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 is the most appropriate tool to automate Sharepoint application?

I am trying to automate Sharepoint. Firstly to start with the basic features, further my sites, site collections and so on. Can anyone suggest a good tool to automate system tests for Sharepoint since ...
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Should data validation be automated in a rapid development environment

I would like to understand Data Validation for Automation in case of (Weekly/ Frequent Builds) In case of frequent code changes (Weekly builds) since the code base would change frequently Automation ...
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Help using Sensetalk (Eggplant's scripting language)

Sensetalk - Eggplant's scripting language, leaves a lot to be desired. I do not personally see why people feel the need to invent new languages all the time. The syntax is overly simplistic, and as ...
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How can I select a file to put into a file_field without using the absolute path with Watir / Ruby?

For example, consider the following script: require 'rubygems' require 'watir-webdriver' browser = Watir::Browser.new(:firefox) browser.goto("http://tinypic.com/") file = ...
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Upgrade SilkTest automation scripts to work with IE9

We use SilkTest 2010 Open Agent to perform Automated Web Testing. Our scripts currently work on IE6 - IE8 and on Firefox 3.X. IE9 has changed modal boxes to unintrusive pop-ups at the bottom of ...
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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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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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How to test your tests without having the system under test?

Problem We and devs are an Agile team and finally managed to work in parallel on development and testing within an iteration. When developers were working on new features, we were automating test ...
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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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What are the options for automated testing of screen reader in Web apps?

Our team's resources are limited, still we need to make sure our site is accessible (government site, EU). Manual testing includes a lot of fiddling around with JAWS, sometimes other screen readers, ...
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TestComplete working with a very large application loses the ability to access application internal properties

I work with automated testing of a very large Delphi XE application using TestComplete 9. The application has a 180MB executable. The automation environment is Windows XP, 32 bit. TestComplete is ...
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Does anyone have any suggestions for a Selenium with Ruby tutorials?

I have gone through this book http://www.compendiumdev.co.uk/selenium/ which is excellent and I highly recommend it to everyone! I was wondering if there is a similar book/tutorial with a Ruby focus ...
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Why run unit tests on mobile devices?

I know unit test suites exist for Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, etc. I have some experience in writing unit tests in Java using JUnit, and C++ using CppUnit. Why would one want to write a ...
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Maintaining QTP object repository -best practice for a multideveloper environment

In my new project, we have 4 automation testers working together on four different modules of an application . Its a web application and we work on windows platform. The automation tool being used is ...
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Align and maintain functionality across multiple platforms/programming languages

We are developing a library that we are looking to support on multiple platforms. We currently have a .Net(Desktop, CF, Silverlight, WP7), a Java (desktop and android) and a C++ (win32 for now) flavor ...
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Different regression script development approaches

I am looking for different alternative ways of developing regression scripts. In our case, we have an application that deals with a lot of data processing and provides some results to the user. ...
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How to create Testcases and Validate the controls in Testcomplete

How should i validate my controls in Testcomplete by using the checkpoints. MY issue is i want that the user should insert only String in certain textboxes and if any numeric or special symbols are ...
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Differences in methods to select an element based on content in XPath

Selecting an anchor link with content, such as <a>test link</a>, I can see three different ways to do it using XPath: a[text()="test link"] a[.="test link"] a[contains(text(), "test ...
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switching windows with Selenium2 and c# where popup window has same title as originating window

I've been attempting to figure this out for the past two days, unfortunately with no luck. I'm currently automating a scenario where a new window for a form is popped up from the main application ...
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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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php undercontrol replacement

Actually php undercontrol seems to consume a lot of memory so I'm looking for replacement, in order to test a php application.
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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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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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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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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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Oracle Forms automation using Cucumber or similar framework

I'm looking for toolset recommendations to automate testing of an Oracle Forms application, with the tests (ideally) to be driven from Cucumber. I am aware of Oracle's OATS. Can its APIs be called ...
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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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UI and DB automation tool suggestions

Currently we (in the team) are using silktest (for last 8-9 years) and now looking for other tools to replace silktest, it's a different argument on why to look for other tool, setting that aside, ...
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Check for Windows version in Silktest Classic Open agent 2011

I am new to Silktest, so can anyone help me out to verify the Windows version and the IE browser that the test is about to run on. Is there an inbuilt function that I could use in my test case that ...
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Using UI Automation framework without AutomationID or Name

I'm beginning to explore the possibility of doing UI automation using the UI Automation library that came with .NET 3 (will be using c#). There aren't a ton of tutorials out there on this, but the ...
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Maintaining regression results on web server or locally

I have a set of test cases which are run on every release of the compiler. The regression logs have to be in readable format. I already have a script to extract information from the logs which gives ...
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Cucumber and Watin for Acceptance testing in Asp.Net MVC

If the business owner/QA are writing/running the Acceptance test against the front end of a Asp.Net Mvc Application, is there a benefit to using SpecFlow/Watin or SpecFlow/Selenium over ...
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Selenium RC using Grails unable to open URL

My Selenium RC code is launching the browser but it is taking me to C:\Users\Kanishka\AppData\Local\Temp\customProfileDir3e16427300054effa807e843dd1a332f\core\Blank.html instead of the intended URL. ...
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Testing automated tests in Hyper-V virtual machines

I recently started with a company which does not have any other full-time testers (testing as such is done primarily by people from support), so I don't have other people within the company to ask ...
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Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Load Agent - Query on “Usefulness and Licensing”?

I m a tester using VS 2008 - Test edition for performing web testing on web applications. So got a suite of web tests for different web applications in our company. Recently i was asked to perform ...
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Philosophy to write Objective-C unit test

I am a really lost about it. I can study how write and run unit test in Objective-C with XCode, but I don't see how useful it is. In resume, you have to write a method that will be called first to ...
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Automated Testing Involving Internet Explorer_Server Controls

I've been tasked with developing a method to functional test and load test an application we're implementing in our environment. The vendor created a shell which uses Internet Explorer_Server ...
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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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How to get the Event Object of the Click event on Selenium IDE?

I am a newb at selenium thing. I have image map area and on click event of this area a function is firing where the click Event Object is being passed to do some calculation. I have recorded the ...
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select random cursors on map using selenium ide

I'm using google map api in my site and I want to test the cursors on map using Selenium IDE. Now I use this code and it works fine: clickAt > xpath=(//map[@id='gmimap85']) but it tests only one ...
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Test automation strategy for mobile apps

I am currently working on planning a test strategy for test automation for our mobile apps. The problem is that all the automation frameworks I've seen utilize a slightly different context than what ...
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Why session is not created in Bot-Bot?

I'm using Bot-Bot, Android automation testing tool with record and replay features. I was able to start a server, record and play sample APK accompanied with bot. Now I need to test my own APK, so I ...
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Is the source code required when using Selenium-RC with Grails?

Can anyone help with using Selenium-RC + Grails? I have used Selenium with Java but had no problem writing the code and launching the browser. But is the source code of my project required when i need ...
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What is a good way to refresh page elements when using WebDriver .Net with IE 8?

I'm automating a part of the User Profile UI we have using WebDriver Selenium 2, I'm coding in Visual Studio so I am using the .Net version as I am more comfortable in C#, and I am testing this with ...
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One tool to rule them all

This question may have already been asked/answered in various places, and in various forms, but this is my problem. I have been in software testing for a few years now, most of this has been manual ...
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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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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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How to locate the X-path of an element in eclipse accurately?

I am working in a project in which automation is done using Appium Tool.I felt bit difficult to track the X-path of an Image or Textbox in Eclipse while scripting.Sometimes the X-path will be given as ...
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Should I use custom queries or re-use developer queries in your automation framework?

Modifying the question based on Kate Paulk suggestion. I had a very interesting discussion on Data Validation using Automation I have summarized Pros and Cons of Reusing Developer Database Queries ...
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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 ...