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[…]

Test Competition Results!

It was a quiet Friday Morning in the United States.  Or, I mean, Friday afternoon in India and Singapore.  Later in New Zealand, and in Europe ...

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 Consultant's Gambit

The class where I learned method-R performance tuning also taught me something else, something I call the consultant's gambit. This is that story.

Update: One Month To Test Competition!

On March 11th, 2013, registration for the test competition closed.

More On Power

One of our contributors, Pete Walen, recently put out a blog post on leadership and power.  It is a good post; if you enjoy reading long-form articles that are more conversation than bullet-points, I suspect you'll get a kick out of it.

Method R Meets Profiling

If you've been following me talk about Method-R, you might wonder how I learned it.  In my case, I learned it the "right way", the "official way":  My employer brought in a consultant to teach a three-day class in performance tuning.  Method-R was the method he taught.

Test Competition Frequently Asked Questions

It hasn't been easy to organize our first test competition. We've had to look for collaboration tools, make sure they scale, plan the scoring, find a way to record the bugs, figure out what to test ...

On Power

Every week on "The Apprentice" may be different, but we know one thing:  Donald Trump is going to walk in, ask questions, fire someone, and drive on.

Test Competition Update

It has been two weeks since we announced the details and how to register for the NRGGlobal test competition.  Since that time, we've had three teams register.

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. 

The Killer App Finale

Last week I posted The Killer App, the story of a real software project with a cliff-hanger, pick-a-path ending.  It's time to close the loop.

More On The Test Competition

Over the past two weeks I have spent a great deal of time doing research, gathering resources, and judging interest in an on-line test competition in software testing.  My conclusion is kind of like Nike.

The Killer App

We called it the Killer App, and, for the insurance industry, it was magic.

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[…]

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[…]

Understanding the difference between total users and concurrent users.

Many of our clients have enterprise applications that are accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Their applications may be accessed remotely from all over the world.  In such cases, total users could number in the thousands.

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.

10 Steps to load test a business application

1. Test from the end user's perspective