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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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How to report test execution method when using @Factory in TestNG?

I am using @Factory annotation from TestNG to create tests dynamically. It will read a property file that contains the list of test cases to be executed and return them. @Factory public Object[] ...
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Should tool generated test data be deleted during tear down in test automation?

I have seen this recommendation many times that tear down is supposed to clear test data which is created during tests. This is supposed to avoid interference with any future tests. For example ...
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PHP: code instrumentation library to capture/record new unit test cases?

I have a library that seems to work as intended. I would like to add some instrumentation to the library to capture (some) current input and the result and save that as a test case. Is there a library ...
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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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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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iOS UIAutomation UIAElement.isVisible() throwing stale response?

I'm trying to use isVisible() within a loop to create a waitForElement type of a function for my iOS UIAutomation. When I try to use the following code, it fails while waiting for an element when a ...
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What are some good test cases in order to do License Key authentication while software is being installed?

I want to learn about: What could be the test cases to ensure the test coverage while any proprietary software is being installed using a license key. I wish to avoid (a) re-installation (b) multiple ...
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Align and maintain functionality across multiple platforms/programming languages

We are developing a library that we are looking to support on multiple platforms. We currently have a .Net(Desktop, CF, Silverlight, WP7), a Java (desktop and android) and a C++ (win32 for now) flavor ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should automated tests be efficient?

I've written and edited a bunch of automated GUI tests. In some cases, the tests are inefficient (eg to select an item from a list, instead of a clever search, a dialog is opened and starting fro the ...
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What tools are available for automated testing of flex/html5?

I have been tasked with implementing automated testing for a web portal. The product is currently developed using flex, but we will be transitioning to html5 at some point. My supervisors want a tool ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Service layer automation using Fitnesse

Does anybody used Fitnesse before? I am new to Fitnesse trying to set the automation framework at the Service layer. Any idea of how to do it in Fitnesse and any resources would be greatly ...
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Upgrade SilkTest automation scripts to work with IE9

We use SilkTest 2010 Open Agent to perform Automated Web Testing. Our scripts currently work on IE6 - IE8 and on Firefox 3.X. IE9 has changed modal boxes to unintrusive pop-ups at the bottom of ...
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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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any suggestions on automation tools for mobile application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps? Me and my friends have developed an application for all the mobile platforms. The mobile camera opens immediately ...
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What should be the critieria for the selection of new feature test cases to be moved into build acceptance test suite?

I am working on a project to move new feature test cases to build acceptance test suite. Later on I will also be selecting which test cases should be moved to regression suite. While I was selecting ...
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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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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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If the position of objects change will the same script work?

I am testing a Java applet with QTP.I am adding the objects in the applet to my object repository.I am able to create an action that works with the objects in Objects Repository.My doubt is if an ...
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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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Tools for insufficient authentication

I must test a website for insufficient authentication. Use case: I go to website which I'll testing. Log in as admin(user with the highest permissions/privileges) Run some tool. Tool has login and ...
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What are the test cases or test scenarios for palindrome

In the interview, the employer asked me to write test cases or test scenarios to check the Palindrome of the word. I said one with positive test case and another with negative test cases. But employer ...
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What proportion of different types of software testing does your team use?

Note: I've asked this over on SO and p.SE and it got closed. I'm not trying to game the system, just looking for a home :) I'm seeking a little "wisdom of crowds" estimation or a pointer to an ...
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Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Load Agent - Query on “Usefulness and Licensing”?

I m a tester using VS 2008 - Test edition for performing web testing on web applications. So got a suite of web tests for different web applications in our company. Recently i was asked to perform ...