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Getting a random line from a file with Jmeter

I know that jmeter has a CSV based controller, but this will just read the lines sequentially, one per thread/iteration. I also know that you can use __StringFromFile() to read in a line from a ...
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What's the difference between code coverage and test coverage?

At first I though it was the same but with eclemma it seems different. But I can't find anything about it.
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How do you track Exploratory Testing in SilkCentral?

According to the marketing materials for SilkCentral, they support tracking your exploratory testing. I can find nothing to support this claim. I have done the following: Searched their help files ...
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Choose tests cases to run from Fitnesse test suite

We have a complex Fitnesse suite with tens of subsuites, includes and symbolic links. Sometimes we don't want to run the whole thing and would like to run selected test cases and not run the others. ...
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Tools for tracking automated tests

I have used STAF/STAX in the past, and liked the way that information was tracked in the tests. I'm currently investigating Technologies to tie together a few tools that use XML-RPC, and am ...
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Applying Agile methodology - Testing /QA in Infrastructure Projects

What advice do you have for promoting Agile methodology in delivering Infrastructure projects. Can this be done to good advantage for Quality assurance purposes or are infrastructure projects too ...
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What Are Some Unobvious Differences Between Testing a Web Application and a Desktop Application?

In the same flavour of this question, what are some unobvious differences between testing a web application and a desktop application? I've recently started looking at automating some GUI tests for a ...
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How to configure selenium Web driver into Eclipse

I want to Integrate the selenium Web driver test into eclipse, but i am really stuck at this point. Can any one help me at this point.
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Is specification replaced by tests in TDD?

I believe not, but as I read and read about testing in agile approach, separation between developers and QA, and between tests and specification becomes more and more fuzzy. I read Test-Driven ...
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Classification of typical software bugs

Does anyone have a good source that classifies typical bugs found, hopefully with examples? For instance, one could classify bugs as: User Interface Errors Error Handling bugs Boundary related ...
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How do I tune the probabilities in a Markov chain based load test to produce specific hit rates?

I am writing a load test for a web application. I have a few month's worth of access logs that tell me relative hit rates of various URLs. However, the access logs do not contain enough information ...
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how to start work with selenium web driver any reference site for selenium web driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find information on getting started with Selenium 2 I want to learn selenium web driver from the scratch. any one suggest me the reference site for selenium ...
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What is a good code coverage tool for Ruby?

I would really like to see which bits of code/functionality I've missed testing in my application, which is a mix of Ruby and JQuery and Java applets. Years ago I used a nice code coverage tool for C ...
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In The Grinder, what is a run number?

In The Grinder, the script context includes a thread number, a process number, and a run number. I believe the thread number identifies a thread within a group of threads spawned by a worker process. ...
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Extracting hidden text with Selenium

I'm trying to extract a certain message from my app. The text starts up as visible and then changes to style= "visibility: hidden" the visibility period is rather short, and I was wondering how can I ...
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Unable to Install Client Side QC 10.0

Unable to Install Quality Center Client Side on the client's machine. Operating System: Windows Vista * IE Version:*9**** We tried all the basic trouble shooting steps like deleting TD_80 folder ...
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Are there ready solutions for saving robot framework test results into a database?

I like the level of details and more or less how they look like — report.html and log.html files created as a result of selenium/robot tests run. What I don't like is if I run pybot several times ...
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“java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError” Error when running Selenium RC script

First of all I have recorded the script in Selenium IDE, then exported into the junit4 (RC), then copied the junit4 (RC) code into Eclipse IDE. When I run the project with junit test, I found the ...
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Good resource on how to write dot net unit test cases?

I am looking for good resources on how to write good unit test cases in C#/Dot Net. Books, resources on the net or simply good advises. In particular the unit cases should give good code coverage and ...
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Facebook App testing

The app that I am testing is a plug in app to Facebook. I need to test the app for users having varying fan network ranging from 1 to 1 million. The question is: How to create users in this range ...
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What is an injected defect in Software Engineering?

In software engineering, what is meant by injected defects? And if such type of defect arises during software testing, then how are injected defects handled? Also how can the rate of occurrence of ...
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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 ...
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What are some good test cases in order to do License Key authentication while software is being installed?

I want to learn about: What could be the test cases to ensure the test coverage while any proprietary software is being installed using a license key. I wish to avoid (a) re-installation (b) multiple ...
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Is HTTP status code 500 acceptable to be shown to a user?

Are there any cases when error 500 is acceptable to be returned? Or should we always try to handle all server-side exceptions and return another code with a user-friendly informative error message?
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How to determine whether a WebElement is a child of another WebElement?

Is there an easy way to find a child element from another element? We have a set of containers which hold many modules, and I'd like to ensure that they are displaying in their proper locations. The ...
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Problem in First soapUI Project

I have download SoapUI trial from SoapUI site, went go to following page: http://www.soapui.org/Getting-Started/your-first-soapui-project.html created a soapUI project; added following WSDL: ...
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Do Academic Researchers in Automated Software Testing Believe All Testing Can Be 100% Automated?

While surfing today, I found this article on attitudes on automated software testing among academics and practitioners. Since I am currently an automated tester in industry, I agree with the ...
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How to do integrated testing?

So I have been reading up on a lot of books surrounding testing. But all the books I've read have the same flaws. They will all tell you the definitions of testing. But I have not found a single book ...
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Promoting Non-Functional Testing

What advice can you give for encouraging Project managers, and Developers to factor in tests for purposes of proving an application system's performance, resilience, capacity, scaleability etc beyond ...
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QC 10: Shortcut keys for blocking a single step/all the steps?

I am looking for shortcut Keys which can be used during execution. Below are the keys that I am aware of. Hope this helps: Ctrl+R: Begin Run Ctrl+Alt+A: All Test Steps Pass Ctrl+P: 1selected step ...
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Load runner is unable to launch IE8 while recording?

I am using Win 7 Ultimate edition and i have installed Load Runner 9.10. I have added an exception to the firewall in order to allow vUser Generator. The problem is whenever I try to record a script ...
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Is Selenium the right tool for browser compatibility testing?

I have been seeing a lot of customers pushing for browser compatibility testing using Selenium. Was wondering whether this is really necessary. The push is mostly due to Selenium grid supporting multi ...
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Click submenu which is dynamicly visible in Selenium WebDriver

In my scenario, I need to click the submenu that's only visible when its parent menu is in 'mouse over' status: MainMenu (button) SubMenu of MainMenu (span) SubMenu of SubMenu of MainMenu ...
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test cases for conversation unsubscription in a email

I am a newbie at testing. The scenario described here is what happens when a user tries to unsubscribe from a conversation using Mailing list manager. To unsubscribe the user sends an email ...
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WebDriver: Can I inject a jQuery script for a page that isn't using jQuery?

Is it possible to inject a jQuery script into a page if the page isn't already using jQuery? We have a few pages in our sites where we don't add jQuery if it doesn't need it, but I'm using it to ...
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How to click a link / button implemented as a div or span element with WebDriver

in my testing I need to click on a 'link' or a 'button' (actually it just looks like and functions as a link or a button) that is implemented as a div (or span) element. With Selenium IDE, I tried ...
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Anybody know of any tools for tailing a users path through the logs please?

Users of our websites normally come to us via other web based applications our company provides. All these applications are on different servers so we normally end up tailing several logs on different ...
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How can I automate testing of HTTP requests? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a captureNetworkTraffic implementation in Selenium 2 via webdriver? I'm using Selenium2/C# to run automated tests of a web app. I need to test the HTTP requests ...
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Will any version of QTP with any available extentions support Telerik's controls for ASP.NET MVC apps

Could you pls share your experience if you have evere tried to automate ASP.NET MVC application testing with QTP , if this web site uses telerik extensions for asp.net mvc3 extensivly. Yes we know ...
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For software development in a regulated environment, do use distinguish between essential requirements and detailed requirements?

This question applies more in regulated environments. We have our software requirements stored in Word documents an enterprise-wide CFR part 11-compliant document vault. These requirements are ...
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Performance / Bottle Neck Monitoring Tool

I'm looking for a performance monitoring tool that is capable of generating different performance parameters for web-application(s). The tool should be able to detect bottle necks (if any) and should ...
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What is the max number of threads allowed for running TestNG tests in parallel?

I’m trying to run TestNG tests in parallel, right now I’ve set “parallel=tests” & ‘thread-count=25’ but I see that only 10 threads are running at a time. Is this testNG’s thread limit? Is there ...
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Industry Average Bug Fix Cost

You often hear statistics like "$5,000 is the average cost of repairing a defect in production". While I understand that this varies greatly based on the company you work for, how they manage bug ...
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Problem catching Selenium Webdriver NoSuchElementException

I have many test cases written in C# using Selenium2 Webdriver with NUnit. I have a problem that when a NoSuchElementException is thrown, it is treated as an unhandled exception despite me using a ...
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How can I automate Installation, Configurations of our software?

In testing my company's software I do a lot of installations (an .exe file), configurations (two web.config files) and uninstallations on a few servers (Windows Server 2008) during a given release. ...
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Should I write a small test for every ticket / defect?

We have unit and integrations tests in our project and want to work test driven. One questions that raise up is this: When a ticket is created because somebody found a bug, should we create a small ...
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Selenium 2.0 WebDriver: Clearing Session Data

Is there a way to clear out session data for a driver instance in WebDriver? My code is written in C# (and NUnit), but I'm not picky on the language for the answer.
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NUnit: Global error method/event for handling exceptions

I'm looking for a way to catch exceptions globally in my NUnit project class library. So if one of my unit tests throws an exception, I can catch it in one spot. I don't want to surround each of my ...
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Is there an easy way to verify all elements of an application have been translated?

The current method is to click through every dialog, and manually verify all captions have been translated. One of the major problems with this approach, is that it's very time consuming. This is ...
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Running WebDriver tests in parallel using testng.xml

I'm trying to run WebDriver tests in parallel using testng.xml. I'm able to run testng tests in parallel by using parameter parallel="tests" but running with following paramters, "methods", "classes" ...

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