Top Five Things Testers Need to Know About Windows 10

Top Five Things Testers Need to Know About Windows 10 So Far

If you’re like me you’ve probably been seeing a lot of things in the news about Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10. Since Satya Nadella become CEO of Microsoft it seems like the company’s focus has really changed.

Where the previous CEO Steve Ballmer used to describe Microsoft as a service and device company, Nadella has discarded that concept and has tried to position Microsoft as a company capable of working across any platform — even those controlled by competitors — to help people become more productive. A great example of this is Microsoft teaming up with Dropbox to provide better support for Microsoft Office suite.

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How to Getting Started with SikuliX – VIDEO EXAMPLE

Getting Started with SikuliX

I recently spoke with the main developer and maintainer of SikuliX, Raimund Hocke, on Episode 40 of my TestTalks podcast. What’s cool about SikuliX is that it allows you to automate anything you see on your screen using image-based testing. After speaking with Raimund I thought it would also be helpful to create a quick video to show you just how easy it is to get started with SikuliX.

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How to Start Performance Testing- The Black Art Revealed

The Black Art of Performance Testing with Scott Moore

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Scott Moore about performance testing and LoadRunner in Episode 38 of TestTalks. The following are the top things I learned from the interview:

What is Performance Testing?

I think performance testing is one of those topics that are misunderstood by most teams. It’s important that before you start a new performance project you get everyone on the same page with the terms and the understanding of what is most important for your project.

Performance testing has multiple types of tests within its definition. One of the most commonly misunderstood concepts is Load testing vs Stress testing.

To help clarify the difference between the two Scott recommends that you choose which approach you are going to take and focus on one of these three areas:

  • The end user experience
  • The hardware performance
  • The software and how it scales

If you can break it down into one of these areas and find out which one is most important to the client, it goes a long way towards knowing how to position your tests.

This helps you to determine if you need to do a Load or Stress Test.

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