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 much coding do you do in building automated tests

I come out of quite a few years as a software engineering, but now I'm completely focused on testing. Our team has been trying to expand our automated tests and, to me, this means a lot of coding. I ...
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Repeat/common Test steps in multiple test cases - to do or not to?

I am trying to seek some input on what might be an efficient best practice. I have been told that end-to-end test cases might have certain steps that are being repeated on other test cases. Let's take ...
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Suggestions for where to begin testing web app

We are a small start up team and we really need to figure out a more effective method for testing. Does anyone have any suggestions to help me get started with : a) developing a process b) ...
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How to locate cursors randomly in a map?

There is a lot of cursors in the map. Every time you refresh the map you will get another different cursors with different IDs, o I can't use the IDs. I want to click at any cursor, a tooltip should ...
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Does anyone know of an automation tool that will perform actions on sending or receiving of an email?

I need to test that a series of sites are up and running and that they can send and receive email. Step one: send email from example1@example.com Step two: expect response email ...
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Automating tests in EPOS systems

I have recently started working in a team that tests Retail applications such as EPOS (end point of sale - tills) I would like to automate this testing and would like to ask if anyone has any ...
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Define automation testing [closed]

I have searched about automation testing and got idea what it is! but have not found any proper definition regarding AUTOMATION TESTING. Please help me
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Should programmers run automated tests written by QA?

Perhaps programmers have their own unit tests, perhaps as the result of doing Test-Driven Development. They run these tests very often; perhaps every few minutes, but at least a few times each day. ...
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Automate verification of emails being received

One of the applications that I have to do an enhancement to soon has a number of emails that are sent from the application. To the point of verification, I need to see the delivery failure ...
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Any good test plan/cycles or experiences without using crowdsourcing?

I'm trying to rethink our test cycle that we use at my company and am wondering if anyone could give any leads, examples, experiences, etc. to how you test without the use of crowdsource data. The ...
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How would I unit test these functions?

I have the following functions : Get(ds,filename) - gets a file from a data source ds. Put(ds,filename) - puts a file into a data source ds. List(ds) - lists all files in data source ds. ...
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Does Selenium's LoadableComponent make sense in a SPA (Single Page Application)?

I'm writing a UI testing suite for a single page javascript application using Selenium 2 web driver. I'm still experimenting with how to fit the app inside a page object model. At the moment I am ...
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Looking for growth in automation

Is there something or an automation test tool that is free that I could be using to enhance my skills in automation? My company is not allowing me to grow in my field, and this is not good. They do ...
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How do I automate “service-level” testing for a GUI app

I have extensive experience automating GUI testing with tools like TestComplete or Microsoft's CodedUI. However, I am trying to get out of the game of testing at the UI layer and instead would like to ...
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What are the building blocks of QTP 10 Automation Object Model

I need to understand QTP Automation Object Model. But I need to quick start just by understanding main building blocks. I understand taking a shortcut is not safe always. Yet, can anyone help me ...
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Automated Test Management: Running, Saving Results, Querying, etc

The team I am currently working with has a very large application to test (several custom programs, running in a distributed environment), and has built up a very large set of automated test cases for ...
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Is it worth having one set of tests for both functional and performance testing?

I have been writing RESTful service tests using Jersey client. Though the tests are functional, it occurerd to me that I can execute same tests from JMeter and for performance (With some tweak of ...
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SeleniumHQ stuct in Checking Resource aliases

I want to run testsuite from Hudson, for that i have installed seleniumhq plugin and configured in hudson, but when i run the hudson it stuck on "Checking Resource aliases" step. Started by user ...
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What programming languages are good for novice testers to learn?

I'm looking for a programming language to recommend to a friend considering teaching herself software testing. I have a friend who is interested in learning software testing, and I believe strongly ...
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Why Isn't SilkTest More Common?

The title says it all. I've been using SilkTest for about a year now in my current role. It wasn't my choice to use, and I've never used it, or even heard of it, before this role. There are definitely ...
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Does the latest version of QTP have something similar to Selenium Grid?

Does anyone know whether QTP supports parallel test execution on multiple browsers now? I am looking for something similar to Selenium Grid.
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Selenium - page load timeout

Is it possible to set timeout for page load in Selenium test? I have a problem, when sometimes test execution freezes on page load (application doesn't load new page, test hangs up), so test needs to ...
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What is tested by IcuTest?

In the current "Automated Software Testing" magazine there is a short article about IcuTest. It is written that with "Test Generator" you can automatically create GUI unit tests: ICUTest is a ...
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Is there any automation tool for Symfony 2 framework in PHP

Is there any automation tool for Symfony 2 framework in PHP? If so, please suggest me some sites that help me study the tool.
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Automated network capture and analysis?

I was curious to know if anyone has done any work on automated network analysis such as starting network traffic capture (to file) before executing some test, perform some test, then stop capture, ...
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What are the options for automated testing of screen reader in Web apps?

Our team's resources are limited, still we need to make sure our site is accessible (government site, EU). Manual testing includes a lot of fiddling around with JAWS, sometimes other screen readers, ...
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How to make Selenium IDE prefer name attribute over id attribute while recording?

How to make Selenium IDE prefer name attribute over id attribute while recording? This feature is needed when ids are auto generated by web framework.
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How to read data from Excel by using loops? [closed]

I created an Excel file name "readdata.xls" and entered some inputs like UserName Password Akshit Ak12345 Ashwika AS12345 I've written a code like this .... package ...
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ArrayOutOfBoundException when reading test data from Excel [closed]

I am very new to Selenium RC. Please, help in my question. I installed jxl.jar file (Java library for Excel) and added it to Eclipse build path. I created an Excel file as readdata.xls where I ...
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Web application GUI automation best practices

Our team develops automation solutions for various web based products. I'd like to compile a list of patterns and best practices from the GUI web automation space that have been used and proven as ...
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What test generators do exist?

What tools exist to automatically generate test scripts (or test script templates) from a formal specification or a program's source code? EDIT: The background of this question is, that I’m ...
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Which automated tests do devs create vs SQA staff?

We have a big remote SQA team now who have identified about 600 bugs with test cases to both assist in manual testing and prepare for us to start automation testing. Our development lead has setup a ...
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HP QTP 10 Issue while logging onto the demo Mercury Website

I am trying to log-in on the http://newtours.demoaut.com/ demo website created by HP Mercury to do some hands on their proprietary product QTP 10. I opened this site successfully on IE9 (Win7 X64 PC). ...
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How can I automate in Selenium IDE for email activation link?

In the send invitation process, the user will get a link in his/her inbox. When the user will click on the link, it will ask for a password and confirm the password. How can I automate it with ...
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How can my team move away from record-and-playback when not everyone has scripting experience?

(Inspired by this question) My team is currently doing automated testing via our tool's record-and-playback function. I've read about the benefits of developing a more robust test solution via ...
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Automated testing in cloud

I have a Windows application using OpenGL and automated E2E test environment based on Sikuli framework. Tests run locally and are not available outside of my company network. As we have two different ...
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Automated Web Testing against Sharepoint solutions in a windows development house

I'm researching which web browser automation tools is most suited to running functional user tests against SharePoint based solutions and potentially MVC based custom web parts at a later date. We are ...
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What are the tiers of testing that should be done on a large scale distributed system?

Let's say you have a large distributed system in the cloud that's got dozens of developers working on it and actively adding code to. Your job is to make sure all of the quality gates are used and the ...
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Functional and performance testing for the “Finacle - Infosys” core banking system using IBM Rational

I am trying to evaluate the capabilities of the below IBM Rational tools to handle functional testing automation and performance testing for the "Finacle - Infosys" core banking system. IBM Rational ...
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What are strong points of RFT comparing to other test management tools?

I've started to evaluate RFT by getting their trial version, I'd like to hear on the strong points that makes you folks to stick with RFT. I'm using QTP and Silktest now and trying to find how useful ...
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How can I automate the testing of flash games?

If I want to automate testing of flash games like car race, bike race bubbleshooter, video slot games or video poker. Is there any open source automation testing tool available for this purpose. I ...
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How to share my test scripts with other stakeholders?

I have written Java automation scripts using Selenium WebDriver in Eclipse. I uploaded everything to GitHub. Here my questions are: How can my manager/colleague execute these scripts in his or her ...
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What Are Some Examples of Why Explicit Sleep Statements Are Bad

I've read various places that explicit sleep statements are a bad practice in automated tests, even if I've used them occasionally. They can be annoying (creating unnecessary waiting in tests) but I ...
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Enforcement of quality as a runtime requirement

I come from a background that strongly emphasizes automated testing baked into the build process. You commit, the code is checked out by the build system, compiled, and tests run against it. If it ...
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Check for Windows version in Silktest Classic Open agent 2011

I am new to Silktest, so can anyone help me out to verify the Windows version and the IE browser that the test is about to run on. Is there an inbuilt function that I could use in my test case that ...
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What's the relation between Selenium WebDriver and these other tools?

I've used Selenium IDE to test Drupal (PHP) sites but want to create more advanced tests with loops and such. I hear Selenium WebDriver is all the rage, but when I google it, all these terms pop up ...
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One tool to rule them all

This question may have already been asked/answered in various places, and in various forms, but this is my problem. I have been in software testing for a few years now, most of this has been manual ...
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Where to focus testing? On integration level or unit level?

Consider a modern web application that serves JSON through a REST API to a rich Javascript-based application with one or more single-page apps within it. Our own application is written using Angular ...
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Downloading a file in Internet Explorer through Selenium

I have to automate a case in which I have to download an Excel file using Selenium IDE.I have done this in Firefox by using custom profile feature which automatically downloads file and saves it into ...