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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Is the source code required when using Selenium-RC with Grails?

Can anyone help with using Selenium-RC + Grails? I have used Selenium with Java but had no problem writing the code and launching the browser. But is the source code of my project required when i need ...
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Is it necessary to have strong coding skills to perform software testing?

I do have a query related to automated software testing.We all know that these days many new test automation tools are being launched. Does this tool still require any coding or scripting knowledge to ...
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Selenium IDE: sign out button not working

sign out button is not responding in selenium ide Error: "" clickAt(locator, coordString) Arguments: locator - an element locator coordString - specifies the x,y position (i.e. - ...
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Webdriver Check if Checkbox is Set and Set it if Not

I am learning Webdriver with JUnit by going through Alan Richardson's Selenium Simplified book and taking translating the exercises/tests from Selenium RC to Webdriver. So far, this has proven to be ...
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What are basic metrics of coverage with functional UI automation testing

There is web application product which is tested by test automation (selenium webdriver based test project in scope of the whole project) Client is asking what is the test coverage by automation of ...
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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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How to open a link in new tab and then coming back to previous tab in webdriver

I have a situation in which I have to perform some action on one web page and their changes will reflect in the other web page. And after that I want to check whether changes are reflecting or not by ...
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How to start all tests with a clear session after browser crash,

Im using WebDriver and Python to automate a website. I have a suite of tests and sometimes running into the following problem. Test no.1 = Login to home page, navigate to Account page, perform some ...
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To run all test cases by invoking driver once for a suite

I want to run all my test cases with one start up and tear down process. I have written code for multiple browser testing and as of now I am repeating those codes in every class file under @...
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Checking two related functionalities in same test case

Each of our end-to-end test cases checks two aspects/functionalities of message processing: Whether the message has been processed correctly (resulted in a correct action of the system). Whether ...
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Difference Between CSS and XPATH [duplicate]

Difference Between CSS and XPATH ? Which is the best locator in selecting Elements in selenium? If Xpath is the better why? why should we use Xpath instead of CSS? If CSS is the better why? why ...
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What is the best code coverage tool for a java based Web application [closed]

I have an automation framework based out of Selenium Web driver. I want to find out the extent to which automated test scenarios covers various sections of code. Can some one please suggest a code ...
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What are the pros and cons of using selenium and TTCN 3 for automation? Which one of the two is better in which scenario? [closed]

What are the pros and cons of using selenium and TTCN 3 for automation? Which one of the two is better and in which scenario?
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Query TFS 2013 to get recently automated

I want to find a method to query our TFS Server 2013 for test cases that have been switched from "Not Automated" or "Planned" to "Automated" within a given time period. I know I can create a query in ...
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Is there any framework for UI automation testing for Unity3D?

Does anyone know any framework that is compatible/integrated with Unity3D? I'm interested in Unit, Integrated and UI testing.
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Suite of automated tests - owned by devs or testers?

I'm working on a project that involves 4 developers and three QAers. I've tried to encourage the other devs to write tests for every new feature they have added, and we have built up a suite of ...
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Should unit tests be executed as part of a build?

I worked at a company where unit tests ran as part of the build. The build failed if the unit tests failed. What are the benefits and disadvantages of that practice?
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QA Testing Process

We currently use the following processes for testing: Write a test plan (currently stored in Microsoft Test Manger) Execute Test plan Once the tested functionality is promoted to Production, ...
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Best practices on testing access permissions

My web system has roles which allows the users to access different resources depending on the role. My questions are: should permissions be tested by automated integration tests? Are there best ...
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How do you maintain your testing data?

I am in security administration, not QA. Our testers have requested a userID with full access to the QA databases that will run scripts to clean-up/delete (DB2 SQL) data when necessary - which is ...
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Selenium - advantages and disadvantages of using Python vs C#

We currently have two teams. An automation team and also a web testing team. The automation team currently use Selenium and C# to automate tests on our web applications and legacy systems. As a ...
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What should be automated to minimize manual testing?

I have some queries regarding automation test cases. For example: I want to test login and logout from the application. What type of test cases should be automated?
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Is it reasonable to use Selenium RC over WebDriver if the former seems more suitable for the task?

The tests I am doing are on IE8, which is used throughout the company, and doesn't look to be changing any time soon. After testing both pieces of software with the system, it seemed as though ...
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How to compare value of a td of a table with a numeric value using webdriver?

I have to compare a value of a td tag with a numeric value. I have o check whether the value coming in that td is >= some value. The html of td is: <td class="sorting_1">78000</td> I ...
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Selenium training in C# or Java [closed]

I want to go for a Selenium training course but was bit confused whether should I go for Java or C#. I have been to a training session for C# earlier so as far as the concepts are concerned I do have ...
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Manipulating hosts file in WebDriver tests

Most developers and testers usually takes advantage of Operation System Host File (commonly known as "hosts") to "trick" the S.O. and the browser to load websites and webservices from another server ...
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Selenium Webdriver - Unable to get focus back to child window

I have scenario where clicking on some link in parent window opens a new window, after performing the actions on the child window, iam unable get back focus on the parent window, I have used the ...
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How to automate range values using web driver?

I have to test a price range bar implemented with a jQuery slider. Suppose the defined range is 100-10,000. I want web driver to slide the minimum value to 2000 and Maximum value to 8000. I thought of ...
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How to check no. of characters accepted by an input field using Selenium WebDriver?

I want to check the validation of an input field that what is the number of character it accepts? Suppose an username field is allowed to accept 15 characters then how can I automate this test?
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Ideas to implement offline smoke test for downloaded excel files

I run automated smoke tests for my web application, but until now, these tests are not covering offline excel spreadsheets that are downloaded by the user. I'm starting a study to find possible ...
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homework testing method for schools [closed]

I've looked a lot for this kind of question and couldn't find anything, I think the answers here could be helpful to schools and their students. My collage has problems with it's homework testing ...
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problem handling multiple windows in webdriver

Scenario: Step-1.Click link from window-1.New window gets opened.Say it as window-2. Step-2.Do action on window-2. Step-3.Close window-2. Step-4.Move focus to window-1 Step-5.Click an element in ...
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QF-Test - Conditionally rerun scheduled test suite based on result

We have about 10 test suites (QF-Test GUI Testing tool) for a java application. At the moment the testsuits are run every night with a batch-script triggered by a scheduled job. The tests are not very ...
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How to develop test strategy with calabash android

I am confusing. How to develop test strategy with calabash android for android native app. Anyone help and give me simple demo?
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What's the best web testing tool for beginners with no previous automation experience? [closed]

What automation tool for testing web application can you recommend to beginners? Which one is better to start with? I have no automation testing experience.
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Web browser plugin to pause JavaScript execution?

I have dynamic elements appearing and disappearing on our Web site, e.g., notification balloons. To understand element, id, tag name, etc. corresponds to this elements I usually click "Inspect ...
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Run impacted tests right after code change

I have partial memory recollection of product for .NET and Visual Studio that runs impacted unit tests right after you change one line or something like that. It has some smart code impact detection ...
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Running Selenium Script in Chrome browser in android devices

Can any one suggest me how to do a set up to run selenium scripts in chrome browser of android device. Currently script is running fine in native browser of android device, but the requirement is ...
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Free tool(s) to test both Windows desktop apps and Web apps, interconnected

I have found this question here on SQA. However I'd like to make my question more specific with hope that someone could point me to something relevant rather than just wasting hours on learning the ...
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Testing with a virtual machine under command line

How to start a windows and run dedicated programs then revert to original status I wonder know if there is a way, Can let me start up a Windows (which including my custom environment: Ruby, Ruby on ...
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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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How to set up automated build/test for embedded project [closed]

We have a number of embedded projects, and are trying to improve our process. This includes automating our unit and system tests with jenkins. I have gotten some of our existing environments ...
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Verifying an unlimited number of combinations

We are in the process of changing our barcode format to Code 128 and use all kinds of "special" ASCII characters in the barcodes to maximize the data we can encode in it. A barcode scanner works like ...
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Can db2 scripts be automated?

I have a scenario where it is necessary to execute some scripts daily.Is it possible to automate the execution via some tools.?
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How to interpret big picture of testing with automated test results

We use Meliora Testlab to get test results from automated tests which are run on Selenium. We use the requirements module to track the user stories. For manual tests this works great - I need to see ...
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How to get the text to verify for editText in calabash Android?

I am new to Calabash and I am looking for a solution... The test case says: I have to verify the text on txt_email Below are the properties of txt_email and I have to verify that the txt_email ...
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How to run multiple browser instance with Webdriver, Java, and Junit/TestNG?

I have a test ready to be executed but it takes a long time to finish. In this test I'm feeding in csv data, so basically the whole test will run 56 times. I was wondering if there's anyway I could ...
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How is Selenium RC different from Selenium Web driver and some good pointers for a naive beginner to learn to scripting please? Thanks! [duplicate]

I am a manual functional tester and I am keen on shifting my career from Manual testing to Automation testing using Selenium. What is the best way to begin with this goal of mine? Thanks!
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How common is testing based on log files analysis?

Here is a document that outlines challenges and solutions of testing of Mars Science Laboratory: http://compass.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/ws-slides/havelund.pdf I found the approach of log files ...
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Is it possible to integrate bugzilla with selenium web driver

Is it possible for us to integrate selenium web driver test with Bugzilla? My intention are as below: If we can integrate web driver with Bugzilla, can we automatically attach screen shot of ...