Test Data can refer to the inputs for a program, which might also include any configuration/setup data, but also the data outputs which might require further analysis to detect issues.

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Copying Production Data to a QA Environment

Many companies have a match of their production platform available in a QA environment, with the only difference being that the QA environment connects to QA datasources (which generally contain fake ...
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Test Data Bank creation: approach, important points, useful links, data generators, file storages?

Being Senior QA, I often face one and the same problem: for every project I'm involved in I need to prepare / collect / generate various sort of testing data. It might be VERY different - below are ...
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Testing programs that handle huge datasets

I'm writing a script that parses many thousands of lines from a server log and collates the data. I'm wondering how to go about creating unit-tests for such a program, to make sure it gathers the data ...
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Is it OK to use the classes under test to initialize the database for the tests?

I am working at a small in-house dev department in a non-IT organisation. Me and another junior dev are creating a mid-sized CRUD web application in ASP MVC. There is no formal test process in our ...
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Proper pattern for setting up tests of basic database operations

Trying to write tests for basic database operation, I'd like to understand what is the standard or proper pattern for setting up the data, so that only the functionality that should be tested is ...
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What particular testing requirements do data driven applications have?

Different sorts of software need different approaches to testing. An interactive GUI-driven application will be tested in a very different way from a piece of middleware, for example. Specifically ...
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Scrubbing Production Data For Test?

We had an issue today where several thousand customers received a notification in error due to a subset of data from our production system being used in a test system. There's been some disagreement ...
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Are there any good tutorials on how to set up JMeter to load test a deployed ASP. NET web app?

I'm having trouble finding a decent tutorial on how to set up JMeter to load test a deployed ASP.NET web app? Does it have to run on localhost or can it be used to test a deployed app? I would like ...
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What are some nice sources for User-Agent strings?

I'm testing a library that processes queries based on User-Agent. In my tests, I'd like to feed it as much strings as possible. Where can I find a public collection of User-Agent strings? I'm ...
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Invalid xml data generator

I am searching for a tool that can generate invalid data for xml. I know data valid in one system might be invalid in other. Still some error like length, signs, repetition could be simulated. I do ...