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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Automated network capture and analysis?

I was curious to know if anyone has done any work on automated network analysis such as starting network traffic capture (to file) before executing some test, perform some test, then stop capture, ...
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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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How to make Selenium IDE prefer name attribute over id attribute while recording?

How to make Selenium IDE prefer name attribute over id attribute while recording? This feature is needed when ids are auto generated by web framework.
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How to read data from Excel by using loops? [closed]

I created an Excel file name "readdata.xls" and entered some inputs like UserName Password Akshit Ak12345 Ashwika AS12345 I've written a code like this .... package ...
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ArrayOutOfBoundException when reading test data from Excel [closed]

I am very new to Selenium RC. Please, help in my question. I installed jxl.jar file (Java library for Excel) and added it to Eclipse build path. I created an Excel file as readdata.xls where I ...
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Web application GUI automation best practices

Our team develops automation solutions for various web based products. I'd like to compile a list of patterns and best practices from the GUI web automation space that have been used and proven as ...
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What test generators do exist?

What tools exist to automatically generate test scripts (or test script templates) from a formal specification or a program's source code? EDIT: The background of this question is, that I’m ...
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Considering automation parameters, which is better: relative Xpath or absolute xpath? [closed]

I want to perform automation (selenium) using Xpath. Which one gives better results?
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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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HP QTP 10 Issue while logging onto the demo Mercury Website

I am trying to log-in on the http://newtours.demoaut.com/ demo website created by HP Mercury to do some hands on their proprietary product QTP 10. I opened this site successfully on IE9 (Win7 X64 PC). ...
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How can I automate in Selenium IDE for email activation link?

In the send invitation process, the user will get a link in his/her inbox. When the user will click on the link, it will ask for a password and confirm the password. How can I automate it with ...
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How can my team move away from record-and-playback when not everyone has scripting experience?

(Inspired by this question) My team is currently doing automated testing via our tool's record-and-playback function. I've read about the benefits of developing a more robust test solution via ...
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Automated testing in cloud

I have a Windows application using OpenGL and automated E2E test environment based on Sikuli framework. Tests run locally and are not available outside of my company network. As we have two different ...
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Automated Web Testing against Sharepoint solutions in a windows development house

I'm researching which web browser automation tools is most suited to running functional user tests against SharePoint based solutions and potentially MVC based custom web parts at a later date. We are ...
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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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Solving “SeleneseTestCase is deprecated” issue

I'm working through the "Selenium Simplified" book just to really gain a solid understanding of Selenium and Java. I know the basics of Java, but this one is frustrating me. I must be missing some ...
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Functional and performance testing for the “Finacle - Infosys” core banking system using IBM Rational

I am trying to evaluate the capabilities of the below IBM Rational tools to handle functional testing automation and performance testing for the "Finacle - Infosys" core banking system. IBM Rational ...
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What are strong points of RFT comparing to other test management tools?

I've started to evaluate RFT by getting their trial version, I'd like to hear on the strong points that makes you folks to stick with RFT. I'm using QTP and Silktest now and trying to find how useful ...
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How can I automate the testing of flash games?

If I want to automate testing of flash games like car race, bike race bubbleshooter, video slot games or video poker. Is there any open source automation testing tool available for this purpose. I ...
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How to share my test scripts with other stakeholders?

I have written Java automation scripts using Selenium WebDriver in Eclipse. I uploaded everything to GitHub. Here my questions are: How can my manager/colleague execute these scripts in his or her ...
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What Are Some Examples of Why Explicit Sleep Statements Are Bad

I've read various places that explicit sleep statements are a bad practice in automated tests, even if I've used them occasionally. They can be annoying (creating unnecessary waiting in tests) but I ...
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Enforcement of quality as a runtime requirement

I come from a background that strongly emphasizes automated testing baked into the build process. You commit, the code is checked out by the build system, compiled, and tests run against it. If it ...
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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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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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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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Where to focus testing? On integration level or unit level?

Consider a modern web application that serves JSON through a REST API to a rich Javascript-based application with one or more single-page apps within it. Our own application is written using Angular ...
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Downloading a file in Internet Explorer through Selenium

I have to automate a case in which I have to download an Excel file using Selenium IDE.I have done this in Firefox by using custom profile feature which automatically downloads file and saves it into ...
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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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Framework for testing Dojo

I need to automate tests for Liferay portal with portlets on JavaScript. I am going to try several frameworks before implementing tests. For now, I am considering D.O.H. and Selenium Webdriver. ...
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Is there test inheritance in VisualStudio?

Imagine you have a sequence of web tests in Visual Studio, recorded individually i.e., "Login", "Event A" and "Event B". To do both "Event A" and "Event B" you need to login. Is there a way for tests ...
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How to report test execution method when using @Factory in TestNG?

I am using @Factory annotation from TestNG to create tests dynamically. It will read a property file that contains the list of test cases to be executed and return them. @Factory public Object[] ...
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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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PHP: code instrumentation library to capture/record new unit test cases?

I have a library that seems to work as intended. I would like to add some instrumentation to the library to capture (some) current input and the result and save that as a test case. Is there a library ...
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Looking for open source testing tool that can be used to test Flash based applications

I am looking for a open source testing tool that can be used to test Flash based applications. I Googled and found "AutoTest Flash" but it seems to be in a dormant state. Has anybody used that tool ...
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Fitnesse editor with syntax validation?

We use Fitnesse with tens of project-specific fixtures to design the tests. However, writing the correct test is tedious, because of some trivial errors we make: Syntax errors: unclosed tables, ...
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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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Outlook Mail testing

I want to know how to use outlook to test mails (the mail has a link that needs to be clicked to approve or deny the request). How do I write this in Selenium Webdriver in c#. I am quite new to ...
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What are some good test cases in order to do License Key authentication while software is being installed?

I want to learn about: What could be the test cases to ensure the test coverage while any proprietary software is being installed using a license key. I wish to avoid (a) re-installation (b) multiple ...
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Selenium.click not working on some anchor elements

The application that am working on was recently revamped and as part of that a new JQuery calendar was introduced. I need to click on a link in the calendar to select the time and date. However, ...
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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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SpecFlow - test MVC3 Web site with action calls

I'm very new to BDD testing, and would like to ask, is it possible/OK to test ASP MVC3 actions directly (using WebClient) using SpecFlow? i.e. Feature: Login Scenario: Logging in Given I post ...
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How to keep track of the features in a website for impact analysis?

I have been working for an ecommerce client for the last 6 years as manual and automation QA engineering. New features gets applied to our site once in 2 weeks. Whenever a redesign project comes up, ...
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What is automation testing and why do we need it?

I am new to the field of software testing. I would like to clarify the following basic things: As there were different types of testing process, we used to do manually enter testcases and write for ...
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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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What are the advantages of web driver over selenium RC?

Please provide answers in detail, So that we could clarify that which one is to choose, Web driver or Selenium RC.
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weighing tools/approaches for testing of database components

Currently the way we do this on LedgerSMB is to have SQL scripts which insert records into a test results table. This table is created in a transaction which runs the tests, and the tests always roll ...
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What are the things to care for while choosing an automation testing tool?

I am new to software testing field ,I clarified for the need of automation tools What is automation testing and why do we need it? Now it arises me the following questions what were the things care ...
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How to deal with automated test cases that always fail?

I'm facing a lot of automated GUI tests that fail one or more verifications during their run. All the failings points have been reported in our tracking system and they are known issues but get ...
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Tools similar to Google Test for C++ unit testing?

Are there any tools similar to GoogleTest for the purpose of functional testing in C++. I plan to do them as part of Unit Testing and would like to know of other options available so that I can make ...
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Should automated tests be efficient?

I've written and edited a bunch of automated GUI tests. In some cases, the tests are inefficient (eg to select an item from a list, instead of a clever search, a dialog is opened and starting fro the ...