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. Under the right circumstances, it can allow for faster testing with fewer ...

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Regression testing for web services and SharePoint workflows - What should I research?

Apologies if this question has been addressed before or not relevant to this exchange. I did some initial searching and I've only recently discovered this area of stackexchange so I'm unsure of the ...
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Deciding a tool for iOS UI automation providing recording and inspection of elements

I'm a complete newbie to automation testing. I am facing problems in the tools that i'm using for testing an iOS native application on iPad. The tools that I have tried so far and the problems i'm ...
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MS-SQL server sql test automation

I'm looking to create a batch of automated tests in SQL on MS-SQL server, these will include tests like - insert some records, call stored procedure, check certain conditions in various tables. There ...
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Press ESC key or click on CANCEL button of print(ctrl+p) dialog box in MAC OS using Selenium RC

I am using Selenium RC to create a framework with JAVA in MAC OS and Safari browser. Now to click on the CANCEL button in the safari browser print dialog box, I am using apple script. In the same ...
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Rule of thumb for using wait()

A rule of thumb for using wait() would be before navigating to a different page. For Ex : WebDriverWait(driver,10).until(lambda driver: driver.title.startswith("Submitted!!")) What would be other ...
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Are Exhaustive “Brute Force” UI Tests Worth It?

Lately I've been asked to write some automated GUI tests of the following style: Open the application Open ALL dialog boxes In each dialog check for ... Are these types of tests worthwhile? What ...
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Unskipping skipped tests once bugs are fixed?

I'm wondering how others in the industry deal with this. Right now I do this in my tests that have known bugs and aren't worth taking the time to run: from nose.plugins.skip import SkipTest def ...
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Is FitNesse the only DSL for Selenium, or is there another DSL available?

I'm looking for a DSL for Selenium (or another testing tool) that will allow a non-programmer to automate functional tests.
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Is there any way to convert existing QTP script in to selenium?

Is there any way to convert existing QTP script in to selenium? if yes then how ? is there any converter to convert or recreation of script is only possible solution for tha?
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How to test the test scripts?

Once an automation test is created, how do I test it and make sure the test does what its supposed to do? I can easily test the scenarios where test passes, but how to go about the ones that fails due ...
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What is the most appropriate tool to automate Sharepoint application?

I am trying to automate Sharepoint. Firstly to start with the basic features, further my sites, site collections and so on. Can anyone suggest a good tool to automate system tests for Sharepoint since ...
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Your suggestions for writing reliable Web UI automation

Web UI automation is unreliable. I presume it is possible to increase the reliability of Web UI tests. One such advice would be to put an abstraction layer on top of your test that does actual DOM ...
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how to start work with selenium web driver any reference site for selenium web driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find information on getting started with Selenium 2 I want to learn selenium web driver from the scratch. any one suggest me the reference site for selenium ...
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Why run unit tests on mobile devices?

I know unit test suites exist for Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, etc. I have some experience in writing unit tests in Java using JUnit, and C++ using CppUnit. Why would one want to write a ...
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Need a similar functionality like WaitForPageToLoad in MonkeyTalk

Is there any similar function/ command in MonkeyTalk, like WaitForPageToLoad which is in Selenium, that lets me specify the script to wait for a screen to render before moving ahead? I checked ...
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How do fitnesse and selenium work together

I have read about Fitnesse in a number of books but when I look on the web I don't see much activity with it. And a newbie question - how does fitnesse fit into the Selenium world? Are they ...
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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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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?