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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Selenium IDE has stopped recognising pop-up windows

I'm relatively new to Selenium and since the update to 1.0.12, when I run my tests, each case with a selectWindow command fails. If I run these steps seperately, by clicking individually, it passes, ...
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Approaches to Testing a Scientific Library

I'm quite interested in the Scipy/Numpy project which is basically a Python scientific computation/numerical methods library. I'm also interested in testing. What are some good approaches for testing ...
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Actions to search item and number of methods

I have questions about clean code. I'm writing a test in Java selenium page factory. I'm a beginner. I have two "actions", input text into search field and click button search. Now the question is, ...
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How should I design a testing framework for a trading system?

I work in finance and my firm would really like me to automate our execution platform's testing suite. Right now the tests communicate directly with the system; they are extremely brittle and tightly ...
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Selenium with multiple languages gives any additional features

I am new to Automation Testing. By googling about Selenium I gained a some knowledge on Selenium. But I have small doubt i.e., Selenium will support the multiple languages like Javascript with ...
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What to do when waiting for an element to appear isn't enough?

I am writing selenium tests, and following the convention of using Webdriver Waits to have the webdriver poll for an object before it tries to interact with it. I am frequently finding my tests are ...
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Coded UI - How to launch website in IE InPrivate Browsing mode?

I am trying to launch my website by default in IE InPrivate mode so I can get rid of tons of code to handle multiple scenarios (listed below) script may counter during execution. My goal is to run ...
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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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Is it possible to create something like PageObjects with SeeTest?

We reflect to use SeeTest for mobile app test automation. I am familiar with Selenium 2 / WebDriver and love to use PageObjects. Is it possible to create PageObjects or something similar with ...
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QF-Test - Conditionally rerun scheduled test suite based on result

We have about 10 test suites (QF-Test GUI Testing tool) for a java application. At the moment the testsuits are run every night with a batch-script triggered by a scheduled job. The tests are not very ...
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Remote testing Coded UI from Visual Studio throws “connection was actively refused”

I am attempting to run tests on a remote agent by using a test controller that is on the same remote machine. I have set up my TestSettings file as follows: <RemoteController name="MachineName" ...
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What does ISTQB say about product testability and maintenance of automated tests in general?

ISO 9126 has a subchapter under maintainability that is called testability. In short: "The capability of the software product to enable modified software to be validated". As our department uses ISTQB ...
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Selenium RC: Xpath of the link is changed when i refresh the page

Selenium RC: Xpath of the link is changed when I refresh the page, and when I run the code it shows "Exception in thread "main" com.thoughtworks.selenium.SeleniumException: ERROR: Element ...
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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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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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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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Selenium - page load timeout

Is it possible to set timeout for page load in Selenium test? I have a problem, when sometimes test execution freezes on page load (application doesn't load new page, test hangs up), so test needs to ...
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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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Regression testing for web services and SharePoint workflows - What should I research?

Apologies if this question has been addressed before or not relevant to this exchange. I did some initial searching and I've only recently discovered this area of stackexchange so I'm unsure of the ...
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Is there any automation tool for Symfony 2 framework in PHP

Is there any automation tool for Symfony 2 framework in PHP? If so, please suggest me some sites that help me study the tool.
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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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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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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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Failing the script in Jenkins due to screen size different

Currently I am working on running selenium scripts in Jenkins. Here my issue is my browser window size is 1382, 754 resolution.But in jenkins browser resolution was 1044,784.Due to this my script was ...
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Running tests in parallel with Spinach BDD framework

Currently in our company we use Spinach as a BDD framework and test runner for our automated acceptance tests. We also use Selenium as a browser driver, Capybara as an additional layer on top of it ...
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WINCE Automation Tools, Looking for Learnings from Implementation?

There are very few tools available for WINCE Automation. We are running apps on devices running WINCE OS. Looking for pointers/learning's from folks who have done WINCE Automation? Tools Analysis? ...
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Best way of generating workload for personal cloud storage

I'm currently working on a folder synchronization tool which synchronizes the content of a specific folder with a remote cloud storage provider. In order to test the robustness of the client, I need ...
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Verify Quality of Video and Audio Played using Automation Scripts

I have few audio and video files which I need to play and verify the files are playing perfect or there is choppy audio or issues with pixel when videos are playing. We can easily verify this ...
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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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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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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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Test execution report in HTML format for MonkeyTalk

MonkeyTalk provides the functionality of running test suites with Ant. Reference: Running Suites With Ant I wanted to know if it is possible to generate HTML reports of test execution? I want to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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What's the relation between Selenium WebDriver and these other tools?

I've used Selenium IDE to test Drupal (PHP) sites but want to create more advanced tests with loops and such. I hear Selenium WebDriver is all the rage, but when I google it, all these terms pop up ...
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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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How best to start making a suite of broken tests relevant again?

I have a bit of a dilemma, I have recently taken over an automated suite of tests written in Selenium/Java for a legacy project. The trouble is, the suite has consistently had a 40% Fail rate and as ...
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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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Efficent way of checking if Element is Not Present

I currently use TestNG's assertFalse to make sure a particular element is Not shown when not logged in on a site. eg assertFalse(isElementPresent(PageElements.PDFLinkText),"PDF link present when not ...
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Creating negative automation test scripts

When creating a negative automation test script, should this be separated from my positive script, or can I also include the negative scenario in my script. I am using protractor for this. Thanks
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Is testing/automation as a profession going to die? [closed]

Since many companies are adapting to agile practices, TDD and all it's surroundings - will testing (test automator, not a manual tester) disappear? I am very worried about my future.
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Which language to choose for Appium - Python or Java?

We have an iOS application (written with Obj-C and now starting to incorporate Swift) that we want to write tests for using Appium. Our test team comprises of people who have little programming ...
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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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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 ...