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Winrunner – Life-Long Test Automation Lessons


The Death of Winrunner

I came across some old HP test tool training manuals recently and they reminded me of that cold, fateful day in February of 2008 when I received the HP end-of-support email officially killing off WinRunner. The following is my automation tribute to its passing.

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Performance Testing Concepts – What are Concurrent Users?

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What are Concurrent Users?

If you’re new to performance testing, one of the first concepts you’ll need to grasp is what concurrent users are. This may come up, for instance, when a manager comes to you — the performance tester — and ask how many concurrent users your site/application can handle. It sounds straightforward enough, but many people don’t really understand what the term “concurrent user” means from a performance testing perspective. Concurrent users are a key performance testing concept.

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Selenium + AutoIT: How to Automate Non-Browser Based Functionality

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The Problem

My team is currently working on a project using Behavior Driven Development and Java. Our main application is browser-based, so we’re also using the Selenium WebDriver with Java; however, our application also has other thick client applications integrated into it.

Most of our automation efforts are fine when using Selenium with BDD, but issues arise whenever we need to perform actions against the thick client applications when testing certain workflows. What to do?

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Clean Test Code – Test Automation Code is Real Code

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Is Test Automation real Development?

As test engineers, how often have we proclaimed that test automation code is real code– and should be treated like any other development project?

I say it all the time.

Since test automation code is development code, it should adhere to the same standards –code reviews and the like–just like any other development effort.

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Book Review – Scrum Noir – A Silo to Hell

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Scrum Noir – A Silo to Hell

Are you on a scrum team that tries to close a sprint without doing any testing? Are you working in an “agile” environment in a two-week sprint that feels more like an endless, accelerated mini-waterfall project? Do the developers on your team automatically assume that any story that contains the word “test” in it is someone else’s responsibility?

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QTP UFT – How to Get a WebElements CSS Style Attributes

HP UFT 11.50

How to get a CSS Style Attribute using UFT

If you’re a long-time user of QuickTest Professional you’ve probably always wished there was an easy way to grab a web page field’s CSS style attributes. Until recently, the only way to get this functionality was to create your own custom (and sometime unreliable) solution to do this.

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Selenium – Create an Executable Java Test

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Using Selenium to automate repetitive tasks

Selenium is normally used for the automation of and end-to-end testing against a web application. But sometimes you may just want to automate some repetitive task that you do often to simply save yourself some time. Or you can create an application that executes Selenium actions, but pauses after certain steps to allow you to visually inspect hard-to-automate, visually intensive activities. You can use Selenium for these types of tasks as well.

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UFT API – How to Get a User’s Input at RunTime using an InputBox

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How to create a input dialog in UFT API

Once in a while you might have to create a UFT API test that needs some user input at runtime. Ideally this should be rare, since normally the whole point of automating most tests is to be able to run them overnight unattended.

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LoadRunner 11.52 Patch 2 – Fix for OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug

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LoadRunner Heartbleed Issue

I just wanted to create a quick post to let you know that HP just released a fix for the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug for LoadRunner 11.52. Because OpenSSL is a 3rd party product that is embedded with LR, to be safe, HP is releasing this patch.

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How to run a Selenium Script in LoadRunner

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Getting Started with LoadRunner, Eclipse and Selenium

Before you begin, save yourself some time and make sure that you’re using the 32bit version of Eclipse

    . I actually had an issue getting this to work at first, and had to open a ticket with HP support. The resolution was changing to 32bit Eclipse, after which everything worked fine.

Also — you need LoadRunner 12, but the good news is that LoadRunner 12 is now free to use for up to 50 concurrent users. So go ahead and download and follow along – it’s free.

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