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  • Recording in TruClient – Part 2

    Posted on October 31, 2017 by Tony Gartrell

    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 Tony Gartrell

    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

  • What is LoadRunner’s DFE Part 2 (GWT)

    Posted on August 8, 2016 by Tony Gartrell

    Previously we looked at using DFE to help make scripts that utilize XML to make it more readable and easier to parameterize.  There is another way to use DFE, beyond making a script more readable.  Sometimes DFE may be required for the script to run properly.  Some applications use what is called GWT (Google Web Toolkit).  To use GWT DFE, first you need to identify when an application is using GWT.

    There is the obvious way that LoadRunner recognizes GWT.  You’ll see the following message in the Error tab of the messag Read Entire Entry

  • What is LoadRunner’s DFE Part 1 (XML)

    Posted on August 1, 2016 by Tony Gartrell

    DFE is short for Data Format Extension.  It is a feature added to LoadRunner back in version 11, but a lot of people don’t understand what it is and how it can help you.  In simple terms DFE allows for easier LoadRunner scripting by allowing us to decode and encode normally unreadable or formatted data that the may be sent between the client and the server.  A simple example would be converting a long XML request into a more readable format.  Another example would be converting an unreadable Base 64 request into something that 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