Archive for November, 2010

First Steps with QTP part 2

Ok, in place of the planned article on QTP automation which I promise I will get to eventually, this post will be about interacting with files through QTP. Typically we’ll want to handle text files (for error logging and general message transmission) or Excel files. To begin with though, there are some standard declarations required. […]

Basic Approaches to Performance Testing

In which I shall attempt to state that there are 3 and only 3 approaches to performance testing… 1. The comparative method. We’ll assume you have an application called AUT v1.0, We’ll further assume you have a scenario built to test AUT v1.0 and to hit it sufficiently hard that it’s response times are less […]

First Steps with QTP part 3

I’ve recently been tasked with inserting data into an 20-year-old 16-bit application to give us a benchmark data set for an updated alternative. In standard investment banking terms, there are deals, to which orders are attached, and there are orders which can have multiple tickets. An API had been developed for inserting Orders and Tickets […]

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