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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Which language gives better career options: TCL or PERL?

I am an engineer with 1.5 years of experience in Test Automation in Perl. I am getting chance to work in TCL. I am little worried about my career growth. I don't know whether TCL also has the same ...
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is it appropriate to do exception handling for every single test method?

I suppose there is exception handling available in all high level language. And I often find test method written as - public void testLogin() try{ testCtrl.type("loginText", "loginName"); ...
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Automated testing: focusing on testing controls vs. workflow

I'm in charge of regression automation on my team, and I need to add some new tests into our regression. Before I get started, though, there's an issue I'm struggling with: where is the line between ...
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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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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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Should end-to-end tests be self-contained?

I am automating web UI tests using Selenium. These tests are written partly in the spirit of Unit tests, that is they try their best to leave the application in the same state in which they found it. ...
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Making sense of performance regressions

Imagine a situation in performance regression testing where commit A is very deleterious to page performance, but does not trigger a failure - it's just under the level required to do that. Commit B ...
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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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How do I automate “service-level” testing for a GUI app

I have extensive experience automating GUI testing with tools like TestComplete or Microsoft's CodedUI. However, I am trying to get out of the game of testing at the UI layer and instead would like to ...
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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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Is it reasonable to use Selenium RC over WebDriver if the former seems more suitable for the task?

The tests I am doing are on IE8, which is used throughout the company, and doesn't look to be changing any time soon. After testing both pieces of software with the system, it seemed as though ...
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How to test the test scripts?

Once an automation test is created, how do I test it and make sure the test does what its supposed to do? I can easily test the scenarios where test passes, but how to go about the ones that fails due ...
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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 do you test your unit-tests for false negatives?

How do you test your unit-tests for false negatives (tests that pass but should have failed). For example, I am writing a mission-critical class in JavaScript. To make sure every little nook and ...
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How does one get started with web test automation using Selenium?

So I've been testing web based analytical software now for the past 4 years or so with mostly manual techniques. But for 2015, I've set myself the goal of getting setup and start writing automated ...
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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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Do Academic Researchers in Automated Software Testing Believe All Testing Can Be 100% Automated?

While surfing today, I found this article on attitudes on automated software testing among academics and practitioners. Since I am currently an automated tester in industry, I agree with the ...
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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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Test isolation and automation

We are using Selenium webservices for our automated functional testing . I have a test which tests creation of some objects. If I run the same test again, I need to make sure that each test has a ...
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List and role of different types of testing environments

There are numerous of different testing environments that I have come across with, and ALL of them seem pretty useful and helpful but which ones are necessary. For example ... I have seen: ...
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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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How to 'Mock' SVN

I am testing an app that does some subversion interactions, such as comitting, adding, stat, etc. What's a good way to get me started in terms of mocking the subversion client and working directory ...
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Is it worth investing much time into iteration testing?

I recently had a test assignment where I was testing a pretty well solidified API. The team started phase 1 by creating basic functional, boundary and error tests for each API call. It turned out to ...
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How can I successfully introduce automated user interface testing to my organization?

Our development teams are good on writing unit tests and also for using the same framework (rspec in our case) for writing integrated tests. There is a strong desire to increase automated UI ...
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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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Statistics about Success of Test Automation

I'm looking for some statistical data on the success and failure of system test automation projects. I'm especially interested in the reasons of failed approaches. Can anyone help?
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To mock or not to mock with 'Automated Acceptance Tests'

I have been reading alot about automated acceptance testing. However, I have not found any information about how to manage external dependencies. Let's say you have a web application that acts like a ...
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What are the available multi platform test tools available for native mobile applications?

I'm trying to push my organisation into more modern ways of testing our mobile software, thus I'm trying to build a list of tools that I can use to present to my line manager and his bosses. By ...
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How do I handle the login modal dialog created by onLoad in a WebDriver & Java based test automation

I am working on the test automation that uses WebDriver (Selenium 2) and Java. The AUT is web-based application. A modal dialog pops up that requires user authentication before the user can access ...
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How do I make sure I test all commonly used applications alongside my application?

I have a Windows application that works on XP, Vista, Win7, Win8, Win 8.1, etc ... It's a very complicated program that can have computer slowdowns and compatibility issues with other commonly used ...
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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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How to add screen shot for pass status in UI Automation

Right now as per default setting I am able to get screen shot for failed status but not for pass, per as per the requirement I need to attach for pass as well. Any one please suggest any framework or ...
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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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Automation and bypassing Google No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA

My client want to use Google's No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA (NCRC) to prevent robots completing an application. QA have automated this process, but if the business introduce NCRC into the form, then this ...
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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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Manual QA looking to get into Automated Testing (no programming background)

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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Automated Test Management: Running, Saving Results, Querying, etc

The team I am currently working with has a very large application to test (several custom programs, running in a distributed environment), and has built up a very large set of automated test cases for ...
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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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Best practices to test PowerShell cmdlets?

What are the best practices to test PowerShell cmdlets? The cmdlets I'm testing are writting data into a DB. I am currently using: Pairwise to go through most of the combinations Check that get == ...
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how to implement a given logged in user role through UI automation?

As suggested on StackOverflow I am posting this question here as well. I am having trouble how to implement the Given step (with SpecFlow for example) of a logged in user role throught Web UI ...
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Selenium test timing out

I am facing a strange issue with Selenium RC. I have a test which runs perfectly fine when I run my selenium server manually on the default port. The test passes in seconds. However since my tests are ...
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key points for choosing a framework in selenium webdriver - Java

My query is related to this Choosing framework type for selenium RC/Webdriver I am a beginner in Selenium and want to know how to select or choose a framework in Selenium Webdriver. What are the key ...
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How to build a Testing Virtual lab using VMs,Vagrant,Puppet,Chef etc

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 server, an ubuntu VPS with ...
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Running automated tests for Unity apps on iOS/Android devices?

I want to run automated tests for a game that I am developing with Unity. It runs on iOS and Android devices. As a first step we would like to Launch the game on device type X If the game loaded on ...
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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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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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Does the latest version of QTP have something similar to Selenium Grid?

Does anyone know whether QTP supports parallel test execution on multiple browsers now? I am looking for something similar to Selenium Grid.
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Tool for Virtual machine Test Orchestration

What would be a good Orchestration tool for Triggering tests in Virtual Machine? Basically I want to trigger multiple parallel VM's to run automated tests. The tool should also have queuing mechanism. ...
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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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Tool for automatic GUI testing of Gupta Windows applications?

I'm searching for (a) tool(s) to write and execute automatic GUI testing of Windows 7 applications written with Gupta Team Developer. We got "QTP" here but its main problem is that it can't identify ...