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Fail over testing Terminology

I am working in a Manual System testing team, we are expected to test what happens if the SQL databases, supporting servers go down, load balancing falls over that the websites respond with the ...
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Is my pay fair, just based on the fact I have little experience

I started as an intern working full time and fast forward a year I asked for a salary and got it. I went from 10 dollars to 42k a year, I asked for 45k and he said thats "impossible with our budget." ...
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Good resources/tutorials/tips for beginner doing automation?

I've just started automating all the tests our team has (~5000). I'm using Telerik Test Studio for the Silverlight automation. I have some tests written, but I'm quickly realizing that with each test ...
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Language preferences in the QA community

I work on a test management tool that includes a REST API. We are looking to add code examples for consumption of the API as well as client libraries. Initially we were looking to target Python for ...
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How would you call backward porting testing?

A real life example- Linux Kernel A feature B was tested and released, Linux Kernel A+1 feature B+1 was tested and released Now feature B+1 is ported back into Linux Kernel A How should I call the ...
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Automation engineers- general purpose vs. dedicated

As part of our recent recruiting effort we need to decide on the best approach for choosing automation engineers. On the one hand software engineers, or programmers, can write great automation ...
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Setup MantisBT to accept RFP

How can I change mantisbt so it can have a RFP type issue. Basically I want to publish a link to my website. And potential clients can go to my mantis and report an RFP issue. RFP issue should have ...
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What Are Some Examples of Why Explicit Sleep Statements Are Bad

I've read various places that explicit sleep statements are a bad practice in automated tests, even if I've used them occasionally. They can be annoying (creating unnecessary waiting in tests) but I ...
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Is there a way to migrate test cases & bugs into tfs 2012 from 2010

Were currently using a custom TFS Workbench template for our stories, testcases and bugs. We are now looking to move across to TFS 2012 and use the new templates that come with that. Is there a way or ...
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I want to enter the SQA field specifically automation

I am working hourly for low wage as a QA intern/tester. I want to learn more about this field. I have already graduated, so everything I have learned is self taught or learned somehow on the job. At ...
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What parameters to test in a performance/stress testing tool?

I'm about to develop a performance testing tool for a server side app and was thinking to measure the following things: Hardware status monitoring via SNMP, Statistics about response status and ...
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In performance testing, when have MFAT approaches been successfully applied (in addition to an OFAT approach)?

Background: MFAT = "Multiple Factors at a Time" OFAT = "One Factor at a Time" In the field of Design of Experiments, practitioners in a large variety of fields (including software testing) have ...
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When should I do regression testing during each sprint?

I am in a small Agile development team with no automated testing. We use Scrumwise to keep up with development. The above answers address the question with automated tests and hardening testing at the ...
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Resources for test automation

I'm trying to learn more about test automation as it relates to the QA process and there just doesn't seem to be a lot of resources out there. For example, if I do a search for TestComplete (a tool ...
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Timing of development and testing in agile environment

We currently have a two week sprint and we seem have issues with timing between testing and development. We have (nearly) daily releases to a test environment. We stage our release about 1.5 days ...
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Unable to upload a file using selenium/web driver running with java

I have a complicated interface where uploading a file is three step ( The forum is not allowing me to add screenshots of my window so please try to visualise it) step 1 click on browse tab and select ...
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JIRA: Export list of issues with link hierarchy

I'm trying to find a way to export the list of JIRAS from a project, but respsecting the link hierarchy (issue is key, belongs, etc). The major restriction is that the JIRA setup does not have ...
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What does a Sofware QA Person Need to Know to Perform Their Job (Essentially)?

I'm doing everything I can to learn about Software QA and Software Testing. I've got a decent understanding of SQL and I'm applying that to MySql as that seems to be the most popular. I understand ...
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Why isn't Sahi more common?

So I was doing some website test automation research, I stumbled upon Sahi. Open source, setup was easy, API easy to understand, javascript, java, ruby support, notepad ++ plugin, etc. After trying ...
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What is the difference between a platform experience engineer and a quality assurance engineer? [closed]

I was looking at a platform experience engineer job opening and I was wondering how that was different from a qa engineering position? Is it just qa for a platform rather than a product?
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Find the bugs related to test a run in Quality Center via database query

I'm able to query a HPQC database to retrieve execution information from the TEST and STEP tables. I'm also able to query for defect information from the BUG tab. But, I'm struggling to find a way ...
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Why do I want to use Rake in Selenium Webdriver tests?

My question is why would I want to use rake, make, or ant in any of my automated tests. I specifically use Ruby with Selenium-Webdriver and I have thus far used test-unit to wrap my test cases to ...
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Advice for staffing and planning for database patches

We have a centralized database cluster (an Oracle RAC), which serves virtually all of our applications on behalf of all of our clients. We have always been very reluctant and very careful when making ...
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What is the best practice for testing against modules which collect statistic

We have a distributed application which should be monitored. There are some modules which collect external data (disk usage, free disk space, CPU utilization, memory utilization, etc) and some ...
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Check for Windows version in Silktest Classic Open agent 2011

I am new to Silktest, so can anyone help me out to verify the Windows version and the IE browser that the test is about to run on. Is there an inbuilt function that I could use in my test case that ...
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Data generation for QA tests

This question is kind of general and not very specific. We have a Java project that uses Oracle database. We are currently using SoapUI tool for the QA tests. Each test needs some data to exist on the ...
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116 views

More official way to leave browser window open upon failure?

My coworker Chris came up with this, and it works, but I wonder if there's a more "official" way to do this using unittest.TestCase in Python. def tearDown(self): """ clean up by closing the ...
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Updates to scripts in test lab

It's been my understanding that when using Test Lab in Quality Center, if changes are made within a script, i.e data/ criteria change those updates DO NOT go backwards and update the the case in Test ...
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441 views

Testing random number generation

I have a program which generates random numbers. How can I test if the random number generator is generating actual random numbers?
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What are the best practices for Integration Testing of a middle-ware?

I want to know about the best practices of Integration Testing for a middle-ware product. It includes several backends and also I want to test it over multiple platforms. The features of Clustering is ...
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Conditional statement for fail and error test outcomes in Selenium?

Say I have this function: def tearDown(self): """ clean up by closing the browser window """ self.driver.quit() I want to skip closing the browser if the test failed or errored out (so ...
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Is there a way to use variables in SoapUI?

I am trying to use SOAPUI to send to a REST API. Is there a way to use variables. E.g if the post request has { "eventType": "check", "emailAddress": "email@emailtesting.com", "source": ...
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JUnit Framework - Selenium Webdriver - Excel Input Output - Apache POI

I would like to know, do we use Apache POI when interacting with Excel Files for Selenium Webdriver (under JUnit framework) or is there any better approach? Let me know if further clarity is ...
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Click event in Selenium webdriver is not working [closed]

I tried everything: click, send, etc. Below is my code: WebElement element = ((WrapsDriver) selenium) .getWrappedDriver().findElement(By.xpath(LOGOUT_XPATH)); element.sendKeys(Keys.ENTER); try { ...
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How to organize Test Plans in Microsoft Test Manager

Question: for those of you who create Test Plans based on product area rather than per iteration, why? And for those of you who create new, fresh Test Plans based on your release cycle (iteration / ...
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Functional and performance testing for the “Finacle - Infosys” core banking system using IBM Rational

I am trying to evaluate the capabilities of the below IBM Rational tools to handle functional testing automation and performance testing for the "Finacle - Infosys" core banking system. IBM Rational ...
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Software testing: a first step to development?

I've been testing Ubuntu daily builds for QA since last month. I wasn't too confident in learning development yet, because I didn't feel familiar with encountering a bunch of code. But I want to ...
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Is there a name for this type of vector operation?

I often find myself wanting to generate a lot of negative test cases by mutating a known good set of inputs. Let's say I have a function that will accept (a, b, c) as an expected valid input for a ...
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1answer
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TestComplete working with a very large application loses the ability to access application internal properties

I work with automated testing of a very large Delphi XE application using TestComplete 9. The application has a 180MB executable. The automation environment is Windows XP, 32 bit. TestComplete is ...
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Dynamic number of request parameters for web performance testing in Visual Studio

I need to change several requests parameters list to make it dynamic. The number of parameters can differ and depends on previous request responses. In JMeter it can be done just using the regular ...
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1answer
455 views

How to Spy elements in an in-browser applet

I am trying to automate user interaction on a web application which is having embedded java applet in it. Need a tool that can spy the objects in the java applet in browser . The plan is to use FEST ...
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1answer
342 views

Selenium not recognizing actions on JavaScript-generated page

O hai SQA, first post here. I just started using Selenium a few days ago. However, I'm a little stumped getting it to work with one of my projects. I have an HTML file containing a collection of ...
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1answer
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Using UI Automation framework without AutomationID or Name

I'm beginning to explore the possibility of doing UI automation using the UI Automation library that came with .NET 3 (will be using c#). There aren't a ton of tutorials out there on this, but the ...
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Is it possible to use TFS (Without Test Manager) with open source test management tools?

Is it possible to use Team Foundation Server (Without Test Manager) with open source test management tools, for example Bugzilla as the management interface linking in with Team foundation server? ...
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Setting the resolution of the slave used by Network Suite of TestComplete wanted

We are using a Network Suite inside of TestComplete 9 to do distributed testing. We have already setup a project that executes on 2 remote computers, our slaves. Sometimes the resolution on the slave ...
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Any experience in generating UI pages and test wrappers for UI?

Imagine that there is a non-trivial logic in the page, for example: IF element E1 in dropdown D1 is selected THEN button B1 is disabled ELSE B1 is enabled IF element E2 in dropdown D2 is selected ...
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1answer
753 views

Can testcases in .csv or excel format be imported in SOAP UI?

I am using SOAP UI to test our RESTful search service. The search request is of the form : { "className": "Pets", "searchType": "SearchResult", "query": ...
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How to fix intermittent typing problems with send_keys?

See attached. Once in awhile (say, one in several hundred test runs), I'll have something like this happen: What it should have typed was AttachmentCount:0. Another example where it is retyping ...
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4answers
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Tracking defect time to fix

Wondering how other people are handling this, because with the teams I work with we are runnning into issues when tracking when our defects are being worked on. What we do now is fill out an ...
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1answer
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Selenium with Ruby - getting an error SeleniumRubyWindowsTest.rb:1:in `require': no such file to load

SeleniumRubyWindowsTest.rb:1:in `require': no such file to load -- selenium (Loa dError) from SeleniumRubyWindowsTest.rb:1 I followed the steps from this blog - ...

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