The Future of Testing Blog
Business innovation thrives with software innovation and quality matters now more than ever. Application teams are running to keep up with business demand by embracing the technologies and methodologies that will help them build faster with confidence to engage consumers, go mobile and release continuously. How does a modern testing team keep up? This blog will focus on the importance and role of the tester, the innovations in testing processes, test tools, test automation solutions and best practices and discuss how to balance speed with quality through Agile, mobile, web, composite and cloud application testing.

What does HP Service Virtualization have to do with Mother’s Day?

Kimm Yeo.jpgI am excited to introduce the newest member of the HP Application Lifecycle Development Management team, Kimm Yeo, new product marketing manager of HP Service Virtualization. With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, we chatted about her work with HP SV and how it resembles her other role as a mom.


Keep reading to get her tips to improving software testing and time management.


Post by Kim Lock,  Blog editorial team

Are you passionate about mobile apps? Don’t miss your opportunity to attend HP Discover 2015!

If you are passionate about mobile applications, then you won’t want to miss HP Discover in Las Vegas, June 2-4. This is your opportunity to get the latest in the mobile application lifecycle.


Keep reading to find out what all will be on-display during the three-day conference. To help you plead your case to attend, I have created a pre-written note that you can hand in to get permission to come.

Drowning in a sea of data - What do metrics mean to you?

Knowledge-work is critical to our world today, but it's quirky—especially as business becomes more reliant on software to drive new revenue and efficiencies. Most of this software creates copious amounts of data, though for some reason it's harder to estimate effort (for most companies) than ever before.


Keep reading to find out some of the challenges associated with this amount of data and how your team can handle it.

Tags: Agile| data| scrum

Your SAP is not an island—Remove your constraints with Service Virtualization

SAP Sapphire.PNGWhen I speak with developers and testers I often hear them complain about what they can’t do. Rarely do I hear them rave about what they can accomplish.


Keep reading to find out how you can get a demo of how HP Service Virtualization can help.


Guest post by Dave Flynn, Solutions Architect – Service Virtualization Evangelist

6 reasons HP Discover is going to be HOT this year

Las Vegas skyline.PNGHave you heard the news? The HP team will be at HP Discover and we will be showcasing the latest from our ALM 12.2 release that we launched in late March.


This is your opportunity to get your hands dirty and experience what this software has to offer! Keep reading to find out what I am most excited about for this year’s event and how you can connect with me in Las Vegas.

How does HP Service Virtualization play a key role for you in the mobile app economy?

Service Virtualization.jpgWith HP Service Virtualization, Development, Testing and Operations (break/fix) teams do not have to be delayed or develop untested releases because they do not have access to production systems.


Keep reading to find out how HP Service Virtualization enables you to simulate a service or system component behavior from a production environment in all of your pre-production environments.

HP Unveils Software Innovations to Help Businesses Win in the Mobile App Economy

Network Virtualization.jpg

Lifecycle Virtualization is key for the Agile delivery of mobile applications, so delays are minimized and quality delivered. This is why we announced new software releases designed to help organizations deliver mobile applications that delight customers and score five-star ratings today.


Keep reading to find out how these innovations can enable you to accelerate the delivery of every phase of the mobile app lifecycle.

Exciting news for Dev/Test: Get mobile and web apps ready for any network challenge

UFT on laptop.pngApp delivery teams must get smarter about how they test, so they can efficiently deliver high-quality apps that are optimized for mobile, web and cloud deployment.


Find out how new updates to HP’s Functional Testing suite of products, including Unified Functional Testing (UFT) and Mobile Center (MC) — will help you with next-generation mobile, functional and performance testing, infused with rich data insights from actual production usage.

5 keys to testing across the software lifecycle

software testing.pngTesting professionals have evolved from simply being a step in the process to being customer-centric and change driven. Increasingly, testers identify risks associated with each software release—a vital role for successful software.


Keep reading to get the five factors that are driving innovation in the testing market.

What to consider when making a decision about load, functional and other testing in production

pic1.jpgThe cost of testing performed by a QA team is a combination of the investment in QA and/or staging environment where you do the testing, and the effort of the testing itself. You can reduce these costs by choosing to test directly on your production system. But why stop there? Why not simply push to production when the software is ready? Why bother testing? You can save more money by eliminating testing altogether!


Some companies actually do that - they let the real users do the testing for them, on production. With the money they save they can hire more developers and release more features in less time. So why not?


Continue reading to learn about some of the considerations of testing in production - Not the tools, not automation vs. manual – rather the methodology of testing, and how to do it right for your own project.


(This post was written by Benny Friedman (Senior Director of R&D, Performance and Lifecycle Virtualization Solutions)

Top 10 Healthcare QA and Testing Trends for 2015

Cooper.jpgMany testing professionals in healthcare are focusing on the looming ICD-10 deadline, but QA teams at provider, payor and pharma organizations have other major priorities to plan for during 2015 as well.


Keep reading to find out what these Top 10 priorities are and to find out if your priorities line up.


Guest post by Michael Cooper

Chief Quality Officer and VP of Enterprise QA and Testing Services

Healthcare IT Leaders and Run Consultants



Verigreen – Your Gateway to Quality Builds and keeping the release branch as green as possible

GitProvider.PNGOne of the main challenges of any build system is returning fast feedback and retaining the integrity of the release branch.

There are issues surrounding running as many tests as possible and retaining fast feedback. This is why we have designed the concept of “Gated Check-in” system.


Keep reading to learn more about our development process and how our Gated Check-in system Verigreen, can help you.


Guest post by Eitan Schichmanter – DevOps Architect and Leader, Engineering Excellence Group – HP Software

Lessons learned along the journey to laid back mobile testing

Mobile UsersMobile apps live or die by their adaption by users. As it turns out, it’s not enough to hire the best User Experience expert and the best developer to get the job right. There are a lot of factors that impact the app’s quality at the bottom line which affects the user experience. Building a cross–Operating System mobile app has its challenges.


Continue reading to find out the lessons we learned on our journey.



(This post was written by Adi Ofry from the Mobile Center R&D Team)

New Service Pack for UFT 12 has been just released

Happy Holidays and happy New Year to our UFT users around the world, we would like to take advantage of this festive atmosphere and announce the release of our latest service pack: UFT 12.02.

Read inside what it contains and why we believe this is the riches service pack we ever released!

6 Keys to QA and Testing career growth

Cooper.jpgThe QA field has expanded quickly over my career and it has been fascinating to watch these changes happen.

I have also learned a lot along this journey and I invite you to learn from the experience of someone who has journeyed before you. Keep reading to find out what I have learned and how you can apply it to your career.


Guest post by Michael Cooper

Chief Quality Officer and VP of Enterprise QA and Testing Services

Healthcare IT Leaders and Run Consultants

How to use HP UFT GUI and API actions together to validate HTML from a Web page

Validate.pngHP Unified Functional Testing (UFT) allows you to use both GUI and API actions together within a single test.  We were recently asked how UFT can be used to navigate to a Web page using GUI actions, and then pass the HTML of the Web page to an API action for extensive validation.


Continue reading to find out how you can do this, in a few simple steps.


(This post was written by Yossi Neeman from the UFT R&D Team)

Guided tour through the application lifecycle and mobile tools available at HP Discover

ALM guide 4.jpgIt’s day three of HP Discover in Barcelona, and I wanted to share some of the experiences that we’ve had at the demo booths. I spoke to some of my HP colleagues who were showing off our latest and greatest products and features to the thousands of people who stopped by the booths to find out what they, and our visitors, had to say.


Keep reading to get this unique booth tour and to find out the latest in functional testing and application lifecycle management.

The growing influence of QA and test professionals: 6 lessons from StarWest

Starwest.pngI have just returned from an exciting week at StarWest in California. I have taken the past few weeks to process everything that was discussed and I have broken it down into six key ideas.


Keep reading to find out what these six key ideas are and how you can begin to focus on them today.


Guest post by Michael Cooper

Chief Quality Officer and VP of Enterprise QA and Testing Services

Healthcare IT Leaders and Run Consultants

HP Network Virtualization, As Easy as 1- 2- 3: HP NV + LoadRunner or Performance Center Demo

NV gears.jpgToday I want to show you a video that brings you step-by-step mobile performance testing with HP Network Virtualization and HP LoadRunner or HP Performance Center.


Continue reading to see how HP NV’s capabilities are leveraged by customers and how to perform a mobile performance test representing 3G WiFi and 4G conditions from multiple cities, carriers, and networks using LoadRunner with Network Virtualization.

Results from HP and Vivit Worldwide Experts: Part 3 of 3, Focus on Agile / DevOps

Deliver Amazing Apps thru Agile / DevOps with Confidence Now! Focus on Agile / DevOps Webinar 


This thought leadership webinar focuses on Agile / DevOps: Trends; Themes; and Future, all from Experts and your peers in the Vivit Woldwide Community.


We have accelerated past ‘normal’ in the business world: a customer-focused and real-time feedback culture where expectations are higher and impacts faster. We must ‘Deliver Amazing Apps with Confidence Now’. As Developers, Testers, and Operations team members; you need the latest capabilities and proven practices to most effectively deliver these results.


Join us to grab ahold of HP’s latest capabilities and practices to deliver Agile / DevOps:

  • How to define what Agile / DevOps is for your organization;
  • How to leverage these capabilities and practices within and throughout DevTestOps;
  • How to accelerate delivery with highest customer value feature / function with the highest possible quality;
  • How to use ‘Lifecycle Virtualization’ to eliminate dependencies on hardware, software, and services;
  • How to automate testing (functional, performance, security, user experience) throughout the lifecycle;
  • How to use Connected Intelligence to support the Cultural Delta with Agile / DevOps practices and culture.

Results from HP and Vivit Worldwide Experts: Part 2 of 3, Focus on Performance

Deliver Amazing Apps with Confidence Now!  Focus on Performance Webinar 


This thought leadership webinar focuses on performance: Trends; Themes; and Future, all from Experts and your peers in the Vivit Woldwide Community.


In a time when response time SLA’s are 3 seconds for mobile and 5 seconds for web, Performance is no longer an option. Business decisions are made in seconds, and the technology enabling these must perform with stability and security, yet support the customers with exceptional performance. We must ‘Deliver Amazing Apps with Confidence Now’. As Developers, Testers, and Operations team members; you need the latest capabilities and proven practices to most effectively deliver these results.


Join us to grab ahold of HP’s latest capabilities and practices to deliver Performance:

  • How to build-in performance;
  • How to create accurate and available test environments representative of production quickly;
  • How to mitigate the risk of the network and other distributed systems and services;
  • How to test earlier and throughout the development and testing lifecycle;
  • How to use ‘Lifecycle Virtualization’ to eliminate dependencies on hardware, software, and services;
  • How to spot common performance bottlenecks and what to do to overcome them.

7 Questions to ask to benchmark your Quality Assurance and Testing Practices

WQR cover.pngThe frequency of enterprise software releases and the adoption of cloud and mobile technologies are just some of the factors that are driving increased spend and focus on quality assurance and testing. And as we all know, keeping up with this speed has become challenging over the past few years.


Keep reading to see some of the highlights from the 2014 World Quality Report to see if you are keeping pace.


Guest post by Michael Cooper

Chief Quality Officer and VP of Enterprise QA and Testing Services





HP SV+NV= results! See how TTNet found success with HP Service Virtualization

TTNEt video.PNGResults are what, Make It Matter! There has been a lot of buzz about the integrated capabilities of HP Network VIrtualization and HP Service Virtualization. Watch Hasan Yukselten (Software test and release management manager) at TTNet (Largest telecomm in Turkey with more than six million customers) share the results he delivered with HP Service Virtualization.

API Testing with Unified Functional Testing

the basics of API Testing.PNGHow well do you understand API testing? For most testing professionals, they don’t fully understand how API testing can help them.


Keep reading to get a demo of the basics of API testing using HP Unified Functional Testing.

HP Network Virtualization, As Easy as 1- 2- 3: HP Network Virtualization for Mobile Demo

NV demo video.PNGJoin me as we continue with the “HP Network Virtualization, As Easy as 1-2-3” blog series. Let’s enter our virtual workshop and get all the information you need on all-things HP NV.


Keep reading to join us on our journey as we learn more about HP NV for mobile.

Connecting the IT community - Interop New York City

Interop.png2014 has been such a big year in IT. It has brought about significant transformations in big data, mobility and cloud virtualization.


Keep reading to find out how you can prepare for 2015 by reflecting on the changes that have occurred in 2014.

HP Network Virtualization, As Easy as 1- 2- 3: Demo of how HP Network Virtualization works

Idemo NV video.PNG have found that having a step-by-step walkthrough demonstration of a new product is the most effective way to learn about it. This is especially true when running a load and performance testing scenario. Within these scenarios, you are able to add any network conditions, as well as add the client location and the server location, and watch the test execute at actual run time.


Keep reading to watch the demo for yourself and find out what it can do for you.

HP Business Process Testing has never been easier – Introducing BPT in HP Unified Functional Testing

p1.pngHP Business Process Testing separates the technical implementation from the business logic of a test, and enables collaboration between the engineers and business analysts who create these tests. In previous versions of BPT, you had to switch between different tools for the creation, debugging and execution of BPT tests. You also had to remember what you were working on in your previous session, as that information wasn’t preserved. But Unified Functional Testing (UFT) 12 has changed all that, making it much easier to work with BPT.


Continue reading to understand how UFT 12 lets you create, maintain and run BPT tests, and remembers what you were working on in between sessions.


(This post was written by Jia Xue (James) from the BPT R&D Team)

Mobile App: Into the mindset of a manual tester engineer (part 3)

be curious.jpgAs organizations start committing to continuous innovation, manual testers must find ways to remain in sync with (very often agile) development teams to ensure predictability and increased velocity.


Keep reading to find out how you can keep pace with these teams.

Mobile App: Into the mindset of a manual tester engineer (part 2)

manual testing.pngAs great manual testers, our mindset should mimic that of the end user to ensure we thoroughly find all the defects that automated tests may have swept over.  (This is the best way to make sure all the bases are covered.


Keep reading to explore the different set of use cases we as manual testers may encounter and dive into the role of manual testing of mobile apps.

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  • 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.
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