Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Handling Modal Dialogs in Microsoft Dynamics

The Microsoft Dynamics application providespowerful tools for CRM and ERP in a very powerful and sophisticated online context.

As part of a recent customer support exercise some issues arose in having eValid process some Microsoft Dynamics modal dialogs. Actually, these problem the customer had was being able to successfully dismiss (terminate) a modal that was launched as part of a normal test.

Two routes to dismissing the modal dialog are discussed. One uses an available eValid utility eVclick.exe that sends a left click to a particular spot on the desktop after a fixed time delay. The time delay allows the modal page fully render before being dismissed.

The other route involves using the Dashboard to switch eValid from normal recording mode -- after the modal page appears -- into Desktop Recording mode, where the modal can be dismissed easily.

Our solution is described in detail in Testing Microsoft Dynamics -- Modal Dialog Processing.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Webinar: Load Testing Mobile Apps

Load Testing Mobile Apps

Run 1,000's of Mobile Browser Users
Full AJAX Realism
Any Mobile Device
Identify Performance Bottlenecks
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
2:00 PM Eastern Time / 11:00 AM Pacific Time

QA/Testing/Tuning/Performance projects need to qualify performance of complex AJAX web applications -- within strict budget and time constraints -- to make sure their server-stack setups can meet the load. The traditional methods of ramping up load, based on using HTTP/S simulations or "VUs", don't always work when asynchronous AJAX applications are involved. VU's don't do AJAX. You need a browser.

eValid server loading methods offer both quick-to-create, realistic, and fully synchronized AJAX functional tests. Plus you can lift those tests into performance/loading scenarios that can involve 100's or 1,000's or 10,000's of Browser Users ("BUs") per machine.

In this webinar you'll learn: how special eValid commands overcome problems with variable-time playback dependency; how to create full-reality AJAX tests quickly; how to adjust tests to be totally self-synchronizing under stressed AJAX conditions; how to incorporate tests in an eValid LoadTest scenario; how to launch 100's or 1,000's or 10,000's of Browser User (BU) instances; and, how to analyze consolidated performance summary data to identify server-stack bottlenecks.

This unique approach demonstrates how eValid becomes a genuine force multiplier in your web application performance testing efforts.

  • eValid Architecture and Structure: How eValid functional and performance testing works.
  • Functional Testing: How to make reliable recordings of AJAX applications.
  • Making AJAX Tests "LoadTest Safe": How to augment tests for complete AJAX synchronization.
  • Creating LoadTest Scenarios: How to use the LoadTest scenario editor to organize realistic LoadTest control scripts.
  • Running LoadTests: How to launch single and multiple-instance runs using "cloud computing" resources.
  • Finding Bottlenecks: How to read the LoadTest and other raw data to help spot server-stack issues.
You are cordially invited to attend this free Webinar.
Register now

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sample Site Analysis Runs from iPhone

We had some questions asked the other day about whether the eValid approach to emulating a mobile device will let eValid do a site analysis of a web site from the perspective of a mobile device?

So we ran a couple of site analysis runs, aimed at a couple of local transportation systems, and everything worked fine.  Here are the two scans, both done while eValid is dressed as (and behaving like) an iPhone:

   Site Analysis of BART
   Site Analysis of SF MUNI

Friday, June 1, 2012

Selected User Forum Posts

Beginning in mid-2010 we have directed all technical support questions to the eValid User Forum. We have learned that when one user has an issue, all users can profit from the answer.

Here is an additional selection of some of the posts that we think would be of general interest.