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  • LoadRunner 12 System Specifications

    Posted on March 26, 2014 by Admin

    Considering installing or upgrading to LoadRunner 12? Below are the latest specifications for the Controller, Generator, MI Listener, VUGen, and Analysis.
    Controller

    Processor
    CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatibleSpeed: 1.6 GHz or faster

    Memory (RAM)
    Minimum: 2GB  Recommended: 4GB

    Free  Hard Disk Space
    Minimum: 40 GB

    Screen Resolution
    Minimum: 1024 x 768

    Operating System

    Windows 7 (SP1) 32 bit or 64 bit
    Windows 8 64 bit
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  • What’s New in LoadRunner 12

    Posted on March 18, 2014 by Admin

    A brand spanking new version of LoadRunner is out, and Northway has the dirt! Buckle up, there is some cool stuff in this new version.
    New LoadRunner Licensing
    Probably one of the biggest changes to the product is HP’s new “Community License Bundle”. This replaces the old “Instant-on License” where LoadRunner would work with a minimum number of Vusers for a limited amount of time. This new bundle includes 50 Vusers for almost every protocol. It excludes Vusers for the GUI (UFT integration), COM/DCOM, and templa Read Entire Entry

  • November $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway, Northway Navigator Club Members

    Posted on October 21, 2013 by Admin

    Attention Northway Navigator Club Members:
    We have seen well over 500 members join the Northway Navigator’s Club since it was launched in late August. We are thrilled that so many users have found our blog to be a valuable resource and we are honored to have you as a member.
    Our intention is to create a closer community and reach out to everyone on a more personal level. If you have recommendations for new topics for Blog articles on the site, please send them to us through our Contact Us page.
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  • HP QTP Training Class in Atlanta, GA (10/14/13)

    Posted on October 18, 2013 by Admin

    Northway Solutions Group hosted an HP QTP Training Class in Atlanta, GA the week of October 14, 2013. Five students attended this instructor-led class to learn the fundamentals of functional test automation using QTP/UFT, and to learn advanced scripting techniques to build skills beyond the scope of basic automation.

    We’d like to congratulate Josh, Chris, Sylvia, Leslie and Anita for passing the course and thank them for being exceptional students. Each student was able to demonstrate proficiency in the skills learned using Read Entire Entry

  • The Music Business Can Teach IT About Survival

    Posted on October 9, 2013 by Admin

    Being based in Nashville, Tennessee, I am familiar with many singers, songwriters, musicians, producers, and recording engineers that make up the music industry here. Unless you don’t listen to popular music, you probably know that this industry has been under constant change for the past fifteen years. I have friends who make their living in the music industry, and Spencer Johnson’s book, “Who Moved My Cheese” has been a popular read by them as they try to adapt. Many have seen lucrative revenue streams from the 80’s and Read Entire Entry

  • Northway Is Hiring A Sales Manager

    Posted on October 7, 2013 by Admin

    UPDATE:  Please visit the Jobs page for our latest job postings.
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  • What’s new in LoadRunner 11.52?

    Posted on October 3, 2013 by Admin

    HP’s May 2013 release of LoadRunner 11.52 was more than just a simple patch. While there are general performance improvements in VUGen and Analysis for general user functions, it also has several new features. This article will cover many of them so you can determine if it is time to upgrade.
    Replay Statistics Summary
    HP deployed multiple changes within the VUGen IDE.  A Replay Statistics Summary is now available for connection information made between each iteration, after a replay.  To disable/enable Replay Statistics go Read Entire Entry

  • Web Analytics Won’t Tell You Enough About Your Customers

    Posted on October 1, 2013 by Admin

    Every few days I get a general report from our web site analytics showing basic information about who is on our site and how the information is being used. I generally look at this to see if we are actually helping people. If there are pages on are site that are not providing value, then why are they out there? We constantly try to improve any pages that are rarely viewed, and sometimes we remove the page altogether. We recently started the Northway Navigators Club so that technical users can access our growing knowledge base.

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  • HP QTP Training – Learn QTP/UFT from the Best HP Certified Instructors

    Posted on September 25, 2013 by Admin

    QuickTest Pro training material isn’t hard to come by. A quick Google search will yield thousands of results to help you learn the tool. We even have a wide array of articles on our blog that provides tips and tricks on the topic of test automation and HP QuickTest Pro. The problem is, learning the tool and a couple of tricks is only half of the battle.

    What you will not get by watching a couple dozen Youtube videos and reading how-to articles:

    On the job experience and knowledge relayed by HP Certified Instructo Read Entire Entry

  • Xenapp Lingering Interferes with Vugen Recording in LoadRunner

    Posted on September 20, 2013 by Admin

    Recently one of our LoadRunner consultants was experiencing Vugen recording issues using the Citrix/Xenapp protocol. After some investigation into the configuration settings on the Xenapp server, a focus was placed on the “Linger” setting. When it was turned on, the session could not be properly hooked into by the recording engine of Vugen. Here is what Citrix says about this setting:

    Linger settings
    A user session ends after user processes and visible windows end (for example, when a user exits from an application, the sessio Read Entire Entry