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Sharing HP’s point of view on Application Lifecycle Management, sharing customer best practices and advice on managing the lifecycle of applications from concept to retirement.

The first service pack for LeanFT and UFT is now available! Get it here!

It is amazing how much can be accomplished in a service pack done with only ~two months of hard work focused on the customers’ most urgent needs.   Tools with Mobile Center.JPG

Keep on reading to find out what the first service pack for LeanFT and UFT 12.5 is all about


Were you born to test? Software and QA that is!

starwest_2015.pngJoin the HP Software team in sunny Anaheim, CA for STARWEST, the premier event for software testers and quality assurance professionals. 


STARWest covers the gamut of testing needs with 100+ learning and networking opportunities over six full days. HP Software will be exhibiting and discussing innovations and best practices to your timely testing challenges, see you there!

How to add function library to solution in HP Unified Functional Testing


Most HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT)/QuickTest Professional (QTP) users are familiar with the Function libraries (FL). These libraries provide functions for the assigned test. In this current release, the user can add the FL under solution, which gives the user an easy way to manage and store the FLs.


Continue reading to learn more about how to add function libraries under solution in UFT 12.50

(This post was written by Bo Tian(Allen) from the HP UFT R&D Team)


re:Invent—don’t miss this opportunity to examine the latest in load testing

reinvent.jpgAre you looking for a five-star experience when it comes to a load testing solution? Are you looking for a solution that is fast and reliable, with accurate application performance information?


Keep reading to find out how to connect with us at AWS re:Invent to discuss the latest in load testing.

Your vote matters! Vote for HP for the DevOps Dozen

DevOps at HP Discover.PNGHave you stopped to think about how big the impact of DevOps will have on traditional IT?  I’m not sure I have the  best description, but I like “Massive”.  


When you look under the covers of DevOps, consider how the principles of Lean, continual improvement and the process of easing of silos will result in a very different IT organization and culture.  


Keep reading to learn more about the approaches to DevOps and how we’re working to help you achieve your goals.

Labels: DevOps

Out plan, out test, out deliver: The World Quality Report meets the Quality Trifecta

WQR_trifecta_image4.jpgSeveral weeks and a few major events ago, I proposed that business success requires a laser focus on the “quality trifecta”. This theory is based on the rationale that the pace of innovation cannot come at the price of poor quality. 

While the concept of the quality trifecta definitely spurred some lively conversations, it remained an academic conversation for me. That is until I got my hands on this year’s World Quality Report, the seventh annual research collaboration of HP, Capgemini and Sogeti. Read on as the World Quality Report highlights the importance of the Quality Trifecta for today’s digital business success.

Worldwide insight from the World Quality Report—2015 edition

 WQR 2015.jpgI have witnessed some amazing changes in IT over my career. When I started, we were still pedaling stone cars with our feet, and now we practically have teleportation with our mobile devices.


Keep reading to find out what the 2015 World Quality Report says about the latest trends and how companies are responding to them. 


Especially how they are staying ahead of the competition in a world that's moving so fast it seems like everything is just flying out of the water.

Start your HP LeanFT or UFT journey in seconds. We’re here to assist if needed

Are you looking to evaluate or buy a functional testing tool? HP LeanFT and Unified Functional Testing 12.5 are now available for you through new channels.


Keep reading to find out how easy, cost effective  and  flexible it can be

An in-depth look at the UFT Runtime Engine in UFT 12.50

The Unified Functional Testing (UFT) Runtime Engine is a core component of UFT.

This includes the minimum set of runtime1.pngfeatures enabling you to run various tests (UFT, GUI, API and BPT).


This article will guide you through the different aspects of the Runtime Engine and what it means for you.


(This post was written by Qian, Pengcheng (Paul) from the HP UFT R&D Team)

The magic of creating a lot from a little with HP Service Virtualization

Service virtualization 1.PNGApplication architectures are getting more and more complex and interconnected—but timelines to deliver new features aren’t getting any longer. With so many types of components and services needed to test the true quality of an app in complex environments, time and costs continue growing to keep these things constantly available.


Keep reading to find out how HP Service Virtualization simulation software can take a small amount of data from your Dev environment and to learn more about the service and simulate it.


Guest post by Miriam Shahidi, solution architect, HP Service Virtualization

Keyword View Enhancement in UFT 12.50

UFT provides two views to view a test: the Expert View and the Keyword View. In the Expert View, users can write VBScript code for the test action.

 In this article we go over the enhancements that we introduced to the Keyword View that go hand in hand with those in Expert View in UFT 12.50.


(This post was written by Jason from the HP UFT R&D Team)

Introducing Cross Browser Testing with UFT 12.50

Record and Run Settings.pngThere are various browsers today, and different browsers may behave differently, which makes maintaining test script for web application quite challenging.


In Unified Functional Testing 12.50, we introduced a new feature we call “Cross Browser Testing”, which makes it easier to reuse the same web test script for different browsers without needing to script it again.

(This post was written by Liu, Yun-Sheng (Easton) from the HP UFT R&D Team)

Improve your agile quality strategy with HP Agile Manager

Agile Manager money.jpgYour organization’s success depends on flexibility and ability to rapidly adapt to market trends, and innovate faster. Looking within your organization, it also depends on increased business efficiency and effectiveness. These two can—and need to be—achieved together.


Keep reading to find out how you can improve your agile strategy and improve your organization’s outlook as a result.

Labels: Agile

Big Data meets speed and quality—Agile dev and testing with the HP Startup Accelerator program

Haven Startup Accelerator.jpgToday in Boston, at the HP Big Data Conference, HP launched the Haven Startup Accelerator, a new program for Haven developers and innovators working to build the next great idea or business breakthrough powered with big data.


Keep reading to find out how this new program will help remove traditional barriers to cost and access.

Because quality needs Big Data and Big Data needs quality—ADM is live at the HP Big Data Conference

seize the data.PNGFellow Application Delivery, Development, QA, testing, performance engineering and DevOps colleagues—it’s time to SEIZE THE DATA!


The HP ADM product and R&D team will be live at the HP Big Data Conference next week in Boston, exhibiting and speaking about the two sides of the relationship between application development and testing and Big Data. Keep reading to find out how you can see big data in action to improve your performance testing and application delivery.

💪 Are You an Agile Superhero?

AgileSuperhero_v11.jpgWe’re packing our bags for Agile 2015 in Maryland next week. HP Software is a Gold Sponsor for the 13th annual Agile 2015 Conference. This is the largest Agile software event in the world. This insightful event is sold out and will host over 2,200 attendees, including  executives, product managers developers consultants and academics. Over 200 Agile experts, practitioners, thought leaders, authors, and innovators will speak.

Labels: Agile

Lighter, HTML-based Run Results Report now available in HP Unified Functional Testing 12.50

Most HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT)/QuickTest Professional (QTP) users are familiar with the Run Results Viewer (RRV), which provides a rich UI for viewing the test run report. But it is resource-heavy because it requires a dedicated installation.  With UFT 12.50, you can view test run results in a HTML-based report format, which is lighter and faster.


Continue reading to learn more about the new HTML report in UFT 12.50.


(This post was written by Yuanhai Xu (Solever) from the HP UFT R&D Team)

LeanFT and UFT 12.5 are now available to accelerate your application delivery

We announced the release of LeanFT at HP Discover last June. And while that news was certainly exciting, I am proud to announce that LeanFT and UFT 12.5 are  now available to download!Capture.JPG


Keep reading to find out how you can download it and to learn more about their unique capabilities for your functional testing environment.

DevOps: Get your application integration on... continuously

Lion.jpgDevOps is big, new, sexy and utterly terrifying if you look at the whole of it… so don’t, look at the parts.


Today let’s take a look at Continuous Integration and why I think it is a good place to start on your DevOps journey. (And you will find out what this lion has to do with DevOps!)

Labels: Agile

Success in threes: Embrace a quality “Trifecta” to deliver winning apps in the Idea Economy

triple crown.jpg

“Things happen in threes.” This is a common observance or superstition. But in the past month I have witnessed this concept come true over multiple occasions.


For software, this concept plays a vital role in achieving quality apps. Keep reading to find out the three sides of quality.



Test more, test faster! Deliver Microsoft apps with HP’s quality management

Quality is more important than ever, when it comes to your apps. Users have a never-ending supply of competitive options, and less tolerance for poor quality software. HP Quality Center introduces the Community Edition, on Microsoft Azure!


Guest post by Matt Brayley-Berger; Sr. Product Marketing Manager, HP ALM and Quality Center 

DevOps: Getting Started on the Journey

DevOps Elephant.PNGDevOps is big, new, sexy and utterly terrifying if you look at the whole of it… so don’t, look at the parts instead.


Keep reading to find out how I recommend you remove the fear from DevOps and work the concepts into your environment. (And why this elephant is sitting at the top of this blog.)

3 key Insights to Fuel your Apps for the Idea Economy

Discover lobby 2.PNGWhew, last week was quite a whirlwind. If you weren’t there, HP Discover was electric. I attended the event “virtually”, but I still followed along and I am so excited about the future of apps in the idea economy.


Keep reading to find out the three main insights I gleaned from the event.

Increase your understanding of DevOps in 15 minutes

DevOps booth.PNGThe second day of HP Discover is wrapping up and I am encouraged by the conversations I am having with customers and with attendees. They are telling me that they appreciate HP’s view on DevOps and how we are working hard to show it as a complete package to increase speed to market.


Keep reading to find out how you can learn more about DevOps, look beyond the trends and really discover the potential for yourself.

Labels: DevOps

Turn around, don’t drown—Quality is key for today’s software

Turn around.PNGHP Discover is now fully underway. I have spent the past two days speaking with customers and partners about software trends and the industry as a whole.


Keep reading to find out what role software quality plays in the future.


Guest post by  Kim Yeo,  product marketing manager, HP Service Virtualization

Shift your agile and DevOps testing left with HP LeanFT

They say “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”.  That is not true this week!  I’m in Vegas this week at HP Discover, meeting with customers, sharing stories and learning tons.  Come find me if you’re here too.  We often have news to share at Discover, and this year did not fail to disappoint.  One of the most significant announcements is a new functional test automation solution called HP Lean Functional Testing (LeanFT).  It lets you write functional GUI automation tests in C# or Java, inside your IDE, which you can then run as part of your Continuous Integration and DevOps pipeline.


HP LeanFT supports a wide range of technologies that are used by modern applications, and is easy to learn.  Continue reading to learn more about this innovative solution for developers, testers/automation engineers, and DevTesters.

3 “Can’t miss” DevOps sessions at HP Discover

DevOps at HP Discover.PNGI am walking around the Sands Convention Center and the excitement for HP Discover is humming. The final touches are being put on the show floor and everyone is ready to display what HP Has been working on.


Keep reading to find out what three sessions focused on DevOps that you need to add to your session scheduler (if you haven’t already).

Labels: DevOps

Are you ready to deliver amazing apps fast with confidence? Race for the stars in VR at HP Discover

race for the stars banner.jpgHave you had the opportunity to play with the latest generation of Virtual Reality? Join us at HP Discover for your chance to experience Google Cardboard.


Keep reading to learn more about our Race for the Stars challenge at the DevOps area in the Discover Zone!

Labels: Agile

Are you all about apps and mobile? Learn about the one session you can’t afford to miss!

how to tame app delivery in the wild west of mobile.pngWe are T-minus five days and counting before HP’s largest user conference of the year, HP Discover in Las Vegas, NV. This year’s event runs from June 2-4th. I’m hoping you are packing your bags and heading west (Or east if you are on the West Coast) for a wild week full of discovery, insight, demonstration, debate and learning.


Vegas is not just the scene of the Wild West stories, it is also the stage for the most interesting keynote of them all. Apps are moving and changing faster than the score in an NBA championship basketball game and if you are aiming to be an “Application Warrior” (no pun intended) this is the “key” keynote to pencil in your schedule.

Keep reading to learn more.

Get the latest buzz on Application Delivery Management!

adm cowboy.jpgThe fast pace of digital business innovation is dizzying and sometimes it can feel like a Wild West for applications teams. This is true whether you are in development, testing, DevOps, architecture or are a business analyst.


When you attend HP Discover, June 2-4 in Las Vegas you can learn how to keep pace with these trends.

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  • I have more than 12 years in IT, with over 10 years working with the HP Quality Management suite of tools—seven as a Professional Services consultant for Mercury/HP. Additionally, I am the Regional Practice Lead for the Quality Management Strategy and Solutions organization which helps drive inovation in the areas of Best Practices and constancy of delivery.
  • Bruce Randall has 18 years of experience in technology product management and product marketing, has authored numerous articles, whitepapers and other content, and has presented in multiple technology forums. More importantly, Bruce has enjoyed working with thousands of customers and technology stakeholders to better understand their problems and to address them with technology solutions and services.
  • Lending 20 years of IT market expertise across 5 continents, for defining moments as an innovation adoption change agent.
  • Eric Odell has over 15 years’ experience in enterprise technology as the head of product marketing for numerous B2B startups. His background includes mobile, email security & archiving, application lifecycle management, the cloud, and software development tools. His key expertise and research focuses on mobility and the user experience.
  • GTM Marketing for HP Software's ADM team. I am passionate about design, digital marketing, and emerging tech.
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  • Kelly has over 20 years experience with enterprise systems and software in individual contributor and manager roles across product management, business development and product marketing. A majority of my focus has been in areas directly related to applications spanning from developer environments, enterprise Java, integration middleware, SOA infrastructure, SOA Governance and now application lifecycle management. Kelly has a B.S. in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from the University of Santa Clara.
  • Malcolm is a functional architect, focusing on best practices and methodologies across the software development lifecycle.
  • Michael Deady is a Pr. Consultant & Solution Architect for HP Professional Service and HP's ALM Evangelist for IT Experts Community. He specializes in software development, testing, and security. He also loves science fiction movies and anything to do with Texas.
  • Oded Klimer is a User Experience Manager & Strategist at HP. For more than a decade he has been Innovating, testing creating, and managing successful User Experiences with a wide variety of products for start-ups as well as fortune 500 companies. Oded holds an M.Sc. from the Technion, majoring in Human Factors Centered Design
  • Backed up with over 20 years of IT experience ranging from Application Development, QA, Product Management and Product Marketing, Ofer Spiegel has acquired deep insight into the intricacies of Enterprise IT and its versatile challenges.
  • HP IT Distinguished Technologist. Tooling HP's R&D and IT for product development processes and tools.
  • 36-year HP employee that writes technical information for HP Software Customers.
  • Functional Architect, FT
  • Rick Barron is a Program Manager for various aspects of the PM team and HPSW UX/UI team; and working on UX projects associated with He has worked in high tech for 20+ years working in roles involving web design, usability studies, and mobile marketing. Rick has held roles at Motorola Mobility, Symantec and Sun Microsystems.
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