASE Certifications

    Posted on June 14, 2012 by Admin

    HP Software Certification has announced the updates for the Accredited Solutions Expert (ASE) certifications.  These are three-hour hands-on exams recommended for software professionals who have at least one year of field experience and have achieved their Accredited Technical Professional (ATP) credentials. ASE exams will be offered at HP Software training facilities.
    Three ASE exams available beginning June 18, 2012:

    ASE in Application Lifecycle Management v11 Implementations

    Exam number: HP0-M Read Entire Entry

  • LoadRunner 11.5 Installation

    Posted on June 12, 2012 by Admin

    Now that LoadRunner 11.5 is officially out, I wanted to share with you the LoadRunner 11.5 step by step installation to show you what’s changed. Each machine on which you are installing LoadRunner requires administration privileges.You’ll notice a new color theme for the splash screens and resulting install pages.
    Click on “I Agree” in the EULA:
    Fill out your Name and Organization information and click next.
    Accept the default installation folder or change it to something else. Select which shortcuts you want to keep:
    Click Next to Read Entire Entry

  • VuGen: Correlation With Dynamic Boundaries

    Posted on June 8, 2012 by Admin

    Even though the web_reg_save_param function was deprecated in the Vugen function reference and “readme” file for LoadRunner 11, please note that the NEW function, web_reg_save_param_ex is NOT what is automatically used by Vugen to correlate data during recording (in a case where you might have the Correlation Studio working to auto-correlate) for the web/http protocol. It still uses web_reg_save_param. As per the function reference, you will have to code web_reg_save_param_ex in manually.
    If you attempt to take a script with Read Entire Entry