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

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Why testing, by definition, cannot find deadlocks and stack overflows?

Sean M. Beatty says in "Where testing fails" article that "deadlocks, stack overflows, race conditions and timing problems cannot be detected by testing (whether it is code inspection, whide-box ...
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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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When to use White box Testing in a software or a website?

In a software or an website, when to use white box testing technique?
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Status of TFS test case after execution when minor errors occured

What's the best status of test case execution when minor error occurs, but the main goal of the test case is fulfilled. Let's consider this test scenario: Test case title: Addition of object Press ...
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Are there common techniques for testing the conformance of an implementation to a general contract?

Say you have defined some abstract interface and you specify a general contract for that interface to which all implementations must adhere. Are there common techniques that can facilitate testing the ...
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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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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 ...
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How to test the graphical contents of a bitmap or a PDF file?

The module I'm testing creates some graphical reports which include things like scatter plots and multipage line graphs. The bitmap will never be exactly the same between test runs, since some ...
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Web application GUI automation best practices

Our team develops automation solutions for various web based products. I'd like to compile a list of patterns and best practices from the GUI web automation space that have been used and proven as ...
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Multiple Assembly QA Systems?

I'm having difficulty deciding whether or not using multiple assemblies for a QA system is the right approach to take. Here are some important details: The underlying system is a single assembly ...
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xUnit tests patterns for testing threaded applications

Are there either any xUnit (or otherwise) design patterns or anti-patterns for testing threaded code?
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Any good test plan/cycles or experiences without using crowdsourcing?

I'm trying to rethink our test cycle that we use at my company and am wondering if anyone could give any leads, examples, experiences, etc. to how you test without the use of crowdsource data. The ...
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XMLs and JMS queue trigger to database - what to test?

I'm testing a system that involves XMLs from a JMS queue getting inserted into a database using a JMS trigger (webmethods). Firstly, I turn off the JMS trigger to let messages accumulate on the ...
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Test Suite vs. Test Plan

I am having a difficult time pinning down an official description of what a test suite is compared to a test plan. In Test Computer Software they don't even mention suites. (I assume because the book ...
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Difference between requirement, use case, and scenario?

I've taken a class on software testing best practices and test design. In the content, they have a model that basically shows that the three items are derived in this way: Requirements > Use case ...
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How to test a toaster? (interview question)

I want to know how we should approach for testing real world objects. The problem that I faced before is to get the list of use cases from interviewer. Whenever I asked what the real world object ...
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How to test dynamic GPS location in mobile

How to test my application for gps location without travelling in real time ? Problem behind my query : I am in need to test a travel based application where your location will change according to ...
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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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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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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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Checking two related functionalities in same test case

Each of our end-to-end test cases checks two aspects/functionalities of message processing: Whether the message has been processed correctly (resulted in a correct action of the system). Whether ...
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IPv4/IPv6 dependency testing

Research from the Software Improvement Group has shown that 1 in every 12 applications behaves incorrectly when confronted with a dual-stack IPv4+IPv6 environment. How does Quality Assurance usually ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do I Need To Create Mock Classes For Every Class?

Let's say I have a system composed of three classes: A,B,C that share certain dependencies. To test A independently, I would need to create mock objects for B and C To test B independently, I would ...
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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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Protocol testing - Finite State Machine and test generation

Recently, I've been reading about formal methods of network protocol testing. I needed to make that research for my thesis and basically I've got no hands-on experience on methods described in IEEE ...
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Testing database transformation mappings

If regularly testing the creation of different datawarehouse tables using mappings from source tables. What do you suggest is the best approach or specific SQLs to do the trick?
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testing an nfc application

my company is currently developing an NearFieldCommunication(NFC) based application,what can be the test scenarios need to be checked for nfc based application ?how to test the applications which uses ...
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Where to start when testing web pages with large number of options

I have inherited a web application that has no useful requirements/specifications, and no tests. The page that I am currently looking at sets the configuration options for the application and consists ...
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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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Best practices for organising and naming test cases

I have a Python package which may contain several modules. Of course, I have unit tests, component tests, and functional tests. All of them are in package/module/test directories, most of them are ...
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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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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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Product To Manage Regression Test Suite

I am looking to manage my manual regression test suite in a more professional manner and in a way that helps my QA personnel do their jobs easier. As such I was looking for a product that can help out ...
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ISO standards implement in Software Quality assurance/testing

Please help that how to implement the ISO standards in SOFTWARE QUAILTY"" if any one has any template about these, share me please. I have read about the ISO/IEC 9126 but don't know how to implement ...
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Fitnesse editor with syntax validation?

We use Fitnesse with tens of project-specific fixtures to design the tests. However, writing the correct test is tedious, because of some trivial errors we make: Syntax errors: unclosed tables, ...
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What is the best practice for testing against modules which collect statistic

We have a distributed application which should be monitored. There are some modules which collect external data (disk usage, free disk space, CPU utilization, memory utilization, etc) and some ...
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What are the best practices for Integration Testing of a middle-ware?

I want to know about the best practices of Integration Testing for a middle-ware product. It includes several backends and also I want to test it over multiple platforms. The features of Clustering is ...
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Conditional statement for fail and error test outcomes in Selenium?

Say I have this function: def tearDown(self): """ clean up by closing the browser window """ self.driver.quit() I want to skip closing the browser if the test failed or errored out (so ...
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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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What practices are used to avoid constantly testing the login screen in web driver tests?

Good tests shouldn't shouldn't have duplication and should be concise, however when testing a web application with authentication the test must first get past authentication to perform the desired ...
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Question in relation to equivalence class testing

I'm trying to do revision on past paper questions on equivalence class testing and this is a question I'm getting rather confused about. As I understand it, there are three bits to defining this ...