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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What items do you look for in a staging(test) environment

I have been asked to come up with a document for a staging environment and what requirements QA would have for such an environment. My main question would be "What do you look for in a staging ...
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Best practices for isolated lab setup

I am setting up a lab to do some testing. Per policy, the lab must be separated by a jumphost. This lab contains database and application servers that mirror the production environment. I am about ...
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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: ...
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What is white box testing? what the testers exactly do while doing white box testing?

I am a manual tester and want to move further into depth of white box testing. i do know and have the experience of black box testing but i am pretty much curious about white box testing. 1.can ...
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Get older versions of Internet Explorer

How can I get installer for older IE version? For testing, I often need particular version and have found compatibility mode to not be good. Where is some nice directory of every version? Extra ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...