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  • Introduction to the New HPE LoadRunner Virtual Table Server (VTS) – Part 1

    Posted on June 8, 2018 by Admin

    For those of you who have been using LoadRunner for a while, you may have heard about the Virtual Table Server (VTS). This is a technology has been around since the early versions of LoadRunner. However, the original version of the tool was never officially supported by HPE. Read Entire Entry

  • 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

  • Working with Objects, Variables, and Code in TruClient – Part 4

    Posted on October 31, 2017 by Admin

    Introduction to TruClient – Part 1
    Recording in TruClient – Part 2 
    Enhancing a TruClient Script – Part 3 

    XPath

    Objects can be identified several ways in TruClient.  The recommended way is to use Automatic whenever possible.  Unfortunately, this doesn’t always work.  One of the best solutions is to use XPath.  Under the Object sections you have the ID Method.  This is usually set to Automatic.  You can also change this to XPath, which allows you to see the XPath value or to JavaScript which allows you to add code arou Read Entire Entry

  • Enhancing a TruClient Script – Part 3

    Posted on October 31, 2017 by Admin

    Introduction to TruClient – Part 1
    Recording in TruClient – Part 2
    Working with Objects, Variables, and Code in TruClient – Part 4 

    Parameters

    Define your parameters just like you normally would for an HTTP script.
    There are several ways you can use parameters in a script.  The easiest way is to change the argument section of the step is to use the parameter from Plain to JavaScript.

    Select the text you want to parameterize and right click it.  From the menu, you can create a new parameter or select from an existing one. Read Entire Entry

  • Recording in TruClient – Part 2

    Posted on October 31, 2017 by Admin

    Introduction to TruClient – Part 1
    Enhancing a TruClient Script – Part 3
    Working with Objects, Variables, and Code in TruClient – Part 4  

    Recording in TruClient

    First add a new script using the TruClient – Web protocol.  To record a script, you’ll need to select what browser you want to use.  On the toolbar, you’ll see a drop down next to the Develop Script button.  Select which browser you would like to use.  I suggest doing most of the scripting with Firefox since it seems to be the most mature of the TruClie Read Entire Entry

  • Introduction to TruClient – Part 1

    Posted on October 31, 2017 by Admin

    Recording in TruClient – Part 2
    Enhancing a TruClient Script – Part 3
    Working with Objects, Variables, and Code in TruClient – Part 4 

    First, please don’t confuse TruClient with the Ajax – Click and Script protocol.  These are two totally different protocols based on completely different technology.  Click and Script was an early attempt at making a script that didn’t need traditional correlation.  It never was highly adopted and I don’t think it was well understood.  In version 11 of LoadRunner that all changed.  H Read Entire Entry

  • Advanced Topics in VTS – Part 4

    Posted on February 18, 2017 by Admin

    A Step by Step guide to using the New HPE Virtual Table Server (VTS)
    Introduction to the New HPE Virtual Table Server (VTS) – Part 1
    Install and Setting up VTS – Part 2
    Coding for VTS – Part 3
    Advanced Topics in VTS – Part 4 
    Working with Tables
    Sometimes working with VTS tables isn’t very straight forward.  VTS provides you with a single table for data sharing. Don’t think of it as a database table, think of it more of an Excel table.  There is NO forced row integrity – keeping related data on the same row – thu Read Entire Entry

  • Coding for VTS – Part 3

    Posted on February 18, 2017 by Admin

    A Step by Step guide to using the New HPE Virtual Table Server (VTS)
    Introduction to the New HPE Virtual Table Server (VTS) – Part 1
    Install and Setting up VTS – Part 2
    Coding for VTS – Part 3
    Advanced Topics in VTS – Part 4 

    NOTE:  You can have multiple instances of VTS running and being used during a test. These code samples are assuming you are using a single instance of VTS.  If you are using multiple instances, you’ll want to use the vtc functions and NOT the lrvtc functions!  Instances are covered Read Entire Entry