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  • Using C Macros in LoadRunner Vugen

    Posted on May 5, 2014 by Admin

    Introduction to C Macros
    C macros aren’t  discussed a lot by HP LoadRunner users, yet they are at the core of the C programming language used in VUGen. They can provide flexibility and power that reduces script development and maintenance times. A good example would be where a function cannot be used to encapsulate reusable code blocks because something in the code block must be known at compile time instead of at run time. In this case, there would be a global variable accessed within the code block, but the name of the variable Read Entire Entry

  • LoadRunner 12: New Licensing

    Posted on April 28, 2014 by Admin

    Community License
    Probably one of the biggest changes to the product is HP’s new “Community License Bundle”. This replaces the old “Instant-on License” where HP LoadRunner would work with 10 users for a limited amount of time. This new bundle includes 50 Vusers, but it excludes Vusers for the GUI (UFT integration), COM/DCOM, and template protocols. Template protocols include C, JAVA, JavaScript, VB and VB Script, C#/C++.NET and VB .NET Vuser (Visual Studio Add-in), Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), VB.NET Vuser (Visual Studi Read Entire Entry

  • LoadRunner 12: Manage Cloud Load Generators

    Posted on April 21, 2014 by Admin

    In our last blog article, we went through setting up an Amazon AWS account for EC2, and configuring AWS and LoadRunner in preparation for using Load Generators from the Cloud. At this point, we are ready to use them in a load test scenario.

    Let’s first look at using an existing machine. I installed a Micro instance of Windows 2012 Server (Standard Edition) in EC2. It’s really slow and won’t do much. HP does not recommend a Micro account, so keep in mind we’re only trying to demonstrate the features at this time. Th Read Entire Entry

  • LoadRunner 12: Configuring Cloud Load Generators

    Posted on April 14, 2014 by Admin

    Let’s explore using Load Generators from the Amazon EC2 Cloud in LoadRunner 12.  Many people have asked me about it, wondering about any “gotcha’s” that might be out there. I have found a couple. In this blog entry, I want to focus on the configuration and setup of LoadRunner. There is quite a bit to consider.

    First, set up an account instance on Amazon EC2. I was able to set up a free account with a Micro instance of a Windows 2012 Standard machine in less than thirty minutes.  However, using the Micro instance is no Read Entire Entry

  • LoadRunner 12: Step-By-Step Installation

    Posted on April 2, 2014 by Admin

    This is a visual walk-through of the LoadRunner 12 installation screens. This will allow you to preview installation so that you can know what to expect.

    After selecting the option to install the software, the following screens are presented:

    You may need to unblock the ports within the Windows Firewall so the LoadRunner Agent can run on the machine:

    Once installed, you should see the Community license bundle:

    If you are installing a stand-alone Generator, there is a choice for Performance Cen 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 ALM 11.52 Patch 1 Released

    Posted on August 15, 2013 by Admin

    HP ALM 11.52 Patch 1 (TD4QC_00350, TD4QC_00351, TD4QC_00349 and TD4QC_00348), which applies to HP ALM 11.52, was released on 08/15/13. This patch is a non-critical patch which includes new features, updates to existing features and addresses known defects and performance issues in version 11.52.
    Note:  The patch support model for ALM 11.5 has changed from the patch model used previously in versions of ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) and QC (Quality Center). New technology support, as well as fixes for known issues ar Read Entire Entry

  • HP UFT 11.52 Patch 1 Released

    Posted on August 13, 2013 by Admin

    HP UFT 11.52 Patch 1 (UFT_00056), which applies to HP UFT 11.52, was released on 08/13/13. This patch is a non-critical patch which addresses known defects in version 11.52. It also includes new environment support including support for Chrome 27, 28 and 29, and support for Firefox 22 and 23.
    Note:  The patch support model for UFT 11.5 has changed from the patch model used previously in versions of QTP (QuickTest Pro). New technology support, as well as fixes for known issues are now provided in cumulative service packs.
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  • HP UFT 11.5 Service Pack (11.52) Released

    Posted on June 7, 2013 by Admin

    HP UFT Service Pack 11.52 (UFT_00022), which applies to HP UFT 11.51 and 11.50, was released on 06/07/13. This service pack is a critical patch which includes updates to existing features and addresses known defects and performance issues in version 11.50 and 11.51. It also includes new environment support, new features and product enhancements.
    Note:  The patch support model for UFT 11.5 has changed from the patch model used previously in versions of QTP (QuickTest Pro). New technology support, as well as fixes for known issue Read Entire Entry

  • HP ALM 11.5 Service Pack (11.52) Released

    Posted on May 13, 2013 by Admin

    HP ALM Service Pack 11.52 (TD4QC_00333, TD4QC_00334, TD4QC_00332 and TD4QC_00331), which applies to HP ALM 11.50, was released on 05/13/13. This service pack is a non-critical patch which includes updates to existing features and addresses known defects and performance issues in version 11.50. It also includes new features and product enhancements.
    Note:  The patch support model for ALM 11.5 has changed from the patch model used previously in versions of ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) and QC (Quality Center). Ne Read Entire Entry