• Mobile Trends – Is BYOD good or bad?

    Posted on May 28, 2012 by Admin

    I’ve been doing some research on “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD), which seems to be a new trendy thing to do. It’s pretty interesting to see how companies are dealing with the consumerization of IT, because it is shifting the entire IT culture right before our eyes.

    Users (not IT professionals) are getting the latest technologies and gadgets first. It makes sense that they want to bring them to work and continue to use them. According to this 2011 survey by Good Technology, workers are willing to bear cost of the devices (as w Read Entire Entry

  • Mobile Application Testing: Should The Device Matter?

    Posted on May 18, 2012 by Admin

    At the STAR EAST conference this year, mobile solutions saturated the vendor exhibition area. It’s no wonder that mobile application testing is the hot in the testing community right now. Testers are now faced with the task of testing mobile versions of their applications and figuring out how to adapt to the new paradigm (and challenges) mobile applications bring. It’s not as if they didn’t have enough to test already, right?

    After listening to some of the conversations around mobile and seeing some interesting questions be Read Entire Entry

  • ALM Workflow: Always Trigger Bug_New when “New Defect” is Clicked

    Posted on May 9, 2012 by Admin

    One “feature” in HP’s Application Lifecycle  Management (ALM) and Quality Center relating to the Defects module is the ability to add multiple defects without ever closing the “New Defect” window, and to resume populating a new defect after the “Close” button is clicked. When the user clicks the “Close” button and then “New Defect”, the field values are cached. This can be a great time saver; however, it is not without its unintended consequences. This means that the Bug_New event is not triggered when clicking the “New Defect” Read Entire Entry

  • Join Northway Solutions Group at HP Discover!

    Posted on May 9, 2012 by Admin

    The Northway team be in Vegas at HP Discover June 4 – 7, 2012. We will be speaking this year on “Application Transformation in Healthcare IT” with our client, BlueCross BlueSheild of Tennessee. Our session number is TB2224. You can find us on the HP Discover 2012 Session Catalog page. Here is more information about session:

    In 2011, Blue Cross Blue Shield Tennessee (BCBST) decided to implement HP Project and Portfolio Management (PPM), Quality Center, Functional Testing, and LoadRunner—all at the same time. In this presentation, Read Entire Entry

  • Performance Testing Center of Excellence: Part 3

    Posted on January 4, 2004 by Admin

    Note: This article was originally posted on, and has been migrated to the Northway web site to maintain the content online.
    In the past two sessions, I have defined one of the new product offerings from Mercury Interactive – the Performance Center product, and how it is used within the vision of Business Technology Optimization (BTO).
    Here is the link to part 1 and here is the link to part 2.
    Up to this point we have separated the Mercury product from the concept of a Center of Excellence (CoE). Now what about thi Read Entire Entry

  • Performance Testing Center of Excellence: Part 2

    Posted on December 10, 2003 by Admin

    Note: This article was originally posted on, and has been migrated to the Northway web site to maintain the content online. This article has been modified for relevancy.

    In part 1 of this series, we talked in general about the Performance Center product. Many of us out in the field who use LoadRunner are wondering if this is just a repackaging of old products to make them look new again, or if this a “revolution” as is claimed. We talked about the concept of a “Center of Excellence” and some of the qualities I had i Read Entire Entry

  • Performance Engineering Skills: Raising The Bar

    Posted on November 23, 2003 by Admin

    Note: This is an article originally written by James Pulley for 11/23/2003 and has been migrated to the Northway Solutions Group web site.
    It is unfortunately clear that everyday more and more people enter our quality assurance profession with very little software architecture of engineering background to draw from. This is bad enough on the functional side, but is getting darn near catastrophic on the performance side. And, by the way, this is for all vendors, not just Mercury. It just may be more apparent here due to Read Entire Entry