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3answers
366 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 ...
4
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1answer
276 views

Open source web security testing tools

Are there any open source solutions for testing web security vulnerabilities? I am not looking to make my web application bullet proof since it'll be used internally at our organization. But I'd ...
2
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3answers
154 views

Deployment Testing - when to perform

In order to put an updated service live we have a test team who conduct SAT, UAT etc and the desktop support team will create a Rapid Install Package (RIP) for deployment. My question is when is it ...
1
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2answers
77 views

What common browser plugins should be tested against?

In previous companies, I'd decided not to test against Skype plugin breaking my website's UI. Is it common enough now that it should be tested, just as Flash is/was common place? I have no analytics ...
2
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3answers
197 views

Is it common to track defects found during code reviews?

In "Applied Software Measurement" and "Code Complete" the authors state concrete numbers for removal efficiency of defects found during code reviews (formal, informal etc). Is it common to track ...
3
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2answers
2k views

Web application GUI automation best practices

Our team develops automation solutions for various web based products. I'd like to compile a list of patterns and best practices from the GUI web automation space that have been used and proven as ...
1
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1answer
3k views

Selenium - page load timeout

Is it possible to set timeout for page load in Selenium test? I have a problem, when sometimes test execution freezes on page load (application doesn't load new page, test hangs up), so test needs to ...
0
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2answers
54 views

Bug Reporting/Tracking Solution for Third Party and In-house Teams

I am gearing up to start a project where development will be taking place in-house and with a third party at the same time. I am trying to find a solution which will allow both us and the third ...
3
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3answers
188 views

Bug Fix Verification - UI Design

I am working on this ticket created by a fellow QA Tester. The ticket requires a notification message with a link to be created. Our developer worked on it and acceptance test was met. However, upon ...
5
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2answers
227 views

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. ...
6
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3answers
1k views

How to finish the testing in the same iteration/sprint?

I am aware of the fact that agile testing is an ongoing process and should happen in parallel to development. But how is that actually achieved? Is it even possible to fix all found issues in the same ...
4
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10answers
3k views

Test team names

Has anyone found a name for a software testing team that they think really communicates our role well? Our team is brainstorming ideas right now, and I know this is something my last team struggled ...
0
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0answers
1k views

Why can't my Selenium Grid VM node get parameters from/register to the hub?

I'm trying to set up a Selenium Grid node on a virtual machine. I am using VirtualBox for the VM and Jenkins (with VirtualBox plugin) to set up the grid. When I try to register the node, I get the ...
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1answer
102 views

How to use statistics to improve our site? [closed]

Someone has asked me: Which way to measure 'why customer leaves our site?' or 'closes our apps' ? How to complete our statistics and KPI that are More complete & More perfect? How can ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Selenium WebDriver and Highchart testing

I know this question has been asked before on S.O. and other websites but I haven't found a definite answer -- most of them say its not easily done but I wanted to make sure that was the final ...
5
votes
3answers
214 views

Should a scrum be any different for testers from multiple teams?

I am about to start managing a team of testers within a company. Each tester is on a different team, one tester per team. For example, one tester is on the database team, another on the software ...
1
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2answers
4k views

Selenium WebDriver: select value from KendoUI DropDownList

I'm not being able to select a value from a Kendo's dropdown, this is the code (C#): var select = FindElement(By.Id("Type")); select.SelectByValue("HouseHold"); That's not the selenium raw api, I'm ...
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votes
2answers
285 views

Converting emoticons to images in chatroom: how to test this?

I'm testing an application which has chatrooms, where the users will input emoticons while chatting each other. The user will input the various types of smiley/emoticons in it. How can I write a ...
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1answer
291 views

How can I test a chatroom in a webpage? [closed]

I have a Web app which has built-in chatroom. The chatroom was built with Flash and it will be loaded within the webpage. Any ideas and guidance to test in this scenario? What kind of scenarios can ...
2
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1answer
81 views

Industry standard on testing zoom levels

Is there an industry standard on how many zoom levels should be tested when working on a website?
15
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3answers
312 views

Reporting Intermittent Bugs

I am an entry level tester and been experiencing new things about testing everyday which is great. So I am thinking, how do I deal with an intermittent bug since its most likely that developers wont ...
5
votes
2answers
668 views

Using Selenium Opera Driver doesn't start my test execution

I am able to open the Opera browser using Selenium Opera driver. But I am unable to navigate to any URL using: driver.get("www.google.com"); Opera driver starts and doesn't load the given link. -- ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Open-source/freeware testing tool for Set-Top Box

According to Wikipedia a set-top box (STB) is: an information appliance device that generally contains a tuner and connects to a television set and an external source of signal, turning the source ...
2
votes
3answers
814 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.
6
votes
3answers
227 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
791 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?
0
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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
votes
2answers
390 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
227 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
votes
4answers
604 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
votes
2answers
238 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
votes
4answers
153 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
vote
3answers
595 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
votes
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
votes
1answer
88 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
votes
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: ...
1
vote
2answers
725 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 ...
9
votes
9answers
15k 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
434 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
votes
3answers
188 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
vote
3answers
851 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
vote
1answer
1k 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
votes
1answer
96 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
votes
1answer
446 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
vote
4answers
139 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
votes
1answer
67 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
votes
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
334 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
750 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 ...

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