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 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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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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Selenium.click not working on some anchor elements

The application that am working on was recently revamped and as part of that a new JQuery calendar was introduced. I need to click on a link in the calendar to select the time and date. However, ...
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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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Is it appropriate to do exception handling for every single test method?

I suppose there is exception handling available in all high level languages; and I often find test methods written as: public void testLogin() try{ testCtrl.type("loginText", "loginName"); ...
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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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As a tester should I answer questions about general SDLC in job interview

I had an interview a day ago, the interviewer asked me about phases of SDLC. I have answered the question, now my question is: We as automation testers deal with STLC, is it necessary to answer SDLC ...
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Importance of test automation experience to advancing in QA departments

I am a test engineer with about 7 years of work experience. I am not an computer science / engineering graduate. I have done a post graduate conversion course that included a good mix of software ...
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What are some good approaches to separating test data from test scripts?

We're working on test code (mainly UI tests with a few different tools). One thing that's really stumping me is how to best separate test data from test scripts. By test data, I mean values that get ...
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How much coding do you do in building automated tests

I come out of quite a few years as a software engineering, but now I'm completely focused on testing. Our team has been trying to expand our automated tests and, to me, this means a lot of coding. I ...
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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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Automated tests pass every time when run individually, but when they are clumped into a test suite it's a toss up if the tests will pass

I have around 200 test classes for my web application at the moment. I use Selenium2/Webdriver and the tests are written in java, with TestNG used as my framework. When I run each test by itself, ...
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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 dynamically generated values with selenium?

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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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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Is there an industry-standard term for choosing which tests to run?

I have been searching for information on mapping tests to code changes but I haven't had any luck. I suspect that there is some industry standard term that would have better google-juice. Suppose you ...
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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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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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How to determine a 'reasonable' response time?

I have found performance targets (how long web pages take to respond to actions) difficult to introduce into organizations. There seem to be are no clear definitions (in the industry) that are ...
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Lack of focused testing

For testers in Agile project, it is very difficult to focus on testing. There are so many tasks to completed and to name a few : prepare stories for the future sprint with business analysts discuss ...
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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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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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What test generators do exist?

What tools exist to automatically generate test scripts (or test script templates) from a formal specification or a program's source code? EDIT: The background of this question is, that I’m ...
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Problem in First soapUI Project

I have downloaded SoapUI trial from SoapUI site, went to the following page: http://www.soapui.org/Getting-Started/your-first-soapui-project.html created a soapUI project; added following WSDL: ...
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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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Where should test fixture code live?

I'm working in a primarily Windows / .NET system. I've written a test framework in C# that includes a test harness that runs fixtures (anything that implements the ITestFixture interface). These ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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Writing automated tests for System.Web.HttpApplication

I am currently using Moq to write automated tests for System.Web.HttpApplication in C#: public FakeHttpApplication CreateBaseMocks() { MockContext = new Mock<HttpContextBase>(); ...
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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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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 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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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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How do I write a script to be executed by Hudson to automatically restart test environment machines?

I am working in a test environment where we need more than 10 machines, including VMs. The AUT is a Distributed Network type and uses Cassandra nosql DB. We are required to restart each of the ...
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Automating form dealing with large number of element

This is more of test design question than pure Selenium question. I have a form in my application and while following page object pattern I wrote a method which has many parameters - ...
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How to transfer Test Cases from one TFS2010 server to another

We have two TFS servers, one we use for testing the output of our developers, and one we use for testing features in TFS. The main problem with this is that it means I have to create new test cases to ...
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Testing Java or Silverlight plugins embedded in a page using Selenium?

We have a product that defaults to a Java plugin to upload files, and then Silverlight after that if Java's not installed. There is a third fallback of a HTML 4 + JavaScript uploader, but I'd like to ...
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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 ...
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Tools for testing tcl GUI in Linux

My question is related to this thread: Typical software & tools short-list for *manual* QA specialist (tester) working environment The answers to this question seemed to be mostly/entirely from ...
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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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Experiences with automation of hybrid mobile apps

I am looking into the UI test automation options for hybrid apps (Cordova PhoneGap) on both iOS and Android. So far I still struggle with finding any decent tool. I may consider proprietary product ...
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Can LDTP automate Qt-based applications?

We are building an application, which is based on Qt 4.8 on Windows. I have been looking for an automation tool which is cross-platform and should be able to automate my application. I have read a few ...
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RFT - very slow to add objects

I'm currently exploring RFT for my team. I have come across few issues (as per IBM help website, it's a known issue) with Java Scripting. Hence ditched it and now got .net scripting working with 2010 ...
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Recommended Generic profiling techniques for quality assurance on HTML integration

All of our software projects are web based and many include the production of HTML templates (example pages) that then need to be integrated into a working software system or website. Are there ...