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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What real problems can “Testing Object-Oriented Systems” book be applied to?

I bought Binder's "Testing Object-Oriented Systems" book. I'm a technical QA, and wanted to both strengthen my test automation skills and become more thorough. However, I found the book so abstract ...
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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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Is jQuery faster than CSS/Xpath selectors for IE 8.0 in Selenium1?

I am planning to run my existing Selenium 1.x tests in IE 8.0. After checking few blogs and reading this, I tried to run my tests using jQuery locators with the method mentioned here. My tests uses ...
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How to Automate Testing of this type of Web Application?

I have a web application which i would like to automate the testing for functional as well as load testing. However , it has the following features which i feel will hinder the most common automation ...
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Appium vs. AndroidDriver + IPhoneDriver in Mobile Automation Tests

I have been writing Selenium Browser automated tests and now I would like to begin writing mobile browser automated tests for Android and IPhone. I am deciding between the Appium framework and the ...
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Building trust in automated front-end testing

I recently came across a Google Tech Talk during which the speakers seemed to stress that trust in a test suite is crucial to the overall software development process. Here the link. Can anyone share ...
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Does Microsoft provide any automation tool to test REST APIs?

I am looking for a tool using which I can do automated testing of REST APIs. I was going through SOAPUI. But as our clients prefer Microsoft products, I would like to know if there are any Microsoft ...
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Mocking IVR system

I am new to automation testing and was looking for guidance on how I can mock or create a simulator for a IVR ( automated call system ). We have an application, which sends some user data to a third ...
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Is branching tests the only option for system with multiple versions?

Our system under test have schema that differs between system versions 1.0 and 2.0: new entities have been added, some have columns added. We used Hibernate to generate Java entities for both schema ...
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Checking two related functionalities in same test case

Each of our end-to-end test cases checks two aspects/functionalities of message processing: Whether the message has been processed correctly (resulted in a correct action of the system). Whether ...
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Running Web and Application Automated Tests from the same Framework

I am writing automated tests for my company, and I am doing so from the ground up. We provide both desktop and web applications to our clients. After doing a lot of research and testing, I landed on ...
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Using a variable in the filename textfield of CSV dataset config in JMeter

I want to parameterize the filename textfield of CSV dataset config. I am writing into different files for every user that I'm using in JMeter, hence I need to parameterize the filename option in the ...
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Can anyone recommend a tool for integration tests for multi-machine system?

I've inherited a collection of desktop applications that currently have (for all intents) no automated test coverage. Generally speaking, these applications are typically deployed as a suite, ...
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Getting Coordinates from Selenium IDE

I am trying to work with the Selenium IDE on Firefox. I was wondering does anyone know a way to get an element's/widget's coordinates directly from the IDE? Is there an add-on or some option that ...
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Integrating Jameleon to test my web app

I am trying to use http://jameleon.sourceforge.net/index.html to automate testing my web application. I have read everything in the document but it's not clear what to start with. So far I could ...
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Selenium automating ICEFaces Application - locator for dynamically generated ids

I'm trying to automate a very short sequence in a web application developped using ICEFaces. I need to click on a button which is coded as <input type="image" title="Unterbrechen" style="padding: ...
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management of images in sikuli

I am currently working on a project that requires automating tests on a content player, I am using sikuli for it. The problem is that we have piled up a large amount of screenshots which is becoming ...
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Effective web driver management in Selenium2 + Grid2 + NUnit tests in C# for multiple browsers

I've been struggling with this for a while. We plan to move to a continuous integration server soon (probably TFS or Jenkins). I'm having a hard time figuring out how to efficiently manage the ...
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System for keeping track of regressions reported by RSpec

In a large set of tests written for RSpec there are some tests who are expected to fail (at least, for a couple more months). These known failures makes it difficult to sort through the results ...
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Can a QTP 11.0 Shared Object Repository Contain WebList or WebRadioGroup Possible Values?

I am trying to re-purpose a QTP Shared Object Repository to be used in a different context, by exporting it to XML and processing the XML with an XML parser. So far, so good. The XML schema is simple ...
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How to approach running automated tests “from the head”?

I'm currently one of a group of developers developing tests for a web-based line of products. These products are separate but related, and are periodically released (ie versioned). We are trying to ...
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What testing procedures/software would you recommend?

My office doesn't currently have any kind of automated testing or anything that runs on our web site updates prior to release. We really need something. I'm not entirely sure what options are ...
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Acceptance testing between iOs and web app with cucumber

I have an iPad application which sends some data to our web application. With this data, you should be able to do different kind of things. We have cucumber tests for the web application (Using ...
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Automating Flash Applications with out rebuilding application code with flash api

I have a flex based application and I need to automate it to reduce the manual repeatitive work. I am aware of few automation tools but all of them need the application to be rebuild. Currently we do ...
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Wait until the text-field values are fetched through API in Watir-WebDriver

I am writing the registration script where the API is being called in company registration no field and it fetches all the data regarding company and fill it automatically in according field like ...
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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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Whether to choose Selenium over Watir or Lightweight Test Automation when testing web applications created using c sharp?

I am currently researching testing frameworks to test c sharp developed web applications. I have been leaning more towards the use of Selenium over Watir or Lightweight Test Automation but hesitant ...
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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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Is it necessary to have strong coding skills to perform software testing?

I do have a query related to automated software testing.We all know that these days many new test automation tools are being launched. Does this tool still require any coding or scripting knowledge to ...
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UI Tests Not Always Working [closed]

I'm working on automated UI tests in Microsoft's Coded UI. However, I noticed that my tests are only succeeding occasionally. For example, I ran the same test 4 times. It succeeded once, and failed ...
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Free tool(s) to test both Windows desktop apps and Web apps, interconnected

I have found this question here on SQA. However I'd like to make my question more specific with hope that someone could point me to something relevant rather than just wasting hours on learning the ...
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How to select a cell in a tableView thats inside an alertView in UIAutomation?

I am a beginner to UIAutomation. I wanted to know how do I tap one of the cells in a tableView thats inside an alert. As per Apple's UI automation documentation an alert will by default tap the cancel ...
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Strategies for automating testing on features that are only on certain environments

Say we have a dev environment, an integration, a pre-production and a production environment. We have features A-G that are on everything, while new feature H is on dev+int only, so far. We want to ...
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Estimation for Test Automation

Are there separate Estimation models to effective guage the accuracy of testing efforts? Keyword-driven based estimation model Data-driven based Modular-driven Hybrid-driven Component-based ...
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Is Selenium the right tool for browser compatibility testing?

I have been seeing a lot of customers pushing for browser compatibility testing using Selenium. Was wondering whether this is really necessary. The push is mostly due to Selenium grid supporting multi ...
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Problem in First soapUI Project

I have download SoapUI trial from SoapUI site, went go to following page: http://www.soapui.org/Getting-Started/your-first-soapui-project.html created a soapUI project; added following WSDL: ...
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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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Repeat/common Test steps in multiple test cases - to do or not to?

I am trying to seek some input on what might be an efficient best practice. I have been told that end-to-end test cases might have certain steps that are being repeated on other test cases. Let's take ...
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Suggestions for where to begin testing web app

We are a small start up team and we really need to figure out a more effective method for testing. Does anyone have any suggestions to help me get started with : a) developing a process b) ...
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How to locate cursors randomly in a map?

There is a lot of cursors in the map. Every time you refresh the map you will get another different cursors with different IDs, o I can't use the IDs. I want to click at any cursor, a tooltip should ...
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Does anyone know of an automation tool that will perform actions on sending or receiving of an email?

I need to test that a series of sites are up and running and that they can send and receive email. Step one: send email from example1@example.com Step two: expect response email ...
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Automating tests in EPOS systems

I have recently started working in a team that tests Retail applications such as EPOS (end point of sale - tills) I would like to automate this testing and would like to ask if anyone has any ...
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Define automation testing [closed]

I have searched about automation testing and got idea what it is! but have not found any proper definition regarding AUTOMATION TESTING. Please help me
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Should programmers run automated tests written by QA?

Perhaps programmers have their own unit tests, perhaps as the result of doing Test-Driven Development. They run these tests very often; perhaps every few minutes, but at least a few times each day. ...
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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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Any good test plan/cycles or experiences without using crowdsourcing?

I'm trying to rethink our test cycle that we use at my company and am wondering if anyone could give any leads, examples, experiences, etc. to how you test without the use of crowdsource data. The ...
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How would I unit test these functions?

I have the following functions : Get(ds,filename) - gets a file from a data source ds. Put(ds,filename) - puts a file into a data source ds. List(ds) - lists all files in data source ds. ...
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Does Selenium's LoadableComponent make sense in a SPA (Single Page Application)?

I'm writing a UI testing suite for a single page javascript application using Selenium 2 web driver. I'm still experimenting with how to fit the app inside a page object model. At the moment I am ...
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Looking for growth in automation

Is there something or an automation test tool that is free that I could be using to enhance my skills in automation? My company is not allowing me to grow in my field, and this is not good. They do ...
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Webdriver Check if Checkbox is Set and Set it if Not

I am learning Webdriver with JUnit by going through Alan Richardson's Selenium Simplified book and taking translating the exercises/tests from Selenium RC to Webdriver. So far, this has proven to be ...