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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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Comparing Sqlite databases

I would like to compare Sqlite databases with each other, both schema and data. I know that a rather crude method exists by comparing the database dumps with each other. But are ther any other methods ...
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Looking for software to create and manage test sequences

I am working on embedded firmware that provides a lot of functions through an ethernet interface. I would like to test the function by writing test programs in C# or python that test specific ...
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Data Testing for Massive CSV/XML files

Some background: I am automating for continuous deployment a massive amount of massive files that are in different data structures that gather different data. I know this is vague but sadly, that is ...
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Is it possible to run RFT script in Selenium?

Since Selenium has problem accessing a standalone window, I have to use RFT just to handle this window. I made a jar file from the RFT script and added it to Selenium library. But it seems Selenium ...
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Load testing tools vs. making your own

I've never needed to work with commercial load running tools before, as our test infrastructure is pretty immature here and I've used internal tools in the past. We're working on a .NET technology ...
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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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Maintaining list of testcases in an agile environment

I am working on an agile team building a web-based product. We do have jUnit tests and API automation as well. However since we iterate fast, more and more test-cases are being added or updated ...
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QF-Test - Conditionally rerun scheduled test suite based on result

We have about 10 test suites (QF-Test GUI Testing tool) for a java application. At the moment the testsuits are run every night with a batch-script triggered by a scheduled job. The tests are not very ...
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iPhone / Android Emulators for PC that works with apk / ipa files

We have an application coming up, which is a hybrid application developed using Phonegap. This will be available to us as APK and IPA packages. I have been trying Android ADT Emulator, it is painfully ...
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What's the best web testing tool for beginners with no previous automation experience? [closed]

What automation tool for testing web application can you recommend to beginners? Which one is better to start with? I have no automation testing experience.
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Run impacted tests right after code change

I have partial memory recollection of product for .NET and Visual Studio that runs impacted unit tests right after you change one line or something like that. It has some smart code impact detection ...
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Can db2 scripts be automated?

I have a scenario where it is necessary to execute some scripts daily.Is it possible to automate the execution via some tools.?
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Security/Penetration testing additional tools

I recently started playing/experiencing with Kali Linux and with some of the tools that are embedded within it. The problem I had is finding some entry level guides/examples that I can use to latch on ...
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Performance testing web application using Visual Studio Test Suite versus Loadrunner

How effective is Visual studio test suite than load runner? I would like to learn performance/load test a web application, but i got really confused to choose which tool to go for. Does the scope ...
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Changing my career field to QA

I have a BA degree in Biochemistry. I worked at a research lab for 5 yrs before I quit my job to be a stay at home. Now I want to change my career and get into the field of QA. I don't have much ...
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Screen Capture Website images for UI regression testing

I am trying to create a suite of regression tests for an asp.net / javascript website. I have been playing with selenuim & MS CodedUI tests but these all seem very complicated and more suited to ...
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How to gather usage statistics for various open source testing frameworks

My organization would like to choose between the TestNG and Robot Framework. I thought it better to approach this from the stand point of usage statistics, since both are open source. How do I go ...
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Is QC effective for QA teams that write their own test automation solutions?

I am an experienced software developer and team leader. Lately, I joined a project in which I am supposed to manager the QA process. My team will be composed of Software Engineer in Test members since ...
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Java Unit Testing Completeness Indicator Tool?

I am talking about the real 'Test Completeness', not the traditional 'Code Coverage',because Code Coverage is not very helpful when people start asking for more accurate estimations. And by 'Test ...
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Should I try the evaluation version of HP Quality Center?

I'm trying to determine if I should spend some time working with a trial version of HP Quality Center. For a number of reasons, my time is very valuable to me right now both at work and in my ...
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What are some small, standalone or web applications for test new QA staff on?

I'm permanently stuck with the following trouble: being Senior QA I need to quickly check and hire people for short-time testing projects. I specialize mostly in manual testing, while the range of ...
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Tool to minimize tests number and maximize code coverage

I am currently undergoing black-box testing campaigns for applications that require file input in linux environments. For that I need sets of test files of different formats that can be used to be ...
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Is XenClient an effective way to jump-start testing in a Citrix environment?

We are thinking of adding a Citrix test environment in testing our desktop application. Currently we are only using different virtualized Windows operating systems using VMWare Workstation. I am not ...
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Visual Studio 2012 + NUnit unit test integration

I am having a problem with integration my NUnit test integration. I have installed the test adapter for NUnit and also made sure that the extension is enabled, but no test are shown in the test ...
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Best free (or very cheap) automation tool for Windows GUI testing?

I used to use vTask Studio, but it seems they've abandoned it. No updates in almost a year.
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Tools to check file presence and integrity after installation

I have different versions of different programs, that require different sets of files/resources. Knowing a list, I would like to check after the installation of a software, that all the corresponding ...
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ITKO LISA-Service Virtualization-Tutorials

We have planned to implement ITKO LISA as a service virtualization tool for creating mock enviroments for testing.What I found lagging is there are no materials for studying/training resources.Is ...
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What tools are available for testing client/server software in various network topologies?

For testing a client/server platform that communicates over TCP/IP, is there a tool available to mimic various types of interposed network component, such a firewall with NAT or a SOCKS5 server. ...
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How to Automate Testing of this type of Web Application?

I have a web application which i would like to automate the testing for functional as well as load testing. However , it has the following features which i feel will hinder the most common automation ...
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Testing a system with scheduled, event-driven data changes

I am testing a software system that forces users to take action on their data every 60 or 180 days. The users get notified when the due date is approaching or if they have missed one. These users can ...
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Does Emma provide true block coverage?

While trying to find the block coverage from Emma, I came across this curious observation. See the method below public double getBalance() { return this.balance; } The coverage summary from ...
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What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps?

I'm thinking along the lines of a Firebug for the iPhone/iPad/Android/BB that can truly give more insight on the markup/scripts. Even when testing on the simulator/device, it's hard to truly simulate ...
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management of images in sikuli

I am currently working on a project that requires automating tests on a content player, I am using sikuli for it. The problem is that we have piled up a large amount of screenshots which is becoming ...
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QA complete (Smart bear) experience [closed]

Has anyone used the test management tool named “QA Complete” (Vendor-Smart bear)? It would be great if any of you can share your experience using QA complete. We are planning on migrating to this tool ...
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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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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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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 ...