Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Selected Recent Forum Posts

Here are some selected posts from our eValid forum:

Getting a lot of JavaScript Errors -- How best to deail with a problematic JavaScript-heavy page.

Regarding Microsoft putting WebDriver in IE11+ browsers -- Some exciting developments that advance automated web-browser based testing. 

Load Testing ... how does eValid do it??? -- Some explanations of how eValid can drive 1,000 real browsers from a single machine. 

How to handle a pop-up that keeps asking about password -- Another tough testing problem resolved with DOM manipulation! 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Selected Recent Forum Posts

Here are some selected posts from our eValid forum:

Simulate two users talking to each other -- A novel use of two eValid browsers to test an unusual situation.

Simple way to look up syntax of an eValid command -- It is a special built-in connection from a live script to the script language definition.

Do all elements on a page have to visible? -- It is an old controversy, but one that that comes back again and again, but it's still important.

eValid's dual modes -- Even in this age of smartphones and tablets, we get a lot of questions about about how to test web applications that interact with the desktop. eValid can do it.

Friday, January 9, 2015

eValid Supports Mobile Via Device Imitation

We know that many of our customers use eValid in "monitoring mode" which means, roughly, that they use eValid playbacks to collect detailed data about the behavior of their application (performance, validity, reliability, etc.). In most cases these test are run from from one or more geographic locations -- to show (and validate) performance from various locations worldwide.

We know that some of our "monitoring mode" users run multiple millions of tests per month, and that they run tests on some of the very most sophisticated business process software systems. You can get eValid to imitate any mobile device. There are many, many such.
Here is the simple batch command that does it:

start evalid -AGENT "Mozilla/5.0
    (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en)
    AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0
    Mobile/1A543a Safari/419.3"
As the number of devices grows, this especially affects our monitoring customers. But they're covered because they can monitor ANY device easily, and probably with existing test scripts.
You can also see Starting eValid With A Specific User Agent String (UAS) and Illustration of User Agent String Modification.

Feel free to contact us for more details, worked examples, comparative performance checks, etc.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Selected Recent Forum Posts

Here are some selected posts from our eValid forum:

How to extract links from a page using eValid -- Picking off links, the contents of DOM "anchor tags," is easy with eValid.

Like to test a new gateway -- A new gateway may need testing with lots of different browser types, something eValid can do with ease.

Timing Questions -- Some basic factoids about how evalid times things during a test playback sequence.

JavaScript Errors -- How eValid handles errors in JavaScript during a test playback by noting them in the EventLog.