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Copying Production Data to a QA Environment

Many companies have a match of their production platform available in a QA environment, with the only difference being that the QA environment connects to QA datasources (which generally contain fake ...
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2answers
569 views

Robot Framework and Browser support

Has the robot framework support for IExplorer or only for Firefox and Chrome? (If yes, how to configure it?) Thanks!
5
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3answers
273 views

SQL “sandbox” for new QA staff training: DB structure, approach, deployment and maintenance?

Complex DB solutions are not rare nowadays, so I have an idea to deploy a SQL "sandbox" for staff training before real projects come. Mainly I interested in 2 things to have: Oracle 11+ DB instance. ...
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295 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
133 views

Can we auto create TestCases from the PBI Acceptance Criteria?

Is there a way to auto create Test Cases from the Acceptance criteria defined in TFS?
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2answers
121 views

Why should I have a “closed beta”?

I am running a test on a new Rails app and am doing an open beta from the start. You see these companies with private betas, and I'm wondering, what is the exact point of a private beta. If you inform ...
2
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1answer
511 views

Parse .htaccess credentials in Internet Explorer

I am trying to access a .htaccess protected test url and I get the following error When i am trying to run the tests in IE Failed to navigate to ...
2
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1answer
282 views

Oracle Forms automation using Cucumber or similar framework

I'm looking for toolset recommendations to automate testing of an Oracle Forms application, with the tests (ideally) to be driven from Cucumber. I am aware of Oracle's OATS. Can its APIs be called ...
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3answers
84 views

Fostering teamwork in a distributed organization

What techniques have you used successfully to promote teamwork between developers and testers who are geographically dispersed? Here is some context. This morning I talked with someone who works for ...
1
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1answer
75 views

Issue tracker that supports geo location

Is there a free issue tracker software that permits to attach a location to an issue (preferably by marking the location on a map), permits to filter issues by location (preferably by displaying all ...
4
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2answers
199 views

Should A Formal Test Plan For Dynamic String Testing Include All Combinations?

Situation: Large enterprise web application Formal test plan in HP Application Lifecycle Management (née Quality Center) Many dynamic text strings in the web application with several variables An ...
6
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4answers
508 views

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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4answers
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What free Kanban boards link with TFS

I am working in a small agile team and would like a free online Kanban board that links with TFS. The reason that I would like it to link to TFS is to cut the admin of entering in all the stories and ...
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4answers
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Complex registration forms examples for test cases creation practicing

Could you please suggest some non-trivial web forms for test case preparation training? The form should concern different field validation warnings, number autocomplete, dynamic fields, etc. Nice ...
5
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1answer
179 views

What are the implications of adding ISO 15288 after ISO 12207?

This question is aimed at QA people who have already adopted ISO 12207. Do any of you have experience with ISO 15288 as well? How does the act of adopting 15288 after starting with 12207 affect ...
0
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1answer
438 views

What other standards exist for Hardware QA?

I have been tasked with considering standards that can be used for hardware testing and QA - the hardware in this case being, for example, DAQ (DAC/ADC) and timing systems for diagnostics in a physics ...
3
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1answer
436 views

QTP 11 and special (weird) keyboard inputs during Expert View coding

I am a pretty fast (>100WPM) typer and I am constantly hitting issues with QTP recognizing my input/keeping up. Two examples that come immediately to mind: Shift+Space does not actually put in a ...
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4answers
4k views

Is it possible to stop page loading on the browser using selenium web-driver?

I searched online, but couldn't find anything about how to stop page loading over a browser using selenium web-driver. Any idea for the same?
3
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3answers
143 views

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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2answers
1k views

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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4answers
2k views

Software Testing as a career path? Becoming a test architect

I am working as a software tester, basically black box using both manual and automation testing approaches. Looking down the lane, I see several career paths ahead of me, but definitely not manual ...
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1answer
226 views

Error code -32999 while testing sample app at loadrunner

I am beginner to hp load runner ,today i tested my first sample url(inbuilt url to test app) in hp loadrunner 9.0 i have done with recording and while i playback the recording,i got stuck with an ...
6
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5answers
271 views

How to Sell the Software Engineer in Test Position?

I am raising a question I'm sure some of you had to tackle or will tackle soon. More and more software projects are adopting the test automation approach. Test automation can be achieve in multiple ...
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2answers
1k views

FileUpload using selenium RC and java

I am using Selenium RC and Java and I need to automate the file upload feature.I tried a lot, Clicking on Browse button is not executing and rather getting stuck. I tried in FireFox but to no avail. ...
2
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1answer
817 views

Is there load/stress testing software that can be used for Ajax calls?

I am trying to devise a strategy for load/stress testing our web application. JUnit/JCrawler and to a lesser degree Selenium Grid can be used for our HTTP request load/stress testing. I have not ...
1
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4answers
340 views

Testing Server/Workstation Hardware specs recommendations?

I wanted to reach out and get some opinions of Testing hardware. Should I use VMs or a stand-alone tower? If I use VMs, what would be some recommended hardware specs for the hosting server? If a ...
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14answers
2k views

Typical software & tools short-list for *manual* QA specialist (tester) working environment

For QA workstations preparation (Windows-based PCs) our IT department uses typical batch deployment tools. I'm not at all interested in the details of such process, but IT guys ask me: What ...
7
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6answers
684 views

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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1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
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4answers
173 views

Automated network capture and analysis?

I was curious to know if anyone has done any work on automated network analysis such as starting network traffic capture (to file) before executing some test, perform some test, then stop capture, ...
2
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3answers
223 views

Does anyone know of an automation tool that will perform actions on sending or receiving of an email?

I need to test that a series of sites are up and running and that they can send and receive email. Step one: send email from example1@example.com Step two: expect response email ...
6
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3answers
943 views

Running tests in parallel using Jenkins Grid plugin

I have Jenkins 1.499 running Watir-Webdriver tests on a Windows 2008 (64bit) server alongside the Grid 2 standalone server (and Jenkins Selenium Grid plugin). I can run my tests through the ...
1
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6answers
354 views

How is QA involved in usability testing?

Usability testing provides feedback how well users can accomplish tasks using a GUI. In many companies there dedicated departments for usability testing, separate from QA testing. Still, I wonder ...
2
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0answers
132 views

How to debug heap thrashing problem

My application is causing heap thrashing. I have the heap dump but I don't know how and where should I start to look for problems? This is a 6 GB dump. Please recommend some suitable heap analysis ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Failed to start new browser session: Error while launching browser + selenium + robotframework

I'm using robotframework+seleniumlibrary and I often got the following error when I launch test cases Failed to start new browser session: Error while launching browser I'm connected by "ssh -X ...
0
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1answer
147 views

How to make Selenium IDE prefer name attribute over id attribute while recording?

How to make Selenium IDE prefer name attribute over id attribute while recording? This feature is needed when ids are auto generated by web framework.
0
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2answers
2k views

How to Automate Expand tree in Testlink since “XPath” is changing dynamically depending on the testcase

I'm trying to expand a tree of nodes with folder structure using XPath locators selenium.click("//*[@id='ext-gen15']/li/div/img[1]"); but as the folder structure is not fixed and changes, so XPath ...
2
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2answers
280 views

What are the options for automated testing of screen reader in Web apps?

Our team's resources are limited, still we need to make sure our site is accessible (government site, EU). Manual testing includes a lot of fiddling around with JAWS, sometimes other screen readers, ...
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2answers
2k views

Performance testing with 100 users: how to read links from CSV file in JMeter?

I am using JMeter to do performance testing of a site. I need to test various links of a site (no need to login) with 100 users and loop it for some number of times. I want to put those links in a ...
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2answers
181 views

Validate worksheet name using WATiR

How to validate the worksheet name / file name of Excel and CSV files in WATiR? Because if we save the CSV file in with different name, the worksheet name will also change while in Excel it will ...
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1answer
179 views

Pre-requisites & Procedure to install selenium tool on Windows 7 Operating system? [closed]

I would like to Install Selenium open source tool in my pc ( windows 7 OS) hence would like to know the procedure as well as pre-requisities . Thank you regards venkat
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0answers
104 views

Strategies for testing .ics or .ical file compatibility with iOS devices

I need to test .ics and .ical files for compatibility with the native calendar app on iOS devices. If I purchase an iOS dev kit will this allow me to use the native calender application under ...
1
vote
1answer
246 views

Tool to generate test cases for configuration app based on use case variation?

I am making changes to a configuration tool for a web application. The tool allows internal users to configure messages and custom experiences for external users of the webapp. I have been given a ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I get Selenium Server to launch Chrome on 64bit Windows under Jenkins with Selenium Grid?

I am migrating a Selenium server environment from Windows 2008 server 32bit to Windows 2008 server 64bit. Whenever I try to run a job with Google Chrome, I get the following error message: Error ...
1
vote
0answers
215 views

Simple SVN post-commit hook for Jenkins on Windows Server 2008 [closed]

I have VisualSVN Server holding several repos with PHP applications on Windows Server 2008 machine. I need to figure out how to deploy PHP scripts to production machines (2 Windows servers + 1 ...
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votes
1answer
684 views

How to read data from Excel by using loops? [closed]

I created an Excel file name "readdata.xls" and entered some inputs like UserName Password Akshit Ak12345 Ashwika AS12345 I've written a code like this .... package ...
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votes
1answer
1k views

ArrayOutOfBoundException when reading test data from Excel [closed]

I am very new to Selenium RC. Please, help in my question. I installed jxl.jar file (Java library for Excel) and added it to Eclipse build path. I created an Excel file as readdata.xls where I ...
2
votes
4answers
322 views

Competition ideas between test teams

In my office we have several test team. Recently our organization decided to keep competitions between test teams. I look forward for the ideas to improve ourselves and compete among us to show up our ...
2
votes
1answer
218 views

Telecom testing - any tool integration and use of test frameworks?

Telecom testing is an interesting niche area, and you either use expensive commercial tool solutions, or open source solutions to do testing (e.g. SIPp), but they're not always one-size-fits-all. I ...
8
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3answers
365 views

How to create a 'quality-centric culture' within a team/organization?

I have recently talked to the head of the quality department of another company and they struggle with the problem that the developers still think quality is actually the QA's job. They work in ...

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