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Fast Test Data Modification with Global Attribute Editing by Hycel Taylor on May 04, 2017

Limited Time for Testing A QA tester’s biggest challenge is time. Before each release a QA engineer only has a finite amount of time to test and find bugs. A tester needs to: Write new tests Generate test data Perform old and new tests Log bugs Verify bugs are fixed Sign off on the release At GenRocket, we continuously loo...

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Credit Card Test Data Generators by Hycel Taylor on April 18, 2017

The Challenge with Credit Card Test Data Testing an application can be challenging if you don’t have access to the necessary test data. One of the areas where testers run into their biggest test data challenge is having access to (you guessed it) credit card test data. Chances are if you work on an enterprise application, you have a credit ca...

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The Cost of Fixing Bugs in Production by Hycel Taylor on October 18, 2016

The Cost of Fixing Bugs in ProductionOk, so let’s address why software bugs that reach the production environment are so hard to fix. If you don’t have a structured process of identifying and repairing bugs prior to release, you will inevitably wind up with many bugs in production. And finding and fixing bugs in production is resource heavy and...

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Brand New Tutorial Videos by Gregg Bolinger on September 27, 2016

GenRocket Tutorial Dashboard, Videos, and Help Desk We have recently added new support content for GenRocket. This content will help you learn the application and get started generating test data quickly! Tutorial Dashboard We are excited to announce the new GenRocket Tutorial Dashboard. This dashboard will guide you through the core concepts...

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Test Data Management Vs Test Data Generation by Hycel Taylor on February 03, 2016

There’s a lot of discussion these days about the need for better Test Data Management as demand increases for more test data sets with more conditions to match DevOp’s needs for better software testing while doing continuous integration. At GenRocket we dismiss the concept of having to “manage” and store static test data. Static test dat...

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Better Software Testing with Conditioned Test Data by Hycel Taylor on January 27, 2016

Better Software Testing with Conditioned Test DataOne of the most important aspects of software testing is being able to condition the test data you require to fully run a given test.Conditioned test data gives you the ability to test for a specific outcome within a given unit, integration, load test or functionally test a specific workflow or ...

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Software Testing: Reactive vs Proactive by Hycel Taylor on March 31, 2014

Software Testing: Reactive vs Proactive How proactive do you want to be when it comes to fully testing your software application’s source code? It’s an interesting question that can’t easily be answered unless you can ask the greater question, “How does one quantify how proactive one is in fully testing their application’s source code?" ...

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Software Testing Needs Test Data Generation by Gregg Bolinger on March 05, 2014

While talking to some colleagues via IRC today, we were discussing funny pictures related to bugs in software. As we all laughed and shared different images, I started thinking. Have we become too accepting of bugs in our applications? I often hear things like "Every system is going to have bugs" and "No application is bug free." Are these true sta...

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New Feature: Import Your Database Schema by Gregg Bolinger on February 22, 2014

We just released GenRocket version 2.1.0 last week. One of the new features of this release comes from a common question that seems to come up quite often when we're talking to folks about GenRocket: "Can I import my existing database into GenRocket?". We held off implementing this feature for a while for a few reasons. GenRocket isn't a databas...

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Data Generation For Utility Purposes by Gregg Bolinger on December 02, 2013

It is easy to look at Data Generation and think of it in terms of test data. However, there are many other reasons to generate data that might generally be created by hand. Take, for example, JMeter's CSV Data Set Config. JMeter is a popular tool for performing load and stress tests. Often times the user will want to stress test a specific page o...

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