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  • LoadRunner 11.5 Fix Running TruClient AJAX IE Over A Firewall

    Posted on March 22, 2013 by Admin

    One of our customers experienced issues when trying to run TruClient IE over a firewall using the LoadRunner MI Listener component. To narrow the issue down, they tried running other scripts based on different protocols, which worked fine. It was specific to the TruClient protocol. The TruClient script would time out after several minutes. The only error was “initialization failed: reason – timeout”.  To correct the issue, they implemented the following steps:

    Modify <LG>\dat\mdrv\mdrv_webIE.datfile. Add the followi Read Entire Entry

  • Performance Testing 101: Planning a Performance Test

    Posted on March 20, 2013 by Admin

    This is the third installment in a multi-part series to address the basics of performance testing applications. It’s for the beginner, but it is also for the experienced engineer to share with project team members when educating them on the basics as well. Project Managers, Server Team members, Business Analysts, and other roles can utilize this information as a guide to understanding performance testing process, the typical considerations, and how to get started when you have never embarked on such a journey.
    Planning an effective Read Entire Entry

  • Agile vs Fragile: Technical Discipline Matters

    Posted on March 18, 2013 by Admin

    Part 10 in a series of 17. To start at the beginning, first read Agile vs Fragile: A Disciplined Approach or an Excuse for Chaos.
    Principle nine is all about good design and technical excellence.  One of the biggest challenges facing teams that are attempting to do Agile development is the natural urge to just jump in and start coding based on a lose set of requirements, without any real design.  This is natural, but almost always results in negative impacts to the project timelines, because the team has to go back and do Read Entire Entry

  • Performance Testing 101: What is Performance Testing?

    Posted on March 13, 2013 by Admin

    This is the second installment in a multi-part series to address the basics of performance testing applications. It’s for the beginner, but it is also for the experienced engineer to share with project team members when educating them on the basics as well. Project Managers, Server Team members, Business Analysts, and other roles can utilize this information as a guide to understanding performance testing process, the typical considerations, and how to get started when you have never embarked on such a journey.

    Performance Testin Read Entire Entry

  • Agile vs Fragile: Not a Death March

    Posted on March 11, 2013 by Admin

    Part 9 in a series of 17. To start at the beginning, first read Agile vs Fragile: A Disciplined Approach or an Excuse for Chaos.
    Agile principle 8 deals with managing a fresh team.  This is one of the most telling characteristics of Agile and Fragile teams.  Agile teams see projects as a marathon made up of individual sprints.  For the team to make a sprint at the expense of the overall marathon is not acceptable.  Agile teams ensure that the amount of work that the team takes on is realistic and paces the effort of the team Read Entire Entry

  • Performance Testing 101: The Basics

    Posted on March 6, 2013 by Admin

    This is the first in a multi-part series to address the basics of performance testing applications. It’s for the beginner, but it is also for the experienced engineer to share with project team members when educating them on the basics as well. Project Managers, Server Team members, Business Analysts, and other roles can utilize this information as a guide to understanding performance testing process, the typical considerations, and how to get started when you have never embarked on such a journey. This blog series will cover Read Entire Entry

  • Agile vs Fragile: Quality Matters

    Posted on March 4, 2013 by Admin

    Part 8 in a series of 17. To start at the beginning, first read Agile vs Fragile: A Disciplined Approach or an Excuse for Chaos.
    The seventh Agile principle is all about quality.  It says that WORKING software is the primary measure of progress.  I spoke with a noted Agile coach and keynote speaker at a conference recently.  We were having a discussion about the fact that the words quality and testing don’t show up anywhere in the agile manifesto or in the 12 principles.  The point of his argument on why it wasn’t there Read Entire Entry

  • Performance Center 11.0 Fixes in Version 11.5

    Posted on February 25, 2013 by Admin

    HP has released several notifications this week about fixes for Performance Center 11.0 that have been addressed in Performance Center 11.5:

    QCCR1J29087 – Migration Tool compatible issues with Oracle RAC
    QCCR1J29239 – Unable to replace successfully the default HTML report with a customized template.
    QCCR1J29380 – Scheduler timeout issues
    QCCR1J29861 – TS splitted for the second time and linked to a load test
    QCCR1J25487 –  Unable to publish a PC9.52 run to a trend report in PC11
    QCCR1J26080 – In PC11P04v2, error Read Entire Entry

  • Agile vs Fragile: Empower the “Right” Employees

    Posted on February 25, 2013 by Admin

    Part 7 in a series of 17. To start at the beginning, first read Agile vs Fragile: A Disciplined Approach or an Excuse for Chaos.
    Agile principle 5 is all about the people you chose to be a part of your team.  If focuses on the principle that if you get the “right” people, give them the right environment to be successful, and then get out of their way, they will deliver great things.  In an Agile world, the best and brightest are sought out to be a part of the team, and then they are enabled to make the right decisions as a Read Entire Entry

  • Capturing Windows Perfmon Metrics

    Posted on February 20, 2013 by Admin

    This is the first in the series of articles about performance monitoring under load and how to use the LoadRunner Analysis tool effectively. In my experience, about 60% to 70% of new LoadRunner users never consider all the monitoring capabilities within the product. They only focus on the end user experience – or Transaction Timings as we call them. An important part of performance test execution is to monitor the vital metrics of the infrastructure hosting the application while under load. How else will you know why the end user Read Entire Entry