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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Recycling publicly available tests?

What are the best ways to reuse existing tests for new things? For example, Java and C# (Mono) both have tests testing their implementations of Hashtable. If I write my own Hashtable (let's say for ...
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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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iOS UIAutomation UIAElement.isVisible() throwing stale response?

I'm trying to use isVisible() within a loop to create a waitForElement type of a function for my iOS UIAutomation. When I try to use the following code, it fails while waiting for an element when a ...
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Xml Diffing Best Practices

There's a lot of xml out there, and diffing it against canned data has helped me in the past. But there's a few things I find I need to do: Delete segments of the xml I don't care about ...
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Using FitNesse with .Net across multiple servers

My previous work involved writing embedded Linux code. We used a couple of the embedded devices in a test harness, a Linux PC and the Windows Perforce repository. The Linux PC ran an instance of ...
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Fully qualify window path after upgrading to QTP 11?

After I upgraded from QTP 10 to 11, it required me to fully qualify my window paths using descriptive programming. For example, this sort of thing worked in QTP 10: ...
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Page Object Design: Is there a Python equivalent to Ruby gems “site_prism” or “page_object”?

I'd like to know if there is a framework in Python which supports a clean way to define the Page Object Elements on a Page Object. The site_prism gem does it like so: class Home < SitePrism::Page ...
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What do you need to be a great QA Analyst?

I have little to no experience about QA. I was moved within my company from another department nothing to do with IT. If you could tell me one thing that you would consider necessary for me to know, ...
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Which automation tool needs JavaScript or JQuery to be used more?

I have started off my career in manual testing and an automation tool rarely. I would like to concentrate more on automation testing. I believe I have the object-oriented concepts in a good manner. I ...
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Should Selenium Automation Testers possess knowledge on Database concepts and to write queries in the script?

I am newbie to Test Automation.Currently I got an oppurtunity to work with selenium Web driver.I just want to know whether I need to learn Database like MYSQL,OR ORACLE to work with selenium. Also I ...
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Resources to learn about testing theory

Can anyone recommend some good resources (books, perhaps) to dive into the theory of testing? (I don't mean "what is a test plan", but more on the level of "use these techniques to make your tests ...
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What should be the critieria for the selection of new feature test cases to be moved into build acceptance test suite?

I am working on a project to move new feature test cases to build acceptance test suite. Later on I will also be selecting which test cases should be moved to regression suite. While I was selecting ...
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Testing webservice engine: best practice

I am currently working in a web-service testing project. The web-service engine works on a large set of input data and returns some data that undergo a lot of calculations and filtering. The testing ...
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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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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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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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Which automated tests do devs create vs SQA staff?

We have a big remote SQA team now who have identified about 600 bugs with test cases to both assist in manual testing and prepare for us to start automation testing. Our development lead has setup a ...
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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 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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Difference between Selenium and TestNG

Am a beginner in Selenium and am trying to learn selenium on my own by googling. One thing which I noticed was in many of the posts which I read about selenium the name of the framework by name ...
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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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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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Is it good practice to combine my Test and Prod BDD tests in one Framework?

This question has been bothering me lately, more from the fact that in the past this is something I would never do, yet in the past I wasn't writing BDD tests. Since incorporating SpecFlow into a ...
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Why test code should not be included in software application?

We are developing Android application and the developers feel it is difficult for us to write integration/unit tests. I read majority in Test cases in source code saying that test code should not be ...
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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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Path to becoming a security tester for a QA Engineer?

I was looking for some guidelines/documentation on how to start security testing my app and progress on as a security tester. It seems interesting to me to be able to break an application using trial ...
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What is page object modelling? and Why is it so important?

I have been hearing a lot about page object modelling? Why is it so important? Can someone please outline me page object model? I'm currently working as QE in webservices area
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Tools for insufficient authentication

I must test a website for insufficient authentication. Use case: I go to website which I'll testing. Log in as admin(user with the highest permissions/privileges) Run some tool. Tool has login and ...
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Is FitNesse the only DSL for Selenium, or is there another DSL available?

I'm looking for a DSL for Selenium (or another testing tool) that will allow a non-programmer to automate functional tests.
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What are the common Quality Assurance jokes? [closed]

I have seen lots and lots of jokes of programming. But there are very few jokes about QA. I feel sorry for that. So it very much needed to make our our own kind of jokes repo. And as i have no ...
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cross-OS automated testing

First, please leave your stones down: I am a windows-oriented developer and I have very limited knowledge in testing tools world - especially in those that works on multiple platforms. I have been ...
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Disabling failing tests in CI if they discover known bugs

Number one rule with continuous integration (CI) server is to have build always green and when a test fails fix the system under test as quickly as possible. However, we have currently end-to-end and ...
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What kind of experience do I need to become an automation QA engineer/ SDET?

I have a degree in an unrelated science from a great school. I didn't have enough interest to go on for my PHD, and I really enjoyed the CS electives I took, so I went into QA. I've been doing this ...
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Verifying an unlimited number of combinations

We are in the process of changing our barcode format to Code 128 and use all kinds of "special" ASCII characters in the barcodes to maximize the data we can encode in it. A barcode scanner works like ...
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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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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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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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Selenium WebDriver: select value from KendoUI DropDownList

I'm not being able to select a value from a Kendo's dropdown, this is the code (C#): var select = FindElement(By.Id("Type")); select.SelectByValue("HouseHold"); That's not the selenium raw api, I'm ...
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ITKO LISA-Service Virtualization-Tutorials

We have planned to implement ITKO LISA as a service virtualization tool for creating mock enviroments for testing.What I found lagging is there are no materials for studying/training resources.Is ...
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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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What are the best tools available to test performance of a MVC web site

I am new to QA. I need to find best tools available to test performance of a MVC web site. Please help me.
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How to deal with a situation where a team has only 2 test engineers and ask of the time (all the time) is manual testing

The scenario: Scrum team consists of more developers than testers Stories revolve around 80% of testing tasks Why so much testing? There are asks of E2E testing for several user flows; regression ...
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What's “Offline” in SDLC and when/why do we use test automation?

I was asked these questions during a job interview question. I totally stumbled on # 1 and for # 2 even though I answered but not a very convincing way. I would appreciate a concise and well phrased ...
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Automated Testing: What QA processes should be directed at validating test code?

As I get further into test automation, I have begun to wonder what QA activity should be directed towards verifying that automated tests do in fact do what they say on the tin? Automated Tests: ...
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Setup appium for Android on Mac osx 10.8.5

I am new to mobile testing. I want to configure appium for testing android applicaiton on Mac machine. Can someone provide the steps to do. And I want to using with selenium webdriver using Java.
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Best practices on testing access permissions

My web system has roles which allows the users to access different resources depending on the role. My questions are: should permissions be tested by automated integration tests? Are there best ...
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homework testing method for schools [closed]

I've looked a lot for this kind of question and couldn't find anything, I think the answers here could be helpful to schools and their students. My collage has problems with it's homework testing ...
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problem handling multiple windows in webdriver

Scenario: Step-1.Click link from window-1.New window gets opened.Say it as window-2. Step-2.Do action on window-2. Step-3.Close window-2. Step-4.Move focus to window-1 Step-5.Click an element in ...
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Advice regarding a non-coding solution

OK, first of all I'd like to give a quick summary of my position. I'm studying Computer science and I'm currently in third year and on a work placement. As part of my placement I am required to come ...
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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 ...