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Going from Development into QA?

I'm an intermediate-senior developer who got burned out severely with programming last year and I've been exploring possibilities of a career change into Testing/QA (among others such as Technical ...
7
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7answers
445 views

Looking for a faulty application for training

As part of training for new QA resources, I would like to have them practice testing against an application with known issues. I know there are security examples of this type of application (i.e. ...
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3answers
142 views

What is the best way to create an automated test that asserts the precision of a matrix processing algorithm?

I have and automated test that test an algorithm and the output of this test is the percentual precision of the algorithm. Currently our team is trying to make this algorithm more precise, as well as ...
3
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2answers
658 views

Open source deployment validation tool

Asked this on stackoverflow and earned myself the tumbleweed badge... Anyone here know of any? I'm looking for an Open source tool to help with deployment validation for mainly web based applications ...
7
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1answer
3k views

Is there any full Python webdriver API documentation?

I'm starting out using Selenium 2/Webdriver, been using Selenium IDE for a few weeks, to automate some tests and decided to go with Python. I've been writing some simple tests using some basic ...
5
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1answer
321 views

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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8answers
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Testing an application under continuous development

Ill try and set the scene for you all as best as I can. I have been working as the sole Tester on a suite of 13 related applications which is the end result of 5 separate developers work. Basically ...
3
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3answers
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Any one have experience with frameworks using webdriver in Visual Studio?

I'm using webdriver to automate our browser testing, I have some scripted tests already where I am using Visual Studio and while I don't mind other formats I'm looking for a good supportable framework ...
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2answers
1k views

Automated testing of Oracle Forms

What is the best test automation tool you'd recommend for testing Oracle Forms and why? Assuming a Windows desktop environment.
7
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4answers
209 views

Should coverage analysis be performed on test code?

I'm of the opinion that it should. Test code is meant to be deterministic. This means that 100% of it should be executed. If it's not 100% (and assuming the analysis tool isn't under-reporting), ...
7
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3answers
188 views

USB storage emulator

I need to emulate insertion and removal of SD cards to write tests. What is the best way/tool to implement it in .NET?
3
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2answers
71 views

Recycling publicly available tests?

What are the best ways to reuse existing tests for new things? For example, Java and C# (Mono) both have tests testing their implementations of Hashtable. If I write my own Hashtable (let's say for ...
12
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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 ...
4
votes
4answers
230 views

What are the benefits of using dedicated testing languages for writing tests?

What benefits do you see in using a dedicated testing language instead of a general purpose language for writing tests? What is the advantage of using TTCN-3 or a proprietary testing language?
4
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4answers
339 views

Approaches to evaluate competitor products for making quality assessment

We have been working for a while on building a product for our clients and now it has reached a stage where we need to decide whether we are ready to go to market with it or not. One of the tasks ...
17
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14answers
9k views

What programming languages are good for novice testers to learn?

I'm looking for a programming language to recommend to a friend considering teaching herself software testing. I have a friend who is interested in learning software testing, and I believe strongly ...
16
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12answers
1k views

If you could only give one book to a tester to teach them about testing, what would it be?

One of the things that I used to do a few yeas ago was that whenever an employee started we would give them a personal copy of Steve McConnell's Rapid Development, as well as a copy of Microsoft ...
8
votes
3answers
184 views

How can I better educate testers about context driven testing?

One of the more interesting dichotomies for testing is the contrast between trying to get standardisation across individual testers vs. applying context driven techniques that allow testers to apply ...
2
votes
3answers
138 views

Is my test a perf unit functional smoke test or something else?

Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. Each test is different. Some are big and talk to databases, others quick and self contained. We all know we'd prefer the fastest and most robust ...
1
vote
1answer
460 views

How to copy paste from OneNote to Quality Center?

Steps: Select a block of text in OneNote. Copy to clipboard Paste in Quality Center (defect description field or actual box of manual runner) Expected result: text is pasted in Quality Center. ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

How to stop thread in JMeter?

I need to stop thread in JMeter when some condition is satisfied. How can i do this? I suppose there should be some method like Thread.Stop() or something like this but can't find concrete info.
2
votes
3answers
505 views

Best article/site to describe “Software Testing as a Service” concept and suggest comparable metrics

My team (40+ QA Engineers) executes functional, integration and automation testing services for a large customer. We are not developing products, only test them. We test various applications built by ...
2
votes
2answers
8k views

Selenium - Find exact text match using CSS locators

According to A way to match on text using CSS locators, we should be able to use "^$" to find exact text match using CSS locators. But with div class="item"><div ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

How to filter QC test plan grid view to tests in specific folder tree

Given a test plan tree with test cases in folders and subfolders. How do I filter the grid view to only display all tests in a specific folder tree? Intention: update a field of these tests
2
votes
1answer
278 views

Unittesting in Borland C++Builder 2006

Which unit testing framework would you use in Borland C++Builder 2006?
2
votes
2answers
59 views

If a test mocks out one dependency but not another, is it still a unit test or does it become a functional test?

My code is something like: function Controller(dep0, dep1) { dep0.call(); dep1.call(); }; The test is something like: function test() { dep0Mock = mock.create(); controller = new ...
10
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4answers
1k views

Testing in Open Source Projects

This is a bit of a general question. I'm trying to practice my testing skills and perhaps get some better experience with manual testing mature applications. In particular, I'm interested in desktop ...
2
votes
1answer
598 views

How to create Testcases and Validate the controls in Testcomplete

How should i validate my controls in Testcomplete by using the checkpoints. MY issue is i want that the user should insert only String in certain textboxes and if any numeric or special symbols are ...
18
votes
10answers
702 views

How does a tester decide how much debugging/investigation to do before handing an issue over to development?

A common question from the testers I mentor is "When do I stop investigating on an issue, log a defect with everything I've found/determined so far, and hand it over to dev?" I have yet to come up ...
5
votes
4answers
255 views

Favorite troubleshooting tips for testers? [closed]

At CAST2011, Chris Blain spoke about troubleshooting tips he's found helpful as a tester. Ones I especially identified with: Model Take no one's word, and make no assumptions Look for other causes ...
5
votes
6answers
282 views

Why bother writing/executing a test whose results will never be used?

A discussion with friends recently wandered on to the topic of tests that are executed yet whose results are never used. Why bother running them? Why bother even writing them? Thinking of them we all ...
3
votes
1answer
686 views

How to transfer Test Cases from one TFS2010 server to another

We have two TFS servers, one we use for testing the output of our developers, and one we use for testing features in TFS. The main problem with this is that it means I have to create new test cases to ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

iOS UIAutomation UIAElement.isVisible() throwing stale response?

I'm trying to use isVisible() within a loop to create a waitForElement type of a function for my iOS UIAutomation. When I try to use the following code, it fails while waiting for an element when a ...
7
votes
4answers
2k views

Need to make WatiN work for us, or need to find a different tool

tl;dr version: WatiN Test Recorder looks dead, and I am unsure of the status of WatiN itself. I need to make them work or find alternatives that meet our requirements. Suggestions? Longer version: ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

What is the relation between development hours and testing hours?

Some say that testing hours should be less than development hours when estimating a development project. But I don't fully agree with this. (take an example of web application with shopping cart).
8
votes
1answer
1k views

What goes in a Testing playbook?

The concept of the Testing Playbook has been recently added to the list of possible tools in your Context-Driven toolset. The Playbook has been described as being similar to the list of plays that a ...
1
vote
2answers
273 views

What is the best way to test for Full Unicode compliance?

We have a web app that needs to support major browsers, as well as major languages. English, Chinese, French etc., hence the full Unicode support. I am wondering how other test engineers go about ...
8
votes
1answer
688 views

Why should I move to Selenium 2 from Selenium 1?

What are the real benefits of using Selenium 2 instead of Selenium 1? I've read several posts related to new version but didn't get what are the advantages of Selenium 2.
6
votes
1answer
7k views

What's the difference between Selenium IDE, RC, 2, and WebDriver?

Selenium seems to have a lot of different components and the website does not explain them very well and I'm still a bit confused which is which. What's the difference or purpose between: Selenium ...
7
votes
8answers
278 views

My team codes in one language, I want to test using another. What can go wrong?

The people I work with are .NET programmers that aren't exactly on the BDD/TDD bandwagon yet. I'm the main web designer, but for the past few months I've also been assigned the tester role as well ...
5
votes
1answer
106 views

Is there a good way to structure my test code so I don't have to duplicate tests for different browsers using WatiN

In my WatiN tests I am currently structuring the test like this: [TestMethod] public void Failed_Attempted_Login_Invalid_Combination() { using (var browser = new IE(baseUrl + "login.aspx")) { ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

What is Functional Show Stopper in Bug Tracking?

Functional Show Stopper comes as one parameter of 'Priority'. I know Show Stopper.. but what is Functional Show Stopper ? What kind of issues can be categorized under this ?
9
votes
4answers
304 views

Test Automation for different Locale?

I have begun with automation for a product which is in one language and soon to be ported in another. The only good thing is - Test Automation is just begun. So there are two things which worry me - ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Selenium error in NUnit C#

I got the following error when I try to run this test: TheNewTest : FailedSelenium.SeleniumException : Timed out after 5000ms at Selenium.HttpCommandProcessor.DoCommand(String command, String[] ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

How does the DataSource attribute on a test run the test multiple times?

This is going to be a bit long/wordy/verbose, but I've been looking at it for a while and I think that I'm bad at explaining things because people seem to get confused about what I'm asking. You know ...
7
votes
7answers
436 views

Learning about Ethical Hacking

I'm in the process of trying to learn more about ethical hacking, however a lot of the sources I am reading about have a lot of text/theory with very little hands on work. I was wondering if anyone ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

Unable to run standalone test script in Selenium with Python

So, I have the latest Selenium 2.0 Python bindings installed via pip (Python 2.7.2, Windows 7). I wrote a small script to see if I could get it working: from selenium import webdriver driver = ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Need help to frame locator for webdriver script

I have a button reach_analysis_button with id="x-auto-7". But directly using that i am not able to locate the element from webdriver. I tried ...
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votes
1answer
834 views

Test cases for find and replace function of notepad [closed]

I have made a notepad in c and i want to add find & replace feature so i just want some test case for that feature so that it works fine in notepad editor.
2
votes
4answers
164 views

Automatically only run the fast tests?

Christmas List: Manually I nark tests as being in category "long running". I'm lazy and don't want people to have to do this. Are there any testing or CI frameworks out there that can run only ...

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