Finding the API for a DLL

In my last post, because I had problems with the 64bit version of JScript not working with Quality Center 10, I went far and wide looking for a solution.  My first thought was that maybe it's not called "TDApiOle80.TDConnection" anymore.  After all, this is QC version 10, not 8.  I just wanted to see what … Continue reading Finding the API for a DLL

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Connecting to HP/Mercury Quality Center from a client side script

Quality Center / Test Director has hooks for writing external scripts.  This is called the Open Test Architecture (OTA) These can run on the client using COM using the OTAClient.dll or from within Test Director as a VAPI-XP test case. You can download OTAClient.dll by logging in to Test Director and going to Help->Add-in Page->HP … Continue reading Connecting to HP/Mercury Quality Center from a client side script

Trying to game the Pareto Principle

The Pareto Principle is a fancy name for the 80-20 rule. I saw a tweet by @juixe (or rather a blog post mentioning the tweet) that said: "Cut out the 20% from Pareto’s Principle from your process." So I did just that. If 20% of the work takes 80% of the time, suppose you had … Continue reading Trying to game the Pareto Principle

Testing a temperature converter

I'm sure we all know the formula to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit, or convert Fahrenheit to Celsius. It goes something like this: celsius2fahrenheit = (temperature * 9/5) - 32 fahrenheit2celsius = (temperature - 32) * 5/9 I always forget and have to experiment a bit before I get the pluses, fives, and nines all in … Continue reading Testing a temperature converter

Housing crisis is worse than I imagined

We all know there's a "housing crisis"  and yeah, some people bought houses they shouldn't have, but the real problem is with refinancing and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs.)  Here's an example of a house I was looking at, and if typical (which I suspect it is) represents a tremendous problem. The house was … Continue reading Housing crisis is worse than I imagined