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What are the tiers of testing that should be done on a large scale distributed system?

Let's say you have a large distributed system in the cloud that's got dozens of developers working on it and actively adding code to. Your job is to make sure all of the quality gates are used and the ...
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1answer
506 views

Test Automation Design Question

I am analyzing automation design for a web app UI Layer Web Service Layer DB Layer Intranet based app and limited user base My Approach for automation is Web Services layer Test automation ...
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5answers
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How do you test a backend API

I was applying for QA position and the SDET asked me this question "How do you test a backend API" in the interview. I wasn't sure I answered it correctly. Just wondering if I can get some input from ...
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Is Eggplant any good for image capture and image recognition?

As a software tester looking at different automated testing solutions, I need a tool that will interact with a heavily graphical interface such as a flash website or application. I want the tool to ...
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5answers
877 views

Teaching Quality Assurance (QA) Methods

I'm in the process of trying to teach my team the ins and outs of Quality Assurance, but am running into some challenges distilling "QA" to its base elements. I have many years of experience that ...
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What additional benefits does an QA /Developer engineer bring to a project

I have noticed in the last few years that employers are now looking for QA/Developers (QA engineers that have been skilled developers). I would like to know what others believe are the actually ...
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What factors should affect the ratio of QA/Test staff vs. App Developers

I've worked in a variety of environments with differing ratios of QA / SDET personnel vs. developers focused on building and maintaining application features. Is there such a thing as a "right" ...
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Installation testing is part of functional or non-functional testing?

In your test strategy/testing where would the installation testing (set-up/deployment with or without installer) belong? Is it a part of functional testing or non-functional testing?
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640 views

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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4answers
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How to keep track of the features in a website for impact analysis?

I have been working for an ecommerce client for the last 6 years as manual and automation QA engineering. New features gets applied to our site once in 2 weeks. Whenever a redesign project comes up, ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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What are the test cases or test scenarios for palindrome

In the interview, the employer asked me to write test cases or test scenarios to check the Palindrome of the word. I said one with positive test case and another with negative test cases. But employer ...
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Could I get a job by sending a list of bugs found in products of potential employer?

DISCLAIMER: I could not resist not to ask this question, although I know there is no single, objective answer. Please, delete it or turn it into community wiki. As a potential employer, how would you ...
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Running Selenium tests as a scheduled task

I'm trying to run a Selenium WebDriver script written in Python on a Windows 7 64-bit box as a scheduled task. The test works pretty well when run as a batch file from the command prompt, but when ...
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1answer
215 views

What are the first steps a tester should perform when using combinational testing?

Hypothetically, lets assume that I am testing the "Search and compare flights" functionality of this website*, and I want to apply a combinational testing technique. Where should a tester start this ...
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What options are available in the career path of a tester?

I am an ISTQB Foundation Certified Tester and am looking at attaining either the Certified Agile Tester (CAT) certification or the ISTQB Intermediate Certificate to add to my skills and experience to ...
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2answers
391 views

How to convince your colleagues of pairwise testing?

I've been working on the pairwise topic for more than one month now and I went from "pairwise testing is a nice method in theory, but not applicable in our case" to "pairwise is nice in theory and ...
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1answer
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Is Selenium's LoadableComponent a good solution as test design pattern?

I need to refactor my Selenium tests, and come across their LoadableComponent wiki page. I began trying to use it, though I couldn't really understand what is it good for. I took a look at their ...
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544 views

Testing email generation

Some applications generate emails. There may be multiple email formats based on the purpose of the message. The email may be destined for a single individual or a group. It may also be ...
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4answers
180 views

What do you do when you encounter overloaded terminology in your workspace?

I've been in many difference sized companies and in many different environments where we've used terms interchangably, Testing Terms, Development Terms and Process types have been overloaded in one ...
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5answers
233 views

What is common practice for labels of the bug severity?

What is the most common labels for the bug severity: High-Med-Low-etc., A-B-C-etc., 1-2-3-etc. or different? Where they origin? What is the best practice to use?
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1answer
574 views

What test management system should I use?

There must be many questions like this on the site but I have some unique requirements that affect my choice of test management / QA process management system. This is for managing the test cases and ...
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4answers
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What is Selenium's default timeout for page loading?

I am using Selenium 2. I have loaded the page using Get command in WebDriver class which is in the package org.openqa.selenium. My question is that what is Selenium's default timeout for page loading? ...
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4answers
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Do you verify presence of text in your automated tests?

While automating multi locale application I had to stop using - assertTrue(selenium.isTextPresent("success text message")); where success text message would change for each locale. to - ...
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3answers
327 views

Moving to software QA from a non-IT QA role

I have an associate of mine that currently has a few years(4+) of experience as a Quality Assurance professional, mainly examining products for a large retailer. However, they're looking to move into ...
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3answers
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What criteria do I apply to a highly complex development project to warrant getting “real world” data?

Both the product I used to work on and the one I'm working on now have a fairly large and complex matrix of possible configurations, work-flows, and data scenarios. The one product had, no joke, ...
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3answers
252 views

Is model-driven testing a viable technology for real applications yet?

Computer scientists are actively researching model-driven testing as a means of testing applications automatically. The papers I've read are interesting, but so far the modelling technology appears ...
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3answers
354 views

How should I test the output of image renderers thoroughly, efficiently and in a branchable way

I am trying to improve the tests for a bunch of renderers that generate 2D images, and I am looking for advice and ideas for testing that are both efficient and thorough but also branch friendly. All ...
5
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1answer
137 views

Alternatives to ISEB

I can see why the community can sort of look down on the ISEB exams (at least the Foundation - I haven't looked at the material for any of the others). So I got to wondering exactly what similar ...
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7answers
197 views

Manual QA looking to get into Automated Testing (no programming background)

I currently work at an ad agency as a Manual QA. I originally came in to act on the business side but kind of 'fell in to' the job. I do not have a programming background but I am very interested in ...
4
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3answers
725 views

What is the best way to handle minor intermittent automation failures during cross browser testing?

I run Web Driver (.Net version) with SpecFlow as my test driver on some fairly general Cross - Browser scenarios so I often am rerunning tests as I add new ones, or clean up old automation. On ...
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4answers
397 views

How to test the test scripts?

Once an automation test is created, how do I test it and make sure the test does what its supposed to do? I can easily test the scenarios where test passes, but how to go about the ones that fails due ...
4
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1answer
549 views

Selenium (RC) hangs when started from Python test

Fairly new to Selenium (but loving it). I'm running a single test in Python on Selenium RC. I've been running it multiple times a day for about 3 weeks. Now when I try to run it, it executes all the ...
3
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1answer
116 views

How do I assess the testing process of a project?

I need to asses the efficiency/productivity of a project's testing process, which also uses SCRUM. How do I go about? Are there some peer-reviewed or well-known standard approachs to evaluate the ...
3
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4answers
238 views

When to use White box Testing in a software or a website?

In a software or an website, when to use white box testing technique?
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6answers
228 views

What type of testing should I be starting with for a big PHP site?

My title explained it all. I have a site to be tested which has almost 100 million lines of codes. This site hasn't been tested yet. I don't know what type of testing should I start with. Should I ...
2
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1answer
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Inconsistent results when capturing javascript errors with WebDriver

I'm using a technique I found here, to capture javascript errors for testing purposes. It's a technique that is frequently recommended on Stack Overflow for those who need to catch JavaScript errors ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Help using Sensetalk (Eggplant's scripting language)

Sensetalk - Eggplant's scripting language, leaves a lot to be desired. I do not personally see why people feel the need to invent new languages all the time. The syntax is overly simplistic, and as ...
2
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2answers
889 views

data warehouse testing checklist

what are some best practice approaches such as: SCD type 1/2/3 nulls duplicates missing data extra data special characters FK/PK referential integrity.etc
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3answers
910 views

Automate verification of emails being received

One of the applications that I have to do an enhancement to soon has a number of emails that are sent from the application. To the point of verification, I need to see the delivery failure ...
2
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1answer
1k views

testing RESTful webservice with kerberos authentication

I've been testing a RESTful webservice for the last little while using SoapUI. It's worked great until this week where a requirement was added that the web service must use kerberos authentication, ...
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0answers
314 views

Handling Alert box on page load [closed]

Is there any way to identify the JavaScript alert box (on page load) in selenium IDE? I used commands like "storAlert", "assertAlert" etc. But selenium not identifying alert box.
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2answers
682 views

Visual Studio 2010 Performance Testing Javascript not supported

Quite simply the question in the title, when I run test it by default runs it within my visual studio. This doesn't seem to support JavaScript which makes all my test's invalid. Is there anyway to ...
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1answer
161 views

How should I plan for a QA job where I work at home, part time?

Working from home has many advantages, no commute time, no relocation and a lot of other benefits. As an alternative I think I need a future job for me mainly to have the following characteristics: ...
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1answer
355 views

Adapting agile testing

I have provided my view points on what is agile testing an what is not agile testing. Would appreciate your views and sharing your agile test adoption experiences #1. If you follow weekly release ...
15
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3answers
302 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 ...
10
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5answers
222 views

What is best practice for test failures that have a low priority fix?

If I have a test that fails due to a known bug, but that bug is deemed lower priority to fix than other work, what should be done with the test? I can think of 2 options: Leave the test in the test ...
10
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6answers
188 views

What techniques are available to determine which browsers to test?

When websites being deployed to the internet are about to go live, the age old question always comes up. "Which browsers should I test?" I am not asking that question because it will soon become ...
9
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3answers
333 views

How to deal with testers who do more than test

In my firm, we don't have testers, exactly. We have analysts who translate business requirements into specifications. (Think the guy from Office Space, except these guys actually provide some value. ...
4
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3answers
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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