Automation for BizDevOps as a Whole.     Are you fully ready for the Agile Enterprise ?

When DevOps was introduced some 13 years ago, extending agile to operations created a seismic shift in the software development life cycle.  Operations and development teams had to streamline their processes to enable agile and continuous deployments. 

5 Reasons to Consider an Image Recognition Testing Tool

There's an ongoing debate in the applications development world on whether front end or back end testing is the most effective method. However, the discussion shouldn't be just about where the testing takes place, but rather about the ease of use and effectiveness of the tool. Traditional testing[…]

Installing Citrix XenApp 7.5 on Windows Server 2012

Installing Citrix XenApp 7.5 on Windows Server 2012 This blog will demonstrate my process of installing XenApp 7.5 on a Windows Server 2012. It is important that the account being used to install XenApp is part of a domain, this is necessary in order to manage Citrix Studio. In this article the[…]

Another Way to Monitor Performance

A few years ago, one of the companies I worked with created a "Production Application Support Team", or PAST.  These were the sysadmins and programmers intended as the next line of support after the helpdesk, who could triage some problems and perhaps actually fix them.

Performance Matters

By Matthew Heusser Hello; I am Matt Heusser, a risk management consultant and sometimes writer.  You can learn more about me at xndev.com. The folks at NRG Global have asked me to start blogging for them because their place in the community aligns with mine.  We are both interested in minimizing[…]

The Moment We've Been Waiting For

It’s here!  It’s here!  If you are reading this, then the Test Competition is finally here!

The Next Killer App

Today I'll cover the story of project number two, "just a little code" to integrate two systems.  But first, let's talk about my motivations. 

A Tale of Two Performance Projects

Imagine for a moment two companies have an identical problem - the website is slow.  Perhaps this is a huge problem; the company bet it's future on a new product, that customers sign up for on the web, and performance is bad enough that people are abandoning the site and going to the competition.[…]

System Shenanigans

Last week I put out the Black Swan In The Enterprise, which argued that most uptime planning comes from the ability to predict the future -- and sometimes, the future is wildly different that you would have predicted.  Things fall apart; the centre does not hold -- and they fall apart very[…]

An Online Test Competition

When the staff at NRGGlobal asked me to start blogging for them, they asked what we had in common, and what they could do for the test community.

Yugo Testing

Recently, I was invited to observe a colleague’s monthly stress test exercise. There is a large room filled with mangers and technicians, experts in various aspects of the system, general network specialists, application specialists, customer support representatives and a collection of people with[…]

The Black Swan In The Enterprise

Amazon’s Service level agreement for it’s cloud computer service is 99.95% uptime for a service region (that’s a data center) during a one year period.

(Just Starting to) Analyze Performance Data

If you've done any performance testing, or even seen a demo, you are probably familiar with the “big line graph” that is created as the test runs. A Typical Response Time Graph The typical scenario is simple:  Have the load tool start with one simultaneous user running a script.  Then add a new[…]

Testing .NET application in Citrix

Expanding with .Net application through Citrix Portal

Oracle Apps Tutorial: How to Automate Oracle EBS Patch Testing

Steve Sutphin, an Oracle expert for over 20 years, had this to say about using AppLoader for regression testing.

Testing web applications across different browsers and operating systems.

You have a client server application used through the web and another used through a fat client. Every month you need to install required automatic updates on different Windows Operating Systems and some application patches. Your users use the application on different Operating Systems and use[…]

Testing the Upgrade from Eclipsys 5.0 to Eclipsys 5.5:

If you are starting or thinking of starting your Eclipsys 5.5 upgrade, you are probably wondering what approach to take when testing the upgrade and what issues others have uncovered during testing.

Finding JVM Compatibility with a Java Test

Testing Java application to uncover Java Virtual Memory - JVMs compatibility:

10 Steps to load test a business application

1. Test from the end user's perspective