June 30, 2016

Testing as a Service: 5 Benefits of Testing as a Service

February 11, 2015

5 Reasons to Consider an Image Recognition Testing Tool

There’s an ongoing debate in the applications development world on whether front end or back end testing is the most effective method. However, the discussion shouldn’t be just about where the testing takes place, but rather about the ease of use and effectiveness of the tool. Traditional testing […]
November 6, 2014

Installing Citrix XenApp 7.5 on Windows Server 2012

Installing Citrix XenApp 7.5 on Windows Server 2012 This blog will demonstrate my process of installing XenApp 7.5 on a Windows Server 2012. It is important that the account being used to install XenApp is part of a domain, this is necessary in order to manage Citrix Studio. […]
December 19, 2013

Another Way to Monitor Performance

A few years ago, one of the companies I worked with created a “Production Application Support Team”, or PAST.  These were the sysadmins and programmers intended as the next line of support after the helpdesk, who could triage some problems and perhaps actually fix them. The team had […]
December 9, 2013

Performance Matters

By Matthew Heusser Hello; I am Matt Heusser, a risk management consultant and sometimes writer.  You can learn more about me at xndev.com. The folks at NRG Global have asked me to start blogging for them because their place in the community aligns with mine.  We are both […]
May 8, 2013

Test Competition Results!

It was a quiet Friday Morning in the United States.  Or, I mean, Friday afternoon in India and Singapore.  Later in New Zealand, and in Europe … The point is, there were a lot of people playing. Seventeen teams registered four different continents for three hours of aggressive […]
April 19, 2013

The Moment We’ve Been Waiting For

It’s here!  It’s here!  If you are reading this, then the Test Competition is finally here! No, you don’t need to have registered in advance to play, just to win the big prizes and have your name in lights. Either way, here’re the rules of play. The Schedule […]
April 1, 2013

The Consultant’s Gambit

The class where I learned method-R performance tuning also taught me something else, something I call the consultant’s gambit. This is that story. The Class Was a three-day in-seat program with canned exercises. We learned a little bit about the back-end of Oracle performance, than sat down with […]
March 21, 2013

Update: One Month To Test Competition!

On March 11th, 2013, registration for the test competition closed. We have sixteen teams registered, from India to Europe, Southern Asia, and the United States. We have a team that has people from two continents. And that’s just the folks who gave me a street address. It’s a […]