• .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
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Cloudy with a Chance of Testing

    Greetings, Testers. Over the past several weeks, we've been talking about four technology trends that have been identified as disruptive, and Peter & I discussed them in our recent webinar. For example, there's the cloud, "a colloquial expression used to describe a variety of different types of computing concepts that involve a large number of computers connected through a real-time communication network such as the Internet." [wikipedia's description] In real terms, for us that means one or more virtual systems that we can use to host our data or applications without adding IT staff or hardware in ...
    November 08, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Three Improvements to Cross-Browser Test Recording and Editing

    Earlier this year, Test Studio 2013 brought recording to Chrome and Firefox. That was a start, and now it's time to take the next step. R2 2103, scheduled to be released in December, brings some changes to the ribbon and more flexibility to running and recording tests. First of all, we've simplified the toolbar - bringing the controls for recording and running tests together in the first section of the ribbon, now labeled Recorder/Run. Instead of selecting a browser in one section, then searching for the Record button in a different ribbon section, you now can choose ...
    November 05, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Waiting...

    Greetings, Testers. As you're no doubt aware, Web applications these days often have controls and elements that are populated without a full page refresh - using Ajax for example - and this means that automated tests need a little additional help. Traditionally, automated tests perform their actions and validations based on feedback from the browser, given when a page has finished loading. If the contents of the page are changing without a page load, then the browser doesn't report that back to Test Studio. There are plenty of cases where a person would know to wait for something to happen, ...
    November 04, 2013