• .NET Testing & ALM

    First Look at Testing a Kendo UI Data Grid

    Telerik's Kendo UI provides a number of easy-to-use, flexible controls — or widgets — for developers working with HTML5 and jQuery. You've probably been using websites and applications built with Kendo UI already - Test Studio's new recording engine uses some of the Kendo UI control set. As a tester, you're likely more interested in how to use Test Studio than how it was built, and this is the first of a series of posts for you. One of the first Kendo UI widgets I used is the Data Grid (you can find my example code on GitHub, if you're so inclined). ...
    October 29, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Load Testing in Test Studio 2013 R2

    Web applications are a lot more complicated these days than even a few years ago.  We don’t hear a lot these days about Web services as a development technology, but virtually every Web application that uses commonly provided services will access those service via traditional Web services technology.  If your Web application reports on the weather, or provides a stock market update, you are using a Web service.  A Web service uses HTTP, but it runs the SOAP, REST, or similar protocol over that.  And if your stock market updates are slow or accumulating timeout errors, chances are you are ...
    October 28, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Expanded Dynamic Targets Documentation

    As part of our updates to the Test Studio Load Test documentation, we've added more information about using Dynamic Targets in your test. Dynamic Targets allow Test Studio Load Tests to track the value of key-value pairs contained in responses from the server under test, and include them in the appropriate follow-up requests. Since many web applications require user-specific values (like session IDs) to be returned with requests, this feature allows load test scenarios to simulate valid user traffic. This is important, since applications that do not receive valid key-value pairs may return errors. These errors typically create a greater ...
    October 28, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    Coming Soon - a Richer HTML5 Testing Experience

    Earlier this year we released Test Studio 2013, and our product team has been working hard on the next release ever since. We'll be showing you some of our upcoming features over the next few weeks, and I'm happy to kick things off by showing a little more love for HTML5. Now, before we look at Test Studio's new HTML5 support, I've got to point out that everything depends on the browsers' support. If your team has been developing HTML5 applications, you're probably already aware of sites like The HTML5 Test and Can I Use - be sure to visit ...
    October 23, 2013
  • .NET Testing & ALM

    New Load KB and Execution Extension Update

    Just a short post today: This week there are a couple of additions to the Test Studio docs that affect users of the current release. One is a new knowledge base article on analyzing load test results; the other is an important update to our code sample for Execution Extensions. The new KB article explains how to take some common theories about interpreting load test results data and apply them to Test Studio Load Tests. Our Execution Extension code sample now explains that changes to the Scheduling Architecture in 2013 R1 mean that variables in the OnBeforeTestExecution and ...
    October 21, 2013