• .NET Testing & ALM

    It's All About the Data

    October 04, 2013 Share
    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 ...
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    New troubleshooting articles for Test Studio Load Testing

    September 30, 2013 Share
    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 ...
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    Extending Test Studio in the Real World

    September 30, 2013 Share
    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 ...
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    New Load and Scheduling Articles for Test Studio

    September 24, 2013 Share
    Now that Test Studio has a new scheduling and load testing architecture, our documentation updates can help you get the most out of our new and old scheduling and load testing features.  First, we have a new guide for an existing feature: our new Export Load Results walkthrough shows how to convert your Test Studio Load Test results to HTML or Excel spreadsheet format. Next, we have some help for responding to some load testing problems that may have popped up for a while: the No Results Data article explains what to do when you aren't getting results back ...
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    More Data and Better Analytics Lead to Better Quality Decisions

    September 24, 2013 Share
    Software development and testing processes have the potential to create a lot of useful data. With fast computers and new software tools, we can use that data in innovative ways to dramatically improve how we look at problems and make decisions. Gartner has named data and analytics as a disruptive force in the testing industry in its latest automated testing Magic Quadrant. Today, for our decisions regarding characteristics like quality, “doneness”, impact of defects, and test coverage, we all too often rely on our experience, instincts, and “gut feel”. While those decisions are sometimes correct, much of the time ...