A testing environment is a setup of software and hardware on which the testing team is going to perform the testing of the software product.

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Windows Desktop Test Lab

My firm develops a secondary product which is based on Win32 desktop application. That application has to be tested on multiple configuration (Windows version, service pack, installed flash version ...
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Setting browser to display notifcation for all errors - good idea?

Our product is a web based SaaS application. Internet Explorer has a setting to Display a notification for every script error that QA has turned on (for manual and automated testing). This causes some ...
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uiautomator for android, path problem

i'm a newbie on linux, android and QA at the same time. following this tutorial: http://developer.android.com/tools/testing/testing_ui.html#sample I came across to this situation: ...
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Using virtual machines for OS compatibility testing of software

I need to test a software across different operating systems for compatibility. Is using a virtual machine with different OSs installed a good way to test for compatibility? Is there a repository ...
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Monitoring DB setup in a way convenient for DBA

Our DBA is very eager to help us with monitoring DB status. We had recently some problems with buggy deployments scripts (both manual and automated) that set up DB incorrectly or incompletely. So his ...
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Strategies for automating testing on features that are only on certain environments

Say we have a dev environment, an integration, a pre-production and a production environment. We have features A-G that are on everything, while new feature H is on dev+int only, so far. We want to ...
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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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SQL “sandbox” for new QA staff training: DB structure, approach, deployment and maintenance?

Complex DB solutions are not rare nowadays, so I have an idea to deploy a SQL "sandbox" for staff training before real projects come. Mainly I interested in 2 things to have: Oracle 11+ DB instance. ...
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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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Typical software & tools short-list for *manual* QA specialist (tester) working environment

For QA workstations preparation (Windows-based PCs) our IT department uses typical batch deployment tools. I'm not at all interested in the details of such process, but IT guys ask me: What ...
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List and role of different types of testing environments

There are numerous of different testing environments that I have come across with, and ALL of them seem pretty useful and helpful but which ones are necessary. For example ... I have seen: ...