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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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What are the best practices for error seeding

Where I work we use an offshore company to augment several internal departments. I work in the QA team, and concerns have been aired about the level of confidence we can have in the test work we have ...
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What is UAT Protocol?

I've just wrote an UAT script specifying all of the use cases step by step (quite standard). However the customer is asking us for a UAT protocol and we have no clue on what he means by that. Anyone ...
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Release Notes Best Practices

What are some tips for writing good release notes? Any best practices or examples? My audience is both my QA department and the executive team.
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Cucumber and Watin for Acceptance testing in Asp.Net MVC

If the business owner/QA are writing/running the Acceptance test against the front end of a Asp.Net Mvc Application, is there a benefit to using SpecFlow/Watin or SpecFlow/Selenium over ...
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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 ...
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What is customer focus testing and how do I implement it?

I am working in a project as a tester in which I have to do the Customer Focus Test (CFT). But I have no idea on how to do a CFT. Can anybody explain me?
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Issue with moving large file data to a textarea

I am facing an issue with moving large chunk of data from file to TextArea in the app. Its taking lots of time and inputing data Line by line ... Please find the code snippet below and suggest if ...
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How to I find number of test cases executed for a period and number of test cases executed by tester in QC

How to I find number of test cases executed for a period and number of test cases executed by tester in QC, please explain in me in detail as I am novice to QC
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Service layer automation using Fitnesse

Does anybody used Fitnesse before? I am new to Fitnesse trying to set the automation framework at the Service layer. Any idea of how to do it in Fitnesse and any resources would be greatly ...
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Alpha Testing via Company Testing Day?

In a server-client environment we want to test / observe interaction of several clients and stress of the server. As it's a product the whole company is familiar with (we use it ourselves), I've ...
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Speed up launch of WebDriver Firefox Window

When WebDriver initializes, there is a long waiting time when a browser window launches before the actual automated test begins. How can I speed this up? Is there a way to have a browser window ...
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How to specify a Firefox profile name when using webdriver + python

I'm using python 2.7.1 and selenium 2.20.0. I have a seperate firefox profile called "selenium" which I want to use when running the webdriver. I managed to do it by specifying the complete path to ...
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How do people express their ability to test software?

Software developers are usually able to build up portfolios of projects they may have worked on and prospective employers might carry out programming tests to determine the level of their abilities. ...
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Handling multiple windows using selenium

Is it possible to work on multiple windows using selenium, when I searched on the net, there are only explanations and codes available for Selenium2 webdriver version. For the normal selenium I can't ...
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How can I send the action “Ctrl” + “Alt” + “Double Click” to the browser

I am writing automated tests for a site at work and we have certain screens that when we send a specific set of keystrokes, a section of the page will become visible and allow` us to see information ...
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How do I determine which Android devices to test my application on that will provide the largest coverage with the least amount of handsets?

a new poster here, so I hope I'm posting a good question on-topic. The problem: Android platform is famous for it's saturation and variety. Even if I test my app on 6 different devices (low-end, ...
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How to approach the BBST Courses

I’ve heard many references to the Black Box Software Testing courses and as such I'm interested in going through the coursework. There is a lot of information thrown on the site and no real guidance ...
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How can I downgrade to IE6 to use Load Runner 8?

I'm totally new to this testing software. Currently I'm using LR 8.0. I learned that this version is only compatible with IE6. For some reasons I cannot afford to downgrade my current IE version back ...
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What are good link recommendation sites for testers?

For developers, there are many good link recommendation site like Dzone or Reddit. Are there any similar sites exclusively for testers?
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How to start a Selenium2 WebDriver window in background?

I have a series of Selenium2 test cases in C#/NUnit that are run sequentially. Each test case runs in a new instance of the WebDriver (and this is necessary) - which means that each time a new test ...
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Web Consistency Testing & Selenium : is there any tool which we can integrate with selenium to perform Web consistency testing

Web Consistency Testing & Selenium : is there any tool which we can integrate with selenium to perform Web consistency testing I can do this using Selenium but its scope is limited using ...
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Tracking manual test cases which are automated

My question is intended to those QA shops which follow the paradigm of writing manual tests and automating them. Though I know that many QA shops don't agree to this paradigm at all. Given the ...
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split stored value using JS in selenium IDE

I am trying to use js split in one of my tests. I need to store a url and save the last part of the url in a log file. I have stored the url successfully but I can't get the slit to work. So far I ...
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Handling browser level authentication using Selenium

I am automating an application which contains browser level authentication. When I open the application, the browser performs basic authentication, i.e. it prompts for a username and password. How ...
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How do you test reports and analytic engines like BI/BW?

I'm working with several companies that are deploying SAP HANA (in memory appliance that compresses data from the DB and moves the entire structure into memory resulting in query times that are ~3600 ...
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Testers Performance Indicators / Metrics

What are the key performance indicators which you all are using in your company with respect to testers? As with any metric it can easily be skewed as testers and developers will often play to the ...
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Upgrade testing strategy diagram

Does anyone know of any diagram or tool that can help me think and chalk out a strategy for upgrade testing? Suppose there is a server side component that can have add-ons, plugins if you will. There ...
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Bug hunts and possible alternatives?

Recently, our QA department has been running bug hunts. Once a sprint all the teams do 10 min demos then they spend the whole day submitting bugs for a feature getting ready for release. They've been ...
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change tab order on Bugzilla bug details page

I spend a lot of time in Bugzilla. Sometimes I wish I could change the tab order on the bug details page to better match how I use it. For example, starting from the Additional Comments box, the tab ...
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How to export test cases from test plan in QC

We use QC for test management tool in our project. Usually we write test cases & test steps in spreadsheets and load into QC using 'Export to QC' excel add-in. We have a set of test cases already ...
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absolute Xpath is not working for Gmail login page

I have tested the Gmail login page and was trying to verify the Sign in label in the Gmail login page above the user name field. I am using FirePath to generate the Xpath. When I inspect the element ...
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IPv4/IPv6 dependency testing

Research from the Software Improvement Group has shown that 1 in every 12 applications behaves incorrectly when confronted with a dual-stack IPv4+IPv6 environment. How does Quality Assurance usually ...
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Hyperlinking FindBugs report to source code

By default, the HTML report generated by FindBugs specifies the name of the Java class and line number(s) of each issue it reports. Is there a way to tell FindBugs to hyperlink the report to the ...
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FlexWebDriver does not work with YouTube under FireFox?

I want to make a script that plays all videos of YouTube channel and perform player settings and return status. Execution of the following command does not create any error on java stacktrace but, ...
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WebDriver: navigate to new browser window

How do I open a new browser window in Selenium WebDriver? I'm using C# client drivers, but if you know with any language, I should be able to find the correct class/method in C#. On Stack Overflow, ...
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selenium: How to identify the button WebElement

On my web page I have the following two buttons: <button onclick="addToSelected('newApplicationForm');">Add Strategy</button> <button ...
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Maintaining QTP object repository -best practice for a multideveloper environment

In my new project, we have 4 automation testers working together on four different modules of an application . Its a web application and we work on windows platform. The automation tool being used is ...
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What should be the critieria for the selection of new feature test cases to be moved into build acceptance test suite?

I am working on a project to move new feature test cases to build acceptance test suite. Later on I will also be selecting which test cases should be moved to regression suite. While I was selecting ...
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How does one debug PHP in jQuery Mobile?

When a PHP error occurs in jQuery Mobile, jQuery Mobile issues a popup box that reads "Page Error." This is great, but not conducive to debugging because I can't see what the error is. How can I see ...
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How can I uninstall HPQC 11 Client?

Simple question. The answer from the Official Installation Guide: Go to http://h20230.www2.hp.com/selfsolve/document/KM176290 and download a tool for uninstalling (nice). Going there (right ...
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Not able to identify tab in Selenium

Below is code for tab - account.This is third tab. I have to go on tab but I am not able to identify <td class="buttons" nowrap="nowrap" title="Shows data of bank account" ...
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JUnit Status Messages

Given I have the following class (See Parallelized Runner for more information on parallel runs): @RunWith(Parallelized.class) public class TopicTest { String topic; public TopicTest(String ...
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Which language gives better career options: TCL or PERL?

I am an engineer with 1.5 years of experience in Test Automation in Perl. I am getting chance to work in TCL. I am little worried about my career growth. I don't know whether TCL also has the same ...
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Click() command in Webdriver API not working

I have tested a scenario where I have to enter user credentials and click on login button using Selenium2 (version selenium2.19-standalone.jar) ...
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What is the maximum size that a .msi windows installer file can be? [closed]

We are doing some upload testing to the server, specifically taking in .msi package installer files. None of my googling has shown me a definitive answer, but I need to test the max file size that can ...
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Is it possible to test crystal reports using QTP?

Can QTP be used to test reports generated on Crystal Reports Server?
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Are Exhaustive “Brute Force” UI Tests Worth It?

Lately I've been asked to write some automated GUI tests of the following style: Open the application Open ALL dialog boxes In each dialog check for ... Are these types of tests worthwhile? What ...

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