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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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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What Assert.AreEqual(true, true); does? [closed]

Can any one explain Assert.AreEqual(true, true); with proper example and explanation?
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How to write test cases in selenium webdriver using C#, simultaneously when web application is being developed (application pages not available)

I want to write test cases when application is under developing. I know the design of the application based on the wireframes. I intend to write test cases in C# using the Selenuim WebDriver. ...
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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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How to make an assessment of a project's testing process? Compare with CMMI-DEV

I'm trying to figure out the best way to collect information, analyse and evaluate/assess a project's current Testing process, currently being developed by a team. After I do that, I compare the ...
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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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Lightweight load & performance testing frameworks

Which lightweight load and/or performance testing frameworks could you recommend? some considerations: Configuration with not too much coding (some JS would be okay) command line + text editor ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 OTA how to Retrieve total number of Passed and failed test cases in a cycle/Pass for a particular release

I am stuck in this, tried to google but couldnt get through. My problem is: I want to retrieve total number of passed and failed test cases in all the cycles/Passes for a particular release say ...
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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 select an default window or popup in selenium webdriver?

I want to select the current window,frame or popup where my browser is pointing. (i.e when i doubleclick or click it opens an popup or window) I want to get through that window or popup using selenium ...
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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 to update test cases in MS Test Manager based on automated test script results

For a web-application, I am automating my test cases using selenium web driver in java. My test cases are being managed using Microsoft Test Manager. Now, I want to update the test cases in the ...
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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 ...
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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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Software Testing and Quality Assurance job search advice

Just to put the question at top: How can I 'break' into the Software Test Lead or Software Test Automation world from being a tester? Is there any suggestions for what to study to advance ...
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OpenCover: Possible to sit and listen for external tests?

I am trying to implement code coverage/test coverage analysis in my QA/Development environment and I am stuck trying to figure out if OpenCover fits our needs. Our development team works with Visual ...
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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 estimate “how many servers our company sould purchase for this web app” with load/performance testing?

this is a question I faced in an interview: A web app is going to go online and the manager want you to find out how many servers the company should purchase. We have one server(used by testers) and ...
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How to use rollup command in selenium ide?

I am new to selenium IDE, As with reference to below image i cant click into rollup icon during and after my recording. So kindly explain me how to, why and what time we should use rollup ...
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Open source Automation Tools for html based calendar software

I am testing an appointment based software, where clients book appointments on a calendar. When you login to the site, calendar will be loaded with a weekly view displaying appointments. For everyday ...
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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 select a particular date from calendar?

Hello Im using selenium ide, how to select an date from calendar popup through selenium ide, Below is my calendar popup.
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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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Test Automation Using Ruby Selenium Web Driver

I have written quite a few Ruby programs for my clients test automation project.But the problem is my client wants to check the output to his PC without instilling ruby.He is asking me to make one web ...
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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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Our company needs to perform automation testing for charts like pie chart, bar chart, which testing tool I should go with?

My company designed dashboard for database data, I need to find best tool who will automate company's website This dashboard contains all types of charts like pie chart, bar chart, line chart etc and ...
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Should I learn python or java to get into test automation? New to programming

Should I learn python or java to get into test automation? I'm new to programming. Please share your thoughts or links to any useful information.
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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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Robotium How to click or enter or select a file in Downloads folder on android device to open options

Robotium How to click or enter or select a file in Downloads folder on android device to open options as (Gallery, Image Gallery, Photos, ...) Here is my code: String filepath = ...
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Is this system testing or end-to-end testing? How would I do system testing if it's not?

We have a windows desktop client(a branched version from main branch) 2-tier software that uses data source in sql server. I'm supposed to do system testing for this software at work. The software ...
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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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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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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 ...