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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 ...
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12answers
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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 ...
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3answers
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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
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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
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1answer
455 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
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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
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3answers
504 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
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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
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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
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1answer
276 views

Unittesting in Borland C++Builder 2006

Which unit testing framework would you use in Borland C++Builder 2006?
2
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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 ...
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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
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1answer
595 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 ...
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10answers
700 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 ...
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4answers
254 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
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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
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1answer
684 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
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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 ...
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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: ...
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3answers
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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).
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1answer
997 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 ...
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2answers
272 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.
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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
105 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
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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 ?
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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[] ...
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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
820 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
163 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 ...
3
votes
3answers
10k views

List and role of different types of testing environments

There are numerous of different testing environments that I have come across with, and ALL of them seem pretty useful and helpful but which ones are necessary. For example ... I have seen: ...
13
votes
5answers
3k views

How do I test an application for SQL injections?

I'm supposed to test a web application for SQL injections. I'm new to this type of security testing and I'd like to get some tips on the matter. Are there any best practices or do I simply search on ...
4
votes
1answer
556 views

Applications that export JMeter-compatible JMX files?

Are there any other tools that can cooperate with JMeter tool? For example I record script and then export it to JMeter. I know that I can export jmx file to JMeter using BadBoy aplication but is ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Need to assertValue of text input field based on data coming from a table td inner HTML (using storeText to store variable) in Selenium IDE script

In Selenium IDE, I need to call the command assertValue of an input field on data coming from a table <td> (which only allows storeText, not storeValue) from a different page. Right now the ...
4
votes
7answers
288 views

Which tools should I start with?

I'm new to software testing. During the last few months, I was studying software testing terms/terminologies and how to create test cases from requirements etc... It started to get boring and I think ...
4
votes
2answers
11k views

Calculate peak concurrent users on a website

I am looking at setting up some website load testing scripts and need some help in finding a formula to estimate how many concurrent users are browsing a website at peak times, based on common metrics ...
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votes
1answer
993 views

Open SSL / Https url using selenium-rc

Please suggest me, how to open the SSL urls using selenium-rc? I face trouble while opening any https website through selenium RC in IE and FF browser both, as they prompt for accept the SSL ...
3
votes
1answer
302 views

Unix Performance testing - training content

My company is involved with performing performance testing and now they want to perform couple of training related with executing those tests on the servers based on Unix systems. We will test ...
4
votes
1answer
156 views

Print Stylesheets - how do you effectively test them?

We have a pain point at the moment - we are trying to implement 1 print stylesheet across many different templates/styles of websites. The problem is that they seem to be like a waterbed - you push ...
6
votes
1answer
5k views

How to use Selenium's PageFactory annotations with dynamic loaded elements?

I'm rewriting some Selenium tests according to the page object design pattern taking advantage of Seleniums' annotations. My problem is that I have some html select elements whose option elements are ...
6
votes
1answer
576 views

PageObjects: Aggregation/Composition vs Inheritance for nested components

I need to refactor my Selenium tests, and was wondering what the best design solution would be for a portal with a hierarchical page organization. We are using tiles, and we have defined a baselayout ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
216 views

What kind of testing is ApprovalTests.com doing and are there other similar frameworks?

I came across the ApprovalTests.com framework today and am curious how it would be classified. I am familiar with concepts of Unit Tests, functional tests, and user acceptance testing, but this seems ...
19
votes
9answers
2k views

Should we reject QA candidates based on basic reasoning and math tests?

Short version: When hiring experienced QA people, do you want someone who has good technical skills, or do you want someone who has good aptitude skills? My boss says that if the guy can't solve ...
2
votes
1answer
454 views

Philosophy to write Objective-C unit test

I am a really lost about it. I can study how write and run unit test in Objective-C with XCode, but I don't see how useful it is. In resume, you have to write a method that will be called first to ...

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