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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Advice regarding a non-coding solution

OK, first of all I'd like to give a quick summary of my position. I'm studying Computer science and I'm currently in third year and on a work placement. As part of my placement I am required to come ...
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Unit Test project vs Console app project for Visual Studio Selenium automated test suite

My team has recently implemented automated build and deployment using Microsoft TFS and we're in the process of automating the functional tests for our application. However, we have a concern. We ...
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Different regression script development approaches

I am looking for different alternative ways of developing regression scripts. In our case, we have an application that deals with a lot of data processing and provides some results to the user. ...
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Is model-driven testing a viable technology for real applications yet?

Computer scientists are actively researching model-driven testing as a means of testing applications automatically. The papers I've read are interesting, but so far the modelling technology appears ...
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Selenium: Basic Drop Down

I am very new to the world of QA and selenium. I have been trying to create a number of tests to run and cannot seem to get the commands to work properly on one specific drop down. When I execute the ...
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Fixed vs Dynamic AUT

We develop automated user interface tests. The application under test is quite complex and it can be configured by the user (the real user) in many ways. Our tests to be automated are quite complex as ...
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What kind of experience do I need to become an automation QA engineer/ SDET?

I have a degree in an unrelated science from a great school. I didn't have enough interest to go on for my PHD, and I really enjoyed the CS electives I took, so I went into QA. I've been doing this ...
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Testing Automation: How effective is it to purchase automation scripts rather than developing in-house scripting capacity?

I recently moved into the Software Testing department of my organization.The business has little history of automating testing, and most software development and testing is conducted by third parties ...
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Functionalities of Selenium

I am learning Selenium Webdriver on my own, with a little bit of Java Programming background in my experience since the past three weeks. In this time, I have learnt the following functionalities of ...
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ETL Testing Automation using XML's

Can any one have idea how to automate ETL testing like ...compare schemas, data, lookups and making sure the data flowed correctly end to end without truncations, calculation errors. please provide ...
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How to run the test plan with different username in jmeter?

I am recording my web application using JMeter, then i will edit my number of users (thread) = 2, so then while running my test plan the user name must be given separate for two users and run the test ...
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Testing when two bugs cancel each other out?

I'm writing test cases for a simple open-source utility using Perl's Test::More module. There are two bugs in the utility that, due to the way they interact, cause one of the test cases to pass. (I ...
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What arguments would you make to persuade management that UI automation is a bad investment

After working with UI automation for some time and having to maintain many system tests (huge end-to-end tests that start all the way from software installation to testing via UI), I finally realized ...
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dragAndDropBy() function Encountering Exception

I am a beginner in Selenium and m trying to automate the drag and drop functionality. But everytime I am trying to execute the dragAndDrop() functionality, Eclipse is Giving off Exception. PF the ...
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Difference between Selenium and TestNG

Am a beginner in Selenium and am trying to learn selenium on my own by googling. One thing which I noticed was in many of the posts which I read about selenium the name of the framework by name ...
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selenium wget download file

I'm testing a web app with Selenium and I actually need to download a txt file during my test. But this seems impossible because a pop up appears asking to save the file. So, this blocks the progess ...
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Should your QA Automated tests reside with application code? [duplicate]

We currently use Visual Studio 2013 and Silk4Test for creating our functional and regression tests. I am curious to know how others are storing a similar set up, meaning: Should our QA Test Project ...
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Screen Capture Website images for UI regression testing

I am trying to create a suite of regression tests for an asp.net / javascript website. I have been playing with selenuim & MS CodedUI tests but these all seem very complicated and more suited to ...
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What are good approaches to test dates?

Currently my team is writing some Selenium-based web tests using Java for our application. One major stumbling block has been centred around testing dates. To me, it seems too awkward to test dates in ...
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How to test embedded software running on a microcontroller?

I have developed a microcontroller application using an ADC, a RS232 port and some digital I/O. How can I verify the application in black box fashion (not using development tools)? And are there any ...
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How to gather usage statistics for various open source testing frameworks

My organization would like to choose between the TestNG and Robot Framework. I thought it better to approach this from the stand point of usage statistics, since both are open source. How do I go ...
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Which automation tool needs JavaScript or JQuery to be used more?

I have started off my career in manual testing and an automation tool rarely. I would like to concentrate more on automation testing. I believe I have the object-oriented concepts in a good manner. I ...
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How to call a WinAPI function in QTP/UFT having a parameter that is a pointer to an application-defined callback function?

I was writing a function to get the handle of current active window in the Application. For that I am using Extern.Declare to declare and use WinAPI functions. I need to use EnumChildWindows which ...
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Maintaining QTP object repository -best practice for a multideveloper environment

In my new project, we have 4 automation testers working together on four different modules of an application . Its a web application and we work on windows platform. The automation tool being used is ...
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What Assert.AreEqual(true, true); does? [closed]

Can any one explain Assert.AreEqual(true, true); with proper example and explanation?
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Why test code should not be included in software application?

We are developing Android application and the developers feel it is difficult for us to write integration/unit tests. I read majority in Test cases in source code saying that test code should not be ...
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Running Selenium test on TFS

I am currently working on implementing UI tests of .NET web application using Selenium RC. The tests are now coming together and I am beginning to look at how these will be incorporated into TFS. ...
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Where should I create a coded UI project?

Should Coded UI tests be within the solution that they are testing (similar to Unit Tests), or should they be contained in a separate, generic Coded UI solution that is built only once and executed ...
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Validate worksheet name using WATiR

How to validate the worksheet name / file name of Excel and CSV files in WATiR? Because if we save the CSV file in with different name, the worksheet name will also change while in Excel it will ...
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How can I write test cases without knowing the application in Selenium IDE?

If I don't know the application I only know the Software requirements, on Software requirement basis I need to write the test cases in Selenium IDE. So how can I write the Test cases on Software ...
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Selenium RC using Grails unable to open URL

My Selenium RC code is launching the browser but it is taking me to C:\Users\Kanishka\AppData\Local\Temp\customProfileDir3e16427300054effa807e843dd1a332f\core\Blank.html instead of the intended URL. ...
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Where should a test server be hosted?

Should a test server be hosted locally or on the internet ? What are the pros/cons? I have seen people do both. What is best practice?
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Mocking for MXUnit

I'm fairly new to Coldfusion; at my new position, we're using MXUnit for unit testing our service library, but so far we're not mocking out the database (so we're testing against live data). I want to ...
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Cannot upload a file using requests module in python

After two days of continuous trial, I thought it's better to ask you folks here. I want to upload a file on my desktop to a remote server. For this I am making use of python and its module requests. I ...
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How do I simulate a right click using Selenium 2 and PHPUnit?

I am trying to execute a functional test using Selenium 2 and PHPUnit. In the class 'Selenium2TestCase.php', I found this code: class PHPUnit_Extensions_Selenium2TestCase_SessionCommand_Click ...
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Getting up to speed quickly with automation tests

I'm starting a new QA engineering internship and I've been tasked with automation tests. I was going through the documentation for selenium and testNG and it seems straightforward and easy to pickup. ...
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What are the leading policies on limiting bug reporting redundancy?

Currently automated reports run on recurring monitors based on user encounters. At the start the automated errors were for the most part useless because there were 400 low priority bugs, 50 major, two ...
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How to find the element that displays and hides with in 2 seconds in selenium webdriver?

I am automating a site in which there is a section to create forums. Every time I create a forum it displays message as forums created and hides after 1 section. I have to check the displayed message, ...
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How to access element inside iframe in Java?

I want to get an element's id attribute that is inside of an iframe through Java. How do I access an element inside of an iframe in Java?
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Driving client interaction tests with Selenium

I have some experience with JMeter for performance and scale, but I'm very new to Selenium for browser based testing. At present I have some simple Selenium scripts recorded for Firefox. These are ...
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What are the Selenium, JUnit, Ant and JScover and how they are combined?

I am given a javascript function which takes as input some numbers and returns the max, as a part of a project at the university, and I have to test it, using Selenium, JUnit, Ant and JScover. I have ...
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JUnit ParallelComputer Runs All Test Classes As One

I'm building automation testing for web application by using JUnit 4.9 and Selenium Webdriver. It's time consuming. So I'm trying to experiment with ParallelComputer. I'm wondering how can I get ...
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How to keep test cases synced with HP ALM after refactoring?

We're planning to automate test synchronization between HP ALM QC and our TestNG test cases. We want to keep them synced in the following scenarios: Test adding: When creating TestNG test, a test ...
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what is Keys.ZENKAKU_HANKAKU in webdriver?

As i came across this code, driver.findElement(By.name("xxx")).sendKeys( Keys.ZENKAKU_HANKAKU); so wanted to know why and when to use this kind of key.
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What is the difference between type() and typeKeys() in WebDriver?

As both of them do the same activity is there any special differences between type and typekeys in selenium webdriver. wdBacked.type(locator, value); wdBacked.typeKeys(locator, value);
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How to automate test the website inside some windows desktop app?

I have this question: I found there are web test automation tools such as selenium, but they are designed for testing website in the browsers such as ie/firefox/google chrome... What if the website ...
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Using Selenium Opera Driver doesn't start my test execution

I am able to open the Opera browser using Selenium Opera driver. But I am unable to navigate to any URL using: driver.get("www.google.com"); Opera driver starts and doesn't load the given link. -- ...
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Using Ruby Selenium WebDriver how to check URL or Navigation which return 404?

What is the most convenient way of using Ruby script for Selenium WebDriver to check all url's (from navigation menu)of any web page.Actually want to run them to see where they go. For example: ...
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How do you manage dependencies between automated UI tests?

I am currently helping out with the TodoMVC project by adding automated tests. I have been 'exercising' my tests by trying them out on new submissions, such as this one recently. One problem I have ...
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What exact software life cycle point is a point to start automated testing?

As example - a new project is going to be started. Team is almost ready. There is also requirement regarding software testing - is to automate it. The question is: 1. How to estimate how is good ...