• .NET Testing & ALM

    Generating and Analyzing Project Data Using Test Studio

    I mentioned in my last post on project data and analytics that testers and other project professionals certainly use data generated through various tools in helping us determine application quality, our progress to schedule, and to track defects, for example.  But the organization of the data and our inability to ask the right questions prevents us from deeply understanding our software. Why is it so important that we understand our data beyond a few graphs and charts?  The reason is that many projects fail altogether and are cancelled.  Many more don’t achieve all of their important objectives.  One of the ...
    October 10, 2013
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    New Solutions for Scheduling Issues and More

    This week there are several new solutions for scheduling issues in Test Studio 2013 R1, as well as some tweaks to old docs that may help you out. The new scheduling architecture is simpler and more reliable than ever before, but you can still run into some complications. In some scenarios—for example, if you delete a test project on disk before removing the scheduled test runs in the Results view—you might have scheduled test runs that you can't remove or edit. If you run into this issue, you can remove the scheduled test run on disk. Also, if you ...
    October 07, 2013
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    It's All About the Data

    We collect a lot of data during the testing process, but whether we put it to good use is a different story.  We run individual tests of test cases, and determine if they pass or fail.  If they fail, we determine at what point they fail, and provide the steps necessary to replicate that failure. We look for performance of individual transactions early on in the testing process, then when our goal turns toward deployment, we add virtual users to determine the behavior characteristics of the application and servers under stress, as well as whether it can successfully handle the ...
    October 04, 2013
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    New troubleshooting articles for Test Studio Load Testing

    Now that we have a new Load Testing architecture, we're re-organizing the troubleshooting articles to bring everything up to speed. Most of the old issues with load have been resolved. For those that remain, we're creating new articles to help you resolve them more easily. First, if you don't get any load traffic when making requests to localhost, use the machine name or IP address. Simple. Next, some load tests still record duplicate dynamic targets. While there's no way to avoid this, you can make sure to select the repeated variable in all steps it is used ...
    September 30, 2013
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    Extending Test Studio in the Real World

    Updated: Fixed a few formatting and badly positioned graphics. No tool can ever possibly meet every team’s needs out of the box. It’s crucial to select tools that are extendable or customizable to handle things specific to you and your team. Test Studio gives you the ability to customize a number of things under the hood. One great feature is tying into events for test lists in order to handle setup or teardown steps. This lets you do things like load baseline datasets, clear out test-generated data, or perform configuration actions. The post below is written by Ivaylo Angelov, a ...
    September 30, 2013