Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability in HP LoadRunner

Security Vulnerability in HP LoadRunner

May 20, 2015 HP released a fix for the stack buffer overflow vulnerability in HP LoadRunner 11.52. A potential security issue has been identified in HP LoadRunner 11.52 where the hacker can use LoadRunner agent to connect LG machines and execute malicious files. Then, the hacker can use the LG to perform malicious operations. Solution: … Read more…

Performance Testing Team Roles and Responsibilities

Performance Testing Team Roles and Responsibilities

Performance testing is not a one man show. For the successful project deliverables, it requires a team effort with varying skill sets. In this article, you are going to understand how performance testing team roles and responsibilities. I am not going to elaborate about the top-level management folks like Senior Project Manager, Vice President, Senior … Read more…

How to write an effective performance test report?

How to write an effective performance test report

You might be new to performance testing arena or you are an intermediate level of experience or you might be an expert in performance test scripting, and awesome in designing the workload models and capacity planning. But above points will be null, if you are not showcasing beautiful and intuitive performance test report. In this article, … Read more…

Change percentile value in HP LoadRunner

How to change percentile value in HP LoadRunner?

Percentile value is a key statistics in performance report. Many architects rely on 90 and 95 percentile value. In the latest release of Apache JMeter, Aggregate Report has 90% Line, 95% Line, and 99% Line by default. Please refer my article on Percentile here. In HP LoadRunner, you need to make changes to get other percentile … Read more…

How to download VuGen script from HP Performance Center?

How to download VuGen script from HP Performance Center?

In this article we will see about how to download VuGen script from HP Performance Center. All the scripts can be uploaded under Test Plan module by using Upload VuGen script option. But downloading VuGen script is straightforward, but in some instances your script will get corrupt. To avoid any script corruption while downloading, I … Read more…

Must have Software Testing Books

Software Testing Free Webinars

In this blog post, we will see about must have software testing books, guides, and ISTQB reference materials. Complete ISTQB Certification Premium Study Package Here is the complete ISTQB certification study package which will help you to succeed in the ISTQB exams. Click here to view more details Software Testing Career Package This ebook is … Read more…

Productivity Tools for Software Testers

In this article, I am going to share the productivity tools for software testers which expedites the testing, reporting, and for analysis. I have been using below tools from almost 8+ years. Microsoft OneNote Microsoft Excel LightShot XMind Sticky Notes LastPass Microsoft OneNote Microsoft OneNote is my favorite note taking tool. It will be always … Read more…

View Reliability History to send bug reports to Microsoft

View Reliability History to send bug reports to Microsoft

View Reliability History to send bug reports to Microsoft Writing clear defect report is an art. Every testers should provide as much information in the incident report to the developer. It should not be very short and descriptive, it should be detailed. Following are the attributes of good defect report: Date Environment Build/Release/Project/Component details Software … Read more…

How to download files using Apache JMeter?

POST Request

When I started learning performance testing couple of years ago, I was skeptical about how to download files using Apache JMeter or HP LoadRunner. Downloading files is pure client side activity. When you click on the file name or Download button, pop-up would generate from the OS. Once you click on Open or Save button, … Read more…

Performance Testing is Dead; Long Live Performance Engineering

Challenges in Performance Testing - qainsights

Here is the excellent presentation on performance testing by Matthew Brady from EMEA HP Software. The drive to agile development, faster delivery and DevOps has resulted in a major reduction in the scope and frequency of performance testing, primarily due to the need to reduce cycle times, and the difficulty of executing large scale tests earlier in the … Read more…