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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.

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What sort of tester are you?

keep calm and continue testing.pngDid you know there are several specialized roles in the QA and testing profession?  What type of testers have the highest earning potential? Which testing path if any is right for you?


Read on to find out more. 

Labels: Manual Testing

Announcing HP Unified Functional Testing version 12.01! The next advancement in automation testing


We are proud to announce the release of the first service pack on top of UFT 12!


Read inside what it contains and why it is a mandatory service pack for our customers.

You're invited to a party in the cloud.


What is the future of testing?


The future of testing is fast, iterative and agile.    


The future of testing is mobile and in the cloud.


The future of testing is HERE.


Keep reading to learn about the storm that's about to arrive.

Labels: Load Testing

Results from InformationWeek “How To Test Without Production Access” webinar

Results from InformationWeek “How To Test Without Production Access” webinar

We had another great webinar on July 22, 2014; recording available here. A lot of fun sharing some solid information along with InformationWeek on this very relevant topic of 'How to test without production access."  I start by sharing a bit on COPQ (Cost of Poor Quality) and transition into helping you understand the challenges and review the four legs of the table along with references from major analysts in the market on ROI and results . I would like to encourage you to join me as we cover 'How to Test without Production Access' in four (4) easy to understand ways, including:

1.  User virtualization
2.  Service virtualization
3.  Network virtualization
4.  Data virtualization


You know that you cannot risk going into production without testing in an actual production environment, but you do not have access to production. In this webinar, you will learn why User Virtualization, (UV), Service Virtualization (SV), Network Virtualization (NV) and Data Virtualization (DV) have been so important to your peers and competitors in dealing with this issue through references, best practices, compelling ROI and Break Even Calculations.


Attend this webinar to learn how to:

1.  Make your prior to production environments like production;
2.  Ensure quality of feature function to production in the shortest time possible;
3.  Deliver high performance and resilient apps into production.

Results from “The What, When, Who, and How of Software Lifecycle Virtualization Capabilities"

Results from “The What, When, Who, and How of Software Lifecycle Virtualization Capabilities” webinar

We had another great webinar on July 16, 2014; recording available here. This was a very active discussion (got a lot of comments, questions, and emails all live during the webinar) as Theresa Lanowitz (Voke) and I shared our experiences and what we are hearing / seeing in the market related to Software Lifecycle Virtualization. We would like to encourage you to join us as we cover Software Lifecycle Virtualization in four (4) easy to understand ways, including:

1.  What

2.  When

3.  Who

4.  How


Listen to see the results of the three (3) polls, our response to real-time feedback in the webinar, and answers to some of the questions we received. We are sure this will prove to be time well spent for you, and provide the talking points you need, especially as you are starting and expanding Lifecycle Virtualization within your organization.

Results from “Top 5 Testing Challenges: Mobile, Cloud, Agile, Performance, and Big Data” webinar

Results from “Top 5 Testing Challenges: Mobile, Cloud, Agile, Performance, and Big Data” webinar


We had a great webinar on July 9, 2014. Several hundred people participated and contributed to the fact that our ability to test and deliver quality software is more complicated than ever today due to the rapid changes across many domains causing “Testing Challenges, including:

  1. Mobile
  2. Cloud
  3. Agile
  4. Performance
  5. Big Data

WEBINAR: Software Lifecycle Virtualization: What, When, Who, and How

Join us for an upcoming webinar titled, "Software Lifecycle Virtualization: What, When, Who, and How" with Todd DeCapua (HP) and Theresa Lanowitz (Voke) for the live broadcast on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EST and 10:00 a.m. PST 


Effective and efficient communication and collaboration is more critical than ever in today’s global environment. However, many organizations are faced with aging and inflexible software lifecycles and infrastructures without a unified or systematic approach. Software lifecycle virtualization technology is playing an increasingly important role in the application lifecycle and affecting the developmental ability of testing teams to access limited or unavailable services in a simulated, virtual environment. Such technology speeds application delivery, eliminates risks and reduces cost by virtualizing services within existing environments. 

HP Unified Functional Testing’s Insight in action: The Office Watchdog

Capture.PNGHP Unified Functional Testing’s image-based testing feature, Insight, has some powerful capabilities that can be used for some interesting (and fun!) purposes.  One thing I’ve been using it for is to keep an eye on my cubicle and check up on who’s been nosing around.


Continue reading to watch the video of Insight in action as the office watchdog, and learn how I created the script.


(This post was written by Roee Weisbert, of the UFT R&D team)

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