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3answers
772 views

How does ITIL training benefit my software testing career

I have just been offered an opportunity to do ITIL certification. How will this benefit my career as a QA Tester? I have read about the course but I still dont get how important it will be for me.
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3answers
225 views

What would be the best roles and assignments for a developer in a QA team?

How can a developer that joins a QA team give the help that has the biggest impact and which are the best assignments for him that would most benefit the team?
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1answer
603 views

Considering automation parameters, which is better: relative Xpath or absolute xpath? [closed]

I want to perform automation (selenium) using Xpath. Which one gives better results?
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2answers
6k views

How to open multiple browsers using webdriver?

I want to perform multiple browser testing: While working on a project i needed to open multiple browsers simultaneously using Webdriver script. Does anyone have experience in implementing this ?
2
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2answers
375 views

Open source security testing tool faster than Zed Attack Proxy?

I want to perform security testing on a website. I have already tested a website with Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) but I found it quite slow. I am looking for an open source tool that will be faster and ...
1
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0answers
216 views

“session has expired” error - after clicking a button with webdriver in IE8

After clicking a button in my application with webdriver, it gives me “sorry..your session has been expired” in IE8 and i am unable to proceed. But I am able to do it manually. Now to proceed with ...
3
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4answers
573 views

Should web pages be tested for ZOOM levels?

As a Product Manager, one of my entry-level SQA Testers asked me an interesting question - "Should we be testing for zoom levels? ie, when a user magnifies or zooms out in their browser or an iOS user ...
5
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2answers
236 views

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 ...
2
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4answers
150 views

Which automated tests do devs create vs SQA staff?

We have a big remote SQA team now who have identified about 600 bugs with test cases to both assist in manual testing and prepare for us to start automation testing. Our development lead has setup a ...
1
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3answers
561 views

Best practices for organising and naming test cases

I have a Python package which may contain several modules. Of course, I have unit tests, component tests, and functional tests. All of them are in package/module/test directories, most of them are ...
4
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2answers
3k views

What is the correct way to configure the VirtualBox plugin on Jenkins?

I am trying to get the VirtualBox plugin working with Jenkins. My plan is then to hook up the Selenium plugin as well and get a grid running on the VirtualBox cloud. When I follow the instructions on ...
2
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1answer
86 views

Test automation for .NET / Java Project relying on app container

I am looking to a testing / continuous integration tool which can help me with the following: 1) Inside a Maven project, allow me to run a JUnit test case that, using some API, deploy an application ...
5
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4answers
2k views

Looking for open source, Java-based tool for performance testing

Goal: I have an enterprise application written in java to test for performance. I need to do it separately, so I will be basically simulating a user interaction over http/https. My findings: ...
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2answers
671 views

How to stress test this chat application

I am creating a chat application with node.js and socket.io. I want to know how many chatters my application can handle. What I want to know is what will happen to CPU and memory on the server ...
8
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8answers
13k views

Looking for an excellent example of using a spreadsheet for test case management

It is an unfortunate reality of our industry that many testers are stuck using a spreadsheet to manage their test cases. I wanted to ask (in a community wiki), what are some good techniques and ...
2
votes
4answers
427 views

Test automation strategy for mobile apps

I am currently working on planning a test strategy for test automation for our mobile apps. The problem is that all the automation frameworks I've seen utilize a slightly different context than what ...
5
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3answers
187 views

Internationalization testing

By internationalization testing I intend testing application with one or more additional languages and one or more additional regional settings (locale). We expect a number of risks with ...
1
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3answers
784 views

When should I start doing performance testing of a web-app?

Our company has started developing a new big web application. In a few months we testers will start integration testing, functional testing and regression testing both manual and automatic. I am ...
1
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1answer
962 views

Create defect template in Quality Center

We are using Quality Center 10.00 Enterprise edition and I should have admin rights to my current project. I would like to create a template for new defects, but can't find where to write the ...
3
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1answer
95 views

Writing general requirements for accepting outsourced work on a web app project

I am assuming the product owner role during our Scrums and we have just completed our Sprint 0. Now that we have developed a detailed backlog of user stories with acceptance criteria for each story, ...
4
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1answer
425 views

Watir WebDriver in conjunction with Java [closed]

Is it possible to use Watir WebDriver in conjunction with Java? I have to execute some Java methods for dealing with data in DB in order to simulate different situations and test website UI using ...
1
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4answers
138 views

Where to start when testing web pages with large number of options

I have inherited a web application that has no useful requirements/specifications, and no tests. The page that I am currently looking at sets the configuration options for the application and consists ...
2
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1answer
65 views

What kind of documentation do I need for testing new site against old?

I'm a Product Manager, not ideally tasked with but enjoying directly managing a new SQA team. AdHoc testing has covered a lot of quick ground, but I think it's now time to implement better ...
5
votes
5answers
165 views

Should I re-test fix at system level when the issue is at unit level?

I found a defect in manual end-to-end tests. We were able with developers to isolate the possible root cause in one of the components. We wrote a unit test that reproduces the defect at unit level. ...
0
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4answers
163 views

Reviewing unit tests before implementation

I am going to adopt TDD in our team and one of the ideas I have is to review tests first. So one would write interfaces, mocks, and tests first, submit them for a code review and once interfaces and ...
3
votes
2answers
317 views

How do I test injection attacks similar to SQL injection for non sql solutions, or do I?

My team is testing some products where we have forgone SQL as the back-end. This means that we have stopped executing any security tests around SQL injection. I have this nagging suspicion that ...
5
votes
2answers
687 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
394 views

Load / Performance testing tools or approach for backend

I work on a team which is basically all backend. Functional and unit testing is achieved by python or perl scripts or sometimes bash scripts. But if we need to load or performance test our ...
5
votes
4answers
9k views

Webdriver Check if Checkbox is Set and Set it if Not

I am learning Webdriver with JUnit by going through Alan Richardson's Selenium Simplified book and taking translating the exercises/tests from Selenium RC to Webdriver. So far, this has proven to be ...
2
votes
1answer
409 views

What is 'System Environment'?

I am currently self-studying software engineering and the theory that guides it. I started reading about SRS Document and to clarify the things I downloaded a sample SRS document. It had ...
2
votes
1answer
163 views

How do I test that external CSS does not contain an absolute URL via unit test?

I have been given the task of validating that we do not have any http:// URLs in our CSS or HTML documents. I've created a selenium IDE test that looks at src & href attributes as well as script ...
3
votes
4answers
187 views

What is the right behavior when user press Logout button while being offline?

I am testing mobile application and have one question regarding the offline mode. When there is no connection, what should be the right behavior when user press Log out button? My concern is if the ...
0
votes
4answers
1k views

How to close pop up window in Selenium webdriver?

Below is my Selenium Webdriver script. When I run this script my website is opened but the popup window is also opened. How do I close this popup window so the script can continue? Take a look on ...
7
votes
4answers
219 views

How can my team move away from record-and-playback when not everyone has scripting experience?

(Inspired by this question) My team is currently doing automated testing via our tool's record-and-playback function. I've read about the benefits of developing a more robust test solution via ...
3
votes
2answers
272 views

How to extract the Safari extension from the base code?

I got the developer certificate from Apple and running Selenium 2.23.1 jar. I checked out the base code from Selenium website and when I ran the command " go Safari", I am getting the following error ...
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votes
1answer
70 views

Find out if nested class is zero [closed]

I have a class "Data" and a subclass "SubData". I want to access a method in SubData. In order to do something like: value = Data.SubData.getValue(); I need to make sure that Data!=null and also ...
2
votes
1answer
99 views

Top n tests failing most frequently in TeamCity

We're considering including top n test failing most frequently into smoke test suite. We want to test things that have tendency to break. How can we find such tests in TeamCity 6? I see no related ...
3
votes
1answer
235 views

Automated Web Testing against Sharepoint solutions in a windows development house

I'm researching which web browser automation tools is most suited to running functional user tests against SharePoint based solutions and potentially MVC based custom web parts at a later date. We are ...
3
votes
2answers
150 views

Isolating defect in distributed event-driven system

Our system takes an object from external system every time the object gets changed (change event), processes it and put it back processed into this external system. So, end-to-end testing is about ...
0
votes
1answer
507 views

How can I automate the testing of flash games?

If I want to automate testing of flash games like car race, bike race bubbleshooter, video slot games or video poker. Is there any open source automation testing tool available for this purpose. I ...
1
vote
1answer
113 views

What is a good training to signup for to get training for my SQA department?

I would like to sign up my whole QA department up for some SQA training in testing. Not sure of any good places/organizations to look at for providing the training though. Any one do any training and ...
0
votes
1answer
237 views

check for value if found before adding it to my drop down list?

i have a drop down list that i add items to it,i ask the user to type in brand name and check first if that brand is already found on the drop down list if yes prints a message if no do some actions. ...
5
votes
1answer
152 views

How do I reasonably unit test calendrical calculations?

I've written some code that performs some action, depending on the day of the year and the year. There are an infinite number of years, hence an infinite number of days? What's a good way to unit ...
7
votes
5answers
4k views

UI test automation tools for Windows Phone 8 metro apps?

Is there any UI test automation tool or framework exist that can automate Windows Phone 8 metro app?
8
votes
3answers
368 views

Mutation testing: is it useful for assessing test quality?

This is part of my quest how to test my tests and test data. I looked at the techniques that would help improve my test cases. While code/branch coverage can tell me whether my test suites cover my ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

Enforcement of quality as a runtime requirement

I come from a background that strongly emphasizes automated testing baked into the build process. You commit, the code is checked out by the build system, compiled, and tests run against it. If it ...
6
votes
1answer
177 views

Is it possible to automate Silverlight in windowless mode?

Does anybody have an application under test (AUT) that uses a mixture of HTML and Silverlight controls, which they have successfully automated? My AUT web app has screens with a mixture of HTML and ...
0
votes
4answers
733 views

Looking for test management tool to integrate with JIRA, Hudson, SoapUI, and Selenium

I'm checking an open source test management tool for my company. The main options are Xqual and Testlink. In the past I worked on Testlink, played a bit with Xstudio. Our product is written in Java, ...
-1
votes
0answers
68 views

Open source test management tools [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for test management tool to integrate with JIRA, Hudson, SoapUI, and Selenium I'm looking for an open source test management tool. Our application is written in ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Jenkins fails to restart after updating plugins

There were 5 or 6 plugin updates for Jenkins v.1.476 which I have running on a Linux VM. The UI showed progress while updating as usual and I typically have to refresh the screen to see Jenkins ...

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