• .NET Testing & ALM

    Using Test Studio Load Testing With Mobile Clients

    November 27, 2013 Share
    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 ...
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    30 Days of TDD – Day 24 – Strictly Mocking

    November 25, 2013 Share
    As I mentioned in my previous post, TDD is easy to do in a green field situation. However for most developers these types of projects are few and far between. Sometimes the brown field project we’re working on don’t lend themselves to unit testing. In the last post I demonstrated how Future Mocking can help in situations where mocking is difficult due to the use of statically bound dependencies. In this post I’ll show how using strict mocking can help ensure that you’re “after the fact” mocks of dependencies and methods are in line with how these components actually work.

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    Distribute Your Tests

    November 25, 2013 Share
    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 deatils you'll need to know. There are a few components that you’ll be using: A storage service, which is connected to a ...
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    Two Agile Myths- BUSTED!

    November 22, 2013 Share
    Agile is just a series of waterfalls There’s a lot more to being agile than just shortening the cycle. The waterfall process is defined by stages (or tollgates) that happen in serial - Requirements, Design, Construction, Verification, and then Maintenance. Agile incorporates all of these tasks in parallel, with a focus on collaboration, rapid feedback loops and the embracing of change. Each story (or item of value) moving through an agile queue can be labeled with similar states from waterfall. This does not make the sprint mini-waterfalls. Since the transitions are at the feature/story level (and not at the project ...
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    Load Testing Web Services With Test Studio

    November 20, 2013 Share
    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 ...