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Recovery scenario in QTP not invoked from script

I've written the following code for attaching my recovery scenario with script during run time. It is as follows: Dim App Set App = CreateObject("QuickTest.Application") ...
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Desktop apps or web services to test receiving text / SMS messages US-based

I'm a manual QA tester. I have a client (web-based) which allows certain business to send custom promotional text messages to their customers provided the business account has the customer's mobile ...
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Prepare TestComplete project suite for submit

I was wondering what is the best way to prepare a project (suite) for submit into version control. Since I am very happy with my way I wanted to share it. Maybe this helps someone. Criticism wanted. ...
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How can I automate in Selenium IDE for email activation link?

In the send invitation process, the user will get a link in his/her inbox. When the user will click on the link, it will ask for a password and confirm the password. How can I automate it with ...
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Your suggestions for writing reliable Web UI automation

Web UI automation is unreliable. I presume it is possible to increase the reliability of Web UI tests. One such advice would be to put an abstraction layer on top of your test that does actual DOM ...
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How to automate the action on a canvas object, when the canvas element has no name or ID in Selenium?

I want to automate the testing for a digital signature, which is a canvas element...Can anyone provide me with sample code, which could be used...I have tried, selenium.clickAt(), ...
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Test execution report in HTML format for MonkeyTalk

MonkeyTalk provides the functionality of running test suites with Ant. Reference: Running Suites With Ant I wanted to know if it is possible to generate HTML reports of test execution? I want to ...
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What are some common problems that can occur when upgrading TestComplete 8.X to 9.0?

I managed to convert the project suite and all projects successfully and they are still running. I want to use this thread to collect issues that might still arise to warn others.
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Handling JSF ViewState errors using JMeter

I'm facing an issue while running a recorded test scenario of an application login using a single user on JMeter. I've used JMeter's proxy server to record all the requests of the login scenario. The ...
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Fundamental Requirements For an Entry Level QA Engineer

My intention is for this to be a Community Wiki. Being that I have not been granted the power to make this a Community Wiki, I ask that someone who does have the power make it one before it gets ...
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Creating bugzillas for failed tests on Jenkins?

We have a Jenkins enviroment running for a while and we create a bugzilla for each failed test to inform developers that something went wrong and he needs to correct that test. For now, we create this ...
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what is the best way to write automated end to end user scenarios?

When automating user scenarios, we typically cover an end-to-end user flow. Unit testing recommends that each test method should be independant and only test one thing. But things are different in ...
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How to isolate a bug?

One of a tester's tasks is to isolate a bug. Narrowing a problem search space will help a developer to find the cause and fix it. By isolating the bug I mean both finding the class of inputs that ...
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What is the role of the software development manager in a QA/QC process?

I have read about software QA/QC and software-test that in an agile environment the software QA process "directs" the software process, that is to say, that it doesn't ship until it's ready to ship ...
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How do I reconfirm my software for ISO 9001 certification?

Our company is being asked to show that on a regular basis we reconfirm the ability of our software to perform certain tasks. The section in question from the ISO 9001 standard is as follows: 7.6 ...
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Advance commands of Selenium are not working in IE browser

I am using the SeleniumBackedWebdriver API in my current project, which supports both Selenium RC and WebDriver APIs. The Advanced User Interactions API like mouseUp(), mouseDown(), runScript() are ...
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SSO in Selemium web driver

I am trying to run selenium web driver(Firefox) test cases which will need a single sign on (web). Issue over here is i have to sign in manually with my OTP every time i tear down the test case. So i ...
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How can I access a site protected with basic HTTP authentication using Python, Selenium2, and Chrome Webdriver

I'm using the Python bindings for Selenium2 with the Chrome webdriver. I need to access a site that is protected with basic HTTP authentication. from selenium import webdriver driver = ...
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Iterating through a table : Avoiding stale element exceptions (Webdriver - Python)

Here is an interesting problem (or at least i think so) As an Admin I have a table with N entries (51 to give a number). Each entry in a row is a recruiter name with a link to 'Login' as that person. ...
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How can I spoof HTTP request data while testing?

I'm testing a Windows desktop application, that requests data from a server during certain operations. I want to make sure the application can handle all possible responses, including bad ones. What ...
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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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Why run unit tests on mobile devices?

I know unit test suites exist for Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, etc. I have some experience in writing unit tests in Java using JUnit, and C++ using CppUnit. Why would one want to write a ...
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Xpath captured using Selenium IDE is not running in Selenium RC for Links designed in XML

The below xpath which is captured for links in selenium IDE is not running in Selenium RC. The links are designed in XML. selenium.ClickAt("xpath=/html/body/div/div[2]/ul/li[3]", ""); ...
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What are the possible reasons you can think of which could be making selenium test script performace slow?

When a selenium test script executes unusually slow, what are the possible reasons which could be making script performace slow ? What steps should a tester use to analyse and debug the problem?
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Firefox browser launches blank when the tests via Selenium

I have created a simple test that launches browser and calls a URL. This works fine in IE but when I select Firefox (FF) browser it opens blank. See the code snippet below. The issue is similar to ...
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Need a similar functionality like WaitForPageToLoad in MonkeyTalk

Is there any similar function/ command in MonkeyTalk, like WaitForPageToLoad which is in Selenium, that lets me specify the script to wait for a screen to render before moving ahead? I checked ...
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xcodebuild does not run any unit tests when launched from console

My first question here so please bear with me. It may be off topic, if so - close the question. I have setup Jenkins with git and Xcode plugins so that I would be able to build an iOS project on CI ...
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Can I (in Eclipse/java) automate the logging of all enters and leaves into or out of all functions, including library ones?

While comparing the run of my wizard and a similar standard one, I have to check all entrances into all functions for both cases. Is there some tool that can automate the process? I can't do it by ...
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What tools are available for automated testing of flex/html5?

I have been tasked with implementing automated testing for a web portal. The product is currently developed using flex, but we will be transitioning to html5 at some point. My supervisors want a tool ...
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Separate tasks between development and QA

As my company begins its first agile project, I'm wondering if it would be easier to have separate tasks for QA and development for each story/requirement. Is it a cleaner process or will the lack of ...
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What is the most appropriate tool to automate Sharepoint application?

I am trying to automate Sharepoint. Firstly to start with the basic features, further my sites, site collections and so on. Can anyone suggest a good tool to automate system tests for Sharepoint since ...
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Downloading a file in Internet Explorer through Selenium

I have to automate a case in which I have to download an Excel file using Selenium IDE.I have done this in Firefox by using custom profile feature which automatically downloads file and saves it into ...
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Good Beginner eLearning Training Videos & Tutorials for HP QTP?

I am new to HP QTP automation tool. Could you please suggest some free good websites that provide elearning, training, tutorials, and videos for mastery of HP's QTP software. Thanks! :)
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Are Mind Maps useful as a testing tool?

I don’t know much about Mind maps but I’ve seen expert testers (James Bach and Michael Bolton) use them to plan out their test strategy – usually in a demonstration. It seems like a plausible way to ...
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What is the most appropriate tool to perfrom test automation of Adobe AIR applications?

I need to create test automation of the Adobe AIR application. In application under test there a lot of custom controls, input / output and drag and drop operations. Now I'm thinking about Flex ...
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How do fitnesse and selenium work together

I have read about Fitnesse in a number of books but when I look on the web I don't see much activity with it. And a newbie question - how does fitnesse fit into the Selenium world? Are they ...
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Keyboard visualisation tool?

What I'm looking for is a tool that would be able to detect and visualize keyboard actions when recording video. I imagine a resize-able always-on-top window showing current keyboard layout and ...
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Encouraging project teams to define Edge cases

Can you please give me concrete examples of Edge cases preferably for Financial systems (General Ledger) and STP Settlements to help us kick start the right kind of thinking /approach by both the ...
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How to test the graphical contents of a bitmap or a PDF file?

The module I'm testing creates some graphical reports which include things like scatter plots and multipage line graphs. The bitmap will never be exactly the same between test runs, since some ...
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Test Lab execution status does not pass back to Test Plan exec status for few scripts

The Execution status of scripts is different in Test lab and test plan ,seems the execution status is not getting updated for some scripts in test plan . the scripts are passed in test lab but in ...
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Testing Page Layout with webdriver

Has anyone tried to test the page layout of a website using webdriver? To be specific, using webelement.getPosition() and webelement.getDimension(). Shouldn't these two methods be enough for testing ...
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What methods do you use to analyze / define attack surface for a software?

It is good to define an attack surface before security testing. Different places to attack: Open pages & services (like login) Attack to underlying layers/servers/etc Attack to other users ... ...
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Getting older (any) Firefox version

Where to get installer for older Firefox version? For testing, I often need particular version and language mutation of particular browser, and Google often leads to sites that tend to either serve ...
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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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