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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Automated testing tools for iOS apps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps? I wanted to know if there are any good automated testing tools that can be used to test iOS apps. Looking for some ...
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How to get Custom BIRT reports in SilkCentral Test Manager to pull the currently selected project?

I posted this question on StackOverflow and did not get any answers, so re-posting here. We are using Eclipse (Galileo) to create some custom BIRT reports (version 2.5) for SilkCentral Test Manager ...
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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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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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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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Open source deployment validation tool

Asked this on stackoverflow and earned myself the tumbleweed badge... Anyone here know of any? I'm looking for an Open source tool to help with deployment validation for mainly web based applications ...
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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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Favorite troubleshooting tips for testers? [closed]

At CAST2011, Chris Blain spoke about troubleshooting tips he's found helpful as a tester. Ones I especially identified with: Model Take no one's word, and make no assumptions Look for other causes ...
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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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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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Testing a data de-duplication and matching engine

Has anyone ever tested a row based data de-duplication and matching program (the data could be any personal information like names,addresses and postal codes etc) ? What kind of strategies/tools ...
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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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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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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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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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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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In TestComplete 8, what tasks are best suited for keyword tests and which ones are best suited for “hand coded” scripts?

With version 8 of the automated testing tool TestComplete, the vendor has introduced a new feature called "Keyword Tests" that provides a visual interface for creating automated UI tests without ...
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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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How to version a RFT project

Version control for test assets is a no brainer, but dropping a Rational Functional Tester directly into VC hasn't been easy. Attempting to use a tool like Subversion with multiple users modifying ...
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Maintaining automation framework for different browsers like IE and FF

How to maintain automation framework for different browsers like IE and FF? In my current set up, I maintain two different configuration properties files, one with xpath locators that FF supports ...
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Functional tests for Flash

We are using a rich client developed with Flex. We would like to build automated tests to test whole features. I saw a module for Selenium, Flex Monkium, which could do the job. Did you try it out? ...
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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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Tools for Python software testing

Similar to Tools for Java software testing, I'm looking for Python-related testing tools/software (as Python is my most frequently-used language).
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What are the best practices in quality assurance process measurement? [closed]

How do you measure quality assurance and quality of products in your teams? What metrics do you use? What tools do you use?
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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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Tools for Java software testing

I'm currently working(almost finishing) a Java project that consists on a server application and some client applications on the same network, that will communicate with the server only to request ...
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Headless Functional Testing For Your JavaScript Web App?

JavaScript is everywhere right now. With the advent of jQuery and other associated JavaScript frameworks it's amazingly simple to add very powerful user interactions to web sites and web applications. ...
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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 ...