Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Selected Forum Posts

Here is a selection of interesting recent queries and responses in the eValid User Forum: We invite eValid users to create an account and use the eValid User Forum.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

PerformanceTest Services

Our fixed-price PerformanceTest services are now being offered using cloud-based test injection. It's now possible to get 40,000 eValid combined Emulated Users (EU's) + Virtual Users (VU's) running in parallel.

EU's are done with full eValid instances, and usually represent about 10% of the total user count; VU's are simulated with the eVlite engine using HTTP page gets in 1000-thread instances.

In terms of performance vs. price, these services represent unusally good value for money! As low as $0.32 per user.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Structural Testing Methodology

Using the eValid DOM manipulation commands it's possible to build playback scripts that are effective even in the context of AJAX-based and dynamic content web applications. The only requirement is to have some structural invarients on a page that can be used to direct playback actions.

The eValid Structural Testing Commands show how to manipulate DOM elements and element values.

There is a simple Manual Script Creation Process that generates a purely-structural test by using the technical details a "from life" eValid test recording. As the Algorithmic/Structural Testing table points out, this process is likely to be significantly less work than pure scripting.

In addition to these special eValid capabilities you can also take advantage of our fixed-price test development services -- we guarantee a working structural test based on your specifications for a low fixed price.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Webinar: Structural Testing for AJAX/Web 2.0

Run Functional/Regression Tests on Complex, Dynamic AJAX or Web 2.0 Applications
Extremely Robust Tests Are Based on Structural Page Features

Thursday, 17 September 2009 — 2:00 PM Eastern Time / 11:00 AM Pacific Time

When web applications change in subtle ways, your functional/monitoring tests may begin to fail if your test scripts are too brittle.

New eValid capabilities make it possible to prevent test failures due to non-consequential changes to your web application. Using Index/Motion commands you can develop an Algorithmic/Structural test that can handle any AJAX or Web 2.0 application -- even when page structure and details, but not intent and effect -- change substantially.

Learn how you can gain greater productivity with smaller budgets, maximize your IT investments and get more work done in less time with less energy. Build reliable, robust tests once, and you won't have to worry about them again.


* Brief Introduction on eValid's Architecture.
* Functional Test Creation: "What you see and do, is what eValid records, is what eValid reproduces".
* Methodology: Record From Life, Adapt From Page Facts
* Index/Motion (Algorithmic/Structural) Command Summary
* Typical Script Passages: Natural and Structural Versions
* Practical Experience & Recommendations

You are cordially invited to attend this free Webinar.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

MediaBeta Interview

MediaBeta, an Italian web technology and design firm located in Messina, Sicily, Italy, recently published an in-depth Interview with Software Research's CEO.

MediaBeta's Francesco Micali asked some very pointed questions, mostly focusing on web server performance and how it can influence the end-user's experience. We think it makes for good reading.

And, for our Italian-speaking colleagues, here is the same interview, published in two parts:

  • Part 1 (Italian)
  • Part 2 (Italian)