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 Manual QA's without a programming background learn Automated Testing?

I currently work at an ad agency as a Manual QA. I originally came in to act on the business side but kind of 'fell in to' the job. I do not have a programming background but I am very interested in ...
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What are the tiers of testing that should be done on a large scale distributed system?

Let's say you have a large distributed system in the cloud that's got dozens of developers working on it and actively adding code to. Your job is to make sure all of the quality gates are used and the ...
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Any personal experiences on EggPlant, cross platform and application automated testing tool?

As a cross platform, cross application automated testing system EggPlant looks too good to be true. Has anyone implemented a large automated testing project using it and what were your experiences?
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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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Testing email generation

Some applications generate emails. There may be multiple email formats based on the purpose of the message. The email may be destined for a single individual or a group. It may also be ...
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Structuring Selenium tests to avoid duplication

I'm refactoring our test suite to take advantage of page object pattern. I'm missing how to structure the actual tests. Lets say that I want to test StackOverflow posting and deleting. Once scenario ...
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How to avoid flakey E2E selenium tests?

I'm under the impression that most of the E2E selenium tests are flakey. A major reason seems to be timing issues. Another one is that they often test against servers that are not controlled by the ...
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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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Soapui or Rest Service Testing? and where I can find good Soapui and rest service testing tutorials?

I want learn Soapui or Rest Service Testing, so could you please let me know which one is good for me? as per your knowledge/Experience. Before today I discussed the same with my colleagues, some ...
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Testing ExtJS UI with WebDriver

Our Web app is using ExtJS framework for rendering UI. However, ExtJS-rendered UI is hard to test automatically because: For most clickable elements, ExtJS uses generated ids like "ext-gen-345" ...
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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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ETL testing- checklist for testing

Can anyone tell me the basic test scenarios and checklist for ETL process testing for beginner level with any example ?
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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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Which Agile certifications suits the Beginner or Medium level Agile developer? [closed]

I am very much impressed in working with Agile environment plus I'd like to learn more about automated testing. I am planning to get certified in Agile Scrum and couldn't find good information over ...
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Is Selenium's LoadableComponent a good solution as test design pattern?

I need to refactor my Selenium tests, and come across their LoadableComponent wiki page. I began trying to use it, though I couldn't really understand what is it good for. I took a look at their ...
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How is Selenium different from other GUI automation tools?

I have used WatiN and WebAii but I have limited experience with Selenium. How does Selenium differ from these other tools?
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What should an automation tester create a script for?

I am a newbie in automation testing. The question that bothered me while creating scripts was: Is it only GUI testing or do we also have to create Integration automation scripts? What would be our ...
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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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Do you verify presence of text in your automated tests?

While automating multi locale application I had to stop using - assertTrue(selenium.isTextPresent("success text message")); where success text message would change for each locale. to - ...
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Cloud Based Automation Testing with Selenium WebDriver - Java

I am beginner in selenium webdriver (java), and wanted to know whether selenium webdriver can be used in cloud based application testing or not, if yes how to setup it (Searched over the net but ...
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Visual Regression Testing

For testing the visual appearance of a website the use of tools like selenium (functional surface test) are not sufficient because it doesn´t check the visual appearance and/or the CSS-Code directly. ...
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Test Automation in Agile?

Since Agile is iterative and many test-last tools are record and playback-style, and therefore can't really be applied in an Agile environment, this brings up a few issues. the target for test is ...
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How to break down a single test case that covers an entire process into multiple interconnected tests?

I have a particular end to end test scenario which am trying to automate using Selenium Webdriver. If I automate the whole scenario into one test case, the test case is going to take a minimum of 25 ...
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Generate test data in which format

What is the best approach to make test data configurable ? Through XML file or properties file or any other way. But must not be hard coded. What approach should be taken to run the same Test Suit ...
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Help using Sensetalk (Eggplant's scripting language)

Sensetalk - Eggplant's scripting language, leaves a lot to be desired. I do not personally see why people feel the need to invent new languages all the time. The syntax is overly simplistic, and as ...
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Automate verification of emails being received

One of the applications that I have to do an enhancement to soon has a number of emails that are sent from the application. To the point of verification, I need to see the delivery failure ...
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Resources to learn about testing theory

Can anyone recommend some good resources (books, perhaps) to dive into the theory of testing? (I don't mean "what is a test plan", but more on the level of "use these techniques to make your tests ...
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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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How to record in JMeter when proxy settings is configured to connect to internet

To record scripts in JMeter we need to run the proxy on local port 8080, where as in browser I need to configure for internet connectivity proxy to connect to internet. The company I work for is ...
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Unable to handle Google Authentication pop up window in robot framework test case

I am having a problem on handling google authentication pop up window in robot framework. The process I want to automate is - When a button( Sign in with google) is clicked , google authentication ...
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Is it a bad practice to use implicit wait in Selenium Webdriver? Should one use only explicit wait?

I was reading up on implicit and explicit waits and found the following two statements: Implicit wait is not considered a good practice because different browsers have different loading times and ...
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How to select Security Certificate From security Dialog

The problem I would like to solve is as follow: go to a website which is protected by client certificate authentication using browser once the security challenge dialog box is shown, select on the ...
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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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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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Black box testing methods without knowledge

I stumbled upon some black box techniques (1), but I don't really get how it works. I found sources saying that black box techniques are techniques in which you input something in a program and check ...
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What kind of test cases can we not automate in selenium webdriver - java [closed]

I want to know what kind of test cases we cannot automate using selenium webdriver. I do not want to use any 3rd party tool (Autoit, etc..).
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“Conventional” Test cases in an Agile environment?

i've just started at a Web Development company that does websites/mobile apps. I've done QA for 5-6 years now and they wanted someone that had QA experience but wasn't set in their ways to be their QA ...
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Is it a good idea to use Page Object Model with TestComplete?

We're using TestComplete at this company, and we're intertwining a bit of scripting in our Keyword tests. I'm thinking about just turning it into just Page Object Model type tests since the recording ...
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What to do when waiting for an element to appear isn't enough?

I am writing selenium tests, and following the convention of using Webdriver Waits to have the webdriver poll for an object before it tries to interact with it. I am frequently finding my tests are ...
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match image with Selenium2

Not sure if I'm even asking this question correctly, however, here goes. I'm looking at validating images in an automation suite that I just started. I am currently validating the location via XPath ...
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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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How to navigate to a alert using Selenium Web Driver with Java?

I am trying to navigate the command on the alert box, but I am not able to do it in Web Driver with JAVA. Please help me with it. Apart from this I would also like to know how to tackle with the ...
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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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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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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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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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Testing drag-and-drop with Selenium 2 on Telerik controls

I need to automate drag and drop functionality with Telerik controls, I currently use WatiN for my automation (see related quesiton Testing drag-and-drop with Watin on Telerik controls . I am ...
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How best to start making a suite of broken tests relevant again?

I have a bit of a dilemma, I have recently taken over an automated suite of tests written in Selenium/Java for a legacy project. The trouble is, the suite has consistently had a 40% Fail rate and as ...
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Alternative for HP ALM (QC) + Jira

For a semi-large company that plans to move away from HP ALM, I'm looking for an alternative software management tool. At the moment HP ALM is not being used optimally and since it's expensive it's ...
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Licensing restrictions of formal methods (code proof) tools and contractors

This is NOT Intended to be a product/service recommendation question - I am trying really hard to word this so it isn't one. Does anyone here perform static analysis on your code using abstract ...