Apr 13

Online Training Upgrade

Category: QuickTest Pro, Software Testing, Tools, Training | Comments Off on Online Training Upgrade

I’ve completed an upgrade to my online training software to enhance the learning abilities, presentation and experience of my online training classes.
Online Training classes include:

QuickTest Pro v10 Fundamentals
QuickTest Pro v11 Fundamentals
QuickTest Pro v11 Advance Training
VBScript for QuickTest Pro

And a sports coaching course for lacrosse coaches:

Lacrosse Online Playbook

These courses are extremely affordable and packed full of […]

Jul 12

Number of Working Days

Category: ASI General, Management, Tools | Comments Off on Number of Working Days

I’m recommending a great FREE simple web based tool that has been very useful in many calculations that I’ve had to do for testing, automation and management stats & reporting – it is called “Business day calculator in the USA” and it is found at http://www.workingdays.us/

May 12

Test Metrics & Reports

Category: Management, Quality Center, Test Management | Comments Off on Test Metrics & Reports

“If you don’t measure it, how can you manage it?” is a great phrase that applies to test management.  In order to effectively manage a team, you need to track results and report on them if you expect to make meaningful decisions.  In software testing that means tracking testing progress and defects at a minimum.  […]

Apr 12

Moving Quality Center server

Category: Quality Center, Tools | Comments Off on Moving Quality Center server

The Quality Center is not tied to any specific IP Address, so if your IT group needs to move your QC server to another network it is not a big deal.  Just remember to do a few things:

Apr 12

How to get QTP to work with Firefox

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If you are having issues with QuickTest Professional recognizing Firefox, it could be because the patch installation was not able to make the appropriate modifications in the Program Files directory due to security restrictions presented by Windows7 (even if you have Administrator rights).  In this case you have to make the changes yourself with Administrative […]

Apr 12

QTP v11 Patches Overview

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Below is an overview/summary of some of the key patches needed for QuickTest Professional (QTP) version 11 for performing automation with the standard plugins and particularly the Web add-in on Windows7.  Since this gets confusing I summarized them below.

Oct 11

Quality Center Backup Strategy

If implemented properly, the Quality Center will become an incredible resource for all your testing information in your test team and become the core for your test strategy & methodology.  Because of this it is extremely important for you to protect this information with not only proper security but to backup this information in order […]

Oct 11

Web Browser Versions, Stats and Testing

Category: Software Testing, Test Management | Comments Off on Web Browser Versions, Stats and Testing

If your business is on the internet, then you need to be concerned with how your website looks on the various browsers that are currently available to users.  You never know what browser a user is going to use to view your website, and if it doesn’t look good then they will leave and you […]

Feb 11

QTP – Web Recording Issue

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Software versions: QTP v11, IE8, Windows7
Issue: All of a sudden QuickTest Pro stopped recognizing the web browser and saw it only as a winobject (like a regular GUI window).  So none of my actions on the web page would get recorded, and my test script would be empty.  Obviously this is a major problem.
Solution: The […]