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  • Micro Focus StormRunner Training Dates Announcement: 2018

    Posted on June 7, 2018 by Admin

    Northway is proud to announce our Summer 2018 schedule for Micro Focus StormRunner Load training by Micro Focus certified Instructors! The class will be scheduled on July 23rd, 2018. Class will performance testing best practices combined with technical training on Micro Focus StormRunner Load. In this class students will learn how to effectively plan a performance test based on measurable objectives, create realistic load tests based on industry best practices and implement repeatable test execution methodology every time. Training Read Entire Entry

  • Micro Focus UFT Training Dates Announcement: 2018

    Posted on June 7, 2018 by Admin

    Northway is proud to announce our Summer 2018 schedule for Micro Focus UFT training led by Micro Focus Certified Instructors! Class is scheduled for Aug 13th, 2018. Course will first cover all the core concepts of Record/Replay, synchronization, verification and reusable actions. Some of the advanced topics will include data driving, writing functions, Descriptive programming, Modularizing test scripts and finally best practices around designing scripts for reusability and maintainability. This will be an online class delivery. Read Entire Entry

  • Webinar Announcement: Eliminate Poor EHR Performance

    Posted on June 7, 2018 by Admin

    We are proud to present at the at the Allscripts ACE 2017 conference in Chicago. Some of the topics covered will be:

    How to properly plan for performance testing of Allscripts SCM.
    How to set up a test environment.
    How to design test plans, business processes, and REALISTIC test scenarios.
    How to utilize test results to make business decisions.
    Lessons learned from the output of performance testing over the years.

    See the ‘sneak preview’ and a lighter version of the presentation that w Read Entire Entry

  • HP ALM 12 and HP Sprinter Overview Videos

    Posted on April 6, 2015 by Admin

    Last week, we released two overview videos featuring HP ALM and HP Sprinter. The videos can be viewed below. We’d love to hear your feedback so please leave a comment!

     
    HP ALM 12 Overview
    This video highlights all the key functionality of the ALM version 12 product. It will walk you through the various ALM modules and help you understand the process involved in managing your testing projects effectively.

     
    HP Sprinter 12 Overview
    This video will give you an overview of the HP Sprinter version 12 Read Entire Entry

  • When Business Decisions Trump Technical Performance Scores

    Posted on February 26, 2015 by Admin

    The following article is a guest post by Scott Moore.

    Performance is important to me – I think most of you know that about me and it would be an understatement. I am also one of those people who are never satisfied with just doing things half way. I feel that way about the work that I do for myself and the partners I work with.

    In an effort to ensure that we follow the same advice that we give to clients, I decided to go through an exercise with one of our partner’s webmaster to look into performance of the en Read Entire Entry

  • ALM / Performance Center 12 – ALM Web Client

    Posted on September 29, 2014 by Admin

    The new ALM Web Client introduced in version 12 is built on “HTML5/JavaScript” technology and was leveraged to redesign the Requirements and Defects Management modules. This client is available for all HP ALM installations including all Performance Center installations.
    Cross Browser / Operating Systems
    It is now possible to access these modules using Chrome, Firefox, Safari as well as Internet Explorer ( 7,8,9, and 10). This opens the door for Linux and Mac users, plus gives Windows users an alternative if unsupported Read Entire Entry

  • LoadRunner Analysis: “No Stop_Time Value Defined” Error Fix

    Posted on August 5, 2014 by Admin

    I was running a load test overnight (SOAK) for 10 hours. Something happened overnight, and the Controller machine locked up. I could not log into it or connect to it remotely. It  had to be rebooted. When it came back up, I tried to recollate the results for this test and launch LoadRunner Analysis. I received this error message:

    I was then prompted to look at the error log. I got: Analysis Error log:
    <8/1/2014 9:35:19 AM> Error 75012: in file e:\xxxxx.lrr the Stop_time is 0
    I opened up the LRR with the Notepad applicati Read Entire Entry

  • Service Virtualization – QA’s best friend

    Posted on May 26, 2014 by Admin

    Today’s Guest Blog is written by Dave Flynn, Hewlett-Packard Solutions Architect and HP Service Virtualization Evangelist.
    The Problem
    About a year ago, I was asked to visit a major bank to show them how to utilize HP’s Service Virtualization solution. This bank needed to make changes to their publicly facing application which calls an external 3rd party credit bureau service. Both the bank and the credit bureau have agreed on how the new service will talk with one another and the WSDL (the contract) file has been provided to t Read Entire Entry

  • World Quality Report Review

    Posted on May 19, 2014 by Admin

    World Quality Report 2013 – 2014
    CapGemini has released the 5th edition of their World Quality Report. Northway obtained a copy at the StarEast conference in Orlando. There are some interesting trends seen from the data gathered in this document.

    The first observation is that the QA function continues to centralize. However, the actual number of companies that have a functional Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE) is a little over 25%. Although this number is up from previous years, it’s not really something to brag about. In our ow Read Entire Entry

  • Northway Interviews Perfbyte’s James Pulley

    Posted on May 15, 2014 by Admin

    James Pulley Interview
    Many people in the IT world know James Pulley as a thought leader regarding performance testing. We recently had a chance to catch up with James and ask him some questions about his views on the performance testing industry, as well as his involvement in the online show Perfbytes.

    Northway: How did you get involved with performance testing?

    James: On April 1, 1996 I joined Mercury Interactive as  pre-sales system’s engineer.   Prior to that, I had worked for several other vendors, including Microsoft a Read Entire Entry