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Is Selenium the right tool for browser compatibility testing?

I have been seeing a lot of customers pushing for browser compatibility testing using Selenium. Was wondering whether this is really necessary. The push is mostly due to Selenium grid supporting multi ...
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Where does Automation creation happen w/in the Development Cycle?

I’m a Software QA Engineer at a small web development company and I need help wrapping my brain around implementing a new process. As of recently, my shop only handled ‘one-offs’. We would work on ...
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Selenium: reuse existing browser session, instead of opening new windows?

This has been asked a million times on the web, but there's no clear cut answer. I tried "-browserSessionReuse" today without any luck; my tests keep spawning new browser windows. ...
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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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I want to enter the SQA field specifically automation

I am working hourly for low wage as a QA intern/tester. I want to learn more about this field. I have already graduated, so everything I have learned is self taught or learned somehow on the job. At ...
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what is the best way to write automated end to end user scenarios?

When automating user scenarios, we typically cover an end-to-end user flow. Unit testing recommends that each test method should be independant and only test one thing. But things are different in ...
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Future of DOM based UI testing

I work with Selenium for quite a while now and was very happy with it for some time. However recently, I get more and more projects where I see extensive use of JavaScript. For example webpages ...
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Your suggestions for writing reliable Web UI automation

Web UI automation is unreliable. I presume it is possible to increase the reliability of Web UI tests. One such advice would be to put an abstraction layer on top of your test that does actual DOM ...
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Is browser version matrix a thing of the past?

Microsoft announced that they will automatically update users to the latest version of IE if they have automatic updates turned on (this is a change from before where people had to explicitly accept ...
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Testing Page Layout with webdriver

Has anyone tried to test the page layout of a website using webdriver? To be specific, using webelement.getPosition() and webelement.getDimension(). Shouldn't these two methods be enough for testing ...
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How to test the test scripts?

Once an automation test is created, how do I test it and make sure the test does what its supposed to do? I can easily test the scenarios where test passes, but how to go about the ones that fails due ...
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Selenium 2 element.click() is unreliable

I am using Selenium 2 2.16 build. I've been running into problems where I get a variable response to a click() call, where sometimes the click activates the behaviour behind the element (new page ...
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How do you block Google Analytics from Selenium automated visits?

Basically, we have a javascript integration on client's webpages. We don't have much (or any) control of the deployed environment, hence the only way to test our integration is truly working is using ...
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Read requests and responses made by browser on naviagating a web page in C# webdriver

I wants to read all the requests and responses made and get by the browser on navigating on a page. For ex: If I navigate to http://www.yahoo.com then we observe that browser is making a lots of GET ...
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What are the good free mouse and keyboard automation programs?

I know about autoit and about autohotkey but I am not sure that they are the same. What other good automation programs are there? Should I use different programs for automatic browser mouse clicks and ...
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how to implement a given logged in user role through UI automation?

As suggested on StackOverflow I am posting this question here as well. I am having trouble how to implement the Given step (with SpecFlow for example) of a logged in user role throught Web UI ...
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Efficient way of figuring out whether web apps are forward compatible with a new browser?

So my company has web applications created in .NET/ASP.NET which are fully supported in IE 8 (current company standard). We want to move our company standard browser to IE 10 or 11. Also, we have ...
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Does the latest version of QTP have something similar to Selenium Grid?

Does anyone know whether QTP supports parallel test execution on multiple browsers now? I am looking for something similar to Selenium Grid.
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Issue with losing focus of “hover” command when the mouse is outside of the active window

If I automate mouse actions using Selenium2/Webdriver in combination with Firefox 12, I can easily get the "mouse" to move to and hover over a context menu so the sub-menus are seen. However, if I ...
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Any one have experience with frameworks using webdriver in Visual Studio?

I'm using webdriver to automate our browser testing, I have some scripted tests already where I am using Visual Studio and while I don't mind other formats I'm looking for a good supportable framework ...
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Is it a good idea to learn Selenium RC alongside Webdriver

I have recently started exploring Selenium. According to the experts future lies in Selenium Webdriver. But my question is being a predecessor should I also learn Selenium RC? Will it be worth ...
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Is it reasonable to use Selenium RC over WebDriver if the former seems more suitable for the task?

The tests I am doing are on IE8, which is used throughout the company, and doesn't look to be changing any time soon. After testing both pieces of software with the system, it seemed as though ...
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What tools work well for automating .NET 4.0 web sites using web forms with dynamic data?

What would be the best solution to accommodate automated testing of web forms with code-behind (.NET 4.0)? Specifically, we need a solution that can automate web form testing and handle dynamic data ...
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How can I reduce the execution speed in webdriver so that I can view properly what is happening on browser?

I want to reduce the speed for execution of script so that I can view the execution properly on browser. I want do this in webdriver.
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Rule of thumb for using wait()

A rule of thumb for using wait() would be before navigating to a different page. For Ex : WebDriverWait(driver,10).until(lambda driver: driver.title.startswith("Submitted!!")) What would be other ...
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Problems with escaping the equals sign in a Watir Robot argument

We're currently using the very lovely Robot Framework for our automation. Unfortunately, we've run into a hitch with the '=' character - we have a number of places in the app where we have a link to ...
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WebDriver: navigate to new browser window

How do I open a new browser window in Selenium WebDriver? I'm using C# client drivers, but if you know with any language, I should be able to find the correct class/method in C#. On Stack Overflow, ...
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Selenium Webdriver | Unable to locate element error

I am trying to run the below code but getting error. Can you please point out the issue? import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit; import org.openqa.selenium.By; import org.openqa.selenium.Keys; import ...
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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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Utilu vs IETester vs Virtual Machines

I have used IETester in the past for testing in older versions of IE, however I've recently come across Utilu IE Collection and Utilu Firefox Collection. However, I'm not certain of the reliability ...
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I face a problem while opening Firefox with Selenium script

I face a problem while running Selenium scripts. I try to open Firefox using the following command: import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver; import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver; public ...
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Where can I find good tutorials for Cloud Environment, Automated Testing in Cloud and Tools [closed]

I want to learn automation testing in cloud and I do not have knowledge or experience in cloud environment. I searched over the internet and found some blogs, steps, etc but I am not sure whether ...
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Mirror a browser session

I am doing some regression testing (changes to underlying database structures) where I'm lucky enough to two separate environments which should contain the same data. What I'd like to do is open a ...
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Selenium RC with Firefox portable (Windows)

I try to use Firefox Portable with Selenium from my Windows 7 OS but I'm having difficulty . So, I launch selenium RC server with the default folder profile of FirefoxPortable : java -jar ...
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Regarding selenium commands [closed]

I am new to Selenium automation. I have some queries to be clarified. I have recorded and done the play back. Issue is as below: If I use the clickAndWait command in Selenium IDE, it shows an error ...
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Testing Exchange Rates / FOREX in an accounting app

In black box automation testing of an accounting app which uses live feeds of foreign exchange rates for transactions, I would like to be able to record those exchange rates used to be able to assert ...
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Load Automation Tool with Record option to test application in Linux OS

I am new to Linux. currently am using Ubuntu 12.04 ATS OS. Request experts to help me selecting tool to use for Load Testing with Record and Play back option available. Would like to use an open ...
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Selenium Webdriver - FindElement in scope of WebElement doesn't work

The FindElement() method doesn't seem to work with an XPath locator, if called on an existing WebElement. My code is this: htmlDiv = _driver.FindElement(By.XPath("//h2[text()='" + onvNaam + ...
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Speed up launch of WebDriver Firefox Window

When WebDriver initializes, there is a long waiting time when a browser window launches before the actual automated test begins. How can I speed this up? Is there a way to have a browser window ...
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Selenium: Click on input-field with complicated selector

I need the right direction to click on a input field. When I copy the CSS path I get the following: html body#root div#box div#content div#C_INTERNAL_OBJECT-98286949812.container ...
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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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What is the max number of threads allowed for running TestNG tests in parallel?

I’m trying to run TestNG tests in parallel, right now I’ve set “parallel=tests” & ‘thread-count=25’ but I see that only 10 threads are running at a time. Is this testNG’s thread limit? Is there ...
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What is a good way to receive test results from Selenium IDE browser extension?

The Selenium IDE browser extension is great for quick and easy automated tests. However, it doesn't seem to have a way to report the results when unattended. What ways are there to get reports from ...
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How to Automate Testing of this type of Web Application?

I have a web application which i would like to automate the testing for functional as well as load testing. However , it has the following features which i feel will hinder the most common automation ...
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API Automated Testing Tool XML & JSON

I was hoping you could help me...I am looking for an automated test tool that can: MUST HAVE: Ability to connect to a server endpoint that returns JSON or XML based data Ability to fully parse and ...
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Testing ExtJS UI with WebDriver

Our Web app is using ExtJS framework for rendering UI. However, ExtJS-rendered UI is hard to test automatically because: For most clickable elements, ExtJS uses generated ids like "ext-gen-345" ...
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Proper way to create an object repository in Selenium project

I have some questions about creating an Object Repository for a selenium project: 1) What are the main reasons that we create an Object Repository, as opposed to hard coding the element IDs in our ...
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Best way to wait till the status changes

I have to automate a web page. Which has the following behaviour. I will create an application and the created application will be displayed in a table. The table has a column named status. The ...
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How to create shortcut to run Selenium script?

Is it possible to have some kind of shortcut (probably bookmarklet) to run specific Selenium script? While developing webapp I'd like to have a possibility to quickly run specific Selenium script to ...
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More official way to leave browser window open upon failure?

My coworker Chris came up with this, and it works, but I wonder if there's a more "official" way to do this using unittest.TestCase in Python. def tearDown(self): """ clean up by closing the ...