Test Design is the selection of test aims, methodologies and implementation methods to satisfy the goals of a testing scenario.

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Is it possible to test app behaviors without considering UI and client platform?

I 'd like to test a system that exposes different routes and API to have data (represented in JSON) that are then used by different client applications (iOS, Android, WebApp). So my aim is to ...
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Standard set of unit tests for data layer code

While designing test cases for an application's database code (the data layer), I would like to determine a good subset of tests to run in order to guarantee its proper function. In essence, the goal ...
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How common is testing based on log files analysis?

Here is a document that outlines challenges and solutions of testing of Mars Science Laboratory: http://compass.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/ws-slides/havelund.pdf I found the approach of log files ...
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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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Help need on writing use case for a enhanced logging implementation

I am writing a functional design for enhancing our existing application logging. Our Core application is built on C and we have a integration layer on top of that to talk with other third party ...
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Are test set cases always meant to be run in succession?

We are in the process of developing an in-house testing solution that is tailored to our applications. As of right now when you add a new test case to a plan you must choose the prerequisite steps, ...
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How to run a particular test in an test suite?

Iam new to selenium suite, please show me how to run an particular test in an test suite, Below is my test suite, <!DOCTYPE suite SYSTEM "http://testng.org/testng-1.0.dtd" > <suite ...
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What are some different styles of writing test cases? [closed]

For instance, i have to make test cases for a Login Page. I see that all testers have their own style of creating test cases.. they use different words and different sentences. what are some unique ...
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How do I assess the testing process of a project?

I need to asses the efficiency/productivity of a project's testing process, which also uses SCRUM. How do I go about? Are there some peer-reviewed or well-known standard approachs to evaluate the ...
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Finding Elements On a Wwebpage

I am writing Coded UI Tests in Visual Studio and need to know the best way to find elements on a page. Would it be better to use the element's class or some other attribute?
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Testing non-central features

Only 1% of our clients use particular features or scenarios. Do you think we should spend as much time testing these features and scenarios as we spend on our central features and scenarios, or we ...
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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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What are the Selenium, JUnit, Ant and JScover and how they are combined?

I am given a javascript function which takes as input some numbers and returns the max, as a part of a project at the university, and I have to test it, using Selenium, JUnit, Ant and JScover. I have ...
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How do you manage dependencies between automated UI tests?

I am currently helping out with the TodoMVC project by adding automated tests. I have been 'exercising' my tests by trying them out on new submissions, such as this one recently. One problem I have ...
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How to test the field with different languages?

I have a few pages where we allow the people to enter other language characters like german, dutch, spanish etc.... I want to test the field by using words of different languages to make sure all ...
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Release methodology for complex distributed system

I have a problem on deciding how to guarantee good testing of a complex distributed system before release. We have an automated testing infrastructure in place. The problem is that running all the ...
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A tool that migrates data from database A to B has been developed [duplicate]

A tool that migrates data from database A to B has been developed. The tool will be used to migrate all production data from version 1.0 of our app (operating on A) to version 2.0, currently being ...
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Systematic approaches to selection of test data

I've used Phadke's design of experiments approach to select parameter values for testing (software) systems. In a nutshell, the approach uses minimum, typical and maximum values of test (method) ...
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Are state transition diagrams a good software testing technique

I have been looking at different testing techniques and wondered if anyone had some "real world" examples of using state transition diagrams rather than the bog standard clock and light switch ones ...
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Encouraging project teams to define Edge cases

Can you please give me concrete examples of Edge cases preferably for Financial systems (General Ledger) and STP Settlements to help us kick start the right kind of thinking /approach by both the ...
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Is unit and component testing sufficient?

If you can test every line of [your product's] code via unit tests, wouldn't unit testing alone (theoretically) be sufficient? Are there other "necessary" benchmarks of proper test coverage other ...
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Is it necessary to test third party tools?

I have a question about best practices for writing test cases. At my job, I am using a closed source, third party tool that parses files into a database. Since this is a third party tool, is it ...
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Approach to writing Manual Test cases/Scripts

I am in the process of writing Manual Test Scripts for a system in System Testing Phase. A comprehensive set of Use Cases have been prepared by the Business Analysts on team. From these Test Scenarios ...
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Software Tester Job Interview: Case studies on Test Design

Case Studies during job interview is a great technique which allows to find out how the candidate would behave in different situation. For instance, the following case: Given a developer ...
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When is it inappropriate to use white box testing?

Sometimes, tasked with testing a piece of software for which there are no requirements, a tester will resort to white box testing. Are there times when that is inappropriate? Here is an example. At ...
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Resources on implementing a well-balanced test pyramid

The test pyramid is a concept developed by Mike Cohn, described in his book "Succeeding with Agile". Basically, end-to-end tests (often called UI tests) go across all the layers of the application, ...
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PageObjects: Aggregation/Composition vs Inheritance for nested components

I need to refactor my Selenium tests, and was wondering what the best design solution would be for a portal with a hierarchical page organization. We are using tiles, and we have defined a baselayout ...
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how to test mobile application which uses wifi connection?

i am in need to test the application which was working based on the wi-fi signal strength,is it there any application/automation tool to randomize my wifi signal and check for applications ...
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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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Suggestions for Software Testing Blogs [duplicate]

I want to be more up to date with current events and ideas in SQA. I was wondering if anyone could offer any suggestions for Software Testing Blogs.
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How are dependencies dealt with when writing tests?

If you have three tests A,B,C and each tests a specific scenario, where B depends on A and C depends on B and A. How do you deal with that? Is it a case where there should not be three tests in the ...
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Path to becoming a security tester for a QA Engineer?

I was looking for some guidelines/documentation on how to start security testing my app and progress on as a security tester. It seems interesting to me to be able to break an application using trial ...
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Good strategy for automated regression where initial state can't be guaranteed or predicted

The situation I need to start building automated regression for a very large web application with thousands of users. It is impossible to start from a known state, or even to be sure that data ...
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How to prevent cheating by manual testers?

I'm the guy who is motivated to bring some quality assurance into our team. The problem is, that our developers very often hate testing and even if they have a test protocol, not all of them are ...
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How can I test a user story? Examples please?

I'm a new QS tester in a company in an Agile environment. During the sprint commit I was told that one of my tasks was going to be testing user stories? How exactly do you test something like that. If ...
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Test data specification to generate actual test data

I don't want to describe the domain I work in at my work, so I will describe some fake scenario; might be silly but hopefully illustrative enough. Let's say we have a system that qualifies whether an ...
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How to make sure your test data are correct?

We are doing integration tests where we simulate manually data coming from external systems to our application. Integration tests task has become bottleneck in our team, because preparing test data is ...
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What are some typical javascript, HTML and AJAX issues that I should write test cases for?

HTML rendering, Javascript and AJAX plays an important role in the development of modern web applications. How significant is JavaScript when designing test cases for a website that uses it? What ...
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Using a system test framework that handles test dependencies

To explain better, if test B depends on test A, then if test A fails, then test B should not be run and fail implicitly if test A produces some output, then it should be available for test B I can ...
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Can a requirement be verified just by white or gray box testing?

I've read that if a requirement can't be verified by black-box testing or inspection, then it's not a requirement, but a design specification. I'm building a software that makes processing with on ...
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Making sense of performance regressions

Imagine a situation in performance regression testing where commit A is very deleterious to page performance, but does not trigger a failure - it's just under the level required to do that. Commit B ...
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Automated testing: focusing on testing controls vs. workflow

I'm in charge of regression automation on my team, and I need to add some new tests into our regression. Before I get started, though, there's an issue I'm struggling with: where is the line between ...
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Stability testing for open source operating systems

You can find quite an interesting panoply of open source operating systems to choose from. Being open source you can have access to a lot of their code, build systems, bug tracking, etc. As of this ...
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How does the DataSource attribute on a test run the test multiple times?

This is going to be a bit long/wordy/verbose, but I've been looking at it for a while and I think that I'm bad at explaining things because people seem to get confused about what I'm asking. You know ...
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Where to start with introducing a testing framework

This I hope won't come across too broad of a question. If you've been tasked with introducing testing process' for a web application developed in an 'agile' environment, released in 2 weekly cycles. ...
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Use case testing tools and methods

Is use case testing standard practice and if so could people point me towards some methodology and perhaps some tools. I was thinking that my Test cases could easily be represented via some type of ...
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Level of detail in a Scenario - when to stop

Scenario: Installer Link When user enters "product.company.com" into a web browser Then a hyperlink is presented to 'ProductSetup.exe' TODO: There is nothing here about presentation, ...
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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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Repeat/common Test steps in multiple test cases - to do or not to?

I am trying to seek some input on what might be an efficient best practice. I have been told that end-to-end test cases might have certain steps that are being repeated on other test cases. Let's take ...