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Why is separating functional and non-functional test important (or not)?

There have been several questions lately along the lines of "Is X a functional or non-functional type of testing?". Although I understand the distinction, it's never been an important distinction for ...
3
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5answers
374 views

Where to get feedback on my testing skills?

I've been testing for a number of months during development of two products. However, my organization does not have well-established testing process. We are given templates, TT tool, and told to write ...
3
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3answers
1k views

I am about to automate the Web API testing, how to initiate

There is a web API (RESTful) which is used by our mobile applications. Untill now we were manually testing it through mobile devices. Now, as per our client requirement, we need to automate the ...
2
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2answers
118 views

What are some good thinking tools that a tester can use to generate ideas? [closed]

As a tester I want to generate more out of the box ideas, so that I can test all positive as well as negative test scenarios and find most critical defects before the product is released. Are there ...
2
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4answers
536 views

Using JMeter behind a proxy

I am new to JMeter and trying to run a test from behind a corporate proxy. I read on the same from apache site and followed the same process so as to run the test. However, i am still unable to ...
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2answers
198 views

How to select an element whose id is dynamic and keeps changing

There is a type and search drodown which will appear after user type in the value. I need to click on the dropdown which contains the name of the drop down field. The problem here is that there is ...
1
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1answer
660 views

How to test performance and load for Silverlight application in Jmeter

Can anyone provide a step by step process explaining how to test performance and load in Jmeter for a Silverlight application?
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4answers
1k 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, ...
0
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1answer
354 views

Are there GUI test tool better than Selenium? [closed]

I have read and heard from many peple that Selenium is used by many people. Do you know if there is a better tool than Selenium in relation to open source? Thanks!
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Alternatives to Session Tester for recording exploratory test session results

I'm interested in hearing suggestions for ways of recording exploratory test session notes. We currently use a mixture of Session Tester and a wiki for recording test notes. I like many things about ...
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5answers
6k views

Why Isn't SilkTest More Common?

The title says it all. I've been using SilkTest for about a year now in my current role. It wasn't my choice to use, and I've never used it, or even heard of it, before this role. There are definitely ...
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5answers
1k views

Suite of automated tests - owned by devs or testers?

I'm working on a project that involves 4 developers and three QAers. I've tried to encourage the other devs to write tests for every new feature they have added, and we have built up a suite of ...
5
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4answers
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How do I handle the login modal dialog created by onLoad in a WebDriver & Java based test automation

I am working on the test automation that uses WebDriver (Selenium 2) and Java. The AUT is web-based application. A modal dialog pops up that requires user authentication before the user can access ...
5
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4answers
7k views

Unable to upload a file using selenium/web driver running with java [duplicate]

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 ...
4
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4answers
983 views

What tools work well for automating .NET 4.0 web sites using web forms with dynamic data?

What would be the best solution to accommodate automated testing of web forms with code-behind (.NET 4.0)? Specifically, we need a solution that can automate web form testing and handle dynamic data ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Faking system time/date with Selenium Webdriver?

Is webdriver capable to run a browser with a faked time, date or time zone? Such ability would be highly useful for my automation purposes. Yet, I did not find any such ability in the webdriver ...
3
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2answers
106 views

Testing a system with scheduled, event-driven data changes

I am testing a software system that forces users to take action on their data every 60 or 180 days. The users get notified when the due date is approaching or if they have missed one. These users can ...
3
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2answers
255 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 ...
3
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2answers
693 views

Is it possible to automate testing involving Two-factor Authentication?

Are there methods for testing 2FA signup or login? I would assume judicious use of dummy phone numbers and/or emails would be involved.
2
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3answers
151 views

When should a Test Case be marked as “No Apply”?

When executing test cases when should we mark a test case as 'No Apply'. When the test conditions/requirement is not clear or when its not feasible/possible to perm a test. Also why not mark a test ...
2
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3answers
1k views

Where should I create a coded UI project?

Should Coded UI tests be within the solution that they are testing (similar to Unit Tests), or should they be contained in a separate, generic Coded UI solution that is built only once and executed ...
2
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2answers
208 views

Strategies for automating testing on features that are only on certain environments

Say we have a dev environment, an integration, a pre-production and a production environment. We have features A-G that are on everything, while new feature H is on dev+int only, so far. We want to ...
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2answers
4k views

How to capture a series of screenshots in Web Driver using Java

I Just wanted to know, that how we can take a series of screenshots / a video recording for a screen using Selenium 2 / Web Driver with JAVA ? Please provide the answer or the lick where I can get ...
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2answers
158 views

Logging every action with custom “debug” method. Good idea?

I'm creating my first full framework using Selenium and TestNG and recently implemented the ability to have logging enabled which will track every action (before and after). public class CustomLogs { ...
1
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0answers
21 views

How to Verify link using dataprovider [closed]

I want to verify hyperlink which in under the red border using data provider method. print them 1) User can click on hyperlink 2) Using data provider print the text into the console.
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2answers
81 views

Test ideas for testing Reports? [closed]

My web application generates a lot of reports in formats like excel sheet, Csv(comma-separated values), fixed width columns, pdf format, html reports etc based on the parameters I select. There is a ...
1
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1answer
5k views

How to find dynamically created elements in drop-down list based on input entered using Webdriver and c#?

I'm trying to test a page that has an input but really its a drop down list. The user enters text and then a dropdown appears based on what the user inputted. They are groups that are in the database. ...
0
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3answers
512 views

How to tackle the problem of non-static paths/names/ids of DOM elements while automating with Selenium?

I've got not very common task to take care of. We need to create several test suites for some forms in one complex web application. I'm a rookie in this field and Selenium was the first (and pretty ...
0
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3answers
605 views

PageObject. Should I initialize all pages at start or not?

Java + Webdriver + PageObject. I have a question about pages organization. At this moment I have class which contains all pages in the project. At start all pages are initializing, and it looks like ...
0
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3answers
169 views

How is Selenium RC different from Selenium Web driver and some good pointers for a naive beginner to learn to scripting please? Thanks! [duplicate]

I am a manual functional tester and I am keen on shifting my career from Manual testing to Automation testing using Selenium. What is the best way to begin with this goal of mine? Thanks!
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2answers
47 views

How to find the element for below code in WebDriver?

I am using Selenium Webdriver in C#. I am trying to find the element for below given Angular code. "<div class="ViewMenu" ng-class="{'selectedViewMenu':SearchObj.param.View=='Videos'}" style="">...
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4answers
2k views

Is the “Joel Test” appropriate when looking for a QA job?

The "Joel Test" lists 12 items to look for in a software company: Do you use source control? Can you make a build in one step? Do you make daily builds? Do you have a bug database? Do you fix bugs ...
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14answers
49k views

What's the difference between “testing” and “quality assurance”?

Is there a difference between "testing" and "quality assurance"? If so, what are the main goals of each process? What are the critical differences?
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5answers
70k views

What is the correct way to select an <option> using Selenium's Python WebDriver

I would like to select an <option> child of a <select> using the Python WebDriver. I have a reference to the option WebElement I wish to select and have tried select() and click() methods ...
17
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6answers
2k views

Software testing and QA podcasts

In a similar vein to the question blogs to follow to further learning, I would like to ask if there are any noteworthy testing podcasts? Searching in iTunes domes up pretty empty on the topic. I know ...
20
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16answers
22k views

Under what circumstances is Sikuli better for test automation than Selenium or Watir?

The Sikuli website says: Sikuli is a visual technology to automate and test graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots). Under what circumstances is Sikuli a better technology ...
14
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10answers
48k views

Best free (or very cheap) automation tool for Windows GUI testing?

I used to use vTask Studio, but it seems they've abandoned it. No updates in almost a year.
15
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7answers
1k views

In agile (Scrum) practices, where do I start with making QA (testing) more efficient if the team is transitioning from waterfall to agile?

My team has recently transitioned from the traditional waterfall method to practicing Scrum. Being the QA lead, really the only tester on a small team, how can I get the process more aligned with ...
12
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4answers
42k views

Running WebDriver without opening actual browser window

I've heard rumors that Selenium WebDriver can run without opening a real browser window, meaning it runs in the background. I am using the C# Client Drivers, FirefoxDriver within the automated tests, ...
30
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10answers
3k views

How can developers improve relations with testers? [closed]

Testers and developers don't always get along, which can lead to a lot of inefficiencies between testing activities and performing QA. What can developers and other people do to make working with ...
23
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12answers
12k views

When writing manual test cases and scripts, how much detail is too much detail when documenting the steps?

One of the things that I try to balance when writing out test scripts for manual testing is trusting that the person executing the test (which may not always be me) is reasonably competent to know how ...
17
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3answers
56k views

A way to match on text using CSS locators

So I use xpath locators and slowly converting to CSS. I haven't found a way to do an exact match based on text. For example converting //a[text()='Log Out']. I know you can do css=a:contains('Log ...
16
votes
7answers
2k views

Transition from all manual testing to automated testing

Right now my company only does manual testing. We've talked about starting some automated testing for a while but it hasn't taken off at all. It seems like automated testing would be a good way to ...
13
votes
5answers
6k views

What is the difference between “automated testing” and “automated regression testing”?

"Automated Testing" as a term seems to have a number of different uses. For some, it means built in unit tests that, when a new build is run, execute to make sure code refactors have not broken ...
17
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8answers
3k views

Does automating your manual tests give you good automated tests?

I notice that the tag wiki for the "automated testing" tag contains the following sentence: "Commonly, test automation involves automating a manual process already in place that uses a formalized ...
13
votes
12answers
7k views

What are good guidelines to determine when to automate a test?

When it comes to test automation, I use a very arbitrary method based on experience that 80% of all tests should be automated. This has worked well in practice, but is based more on "voodo" than ...
15
votes
5answers
6k views

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 ...
14
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14answers
1k views

When is it OK not to have dedicated testers/QA team?

It just came into my mind that there are no dedicated QAs in stackexchange team. Since they are indeed making an awesome product, I wonder when does the absence of dedicated quality assurance people ...
14
votes
5answers
19k views

How do you calculate the number of virtual concurrent users to use in a load test given data on actual site traffic?

When working on performance testing, one of the problems I've faced is trying to translate real-world web application traffic to simulated traffic. A practical example is for an eCommerce site. ...
12
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4answers
10k views

What are the best beginner tutorials for Selenium IDE

I have gone through the possible duplicate question,it was related to selenium webdriver . I am new to Selenium IDE tool. Could you please suggest me some best PDFs and sites with Selenium tutorials ...

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