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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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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Is it possible to automate Silverlight in windowless mode?

Does anybody have an application under test (AUT) that uses a mixture of HTML and Silverlight controls, which they have successfully automated? My AUT web app has screens with a mixture of HTML and ...
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Are Selenium functional tests reliable enough to be worthwhile?

I'm finding that regardless of how solid my tests scripts are, I still have tests that fail (falsely), even though they worked just fine before. I'm not talking about if markup changes (although 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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How have Guava unit tests been generated automatically?

Guava library for Java has unit test cases automatically generated: Guava has staggering numbers of unit tests: as of July 2012, the guava-tests package includes over 286,000 individual test ...
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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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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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Why session is not created in Bot-Bot?

I'm using Bot-Bot, Android automation testing tool with record and replay features. I was able to start a server, record and play sample APK accompanied with bot. Now I need to test my own APK, so I ...
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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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Is there test inheritance in VisualStudio?

Imagine you have a sequence of web tests in Visual Studio, recorded individually i.e., "Login", "Event A" and "Event B". To do both "Event A" and "Event B" you need to login. Is there a way for tests ...
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Framework for testing Dojo

I need to automate tests for Liferay portal with portlets on JavaScript. I am going to try several frameworks before implementing tests. For now, I am considering D.O.H. and Selenium Webdriver. ...
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Open-source functional testing automation tools for testing Silverlight based applications

I am looking for an open-source functional testing automation tool that supports testing of Silverlight based applications. To be more specific, the tool should be able to recognize objects within ...
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Looking for open source testing tool that can be used to test Flash based applications

I am looking for a open source testing tool that can be used to test Flash based applications. I Googled and found "AutoTest Flash" but it seems to be in a dormant state. Has anybody used that tool ...
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What is page object modelling? and Why is it so important?

I have been hearing a lot about page object modelling? Why is it so important? Can someone please outline me page object model? I'm currently working as QE in webservices area
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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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RFT - very slow to add objects

I'm currently exploring RFT for my team. I have come across few issues (as per IBM help website, it's a known issue) with Java Scripting. Hence ditched it and now got .net scripting working with 2010 ...
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Fitnesse editor with syntax validation?

We use Fitnesse with tens of project-specific fixtures to design the tests. However, writing the correct test is tedious, because of some trivial errors we make: Syntax errors: unclosed tables, ...
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How to make sure your test data are correct?

We are doing integration tests where we simulate manually data coming from external systems to our application. Integration tests task has become bottleneck in our team, because preparing test data is ...
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ITKO LISA-Service Virtualization-Tutorials

We have planned to implement ITKO LISA as a service virtualization tool for creating mock enviroments for testing.What I found lagging is there are no materials for studying/training resources.Is ...
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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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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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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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SpecFlow - test MVC3 Web site with action calls

I'm very new to BDD testing, and would like to ask, is it possible/OK to test ASP MVC3 actions directly (using WebClient) using SpecFlow? i.e. Feature: Login Scenario: Logging in Given I post ...
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What are the advantages of web driver over selenium RC?

Please provide answers in detail, So that we could clarify that which one is to choose, Web driver or Selenium RC.
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weighing tools/approaches for testing of database components

Currently the way we do this on LedgerSMB is to have SQL scripts which insert records into a test results table. This table is created in a transaction which runs the tests, and the tests always roll ...
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UI and DB automation tool suggestions

Currently we (in the team) are using silktest (for last 8-9 years) and now looking for other tools to replace silktest, it's a different argument on why to look for other tool, setting that aside, ...
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Automated tests pass every time when run individually, but when they are clumped into a test suite it's a toss up if the tests will pass

I have around 200 test classes for my web application at the moment. I use Selenium2/Webdriver and the tests are written in java, with TestNG used as my framework. When I run each test by itself, ...
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What are the things to care for while choosing an automation testing tool?

I am new to software testing field ,I clarified for the need of automation tools What is automation testing and why do we need it? Now it arises me the following questions what were the things care ...
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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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What is automation testing and why do we need it?

I am new to the field of software testing. I would like to clarify the following basic things: As there were different types of testing process, we used to do manually enter testcases and write for ...
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How to deal with automated test cases that always fail?

I'm facing a lot of automated GUI tests that fail one or more verifications during their run. All the failings points have been reported in our tracking system and they are known issues but get ...
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How to keep track of the features in a website for impact analysis?

I have been working for an ecommerce client for the last 6 years as manual and automation QA engineering. New features gets applied to our site once in 2 weeks. Whenever a redesign project comes up, ...
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Outlook Mail testing

I want to know how to use outlook to test mails (the mail has a link that needs to be clicked to approve or deny the request). How do I write this in Selenium Webdriver in c#. I am quite new to ...
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Tools similar to Google Test for C++ unit testing?

Are there any tools similar to GoogleTest for the purpose of functional testing in C++. I plan to do them as part of Unit Testing and would like to know of other options available so that I can make ...
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Techniques for test selection, give a large suite of test cases

I have a huge collection of test cases (inputs). I'd like to select a small subset that's likely to catch most of the bugs. Are there any standard or known techniques in the testing literature for ...
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open source tool to automate the process of installing Adobe applications on Mac

we are trying to automate the process of downloading app and installing the same on Mac. Currently we are using Selenium till downloading app, for installation we are finding difficulty to handle, ...
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Good resources/tutorials/tips for beginner doing automation?

I've just started automating all the tests our team has (~5000). I'm using Telerik Test Studio for the Silverlight automation. I have some tests written, but I'm quickly realizing that with each test ...
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Automation engineers- general purpose vs. dedicated

As part of our recent recruiting effort we need to decide on the best approach for choosing automation engineers. On the one hand software engineers, or programmers, can write great automation ...
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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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I want to enter the SQA field specifically automation

I am working hourly for low wage as a QA intern/tester. I want to learn more about this field. I have already graduated, so everything I have learned is self taught or learned somehow on the job. At ...
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Resources for test automation

I'm trying to learn more about test automation as it relates to the QA process and there just doesn't seem to be a lot of resources out there. For example, if I do a search for TestComplete (a tool ...
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What is the best practice for testing against modules which collect statistic

We have a distributed application which should be monitored. There are some modules which collect external data (disk usage, free disk space, CPU utilization, memory utilization, etc) and some ...
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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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Testing random number generation

I have a program which generates random numbers. How can I test if the random number generator is generating actual random numbers?
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What are the best practices for Integration Testing of a middle-ware?

I want to know about the best practices of Integration Testing for a middle-ware product. It includes several backends and also I want to test it over multiple platforms. The features of Clustering is ...
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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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TestComplete working with a very large application loses the ability to access application internal properties

I work with automated testing of a very large Delphi XE application using TestComplete 9. The application has a 180MB executable. The automation environment is Windows XP, 32 bit. TestComplete is ...
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Using UI Automation framework without AutomationID or Name

I'm beginning to explore the possibility of doing UI automation using the UI Automation library that came with .NET 3 (will be using c#). There aren't a ton of tutorials out there on this, but the ...
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Setting the resolution of the slave used by Network Suite of TestComplete wanted

We are using a Network Suite inside of TestComplete 9 to do distributed testing. We have already setup a project that executes on 2 remote computers, our slaves. Sometimes the resolution on the slave ...
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Maintaining regression results on web server or locally

I have a set of test cases which are run on every release of the compiler. The regression logs have to be in readable format. I already have a script to extract information from the logs which gives ...