Selenium is a free Web Application Testing System. It gained lots of
popularity since it is available. It’s integration to FireFox – which
allows instant record/replay as well as the scripting option - makes it a
great tool for functional web testing.
BrowserMob on the other side leverages Selenium by providing an automated
load-testing environment for Selenium scripts all configurable online via a
Tagging Web Requests
In my recent blog post – Get more out of functional web testing: How to
correlate test reports with server side log information? – I discussed the
problem that testing results are usually not linked to the log and
diagnostics information captured by the application under test. The blog
entry offered a way to link the two sides using HTTP Tagging via an HTTP
Proxy. Tagging individual Web Requests allows linking each individual request
With MOSS 2007, I often got asked what order do I install these solution
packages in. Oftentimes, it was critical that they get installed in a
particular order. With features, we have had the ability to set
dependencies, but we really didn’t have anything like that for solution
packages. Well, I haven’t heard people talking about this new feature
yet, but we can in fact set solution dependencies in the manifest.xml file.
The way it works is that it checks to see if a dependent solution has already
been deployed on your farm (or site collection for sandbox solutions).
However, it won’t chain deploy child solutions for you like you can do with
hidden dependent features. It does this check when you attempt to deploy
the feature (not when you add it). It also won’t remove a parent solution
should you remove any of its dependent child solutions. Solution
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lender Processing Services,
Inc. (NYSE: LPS), a leading provider of innovative technology, services, data
and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced the
launch of its Workout Interaction Tool (WIT), a Web-based application that
provides data from its market-leading MSP servicing system to and from Fannie
Mae's Servicing Management Default Underwriter™ (SMDU™) platform.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120802/FL50731LOGO )
Using LPS' WIT, mortgage servicers can access SMDU to provide consistent,
real-time decisions on loan modifications and other solutions for homeowners
with payment challenges. SMDU enables timely workout decisions based on
Fannie Mae and Servicing Alignment Initiative guidelines by integrating with
existing loss mitigation systems to enhance solution delivery during t... (more)
Google “what it takes to be a successful salesperson” and one will get
121,000 different perspectives on what it takes to be one. However, in
today’s competitive landscape what companies are truly looking for is, the
rare individuals who can overachieve the sales and revenue goals, retain and
increase the share of wallet of the existing client base and have the ability
to drive new business in the unsold prospect arena. Sales Organizations want
Magnetic Sales Professionals not simply, successful sales associates. They
want individuals who will create a positive legacy and at the same time
provide sales results without comprising profits. The attributes of this rare
sales specimen are wider, deeper and broader than the average or sales all
star which include:
I. Leadership - Magnetic Sales Professionals view themselves as business
franchisees, their territories as a ... (more)
Salesforce.com has announced the next chapter in the customer service
revolution with Service Cloud 2. The Service Cloud, announced in January of
this year, is the next generation solution for customer service - it
exponentially increases the quality of service, while lowering the cost, by
leveraging the expertise of the community. Since its introduction, the
Service Cloud has led market momentum with 8,000 customers and received a
number of industry accolades. The Service Cloud will also deliver entirely
new product innovations for the customer service industry by introducing the
world's first knowledge base designed for cloud computing - Salesforce
Knowledge; an entirely new way to look at customer communities and discussion
forums - Salesforce Answers; and Salesforce for Twitter, which allows
companies to monitor and join the customer service conversations taking... (more)
Azure Session at Cloud Expo
Pundits talking about how Windows 7 is all about Microsoft competing against
Apple, recovering with Vista consumer adoption disaster, or getting people
off of XP, are missing one other – extremely important – part of the
Windows 7 story. Windows 7 and its server counterpart – Windows Server 2008
R2 – are actually the first real step in Microsoft’s Windows Cloud Story.
Before Windows 7 Microsoft could offer some services (such as Exchange
Online) from the cloud – but could not provide full enterprise directory,
security and so on – now they can.
Microsoft has always called its SaaS plan Software + Services, emphasizing
that it can enable rich Windows and application experience over the internet.
The reality however has been that in most cases these have been limited to a
few web-enabled (e.g. Outlook) or pure web (e.g. SharePoint) applicati... (more)
SharePoint Archiving Journal on Ulitzer
I’m not expert in PowerShell, but I thought I would share a few basics I
picked up at Ignite and various other places along the way when it comes to
getting started with PowerShell. The easiest way to issue SharePoint
commands with PowerShell is by running the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell
located under Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products in your Start Menu.
However, it is good to understand what this shortcut actually does.
PowerShell works by using the concepts of snapins. A snapin is simply a DLL
installed with gacutil and installutil that implements a particular
interface. This means you can write your own snapins to do whatever you
want. All of the SharePoint commands are found in
Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.dll. So what this shortcut does, is it runs
PowerShell with a script located at the path below.
Study from Mimecast Finds that Security and Integration Concerns are not
Preventing Enterprises' Cloud Computing Adoption
London - February 4, 2010 - Mimecast®, a holistic email management company
offering SaaS-based email archiving, continuity, security and policy control,
today announced the results of its Cloud Computing Adoption Survey, which
examined the perception and adoption of cloud computing solutions among 565
respondents responsible for managing their organization's IT operations and
budget across the U.S. and Canada in the Fall of 2009.
Data from the recently completed online survey highlights the complex, often
contrasting, thought process of IT decision makers regarding cloud computing.
While security and integration issues are clearly users' biggest fears about
cloud computing, these concerns have not dissuaded companies from
implementing cloud-based... (more)
When I first saw this book was coming out I completely ignored it. The
SharePoint Designer ? Who uses that I thought? Then I noticed it starting to
get some good reviews and I decided to read them. One of them mentioned 1600
pages. That threw me for a loop and also convinced me I had to check it out.
I had to see what was in 1600 pages worth of content about SharePoint
Designer and I am really glad I did.
This book is about so much more than just the SharePoint Designer. It gives a
great overview of SharePoint 2010's architecture, covers how to make
modifications in the browser, goes deep into security details, covers new and
depreciated site templates, working with the ribbon, CSS, XSLT, Business
Connectivity Services, data controls, workflows, InfoPath, and more!!!
The timing of me getting my hands on this book was perfect. I seem to be
needing it everyday lately. I... (more)
OpenStack gets one of the most crucial endorsements as HP goes into the
public beta on May 10th. I got the private beta access a couple of months ago
and I tried a few scenarios. Though it has a long way to go, HP Cloud looks
complete in its approach and is ready to take Amazon head on!
HP Cloud has three major components in its current form:
HP Cloud Compute that provides on demand compute instances as well as custom
instances to handle workloads. HP Cloud Compute also enables the addition of
new instances through RESTful APIs based on industry standards for quick
HP Cloud Object Storage offers on-demand scalable storage capacity ideal for
archiving and data backup, serving static content for web applications, and
storing large public or private data sets
HP Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN), powered by the Akamai Intelligent
Platform™, reduces latency... (more)
If your .NET application was to run a sprint, would it win the race? To
determine whether your application meets its performance objectives (and wins
the race) and to help identify bottlenecks, you need to measure your
application's performance and collect metrics. Metrics of particular interest
tend to be response time, throughput, and resource utilization (how much CPU,
memory, disk I/O, and network bandwidth your application consumes while
performing its tasks).
Let's start by taking a look at the tools and techniques that are available
to collect performance data for your .NET application.
Tools and Techniques
You might need to collect data during prototyping, application development,
performance testing, and tuning, and in a production environment. The
following tools and techniques can help you to collect performance data:
System and platform metrics Network ... (more)