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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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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Continuous Integration and testing environment and configuration for Android

I am an Android developer but I am not satisfied with my testing and Continuous Integration environment and configuration. Someone could recommend me how to configure the best setup and workflow for ...
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Is opening site during set up a bad practice?

I have been using set up method to launch site but it has made made it difficult for me to maintain tests, especially now when there are multiple URLs for application - public void setUP() { ...
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Load testing tools vs. making your own

I've never needed to work with commercial load running tools before, as our test infrastructure is pretty immature here and I've used internal tools in the past. We're working on a .NET technology ...
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Is there a commonly used functional test runner/reporter that is lightweight/simple?

Functional tests come in all shapes and sizes. Is there a class of lightweight, simple to use, tools that will discover, run and report on all tests found in a directory? I'm looking for something ...
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Automated testing tools for iOS apps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps? I wanted to know if there are any good automated testing tools that can be used to test iOS apps. Looking for some ...
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What proportion of different types of software testing does your team use?

Note: I've asked this over on SO and p.SE and it got closed. I'm not trying to game the system, just looking for a home :) I'm seeking a little "wisdom of crowds" estimation or a pointer to an ...
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Automating email verification feature of an application?

I'm helping to automate an new web application, part of this application requires email verification. What are the industry standards for automating the black hole known as "email"? What I'm trying to ...
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Should tool generated test data be deleted during tear down in test automation?

I have seen this recommendation many times that tear down is supposed to clear test data which is created during tests. This is supposed to avoid interference with any future tests. For example ...
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Suggestions for continuous integration, test and deploy infrastructure for a Ruby on Rails application in Amazon EC2 cloud

I would like to know everyone's opinion on the best tools for setting up a continuous integration, test and deploy infrastructure for a Ruby on Rails web application API in the Amazon EC2 cloud and ...
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Do you verify presence of text in your automated tests?

While automating multi locale application I had to stop using - assertTrue(selenium.isTextPresent("success text message")); where success text message would change for each locale. to - ...
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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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Good resources for building a QA team

Our corporation has, up until this point, largely lacked a 'quality mentality' of any kind. From no testers, they went to two testers - but 5 or 6 product teams still rely on a mix of developer and ...
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Can someone explain Modeling and Prototyping?

In this blog post, the author points out that "modeling" or "prototyping" are one of the more effective ways to test software. http://kev.inburke.com/kevin/the-best-ways-to-find-bugs-in-your-code/ ...
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Test Automation for SAP

I'm evaluating a number of test automation framworks to implement on a SAP project. Right now I'm looking at Fitnesse, which we believe we can write some fixtures for, to call SAP Green Hat, which ...
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Best practices to test PowerShell cmdlets?

What are the best practices to test PowerShell cmdlets? The cmdlets I'm testing are writting data into a DB. I am currently using: Pairwise to go through most of the combinations Check that get == ...
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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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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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How to add screen shot for pass status in UI Automation

Right now as per default setting I am able to get screen shot for failed status but not for pass, per as per the requirement I need to attach for pass as well. Any one please suggest any framework or ...
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Selenium 2.0 Webdriver file structure for automation testing

My team uses Selenium 2.0/webdriver to test our enterprise web app. We've been learning and playing with webdriver commands for a while. Each team member has their own style to keep their script ...
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Is there a successful approach to automating security testing?

My team uses a security testing tool called Burp Suite. We currently try to manually run it once a release. One of my tasks is to determine if/how we can make that into more of an automated process. ...
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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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Automating form dealing with large number of element

This is more of test design question than pure Selenium question. I have a form in my application and while following page object pattern I wrote a method which has many parameters - ...
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Creating a dummy database for automated functionality testing

I have a continuous integration build server (using Team City). When people check code in, I'd like to run a set of tests which run through a set of functional cases such as: Using an administrator ...
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Is there an industry-standard term for choosing which tests to run?

I have been searching for information on mapping tests to code changes but I haven't had any luck. I suspect that there is some industry standard term that would have better google-juice. Suppose you ...
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Automation for export tasks (Word/PDF/CSV)

I am looking for ideas for automating export tasks you would usually see in reports (SSRS SQL Server Reporting Services example - Export to PDF/Excel/CSV). What I have observed is when you export ...
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What is the best way to create an automated test that asserts the precision of a matrix processing algorithm?

I have and automated test that test an algorithm and the output of this test is the percentual precision of the algorithm. Currently our team is trying to make this algorithm more precise, as well as ...
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Open source deployment validation tool

Asked this on stackoverflow and earned myself the tumbleweed badge... Anyone here know of any? I'm looking for an Open source tool to help with deployment validation for mainly web based applications ...
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What are the tiers of testing that should be done on a large scale distributed system?

Let's say you have a large distributed system in the cloud that's got dozens of developers working on it and actively adding code to. Your job is to make sure all of the quality gates are used and the ...
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Automated testing of Oracle Forms

What is the best test automation tool you'd recommend for testing Oracle Forms and why? Assuming a Windows desktop environment.
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USB storage emulator

I need to emulate insertion and removal of SD cards to write tests. What is the best way/tool to implement it in .NET?
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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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Transition from all manual testing to automated testing

Right now my company only does manual testing. We've talked about starting some automated testing for a while but it hasn't taken off at all. It seems like automated testing would be a good way to ...
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What programming languages are good for novice testers to learn?

I'm looking for a programming language to recommend to a friend considering teaching herself software testing. I have a friend who is interested in learning software testing, and I believe strongly ...
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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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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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Is there a good way to structure my test code so I don't have to duplicate tests for different browsers using WatiN

In my WatiN tests I am currently structuring the test like this: [TestMethod] public void Failed_Attempted_Login_Invalid_Combination() { using (var browser = new IE(baseUrl + "login.aspx")) { ...
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Test Automation for different Locale?

I have begun with automation for a product which is in one language and soon to be ported in another. The only good thing is - Test Automation is just begun. So there are two things which worry me - ...
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List and role of different types of testing environments

There are numerous of different testing environments that I have come across with, and ALL of them seem pretty useful and helpful but which ones are necessary. For example ... I have seen: ...
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How to use Selenium's PageFactory annotations with dynamic loaded elements?

I'm rewriting some Selenium tests according to the page object design pattern taking advantage of Seleniums' annotations. My problem is that I have some html select elements whose option elements are ...
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PageObjects: Aggregation/Composition vs Inheritance for nested components

I need to refactor my Selenium tests, and was wondering what the best design solution would be for a portal with a hierarchical page organization. We are using tiles, and we have defined a baselayout ...
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Is Selenium's LoadableComponent a good solution as test design pattern?

I need to refactor my Selenium tests, and come across their LoadableComponent wiki page. I began trying to use it, though I couldn't really understand what is it good for. I took a look at their ...
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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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Can someone be a good automated tester and be terrible programmer?

I'm currently working as an automated tester. Mostly I do GUI testing in SilkTest, which I like and think I'm fairly good at. Recently, I've been assigned a COM-testing project for our application's ...
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What's the most efficient way to run lots of tests?

Here's my current setup: Compile on teamcity Copy the dlls to 8 agents and run tests simaltaniousisly (via snapshot dependencies) Finally taper them in to a single 'publish' build configuration. ...
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Test Automation Design Question

I am analyzing automation design for a web app UI Layer Web Service Layer DB Layer Intranet based app and limited user base My Approach for automation is Web Services layer Test automation ...
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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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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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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 ...