• .NET Testing & ALM

    Dynamic Frames? No Problem.

    Many sites and web applications are using iframe elements to create tabs or sections on the page which the user can enable/disable/move at will. These often are being created in such a way that putting an ID on each frame is difficult or not feasible. As each frame is created or destroyed, of course, the index of a given frame within the frames collection changes. These factors combine, making it very difficult for an automation framework to reliably locate elements within the frames. Beginning with the R2 release, Test Studio 2013 introduces Custom Tags for Frames, a way to ...
    December 09, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Using Test Studio Load Testing With Mobile Clients

    Testing with mobile clients is difficult, but it’s an essential part of load testing applications today.  A large and ever-increasing percentage of application traffic comes from mobile devices, and the unique interactions and communication aspects of these devices has to figure into how we understand the load on the application. Test Studio 2013 R2 lets testers record test scripts on mobile devices and capture that traffic within Test Studio.  Those scripts can be managed like any other Test Studio script, and played back as a part of a load test.  Moreover, you can set the percentages of traffic from individual ...
    November 27, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Distribute Your Tests

    As your suite of tests - both functional UI tests and load tests - grows, so should your use of Test Studio's more advanced features; there's no reason to be running your tests by hand. Craft your tests well, use good test lists, and finally spread out the processing. Test Studio's new remote execution engine makes distribution and scheduling of your tests easier than ever. When you start the setup for remote execution, there are some details you'll need to know. There are a few components that you’ll be using: A storage service, which is connected to a ...
    November 25, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Load Testing Web Services With Test Studio

    Many web sites make use of Web services, either in-house services or those from a third party.  Web services perform tasks common across many applications, such as stock market tickers, weather reports, and news feeds. If the Web service is in-house, testers have to determine if it meets the required performance and load characteristics.  If the service is provided by a third party, you want to make sure that it is meeting your Service Level Agreement regarding the number of simultaneous users and response times.  Test Studio will have the ability to help you determine this. Let’s take a look ...
    November 20, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Agile and Testing: It Only Makes Sense

    As agile methodologies continue to grow in popularity in enterprise software development, many testers are unsure of their role in the process.  Often it seems like unit testing is done by developers, acceptance testing by the product owner or users, and functional testing not at all.  This leave testers wondering if test plans, test cases, UI testing, and defect management have any place at all in software today. There are still important roles for traditional testers in Agile methodologies, but these roles require a shift in both skills and thought processes.  There is no question that testers have to be ...
    November 15, 2013