• .NET Testing & ALM

    New Load and Scheduling Articles for Test Studio

    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 ...
    September 24, 2013
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    More Data and Better Analytics Lead to Better Quality Decisions

    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 ...
    September 24, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Power of Dynamic Test Lists

    Test Lists are a great way to organize tests and get execution results summarized. Telerik Test Studio includes the standard “Static” Test List that allows you to add existing tests from your project, but there is a small maintenance penalty for using the static list because each time you add a new test to your project it must be added to one of the existing test lists. One of the underlying principals of Test Studio is to decrease the overall maintenance cost traditionally associated with automated testing. Within the world of test lists we have done this by creating the ...
    September 23, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    The Brave New World of Mobile Testing

    Greetings, Testers. Peter and I have been thinking, talking and writing these past few weeks about changes we've seen over the past few years in the application development and testing field. I suspect that the most visible change to computing and applications — the one that, if you asked the average person on the street they would be most likely to mention — is the rise of mobile computing. The numbers vary between analysts, but I've seen reports estimating that somewhere on the order of 500 million smartphones[i] will have been shipped by the end of next year and ...
    September 19, 2013
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    No, Grumpy Testers Don’t Have Cooties (Or, Why Devs Should Talk to Testers)

    Yesterday I wrote about things testers can learn from developers. Today I’d like to cover the flipside of that picture: what developers can learn from testers. Yes, there’s a significant amount of knowledge that can flow the other way, too! Developers can learn many things from testers that will help the team be more productive and ship better value to the customers. Unfortunately, devs will have to get past some stereotypes about testers. Too often testers get viewed as the angry, overly critical people who lose sight of important aspects of a project. Like focusing on shipping versus endless ...
    September 18, 2013