Test automation is the use of software to control the execution of tests, the comparison of actual outcomes to predicted outcomes, the setting up of test preconditions, and other test control and test reporting functions.

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How can I convince Squish to recognise the menu bar on Mac OS X?

I'm currently recording some python test scripts for a Mac OS X application using Squish for Qt, version 4.0.2. The menu bar of the AUT works fine if interacted with manually, but for some reason ...
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What is the most appropriate tool to perfrom test automation of Adobe AIR applications?

I need to create test automation of the Adobe AIR application. In application under test there a lot of custom controls, input / output and drag and drop operations. Now I'm thinking about Flex ...
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Tools for tracking automated tests

I have used STAF/STAX in the past, and liked the way that information was tracked in the tests. I'm currently investigating Technologies to tie together a few tools that use XML-RPC, and am ...
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What Are Some Unobvious Differences Between Testing a Web Application and a Desktop Application?

In the same flavour of this question, what are some unobvious differences between testing a web application and a desktop application? I've recently started looking at automating some GUI tests for a ...
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How do I tune the probabilities in a Markov chain based load test to produce specific hit rates?

I am writing a load test for a web application. I have a few month's worth of access logs that tell me relative hit rates of various URLs. However, the access logs do not contain enough information ...
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Facebook App testing

The app that I am testing is a plug in app to Facebook. I need to test the app for users having varying fan network ranging from 1 to 1 million. The question is: How to create users in this range ...
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What is best practice for test failures that have a low priority fix?

If I have a test that fails due to a known bug, but that bug is deemed lower priority to fix than other work, what should be done with the test? I can think of 2 options: Leave the test in the test ...
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Do Academic Researchers in Automated Software Testing Believe All Testing Can Be 100% Automated?

While surfing today, I found this article on attitudes on automated software testing among academics and practitioners. Since I am currently an automated tester in industry, I agree with the ...
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How can I automate Installation, Configurations of our software?

In testing my company's software I do a lot of installations (an .exe file), configurations (two web.config files) and uninstallations on a few servers (Windows Server 2008) during a given release. ...
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Can the base-url be changed in the same browser session using Selenium RC?

Suppose I login to evernote.com using Selenium RC. Is it possible for me to change the base_url to google.com while staying on the same page. I do not want to open a new browser for google.com. When I ...
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Looking for a test tool for Flash-based web applications. Any ideas?

I'm looking for a Selenium-like tool to test Flash-based web applications (specifically a guided interview with questions and form fields that the user navigates through to produce a document at the ...
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How can I automate testing of HTTP requests? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a captureNetworkTraffic implementation in Selenium 2 via webdriver? I'm using Selenium2/C# to run automated tests of a web app. I need to test the HTTP requests ...
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Cucumber and Watin for Acceptance testing in Asp.Net MVC

If the business owner/QA are writing/running the Acceptance test against the front end of a Asp.Net Mvc Application, is there a benefit to using SpecFlow/Watin or SpecFlow/Selenium over ...
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Is Eggplant any good for image capture and image recognition?

As a software tester looking at different automated testing solutions, I need a tool that will interact with a heavily graphical interface such as a flash website or application. I want the tool to ...
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Which language gives better career options: TCL or PERL?

I am an engineer with 1.5 years of experience in Test Automation in Perl. I am getting chance to work in TCL. I am little worried about my career growth. I don't know whether TCL also has the same ...
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Failed automated tests: how to distinguish known and newly introduced bugs?

Use case: Fitnesse is used for automated testing of the web site. SUT (software under test) contains a known bug. Say, we expect that web page contains "Changes saved successfully" string but this ...
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Differences in methods to select an element based on content in XPath

Selecting an anchor link with content, such as <a>test link</a>, I can see three different ways to do it using XPath: a[text()="test link"] a[.="test link"] a[contains(text(), "test ...
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Performance testing - a way in?

We have an a browser based application that is built on the Microsoft Stack, specifically .NET 3.5. It also uses Ajax, iframes, jQuery etc. At the moment we are just guessing at the concurrency ...
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Continuous Integration and testing environment and configuration for Android

I am an Android developer but I am not satisfied with my testing and Continuous Integration environment and configuration. Someone could recommend me how to configure the best setup and workflow for ...
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Automated testing of Oracle Forms

What is the best test automation tool you'd recommend for testing Oracle Forms and why? Assuming a Windows desktop environment.
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What is the best software to automate complex tasks involving multiple applications/steps?

Basically, I want to automate the creation of a certain type of user account. There are four basic steps, but each step involves a different application and has somewhat intricate details. The steps ...
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Is it possible to test crystal reports using QTP?

Can QTP be used to test reports generated on Crystal Reports Server?
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Error while running script selenium RC

I am working on selenium 2.18.0 version with firefox 8.0.1.While executing script i am getting error like 15:52:07.342 INFO - Started HttpContext[/wd,/wd] 15:52:07.347 INFO - Started SocketListener ...
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Best approach/tool to develop an automation suite to test an XML API?

I'm in charge of the automation for a hotels search/book XML API. My experience is mostly with SOATest and a bit of soapUI. I would like to know if there is a better approach to do it, I'm looking to ...
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Is it good practice to combine my Test and Prod BDD tests in one Framework?

This question has been bothering me lately, more from the fact that in the past this is something I would never do, yet in the past I wasn't writing BDD tests. Since incorporating SpecFlow into a ...
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Test case design standards- friend or foe?

Currently we use an agile team based approach to testing, where each team is responsible for their specific area of a product. While we have found this to be effective and easily manageable, over ...
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How to avoid redundant tests

We are building an application using a completely test-driven approach. As developers, we are very familiar with unit tests but haven't been exposed to integrated / functional / acceptance tests. ...
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Can someone be a good automated tester and be terrible programmer?

I'm currently working as an automated tester. Mostly I do GUI testing in SilkTest, which I like and think I'm fairly good at. Recently, I've been assigned a COM-testing project for our application's ...
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Selenium IDE has stopped recognising pop-up windows

I'm relatively new to Selenium and since the update to 1.0.12, when I run my tests, each case with a selectWindow command fails. If I run these steps seperately, by clicking individually, it passes, ...
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Should data validation be automated in a rapid development environment

I would like to understand Data Validation for Automation in case of (Weekly/ Frequent Builds) In case of frequent code changes (Weekly builds) since the code base would change frequently Automation ...
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What are recommended scenarios to use Selenium Tests for?

My company is introducing BDD into our projects. Our customers have differents processes-cases wich also may fork at specific points. It is a mostly long and tedious work to test each case and each ...
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Is there a successful approach to automating security testing?

My team uses a security testing tool called Burp Suite. We currently try to manually run it once a release. One of my tasks is to determine if/how we can make that into more of an automated process. ...
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Should I use custom queries or re-use developer queries in your automation framework?

Modifying the question based on Kate Paulk suggestion. I had a very interesting discussion on Data Validation using Automation I have summarized Pros and Cons of Reusing Developer Database Queries ...
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Test isolation and automation

We are using Selenium webservices for our automated functional testing . I have a test which tests creation of some objects. If I run the same test again, I need to make sure that each test has a ...
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Statistics about Success of Test Automation

I'm looking for some statistical data on the success and failure of system test automation projects. I'm especially interested in the reasons of failed approaches. Can anyone help?
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Suggestions for continuous integration, test and deploy infrastructure for a Ruby on Rails application in Amazon EC2 cloud

I would like to know everyone's opinion on the best tools for setting up a continuous integration, test and deploy infrastructure for a Ruby on Rails web application API in the Amazon EC2 cloud and ...
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Plans For Testing a Web Application Before The Site Is Built

An acquaintance of mine is building a website for his (non-profit) organization. Since I'm currently an automated tester on a desktop-based application, I thought I could help him do some web testing. ...
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Testing Java or Silverlight plugins embedded in a page using Selenium?

We have a product that defaults to a Java plugin to upload files, and then Silverlight after that if Java's not installed. There is a third fallback of a HTML 4 + JavaScript uploader, but I'd like to ...
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Automation for export tasks (Word/PDF/CSV)

I am looking for ideas for automating export tasks you would usually see in reports (SSRS SQL Server Reporting Services example - Export to PDF/Excel/CSV). What I have observed is when you export ...
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Transition from all manual testing to automated testing

Right now my company only does manual testing. We've talked about starting some automated testing for a while but it hasn't taken off at all. It seems like automated testing would be a good way to ...
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Writing automated tests for System.Web.HttpApplication

I am currently using Moq to write automated tests for System.Web.HttpApplication in C#: public FakeHttpApplication CreateBaseMocks() { MockContext = new Mock<HttpContextBase>(); ...
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Best practices to test PowerShell cmdlets?

What are the best practices to test PowerShell cmdlets? The cmdlets I'm testing are writting data into a DB. I am currently using: Pairwise to go through most of the combinations Check that get == ...
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Testing email generation

Some applications generate emails. There may be multiple email formats based on the purpose of the message. The email may be destined for a single individual or a group. It may also be ...
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Testing automated tests in Hyper-V virtual machines

I recently started with a company which does not have any other full-time testers (testing as such is done primarily by people from support), so I don't have other people within the company to ask ...
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Any personal experiences on EggPlant, cross platform and application automated testing tool?

As a cross platform, cross application automated testing system EggPlant looks too good to be true. Has anyone implemented a large automated testing project using it and what were your experiences?
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Is Selenium's LoadableComponent a good solution as test design pattern?

I need to refactor my Selenium tests, and come across their LoadableComponent wiki page. I began trying to use it, though I couldn't really understand what is it good for. I took a look at their ...
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Tool for Virtual machine Test Orchestration

What would be a good Orchestration tool for Triggering tests in Virtual Machine? Basically I want to trigger multiple parallel VM's to run automated tests. The tool should also have queuing mechanism. ...
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How to use Selenium's PageFactory annotations with dynamic loaded elements?

I'm rewriting some Selenium tests according to the page object design pattern taking advantage of Seleniums' annotations. My problem is that I have some html select elements whose option elements are ...
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Automated testing tools for iOS apps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps? I wanted to know if there are any good automated testing tools that can be used to test iOS apps. Looking for some ...
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Using FitNesse with .Net across multiple servers

My previous work involved writing embedded Linux code. We used a couple of the embedded devices in a test harness, a Linux PC and the Windows Perforce repository. The Linux PC ran an instance of ...