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Trust IV are pleased announce that it will be conducting the Q&A session of HP & Vivit's webinar ‘Virtualising real-world network conditions in your software testing environment’. Held on Friday 25th July, we will be leading the Q&A session, whilst HP Experts Justin Haley and Matthew Brady will be presenting the webinar.

Posted by Mahesh Johal

The North West Tester Gathering returned on Tuesday night, with Simon Reekie giving an entertaining presentation about agile and context driven testing and Bruce Lee…

Posted by Mahesh Johal

I read this morning that Marks and Spencer's Chief Executive, Marc Bolland is blaming a 8.1% fall in online trading on the company's new website. The BBC article that I read, described teething troubles with the website and said that existing customers were required to re-register on the new site and that there had been problems with site navigation.

Posted by Richard Bishop

When you're tuning an application, a good place to start is database connection pooling. It's not glamorous, but it often gives you a quick performance win.

What is a database connection pool, I hear you ask?

Posted by James Pickering

So here is the dialogue you have with your boss.

“I support the HP software at work, right? The Non Functional Test team depend on me knowing pretty much everything about it. So can I go and see the guys who developed it, talk to the product evangelists, see what’s coming in the future, and perhaps get some free training at their annual conference?”

Posted by Gordon Appleby

As a performance tester, I'm frequently required to create test data to allow me to test a particular application. Mark Tomlinson (@Mtomlins) recently contacted me via Skype and asked me whether I had source of test data for valid UK addresses and postcodes.

Posted by Richard Bishop

I'm an experienced LoadRunner user and as part of my ongoing training, I decided to take a look at Performance Center. The transition from LoadRunner to Performance Center wasn't initially as straightforward as I thought. There are numerous features that built into HP ALM Performance Center 12, that can be very daunting to a newbie.

Posted by Chester Gardner

Last week we attended a charity quiz to help raise funds for the NSPCC. Organised by TLT Solicitors, the event was hosted by Capital FM's Sally Hudson. Competing against fourteen teams from companies such as PwC, KPMG and Street Cars, Trust IV finished in a respectable third place.  

Posted by Chester Gardner

Version control is an invaluable tool for performance testers. We all know that occasionally mistakes happen.
At one time or another, most testers will have...

Posted by Richard Bishop

We held our annual company day at Belle Vue Stadium on Monday. With our team split across four locations, the day is a great opportunity for everyone to meet up. It also gives Gordon and I a chance to give the guys an update on how the business is going. I am glad to say things are looking very positive on all fronts for Trust IV; however the same can’t be said for the weather on Monday.

Posted by Paul Caine

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