What is LoadRunner’s DFE Part 2 (GWT)

Previously we looked at using DFE to help make scripts that utilize XML to make it more readable and easier to parameterize. There is another way to use DFE, beyond making a script more readable. Sometimes DFE may be required for the script to run properly. Some applications use what is called GWT (Google Web Toolkit). To use GWT DFE, first you need to identify when an application is using GWT.

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What is LoadRunner’s DFE Part 1 (XML)

DFE is short for Data Format Extension. In simple terms DFE allows for easier LoadRunner scripting by allowing us to decode and encode normally unreadable or formatted data that the may be sent between the client and the server.

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HP ALM 12 and HP Sprinter Overview Videos

Last week, we released two overview videos featuring HP ALM and HP Sprinter. Watch both overview videos, produced by Northway, that highlight the key features, functionality and modules in HP ALM 12 and HP Sprinter 12.

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When Business Decisions Trump Technical Performance Scores

I recently decided to go through an exercise with our webmaster to ensure the best performance for the end user experience on our web site. The results are fascinating as the technical person in me wrestles with the business person in me.

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ALM / Performance Center 12 – ALM Web Client

The new ALM Web Client introduced in version 12 is built on “HTML5/JavaScript” technology – available for all ALM and Performance Center installations.

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LoadRunner Analysis: “No Stop_Time Value Defined” Error Fix

I was running a load test overnight (SOAK) for 10 hours. Something happened overnight, and the Controller machine locked up. I could not log into it or connect to it remotely. It had to be rebooted. When it came back up, I tried to recollate the results for this test and launch analysis. I received this error message

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Service Virtualization – QA’s best friend

HP’s Service Virtualization is a solution that can be leveraged by both the QA team and the development team to create applications faster with better quality.

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World Quality Report Review

CapGemini has released the 5th edition of their World Quality Report. This blog gives a high level overviews with come commentary.

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Northway Interviews Perfbyte’s James Pulley

Many people in the IT world know James Pulley as a thought leader regarding performance testing. We recently had a chance to catch up with James and ask him some questions about his views on the performance testing industry, as well as his involvement in the online show Perfbytes.

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Buzzword Bingo Card Update For HP Discover 2014

Ever year, we put together a new list of buzz words that you are likely to hear over and over. As technology changes, so do the buzzwords.

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