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A few months back I made a major update to The UFT API Testing Manifesto. The newer version now includes three new chapters:

  • BPT
  • Performance Testing
  • Debugging

I also added many new sections, corrections and an appendix on how to create your own web service.

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Discover the benefits of testing Legacy code

Testing Legacy Code

Discover the benefits of testing Legacy code

Are you working on a project that needs to test older Legacy applications? Do you feel that your skills are being wasted on older technology? No worries! Your position might actually have more benefits than you would get if you were on a completely new Greenfield project.

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Selenium and IE – Getting Them to Work Together

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Selenium and IE

Most blog posts and help forums will tell you to avoid testing against Internet Explorer at all costs. I tend to agree, but if you’re like me it’s simply not an option.

Due to the nature of my work, not only must I run against IE, but it’s the only browser our application supports, so there’s no way around it.

If you’re working under similar circumstances, you may be struggling with how to make your tests more reliable against IE. I recently spoke with Jim Evans, the guy behind the Selenium.Net bindings and the IEDriver to ask him about this very issue.

There are a number of interesting things I gleaned from my recent TestTalks podcast episode 28 on how to succeed with Selenium and IE. Here are some highlights from my conversation with Jim:

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Review – Test Automation with CodedUI

MIcrosoft CodedUI

How to use Microsoft CodedUI

Do you need to automate both browser-based and Windows-based applications? Not sure what tool to use? I think one of the most overlooked tools for test automation is Microsoft CodedUI.

In my experience there are limited resources available that help people learn CodedUI, which is why I was excited when I came across Marcel de Vries’ Pluralsight Course, Test Automation with CodedUI.

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Revealed: Four Secret Functions Hidden in QTP and UFT

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Revealed: Four Secret Functions Hidden in QTP and UFT

Did you know that HP purposely hides certain functions available in QTP and UFT? Today we take a look at four of the most popular undocumented features that can be found in both QuickTest Professional and Unified Functional Testing.

The Four Hidden QTP/UFT Features:

  • Highlight
  • TestArgs
  • Mercury.DeviceReplay
  • Reporter Methods


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HP UFT – Browser Certification Pack for UFT 11.53 Patch 4

HP QTP, Service Test, LoadRunner Patch

HP Patch Release

Good news for HP UFT 11.53 test engineers, recently HP released patch 4 for UFT 11.53.

Patch Dependencies

This path does have a dependency on the previous patch 3(00082). So make sure you have that installed before proceeding with installing patch 4.

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Selenium WebDriver Version 2.44.0 Released

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Selenium WebDriver

There’s good news for automation engineers that use Selenium – a new version 2.44.0 was just released for most of the Selenium language bindings.

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HP LoadRunner + Mobile Center Integration Patch

HP QTP, Service Test, LoadRunner Patch

HP LoadRunner + Mobile Center Integration Patch

Just a quick post to let you know that it looks like HP has a new product offering called HP Mobile Center that allows their other products, like UFT and LoadRunner, to integrate with it.

To this end, HP has released a new patch for early adopters of LoadRunner with HP Mobile Center.

What’ New in HP Patch LR_03451

Patch LR_03451 allows the integration of LoadRunner’s TruClient – native Mobile protocol with HP Mobile Center 1.0. This allows you to test mobile applications on real devices.

It sounds cool, but to be honest this is the first time I’ve heard of Mobile center. Stay tuned for future posts as I learn more about this product.

How to get the Patch

Thanks to HP’s legal department, I can no longer post their patches directly on my site’s download section; however, you can click on this link to automatically download this one directly from HP:

Book Review – PhantomJS Cookbook

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PhantomJS Cookbook by Rob Fiesel

Maybe you’re a selenium automation engineer looking for more info on headless browser automation. Or you’re a developer who wants to automate some unit tests. You might even be an engineer who is concerned about your application’s performance. The PhantomJS Cookbook by Rob Fiesel has plenty of recipes to satisfy all three types of users.

In his PhantomJS Cookbook, Rob covers the fundamentals of the headless browser as well as a variety of testing tasks of varying degrees of difficulty.
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About a month ago I gave a webinar for the VIVIT HP UFT group on The Basics of API testing Using HP’s Unified Functional Testing (UFT).

Since then I’ve received a few emails asking me to rerecord the webinar because of the bad quality of the VIVIT recording. You asked for it — here it is. I broke the webinar down into two videos.
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