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How can developers improve relations with testers? [closed]

Testers and developers don't always get along, which can lead to a lot of inefficiencies between testing activities and performing QA. What can developers and other people do to make working with ...
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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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What additional benefits does an software engineer bring to a QA position

I have noticed in the last few years that employers are now looking for QA/Developers (QA engineers that have been skilled developers). I would like to know what others believe are the actually ...
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What developer skills would translate well into doing QA? [closed]

I'm an intermediate-senior developer who got burned out severely with programming last year and I've been exploring possibilities of a career change into Testing/QA (among others such as Technical ...
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What does a Sofware QA Person Need to Know to Perform Their Job (Essentially)?

I'm doing everything I can to learn about Software QA and Software Testing. I've got a decent understanding of SQL and I'm applying that to MySql as that seems to be the most popular. I understand ...
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Can working in QA for a while make someone a better developer/engineer?

I was just wondering what type of skills gained in QA would help someone become a better software engineer/developer (if any)? I was talking to a fellow intern, and he told me that some of his ...
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Moving to software QA from a non-IT QA role

I have an associate of mine that currently has a few years(4+) of experience as a Quality Assurance professional, mainly examining products for a large retailer. However, they're looking to move into ...
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What can testers do to win over the hearts of software developers? [closed]

Testers and developers don't always get along due to a wide variety of reasons. What can testers and other people can do to make software developers lives easier, more productive and more enjoyable? ...
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QA Manager with no programming background looking to self-educate in SQE

I am a SQA professional with 15 years of experience. My industry experience is in games and in social network mobile platforms. I'm a very accomplished team leader and mentor, with more than a small ...
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Tool to minimize tests number and maximize code coverage

I am currently undergoing black-box testing campaigns for applications that require file input in linux environments. For that I need sets of test files of different formats that can be used to be ...
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Automated White box/backend testing for a Test Engineer?

I have been writing a lot of UI tests lately using Selenium and I want to do more integration testing from the backend as well. What is a good approach to start with this, where can I find some more ...
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Tools for REST webservice testing

I was using SOAPUI to test SOAP web services.But now i have to Test Rest Services. I understand that SOAPUI can be used to test REST services too. But can SOAPUI be considered as Standard Testing ...
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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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URL Verification software

I need to find a program that can take a list of url's and actually run them to see where they go. For example: Take - www.example.com and see if it goes to www.example.com (no error/redircts) or if ...
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SQA guy role in Selenium Automation Except Development

This might seems to be common question but my concern here is a bit different. I am new to Automation and my development skills are not that Good. We are trying to Automate our Project using Selenium ...
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JMeter Concurrent Users Count Practice

I have a web application which is working in production and there are 2000+ users of my application. Now I have to perform performance testing on the system so is there any idea how many concurrent ...
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Separate tasks between development and QA

As my company begins its first agile project, I'm wondering if it would be easier to have separate tasks for QA and development for each story/requirement. Is it a cleaner process or will the lack of ...
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Getting up to speed quickly with automation tests

I'm starting a new QA engineering internship and I've been tasked with automation tests. I was going through the documentation for selenium and testNG and it seems straightforward and easy to pickup. ...
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Testing training required for people switching from development to testing

I have total 10 years of experience in testing. I am switching to Corporate Training now. I have been told to teach manual testing to a batch of developers who want to switch to Testing. I have not ...
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What should I do to get a job in QA? Do companies generally go for fresher as software testing engineer or QA?

I am a fresher and just completed my M.TECH COMPUTER I am very much interested in making my career in QA, I am fundamentally clear about all the testing and methods ..Can i choose it..? As a fresher ...
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How to deal with a situation where a team has only 2 test engineers and ask of the time (all the time) is manual testing

The scenario: Scrum team consists of more developers than testers Stories revolve around 80% of testing tasks Why so much testing? There are asks of E2E testing for several user flows; regression ...
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SDET working remotely

While there may be tons of remote work for developers/programmers, I don't see much for SDET positions being offered remotely. By remote I mean 100% working from home, and may not be located even ...
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How to reproduce “Multiuser Concurrency Problems” in testing environment with limited resources

Scenario: In case of simultaneous usage by multiple users the cookie based login sometimes gets overridden causing one user to see other users information. Session is completely cookie based and ...
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Is there any framework for UI automation testing for Unity3D?

Does anyone know any framework that is compatible/integrated with Unity3D? I'm interested in Unit, Integrated and UI testing.
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How to solve miscommunication issues with qa in order to decrease task redundancy?

How to handle the situation where communicated bugs by the qa are duplicated as new issues by members of the project other than qa? What is the role if qa in this situation? Additional note: Time is ...
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What do devs expect from testers' communication?

If you're a dev and I'm the tester, do you expect me to... As soon as I find a bug, tell you about it or make a summary of bugs found and tell you about it at the end of the day? Ask you tons of ...
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Responsive website testing tools

I am testing with some responsive tools for responsible website test.But sometimes these tools don't give me equal result. Like iPhone & iPad results & tools results don't match each with ...
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Which Agile certifications suits the Beginner or Medium level Agile developer? [closed]

I am very much impressed in working with Agile environment plus I'd like to learn more about automated testing. I am planning to get certified in Agile Scrum and couldn't find good information over ...
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Should the development team ever write test cases or review them in depth?

I'm working in an "Agile" environment and as the developer, I have been asked by QA to write some test cases and to extensively review existing ones. This seems very backwards to me. Am I missing ...
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Automated Testing: What QA processes should be directed at validating test code?

As I get further into test automation, I have begun to wonder what QA activity should be directed towards verifying that automated tests do in fact do what they say on the tin? Automated Tests: ...
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Who are the industry leaders in the QA/Test space? [closed]

I've googled the question and come up with lists published by various companies but they always seem focused on those who are the most prevalent speakers, presenters or bloggers. Should I just assume ...
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What roles are involved in ETL development and testing?

I'm an Engineering graduate in Computer Science Engineering. I want to build my career in ETL Testing. What is the difference between ETL Testing and Development?
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How to create a workload model?

I am senior in college and I just got hired in QA. My first task is to create a workload model. However I am not sure what to do. I was hoping if anyone can point me to a good example. I have to ...
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Impact Flow Tracking for feature update & changes

I have been working in startup as manual and automation QA engineering. New features gets applied to our site once in 2 weeks. Whenever a redesign project comes up, like say product page redesign - ...
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Who should log bugs? [closed]

In an agile environment where project priorities constantly change meeting deliverables, how healthy is the situation where bugs are logged by project members other than the actual qa member who is ...
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What does a QA Architect do in a team, and what skills are needed for this job?

I saw a job ad for a QA Architect. I realized that I don't know what is the role of QA Architect in a team. So, what does a QA Architect do in a team and what skill does he need to have both in ...
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Should load test validate functionality?

I am developing a loadtest to a customer who is saying that if a certain response contains "bla:bla" I should execute a different path in load test. On client side it means that a certain button is ...
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How to test a system that is part of a bigger system?

I have experience testing from a business perspective but I'm currently working in an system which is a small part of a bigger system, so I don't have a clear vision of the entire business value flow. ...
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Waterfall QA testing

As a QA learner I want to know about some methods. Now I am learning about waterfall testing methodology. Need to know details about the testing process of waterfall methods. I have learnt some topic ...
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What should be the next steps for my career?

I had a computer science degree years ago and currently have 2.5 years full-time working experience at a Canadian Bank doing QA/Performance Testing using tools such as HP Loadrunner and Performance ...
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What does QA support for production push/release

What does the QA support need to do during the production push or release? Is that just monitor the pushing progress and run smoke test after that? What if something went wrong? Are the developers ...
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Layer testing - How should I test data replication/update?

I have a development background and now I'm starting with software QA. While building a solution developers often create code which is shared among different platforms/applications. One example is the ...
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Does ETL knowledge /development help in testing career

I am working as a QA but now my team has put me into ETL. Will it help in testing if I learn ETL process? I want to pursue my career in QA
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QA in Office Setting?

Can you identify simple quality assurance tool in an office setting? If there is, can you list them? Any list can be of great help.
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Eclipse IDE and/or NetBeans not opening because of Java Error Code: 1603 [closed]

I'm trying to setup Eclipse on my local drive for Selenium 2.0/WebDriver but getting the following error when opening the application: Java was started but returned exit code=13 C:\ProgramData\...
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QA Professional working on a masters. Do I need a thesis?

I am a QA engineer with a specialization in automation. I have been accepted to a masters program. The program offers 3 options: A: 30 credits + thesis + defense B: 34 credits + thesis C: 37 credits ...
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Want to be a developer [closed]

Currently I am a quality engineer and I am working as automation and white box tester. I create automation suite in java and do white box test of java application how can I jump to java or J2ee ...
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Turn to automation QA process [closed]

I am a manula QA. But i want to turn to automation QA process, i select Selenium(IDE, RC, WebDriver)as Functional Testing Tools. but i want help for learn this ID quickly. so anybody knows ...
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Automation/SDIT Initiation and Acceptance Strategy

Some background: I am new at a company. I was hired because I am an extremely strong software tester with great development skills. The company I was hired on at wants to see a lot of changes and ...
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QC: How to get the Requirements Folder structure using OTA?

I'm trying to pull the Requirements folder structure from QC using C#. The OTA has a built in treeview for testplans but not for requirements. So far I'm able to pull all the folder under root but all ...