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.

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JMeter: Iterating over a set of CSV files over a set of links - nested loops

I have a set of JSP Pages for each I have a set of links to use for the response time measurements. In order to aggregate the results correctly I am trying to run a foreach controller over a loop ...
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Release methodology for complex distributed system

I have a problem on deciding how to guarantee good testing of a complex distributed system before release. We have an automated testing infrastructure in place. The problem is that running all the ...
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What should I do with test flappers which cannot be fixed?

What should I do with tests which flap once every 30 runs or so? This behavior is due to some webdriver or browser issue and cannot be fixed. Should I delete the test; so that it does not continue ...
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How to locate the X-path of an element in eclipse accurately?

I am working in a project in which automation is done using Appium Tool.I felt bit difficult to track the X-path of an Image or Textbox in Eclipse while scripting.Sometimes the X-path will be given as ...
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How to get Alert after using Fireevent command?

<tr> <td>type</td> <td>endDate</td> <td>test</td> </tr> <tr> <td>waitForAlert</td> <td>endDate</td> ...
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How to automate testing of received emails?

I'm testing an Email system where I would test a set of received emails to see if the received emails actually displayed as expected. This is done for each release of the system. So basically I want ...
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Is mail testing with selenium possible?

We have merely just had a kick off meeting for a new project that I am required to automate ASAP. The project is essentially a "mailbox project", if you will, and I have no idea as to where to start ...
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QA Automation Tool. QTP vs Selenium [closed]

My department is currently looking at a tool for QA automation. On that side we are looking at both QTP and Selenium. The major features we want are automation of regression testing, something ...
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Under what circumstances is Sikuli better for test automation than Selenium or Watir?

The Sikuli website says: Sikuli is a visual technology to automate and test graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots). Under what circumstances is Sikuli a better technology ...
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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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What are the main goals of “Automated Testing”? [closed]

Do you agree with the following 3 sentences about Automated Testing ? Increases the agility of development Increases software quality Does not reduce global duration of testing (including planning, ...
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Remote testing Coded UI from Visual Studio throws “connection was actively refused”

I am attempting to run tests on a remote agent by using a test controller that is on the same remote machine. I have set up my TestSettings file as follows: <RemoteController name="MachineName" ...
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JMeter Concurrent Users Count Practice

I have a web application which is working in production and there are 2000+ users of my application. Now I have to perform performance testing on the system so is there any idea how many concurrent ...
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Getting Started Web service and RestFul API Testing with CUCUMBER - Looking for tutorials

I am looking to get started building a project and want to use CUCUMBER from day one. My Ruby background is Intermediate; however, I do have a good understanding of MVC and the structure within Ruby. ...
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How to start on QTP to automate a java swing application?

I have to start my automation on java swing application using QTP. I am quite a newbie in qtp. All I need is some documentation of the TOOL on how to get things configured and a step by step guide on ...
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What does ISTQB say about product testability and maintenance of automated tests in general?

ISO 9126 has a subchapter under maintainability that is called testability. In short: "The capability of the software product to enable modified software to be validated". As our department uses ISTQB ...
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Behaviour Driven Development with JavaScript

Are there any approaches and tools for driving the development of JavaScript with BDD. I know that I can do this through the UI with tools like Selenium, but is there any tool that can allow this to ...
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In agile (Scrum) practices, where do I start with making Q&A (testing) more efficient if the team is transitioning from waterfall to agile?

My team has recently transitioned from the traditional waterfall method to practicing Scrum. Being the QA lead, really the only tester on a small team, how can I get the process more aligned with ...
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What's the best approach to asserting values with automation testing test cases from complex business logic?

Suppose you have automation tests (my example uses Selenium) to assert complex business logic for a web site. What is the best way to assert that thousands of different test cases are outputting the ...
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Framework and tools for managing testing and monthly releases?

I'm not anywhere close to being an expert on professional QA and testing but I do work with it as part of managing a IT system at work. To be honest, we are not very mature when it comes to using an ...
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How to test your tests without having the system under test?

Problem We and devs are an Agile team and finally managed to work in parallel on development and testing within an iteration. When developers were working on new features, we were automating test ...
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Recommendations for code coverage tools?

I have a wishlist for code coverage tools and am wondering if people could recommend some tools that fulfill all or many of my wishes. I am starting my search for tools that work specifically with ...
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Tool to UI, Performance, Functionality testing for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for IOS mobile application

I am new to IOS mobile application testing, can anyone suggest me the automation tool for IOS mobile application, so that UI, functionality and performance test could be done with that. I tried with ...
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What's a good test oracle for generators

I need to write test cases for a system that generates work cards (a word document that shows how much time an individual has spent on working on different client tasks). The user enters: Monday ...
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Automating email verification feature of an application?

I'm helping to automate an new web application, part of this application requires email verification. What are the industry standards for automating the black hole known as "email"? What I'm trying to ...
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Test automation strategy for mobile apps

I am currently working on planning a test strategy for test automation for our mobile apps. The problem is that all the automation frameworks I've seen utilize a slightly different context than what ...
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Comparing GUI Automation Recording Approaches

I have recently joined the automation team. We are currently developing an automation framework for our web-app which is already in live environment for a while. I have designed and developed the ...
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Has any faced issue when automating auto suggest text box using selenium webdriver

I am automating an application which has auto suggest text box. I am facing an issue that sometimes the auto suggest values are not shown up at all. This happens 50% of the time. Worrying part is this ...
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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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Can I (in Eclipse/java) automate the logging of all enters and leaves into or out of all functions, including library ones?

While comparing the run of my wizard and a similar standard one, I have to check all entrances into all functions for both cases. Is there some tool that can automate the process? I can't do it by ...
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Oracle Forms automation using Cucumber or similar framework

I'm looking for toolset recommendations to automate testing of an Oracle Forms application, with the tests (ideally) to be driven from Cucumber. I am aware of Oracle's OATS. Can its APIs be called ...
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Is there any need of test suites for automated software testing?

I am doing study on software testing and I have a question. Is their any need of test suites to do automated software testing?
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How to build a Testing Virtual lab using VMs,Vagrant,Puppet,Chef etc

Hello fellow breakers, my team of testers and me have a big collection of functional tests (written in python and run with pytest). The thing is that all the tests are run on a single testing ...
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Philosophy to write Objective-C unit test

I am a really lost about it. I can study how write and run unit test in Objective-C with XCode, but I don't see how useful it is. In resume, you have to write a method that will be called first to ...
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Unable to locate WYSIWYG element using selenium and phpunit

I am creating functional tests with selenium & PHPUnit, but I can't locate a WYSIWYG element using different locators: Xpath byId byName by Css Selector Examples: public function test(){ ...
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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 ...
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SQA guy role in Selenium Automation Except Development

This might seems to be common question but my concern here is a bit different. I am new to Automation and my development skills are not that Good. We are trying to Automate our Project using Selenium ...
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Tools for testing iPhone apps

I was wondering if there any automation tools out there that can help with the process of testing an iPhone application on the device itself and not on a simulator. Ideally, it would have simulating ...
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Bugs keep reappearing in our GUI software during development. How should this be addressed?

We have a software product has a lot of usability features, and we're constantly changing it. We have issues with things like persisting scroll position which seem to get fixed, but then are broken ...
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PageObjects: Aggregation/Composition vs Inheritance for nested components

I need to refactor my Selenium tests, and was wondering what the best design solution would be for a portal with a hierarchical page organization. We are using tiles, and we have defined a baselayout ...
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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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webkit + capybara + cucumber connection error

Some background: We use travis-ci to run our cucumber tests on every commit. Occasionally I am noticing a rather troubling problem. A cucumber tests fails, followed by the rest of the tests failing, ...
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What are the good free mouse and keyboard automation programs?

I know about autoit and about autohotkey but I am not sure that they are the same. What other good automation programs are there? Should I use different programs for automatic browser mouse clicks and ...
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Recommend Automated test tools for cross platform including IE and .NET software

I'm working in an QA team. We do the automated work from the scratch. So many testing methods may be anti-pattern or disobey some discipline. We pay lots of effort on test web pages on our ...
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Testing Server/Workstation Hardware specs recommendations?

I wanted to reach out and get some opinions of Testing hardware. Should I use VMs or a stand-alone tower? If I use VMs, what would be some recommended hardware specs for the hosting server? If a ...
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Automated White box/backend testing for a Test Engineer?

I have been writing a lot of UI tests lately using Selenium and I want to do more integration testing from the backend as well. What is a good approach to start with this, where can I find some more ...
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How to make clicking more robust in web testing?

The specific tool I am using is Oracle Openscript, part of the Oracle ATS package. However, their web-based component uses xpath-based object identification, so it has a lot in common with other, more ...
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How to hide/block pop-up windows of my tests on Windows

I have an automated testing program in Perl. When it is launched on Windows, it has pop-up windows, like Windows cmd console or SunAwtFrame, and I keep losing input focus. I don't want to watch my ...
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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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(QTP / UFT) How to change an Insight image during execution?

Is it possible to change an Insight image during the execution of a test? That way, I can have a single object in my object repository, for example "AbstractInsightObj" I am looking to do something ...