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Analyze the Behaviour of a Live System?

Where can I find information about analyzing the behavior of a live system (meaning when in production, not during testing)? The process should look at the messages between client/server learn the ...
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Need java Code for sending mail automatically without using SMPT [on hold]

please help how to code to send mail automatically with attachment and without using SMPT Thanks in Advance
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How to fetch data from Excel to Rational Function Tester (RFT) automation tool?

I'm new to automation testing and also to RFT tool. I tried record and playback by hard-coded values. Now I want to make my scripts dynamic. Hence I use Excel as an external file to fetch data. How ...
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A book giving the whole picture of software testing, with no in-depth details

I'm kind of new to software testing. I'm like a first- year student in computer programming who is not familiar with testing field. So i'm looking for a book in this field which doesn't go into the ...
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Universities teaching Software Quality Assurance & Testing?

I found that starting in software testing often requires a degree in a computer science related subject, but I can't find any QA only degrees. I understand the importance of prior computing knowledge ...
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How testing of Banking/Insurance Domain is different then any other website testing?

I have been in software industry for a long time now. I have seen that experience in Banking Domain(tested banking websites e.g. Axis bank, Yes Bank etc)or Insurance Domain asked separately as a skill ...
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How would I write a test for a database system such as Redis?

So i'm looking into databases and I want to use Redis, but I would like to know how I would go about writing tests for a database such as this before starting with it.
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Test-driven development- Time vs Quality

My question was more a general question about the purpose of test-driven development, or its intended usefulness. I know that test-driven development is a style of development where you write tests ...
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Training for Penetration Testing

I have been looking into expanding my skill set into penetration testing for a bit and with all of the recent security breaches, I figured it would be best to start my training and learning quickly. ...
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Tools For Regression Testing [closed]

As part of our final year project we are planning to work on a efficient technique to improve the Regression testing phase.In most of the papers i've read they've used a Tool "DejaVu" to find out the ...
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Software Tester: experience first, formal skills then

There's a person with actual manual testing skills gained after countless testing of in-house software products [open that page, that page, and that page. Run test. Wait. Record results. Run ...
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What mathematical skills does testing require?

I've just been wondering what mathematical skills I would need to become a software tester.
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Tips for wanna be testers? [closed]

I am a postgraduate student and want to become a software tester after graduation. I have no work experience, but when I read some stuff about the traits a software tester should have I can relate to ...
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Getting started in SQA [duplicate]

I am about to graduate in the Fall and have this summer to try and line something up in terms of a job. I wasn't able to snag an internship even though I am almost done with a computer science degree ...
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Testing Automation: How effective is it to purchase automation scripts rather than developing in-house scripting capacity?

I recently moved into the Software Testing department of my organization.The business has little history of automating testing, and most software development and testing is conducted by third parties ...
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How to test baby alarm

We have a Computer Science project consisting of a baby alarm (a sender and a receiver) so when the baby is crying or a loud sound is perceived, an alert is sent to the parent. I'm interested in how ...
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How to become a good QA employee

I am in a unique situation where I was hired as for QA with no computer background. How this happened is a long story but now I'm here, trying to become a useful and productive member of this team. ...
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What is a good website to hack around using Selenium?

I want to learn Selenium, but I don't know what to code. Sure, I can throw Google some queries, I can fill out some forms, press buttons, find divs and links, etc. But I think this stuff is pretty ...
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How to become a QA analyst faster with my background

My B.Sc in computer science 25 yrs back. I worked as a senior programmer for 14 yrs. I was doing programming in VB 5,SQL and Crystal report. Because of the family situation I had to stay home for ...
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TestComplete On-Demand Video Training [closed]

SmartBear, the vendor for TestComplete automation tool, have over a 90 on-demand training videos available covering various subjects. However, it costs $349 for a years access. Has anyone watched ...
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What real problems can “Testing Object-Oriented Systems” book be applied to?

I bought Binder's "Testing Object-Oriented Systems" book. I'm a technical QA, and wanted to both strengthen my test automation skills and become more thorough. However, I found the book so abstract ...
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What is the general opinion H2K information systems? [closed]

My mom has recently signed up for a QA training course with http://www.h2kinfosys.com, and I'm not sure if this center would be respected by the industry. They say that the center will help with job ...
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How long does it typically take to progress from Test Analyst to Senior TA to Test Lead to Test Manager?

How long does it typically take to progress from Test Analyst to Senior TA to Test Lead to Test Manager? I've been working as a TA for almost a year and was wondering how long it typically takes to ...
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What are some good examples of pure Computer Science and Mathematics applications in software QA?

I am looking for some good examples of pure Computer Science and Mathematics applications in software QA. The objective is to create a course for CS and Applied Math students with applications that ...
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How to write Test Strategy [closed]

How do I write test strategy in simple way by referring Functional requirement document. and Business requirement document. What are the bullet points?
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Looking for growth in automation

Is there something or an automation test tool that is free that I could be using to enhance my skills in automation? My company is not allowing me to grow in my field, and this is not good. They do ...
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Software Quality Assurance Conferences - List and recommendations

I have been looking for some good conferences to attend and recommend to colleagues. Looking up on Google and some sites, I thought it would be a good idea to create a list of SQA conferences, the ...
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Running Testing with Non-Technical Team, Little Testing Experience Myself - Where to Start?

I'm building a database with one other guy. He's not a developer by training, but he built version 1, and he's contracted me to help out with version 2. We're the only developers on the project. My ...
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Bug Fix Verification - UI Design

I am working on this ticket created by a fellow QA Tester. The ticket requires a notification message with a link to be created. Our developer worked on it and acceptance test was met. However, upon ...
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What options are available in the career path of a tester?

I am an ISTQB Foundation Certified Tester and am looking at attaining either the Certified Agile Tester (CAT) certification or the ISTQB Intermediate Certificate to add to my skills and experience to ...
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Learning resources for Performance Testing and LoadRunner

This question might be off-topic and/or Subjective but I am asking this question because I could not fine any suitable answers via Google. I am a Manual tester with knowledge of Java, SQL Server. ...
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Is there a guide or systematic way of writing test scenarios?

Are there best practices in coming up with effective test scenarios? Are there documented test scenarios that can be reused across different systems?
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What attitude or way of thinking should a good QA Tester possess?

I am a new here and would like to learn tips from experienced QA Analysts. What do you think are the attitudes or qualities that will help me excel in this field?
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In terms of doing self study, how can I practice my skills or knowledge in Software Testing?

Are there free software tools where I can do mock testing?
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How can I transition into getting into QA?

I've been working in various helpdesk/software support positions for several years now, but my goal has always been to work in the field of QA. I enjoy problem solving and I'm always trying to learn ...
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Fundamental Requirements For an Entry Level QA Engineer

My intention is for this to be a Community Wiki. Being that I have not been granted the power to make this a Community Wiki, I ask that someone who does have the power make it one before it gets ...
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How to approach the BBST Courses

I’ve heard many references to the Black Box Software Testing courses and as such I'm interested in going through the coursework. There is a lot of information thrown on the site and no real guidance ...
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What are good link recommendation sites for testers?

For developers, there are many good link recommendation site like Dzone or Reddit. Are there any similar sites exclusively for testers?
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Am I tester or just checker?

I've read about difference between testing and checking and I feel I'm only a checker. I write tests scenarios to know whether the product satisfies requirements. Is this still testing or only ...
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Where to get feedback on my testing skills?

I've been testing for a number of months during development of two products. However, my organization does not have well-established testing process. We are given templates, TT tool, and told to write ...
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History of Software Quality Assurance & Testing

Looking for a single source that covers the history of software quality assurance and testing stating what over time were the different approaches, and why practices have evolved the way they have ...
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How can I use causal loop diagrams to help me test?

Causal loop diagrams seem like a really powerful tool for modelling a system - but I have no experience with applying them to my testing. Do you use causal loop diagrams? How do you use them, and ...
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What learning resources are there for testers who want to study Systems Thinking?

Systems thinking is tremendously relevant to any professional tester, but few testers study it, despite the obvious benefits of learning techniques/approaches that allow you to study systems in terms ...
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What new things need to be covered in Embedded Systems testing compared to normal manual testing?

Can you provide me with some common checklist for Embedded Systems testing please? What are the new things that are covered in this? And can you also advise me some interesting references for reading ...
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What good learning resources are there for testers who are new to Cucumber?

My team have recently decided to introduce Cucumber for our GUI automated checks. As it happens, we have people in the team who are very experienced with it, so I think we'll be fine, but it's made me ...
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What are the best beginner tutorials for Selenium IDE

I have gone through the possible duplicate question,it was related to selenium webdriver . I am new to Selenium IDE tool. Could you please suggest me some best PDFs and sites with Selenium tutorials ...
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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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If you could only give one book to a tester to teach them about testing, what would it be?

One of the things that I used to do a few yeas ago was that whenever an employee started we would give them a personal copy of Steve McConnell's Rapid Development, as well as a copy of Microsoft ...
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What factors do you consider when putting together a dept training plan?

I'm currently putting together a more formal training syllabus/plan for the testers on our team. Whilst on-the-job coaching has served us pretty well so far (helped by the fact that everyone on the ...
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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 ...