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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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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Cannot upload a file using requests module in python

After two days of continuous trial, I thought it's better to ask you folks here. I want to upload a file on my desktop to a remote server. For this I am making use of python and its module requests. I ...
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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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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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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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What Test Automation Product delivers management, execution and results?

I am looking into ways of managing my automated tests through some kind of framework or management tool. While there is a lot of software that does the grunt work, such as Selenium, CodedUI etc, I am ...
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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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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 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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How to automate testing of received emails?

I'm testing an Email system where I would test a set of received emails to see if the received emails actually displayed as expected. This is done for each release of the system. So basically I want ...
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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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Jmeter's WebDriver Sampler VS. Selenium

Now that Jmeter has a webdriver sampler, is there anything that regular selenium can do to test a UI, that Jmeter still can't? For example, I use Selenium in Java to do things like getting html ...
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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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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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Is it realistic to try to hire someone who is a developer and a tester?

I've been trying to hire a tester for a few months without success. I really want to find someone who is both a tester and a developer, not because I want them to do two roles, but because the kind of ...
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How to record in JMeter when proxy settings is configured to connect to internet

To record scripts in JMeter we need to run the proxy on local port 8080, where as in browser I need to configure for internet connectivity proxy to connect to internet. The company I work for is ...
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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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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 is the difference between Software Test Engineer, Test Automation Engineer and Software Developer in Test (SDET)?

Software Test Engineer usualy performs “manual” testing (without spending time on automating and supporting the tests). Usually is responsible to find all (as more as possible) critical bugs in the ...
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How do I simulate a right click using Selenium 2 and PHPUnit?

I am trying to execute a functional test using Selenium 2 and PHPUnit. In the class 'Selenium2TestCase.php', I found this code: class PHPUnit_Extensions_Selenium2TestCase_SessionCommand_Click ...
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Unable to locate WYSIWYG element using selenium and phpunit

I am creating functional tests with selenium & PHPUnit, but I can't locate a WYSIWYG element using different locators: Xpath byId byName by Css Selector Examples: public function test(){ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Suitalbe Automated Testing tools for POS Systems

This is not duplicate of following question since it was accepted by the asked person with a different answer Automating tests in EPOS systems We are developing a Big POS System with several Desktop ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Test Automation in Agile?

Since Agile is iterative and many test-last tools are record and playback-style, and therefore can't really be applied in an Agile environment, this brings up a few issues. the target for test is ...
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Any good open source functional testing tool for java based Web Application [closed]

Any good open source functional testing tool for java based Web Application Regression Testing which require less coding effort Except Selenium Our Web application is only run in Google Chrome.
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Manual tester wanting to get into automation

So its been a year since I have been studying python, and just recently I started picking up webdriver. It was a long journey, and I am still pretty noob, but I finally understand how to use it lol. I ...
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Mocking for MXUnit

I'm fairly new to Coldfusion; at my new position, we're using MXUnit for unit testing our service library, but so far we're not mocking out the database (so we're testing against live data). I want to ...
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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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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. ...