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Software Requirements Engineering

I'm a newbie when it comes to Software Engineering and my question is not directly related to Quality Assurance or Testing. When it comes to Requirement Engineering (RE), the requirements can be ...
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Load testing for free or cheap without having to setup Selenium Grid?

One of these days I need to setup Grid, but I don't have much time lately. My need is pretty simple: run concurrent find operations to load test our search service. I know there are things like ...
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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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Is it effective to have the tester of the software also be the business analyst?

I work as a business analyst leading the charge on a medium sized internal software project. It's my job to create the requirements, design the UI, write the functional specs, work with the ...
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How to report test execution method when using @Factory in TestNG?

I am using @Factory annotation from TestNG to create tests dynamically. It will read a property file that contains the list of test cases to be executed and return them. @Factory public Object[] ...
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1answer
241 views

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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1answer
567 views

Where are defects stored in the HP ALM Database?

Starting to look into writing my own reports by extracting ALM data into excel. After looking through the HP documentation on the ALM Database I can't find any table that shows where they are storing ...
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MS-SQL server sql test automation

I'm looking to create a batch of automated tests in SQL on MS-SQL server, these will include tests like - insert some records, call stored procedure, check certain conditions in various tables. There ...
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IE always opens with random local host and msg:"This is the initial start page for the WebDriver server

I have my WebDriver tests running parallel in IE, Chrome and firefox. When I run test in IE browser it node gets registered with the hub, and the browser opens and it gets redirected to some random ...
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Framework and tools for managing testing and monthly releases?

I'm not anywhere close to being an expert on professional QA and testing but I do work with it as part of managing a IT system at work. To be honest, we are not very mature when it comes to using an ...
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Dependent methods in the same class run out of order only when included in a “testng suite”; running class independently respects the dependency

I have a class with dependent methods using the TestNG annotation dependsOnMethods The test runs fine 100% of the time if I simply run it as a TestNG Test from the package. When I include the test ...
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How to scroll to bottom of page in Selenium IDE?

I'm not a QA person, just a front end developer. I'm using the Selenium IDE plugin for the Firefox browser to make some simple tests. The site I'm making the tests for uses ajax to bring in new ...
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How to know the count of lables or fields in a particular screen using Selenium IDE

Is there any way to find the count of fields or lables in a particular screen using selenium IDE?
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1answer
1k views

Unable to add Safari developer certificate in safari

Enviornment: Maz OSX browser : safari wedriver: 2.24.1 Created safari extension and safari developer certificate from apple developer site. tried adding the certificate in safari keychain login . As ...
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Is a Final Release Report a good way to communicate results?

I'm getting ready to release the next version of our software. In the past when the release is ready to go I will send around an email saying "release xxx is done" and include a basic set of release ...
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1answer
787 views

Choosing framework type for selenium RC/Webdriver

I had opportunity to work in around 3 different projects, where selenium have been used extensively. Among them 2 were based on Data driven (say test cases driven by testng XML for each scenario with ...
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489 views

Courses for non-IT people to study testing?

I am a non-IT student, but I want to enter into the IT world. Which courses do I have to study to get job in testing? What is the difference between QA tester and ISTQB tester? Which is the best ones? ...
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1answer
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Analysis of test steps in HP ALM

Using HP Application Lifecycle Management v11 to track testing, defects, etc. Within this web app they have analysis features that let you create graphs/reports for defects/tests/test instances. Does ...
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1answer
249 views

Work with encrypted data storage in TestComplete 9

The script below demonstrates how to work with encrypted data storage. Encrypted information is stored in the SecureStringStorage.dat file that is located in the project suite folder. The ...
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1answer
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Runtime exception at selenium.start() - Could not start Selenium session: Failed to start new browser session: Error while launching browser

Followed this post - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1414934/selenium-could-not-start-selenium-session-failed-to-start-new-browser-session Error comes up at selenium.start(). I am using Selenium ...
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Quicker way to assert that an element does not exist

The goal of my test is to assert that a popup does not appear after certain actions. Previously to test if the popup exist, i have used exception handling. try: ...
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Include Watir test cases in a Continuous Integration system

Did anyone succeed deploying Watir test cases to a continuous integration system such as Team City or Hudson? I'm trying to find a way to have the test scripts executed and have the results generated ...
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1answer
846 views

Deploying Selenium RC tests with Teamcity

I'm looking at setting up my Selenium tests in a QA environment which will run with a Teamcity build each time. This seems to be the best resource I've come across so far where someone has gone ...
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1answer
280 views

How to record a thickbox using Selenium IDE?

Is there any way to record a thickbox using selenium IDE? The thickbox which I am trying to record is developed using jQuery.
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887 views

Issue with losing focus of “hover” command when the mouse is outside of the active window

If I automate mouse actions using Selenium2/Webdriver in combination with Firefox 12, I can easily get the "mouse" to move to and hover over a context menu so the sub-menus are seen. However, if I ...
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2answers
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"Element is no longer attached to the DOM” StaleElementReferenceException when selecting HTML table row

I am using Selenium 2/WebDriver for automation. I have a table and am trying to select a row in it. When the test runs, I can see the row become highlighted as if it is clicked, but then immediately I ...
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1answer
302 views

Press ESC key or click on CANCEL button of print(ctrl+p) dialog box in MAC OS using Selenium RC

I am using Selenium RC to create a framework with JAVA in MAC OS and Safari browser. Now to click on the CANCEL button in the safari browser print dialog box, I am using apple script. In the same ...
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3answers
412 views

Should Selenium 2 WebDriver tests of CRUD operations be self-contained and independent?

I am currently writing Selenium 2 WebDriver tests for an ASP.NET MVC 2 website (the tests are written in C# and run with NUnit as the testrunner). I'm familiar with unit testing (and have written ...
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7answers
394 views

Good Grep Tools for Windows

We're looking for a Windows based tool to help us grep our apache & JBoss logs. We have access to the unix boxes & are generally comfortable with the grep command, but because we don't use it ...
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3answers
862 views

Unable to get focus back to child window

I have scenario where clicking on some link in parent window opens a new window, after performing the actions on the child window, iam unable get back focus on the parent window, I have used the ...
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1answer
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Watir : NoMethodError: undefined method `click' for nil:NilClass

I'm trying to expand a dynamic section of the UI without much success. It works like a charm in the console (using the rubyshell instance) but when I execute this in a batch on TestWise I get this ...
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1answer
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Using a variable in the filename textfield of CSV dataset config in JMeter

I want to parameterize the filename textfield of CSV dataset config. I am writing into different files for every user that I'm using in JMeter, hence I need to parameterize the filename option in the ...
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Rule of thumb for using wait()

A rule of thumb for using wait() would be before navigating to a different page. For Ex : WebDriverWait(driver,10).until(lambda driver: driver.title.startswith("Submitted!!")) What would be other ...
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1answer
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Fundamental classification- discrepancies

Is there any trusted, verified and regarder classification of testing? The discrepancies I talk about are like: Functional testing =testing against documentation/requirements to verify functions ...
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98 views

Suitability of functional testing to problems with many interrelated inputs

I have read that functional testing is not that suitable when there is a lot of interrelated inputs. Is my understanding correct that e.g. following program would be really difficult to test using ...
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385 views

How do you manage the expectations of the management that the QA team would find all the bugs in their owned feature?

In a QA team suppose someone finds a defect that doesn't belong to his own assigned feature area but actually belongs to my owned feature area. That person logs this defect in the tracking system. It ...
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Unskipping skipped tests once bugs are fixed?

I'm wondering how others in the industry deal with this. Right now I do this in my tests that have known bugs and aren't worth taking the time to run: from nose.plugins.skip import SkipTest def ...
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Is There a Patch in Microsoft Test Manager to Allow for Editing Tests While Running

I am in a project which uses Microsoft Test Manager for running tests. Although a fairly solid piece of software, it lacks some functionality that other test management software has. One feature I ...
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2answers
740 views

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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2answers
642 views

What is Pre-beta release?

I've been coming across this term too much recently. But I'm not sure what it is. I know about Alpha testing and Beta testing. I know the version of the application made available to users for and ...
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3answers
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Handling popup with many buttons using Selenium webdriver

I'm using Selenium web driver with Java language. When there are two buttons in a popup i.e. ok and cancel , it can be easily handled with web driver using the following code: Alert alert = ...
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Is a web application bug found on the Android emulator more likely than not to be a legitimate bug?

Our company hopes to roll out support for mobile devices this year. We plan to go with a pure-browser solution. I am working on a strategy for testing our web application's mobile support. We will, ...
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632 views

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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3answers
215 views

How to report test progress when you have blocking issues?

I have a data migration project going on. There's a semantic mapping tool in the middle to translate between two DBs. I'm testing that. However, some issues that I find are fairly...blocking. E.g, ...
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4answers
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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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1answer
2k views

Set attribute of an element using webdriver + python

I am trying to automate uploading an image. The uploader is a Flash object and using AutoIt is not an option. So I am trying to work my way around this with just webdriver. The idea is to 'set' the ...
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1answer
174 views

How to simulate low RAM on a machine?

On an old build there was a problem with one component that consumed a lot of RAM. As a result, another component started failing with a wrong error message. The first component has been fixed and ...
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8answers
7k views

What is a good KPI for software QA?

How can you measure the efficiency of the QA team? What KPIs would you set up?
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206 views

What to expect when you're the client

I just asked a question about best practice for providing feedback to a 3rd party dev shop, and this question's more about what to expect from them, and basically how to review an iPhone app. Right ...
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4answers
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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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