Thursday, February 15, 2018

Selected Recent Forum Posts

Here are some recent selected forum posts from our eValid forum:

WebDriver has Fluent Wait; does eValid have an equivalent? -- More about the relationship between eValid and WebDriver.

XPath supported by eValid -- A similar question about XPath equivalent capability in eValid.

What is Restore and Maximize -- Explanation of two key eValid commands.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Server Maintenance Scheduled

Our ISP has scheduled a maintenance window for Saturday, February 17th, from 12:00 AM EST (Midnight) through 06:00 AM that same day.

They assure us that their work will be "...will be executed in a manner that takes advantage of our network's redundancy and resiliency in order to ensure minimal impact on your services..."

Note that eValid Commercial License users should experience no actual interruptions of service; we are informed by our ISP that the "down time" (if any at all) will be measured in seconds -- however long it takes the server to reboot.

Regular users of the company websites should experience no problems other than slight delays in serving pages.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Selected Recent Forum Posts

Here are some recent selected forum posts from our eValid forum:

Confirming that input fields have been modified -- Build-in commands do this easily.

Switching from one webpage tab to another and back -- eValid tracks windows rather than tabs: it's the same difference.

eValid compared to WebDriver -- An architectural comparison reveals few differences, but eValid was earlier.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Server Repairs Scheduled

You have likely seen in the news two security vulnerabilities that have come to be known as "Meltdown" and "Spectre".

Meltdown and Spectre are both hardware bugs that allow normally secret information to be read by any software that's asking for it.

"Meltdown" breaks isolation between programs and the underlying operating system, while "Spectre" breaks the isolation between running programs.

Our ISP has scheduled a maintenance window for Saturday, January 13th, from 3:00 AM EST to Saturday, January 13th 08:00 AM EST.

During this maintenance the ISP will be "... patching and rebooting our server and the upgrade to our infrastructure will be coordinated to ensure that you experience only a single reboot wherever possible."

Note that eValid Commercial License users should experience no actual interruptions of service; we are informed by our ISP that the "down time" (if any at all) will be measured in seconds -- however long it takes the server to reboot.

Regular users of the company websites should experience no problems other than slight delays in serving pages.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Selected Recent Forum Posts

Here are some recent selected forum posts from our eValid forum:

Can I filter my log files using eValid -- How the filtering options work.

Playbacks without using the DOM sync tricks -- Fixed wait times can work, but never in every case.

Does eValid ever get a stale element error -- A pesky problem, and some solutions are offered.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Selected Recent Forum Posts

Here are some recent selected forum posts from our eValid forum:

eValid does work work with other character sets? -- The international edition (double-byte character set version) works here.

Does eValid test mobile applications -- If an app is seen in a browser, yes, eValid applies.

Same Origin Policy question -- eValid, as a web application driver, handles same-origin policy issues safely.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Server Interruption Possible, Scheduled Maintenance

The machines that serve the different sub-websites that are part of the Software Research, Inc. family of products and services will have a short period of scheduled maintenance, set for 11 November 2017 beginning at 03:00 AM PDT.

eValid Commercial License users should experience no actual interruptions of service; we are informed by our ISP that the "down time" (if any at all) will be measured in seconds.

Regular users of the company websites should experience no problems other than slight delays in serving pages.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.