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Are Mind Maps useful as a testing tool?

I don’t know much about Mind maps but I’ve seen expert testers (James Bach and Michael Bolton) use them to plan out their test strategy – usually in a demonstration. It seems like a plausible way to ...
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Can someone offer suggestions for client based cross browser testing tools

I am looking for a tool that might allow my company to test a number of internal/private sites for browser compatability. I am particularly interested in being able to test IE, Firefox, Chrome and ...
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Attack surface metrics analyzer tool

I am trying to find a tool to measure vulnerability into my application ( each entry point and exit point into my application ) and then apply it to Manadhata's metrics I found Microsoft surface ...
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Tool to color-highlight important phrases in log

When testing a mobile app (android in this case), I like to use the SDK to monitor the data traffic between app and server. This to easier detect defects and send the reports to the proper developer ...
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Why Isn't SilkTest More Common?

The title says it all. I've been using SilkTest for about a year now in my current role. It wasn't my choice to use, and I've never used it, or even heard of it, before this role. There are definitely ...
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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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Open source tool for QA Management,which can provide integration with Bugzilla and jira [closed]

Which is the BEST Open source tool for QA Management, which can provide integration with Bugzilla and jira.
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What good learning resources are there for testers who are new to Cucumber?

My team have recently decided to introduce Cucumber for our GUI automated checks. As it happens, we have people in the team who are very experienced with it, so I think we'll be fine, but it's made me ...
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Open project vs Project Libre [closed]

Have you experience of using these and the knowledge to make a comparision between them for the suitability of managing a testing effort? https://www.openproject.org ...
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What test generators do exist?

What tools exist to automatically generate test scripts (or test script templates) from a formal specification or a program's source code? EDIT: The background of this question is, that I’m ...
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Why isn't Sahi more common?

So I was doing some website test automation research, I stumbled upon Sahi. Open source, setup was easy, API easy to understand, javascript, java, ruby support, notepad ++ plugin, etc. After trying ...
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Replacement for Microsoft's USB Device Simulation Framework (DSF)

I am looking for a replacement to Microsoft's USB Device Simulation Framework (DSF) which is deprecated on the Windows 7 WDK, especially for one supporting USB 3.0
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How to test a location based application

Our application is location based. We have tested its main functionality, (using mock locations) and now it is time to test how it reacts on real cases using GPS. So, what are the main limitations ...
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Cross Browser Testing of enterprise applications

I'm looking for a cross browser testing solution for an enterprise banking application during the QA phase. Is there a tool out there that mimics the action that the tester takes on one browser and ...
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which version of jmeter-plugins (>=0.3.0) can work under JDK 1.5?

Which version of jmeter-plugins (version >= 0.3.0) can work under JDK 1.5? And which version of JMeter is compatible with this version of jmeter-plugins?
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Documentation tool in Session-Based Test Management (SBTM)?

I wonder if anyone have experience of a tool for session-based testing? Nowadays we use SharePoint lists where we can write down our session plus other relevant info about the session (requirement, ...
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Standalone tool equivalent to Object Spy from QTP

I can use the Object Spy from QTP to get the id and name of SAP GUI controls, e.g. user name control from the logon screen: id: /app/con[0]/ses[0]/wnd[0]/usr/txtRSYST-BNAME name: RSYST-BNAME Is ...
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Desktop apps or web services to test receiving text / SMS messages US-based

I'm a manual QA tester. I have a client (web-based) which allows certain business to send custom promotional text messages to their customers provided the business account has the customer's mobile ...
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Looking for a faulty application for training

As part of training for new QA resources, I would like to have them practice testing against an application with known issues. I know there are security examples of this type of application (i.e. ...
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Enterprise Tester: how to see attachments or pictures linked to test scripts when executing tests?

I'm currently evaluating Enterprise Tester for managing tests (it is simlar to HP qulaity center) and have the following question. When creating tests (so called "test scripts") it is possible to ...
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Simulating a click in web performance tests

I am working with web-test in visual studio test system, without writing a code test, is there a way to invoke a click on a link/button/submit item? I am thinking of doing this by adding a request in ...
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Capture screen during exploratory testing

While doing exploratory testing it would be nice to be able to record the screen (in a non-intrusive way), so if a defect is found the steps to reproduce it can be easily reviewed. Are there any good ...
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Any testing resource for security testing of mobile web applications

i have gone through the following question security sources and found testing resources for testing desktop and web applications, any realtime resource to test an mobile web applications?
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What are the things to care for while choosing an automation testing tool?

I am new to software testing field ,I clarified for the need of automation tools What is automation testing and why do we need it? Now it arises me the following questions what were the things care ...
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What tools are available for automated testing of flex/html5?

I have been tasked with implementing automated testing for a web portal. The product is currently developed using flex, but we will be transitioning to html5 at some point. My supervisors want a tool ...
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In house built testing tools

I've been having to deal with a lot of testing tools lately for testing tasks that should/must be automated. These include things like performance/load testing, webservice testing, vulnerability ...
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JIRA: Export list of issues with link hierarchy

I'm trying to find a way to export the list of JIRAS from a project, but respsecting the link hierarchy (issue is key, belongs, etc). The major restriction is that the JIRA setup does not have ...
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How do you test a network stack for outbound traffic?

I'm in the middle of developing an embedded network appliance and am thinking about how to test how it would work in different environments, in regards to the traffic flowing on that network. Is their ...
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Tools for insufficient authentication

I must test a website for insufficient authentication. Use case: I go to website which I'll testing. Log in as admin(user with the highest permissions/privileges) Run some tool. Tool has login and ...
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Regression testing for web services and SharePoint workflows - What should I research?

Apologies if this question has been addressed before or not relevant to this exchange. I did some initial searching and I've only recently discovered this area of stackexchange so I'm unsure of the ...
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Deciding a tool for iOS UI automation providing recording and inspection of elements

I'm a complete newbie to automation testing. I am facing problems in the tools that i'm using for testing an iOS native application on iPad. The tools that I have tried so far and the problems i'm ...
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Testing an IMAP client

I am writing an IMAP client library for a Uni project. I need comprehensive, in-depth testing for it. This is the focus even more than the e-mail functionality itself. What should I do? I am looking ...
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Applications that export JMeter-compatible JMX files?

Are there any other tools that can cooperate with JMeter tool? For example I record script and then export it to JMeter. I know that I can export jmx file to JMeter using BadBoy aplication but is ...
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Is there any way to convert existing QTP script in to selenium?

Is there any way to convert existing QTP script in to selenium? if yes then how ? is there any converter to convert or recreation of script is only possible solution for tha?
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Providing feedback to developers

I'm the client, and I'm wondering what the best practice is for providing feedback to a 3rd party development shop that's building my company's iPhone app. Current process: Devs provide a version ...
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How can I spoof HTTP request data while testing?

I'm testing a Windows desktop application, that requests data from a server during certain operations. I want to make sure the application can handle all possible responses, including bad ones. What ...
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How can I convince Squish to recognise the menu bar on Mac OS X?

I'm currently recording some python test scripts for a Mac OS X application using Squish for Qt, version 4.0.2. The menu bar of the AUT works fine if interacted with manually, but for some reason ...
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Keyboard visualisation tool?

What I'm looking for is a tool that would be able to detect and visualize keyboard actions when recording video. I imagine a resize-able always-on-top window showing current keyboard layout and ...
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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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Do Academic Researchers in Automated Software Testing Believe All Testing Can Be 100% Automated?

While surfing today, I found this article on attitudes on automated software testing among academics and practitioners. Since I am currently an automated tester in industry, I agree with the ...
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Is there an easy way to verify all elements of an application have been translated?

The current method is to click through every dialog, and manually verify all captions have been translated. One of the major problems with this approach, is that it's very time consuming. This is ...
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Performance testing - a way in?

We have an a browser based application that is built on the Microsoft Stack, specifically .NET 3.5. It also uses Ajax, iframes, jQuery etc. At the moment we are just guessing at the concurrency ...
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Automated testing of Oracle Forms

What is the best test automation tool you'd recommend for testing Oracle Forms and why? Assuming a Windows desktop environment.
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Clarification sought on the bindings for Selenium 2 and their interaction if any with Selenium Server standalone JAR

While going through the current download list for Selenium I came across this text The Java bindings for Selenium 2, including the WebDriver API and the Selenium RC clients. Download this if you ...
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Alternatives to Session Tester for recording exploratory test session results

I'm interested in hearing suggestions for ways of recording exploratory test session notes. We currently use a mixture of Session Tester and a wiki for recording test notes. I like many things about ...
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What test management tool to manage Cucumber tests?

In my company we have our tests specified in Gherkin (Cucumber), and we use Jenkins to schedule the execution of these tests. We have the need of a management tool, where we can associate the tests ...
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Is NUnit a viable choice for a starting long term project these days?

I currently participate on the decision to pick a unit testing framework for a bigger long term project. NUnit, being an ubiquitous unit testing tool, would make it a natural choice for me, but not so ...
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Which tools should I start with?

I'm new to software testing. During the last few months, I was studying software testing terms/terminologies and how to create test cases from requirements etc... It started to get boring and I think ...
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Is there some software to document the results of functional software testing?

Can anyone recommend some software that can be used to document the results of functional software testing? This is not at developer level, it is for testers to follow documented procedures/scripts ...
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How do you organise and manage testing charters?

There appear to be very few tools out there specifically aimed at managing charters for exploratory testing sessions. If you're using SBTM or TBTM, how do you manage your charters? Some of the ...