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What goes in your definition of done (DoD) ?

In agile projects, we use the definition of done to ascertain when to consider a user story to be ready for acceptance (implemented and tested). In the project's DoD we have things like following ...
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References for resources used in test

I am looking for some references for the following statements: "The size of the test code code is/can be greater that the size of the product code" "The amount of resources spent on developing and ...
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2answers
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Is it easier to write “correct” software in functional languages?

Functional languages like F# and Scala are becoming popular. Do these types of functional languages make it easier to write higher quality software that requires less testing. In other words, is it ...
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How does one set up a Private By-Invite Beta Site for Android Apps?

We're working on an Android game (a port) for a professional game studio. We have internal QA who've done a great job testing the app on multiple devices but we'd still like to expand feedback more ...
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Best free (or very cheap) automation tool for Windows GUI testing?

I used to use vTask Studio, but it seems they've abandoned it. No updates in almost a year.
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Workflow shortcut to meet the release deadline

When you design a test scenario or even when you run your tests and you stumble to lack of specifications from your marketing Dept. should you bypass them and take the initiative of making your own ...
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If I didn't use TDD but want to transition to agile, should I go back and create those unit tests?

In an transitioning agile environment, if there was no Test Driven Development (no unit tests created), should you create unit tests to catch up on technical debt? And to what extent? Should they ...
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Do ISTQB/ISEB Testing Certificates prove that someone can test?

I have passed the foundation level exam, and to be honest, I'm pretty sure that anyone could pass that exam with a couple of days of studying. My question is are these certificates really of value to ...
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Are code reviews considered part of QA?

I was having a discussion with a fellow developer and we were talking about QA practices. I was thinking that code review would be a QA practice because you're not making anything, but rather are ...
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How to deal with a dynamically populating list box with WatiN

I am looking for some suggestions on how to deal with a slight timing issue that I am having with two controls on a page. I have a list box that contains up to 10 items, however the contents of the ...
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How do I handle the login modal dialog created by onLoad in a WebDriver & Java based test automation

I am working on the test automation that uses WebDriver (Selenium 2) and Java. The AUT is web-based application. A modal dialog pops up that requires user authentication before the user can access ...
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3answers
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Do I Need To Create Mock Classes For Every Class?

Let's say I have a system composed of three classes: A,B,C that share certain dependencies. To test A independently, I would need to create mock objects for B and C To test B independently, I would ...
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Unit Testing The Presenter (in an MVP Context) Using Mock Objects?

Below is some code which is just the simplest MVP project I could make. How can I unit test the presenter using mock objects? Does a mock object mean a completely made up object? In this case, the ...
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Testing Java or Silverlight plugins embedded in a page using Selenium?

We have a product that defaults to a Java plugin to upload files, and then Silverlight after that if Java's not installed. There is a third fallback of a HTML 4 + JavaScript uploader, but I'd like to ...
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1answer
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Using Scala to build unit tests for Java?

The idea of using Scala to build unit tests for Java code has been thrown around. People are making the claim that Unit tests would be less effort to write because there's less boilerplate. In ...
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Test Strategy Documentation

What are the main points that should be included in a test strategy document for a particular project? I'm not looking at details but more from a high level overview. I would like to make it a brief ...
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Questions on Developing TestNG based automation for Java based web services

• In case of .NET 2.0 ASMX you can post HTTP requests for the web service using HttpWebRequest and HttpWebResponse • Is this approach possible for java based web service as well, referring to ...
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Automated tests performed on Google Chrome?

I've been using the Canary build (nightly build) of Chrome for a month now. So far the quality has been high and it has worked without any major issues. Can someone describe the automated testing ...
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2answers
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What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?

I have two word documents that are a "result" of a test and an "expected result". I'm using the following code to compare the two and check for differences. Sub CompareTest Dim wrdApp Dim ...
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4answers
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UI and Business Logic Testing, Am I Doing it Right? Should I Unit Test Anything Else?

Alright, so this is what I have right now. buttonMultiply_Click(object sender, EventArgs e){ Calculator c = new Calculator(); textBoxLog.Text = "Calculation underway..."; int value1 = ...
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Regression Testing Functionality Of Code In Button Press?

I have to run the code inside of my button_Click method to do regression testing, but since the method is private, I can't simply call it from my regression testing assembly. private void ...
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Any good open source test management tools ?

I am thinking of developing some test management tools, to sit alongside the open source automation tools that I currently use. Primarily for recording manual and automated tests, results and ...
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4answers
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Testing cloud based applications

Is there any fundmental difference in the way applications/servies hosted on a cloud are to be tested vis-a-vis a traditional web based application ? It looks essentially the same to me except the way ...
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4answers
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Developing Unit Tests While Refactoring Legacy Code?

I have a big code library that I need to refactor in order for it to fit more nicely together (one big problem is there aren't clear enough boundaries between each component). Since there will be ...
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Under what circumstances is Sikuli better for test automation than Selenium or Watir?

The Sikuli website says: Sikuli is a visual technology to automate and test graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots). Under what circumstances is Sikuli a better technology ...
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1answer
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Multiple Assembly QA Systems?

I'm having difficulty deciding whether or not using multiple assemblies for a QA system is the right approach to take. Here are some important details: The underlying system is a single assembly ...
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Recommend a Good QA Book

What books are people reading that you would recommend. I've just finished up "Beautiful Testing" (which I would highly recommend) and need to pick up another book. I'm looking for something fairly ...
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7answers
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is it appropriate to do exception handling for every single test method?

I suppose there is exception handling available in all high level language. And I often find test method written as - public void testLogin() try{ testCtrl.type("loginText", "loginName"); ...
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3answers
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Recommendations for functional testing a WCF service

I need to do some functional testing on a component that exposes a small set of WCF endpoints. I'm still ramping up on WCF, so I'm hitting a bit of analysis paralysis trying to figure out the best way ...
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5answers
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How should you interview for QA Automation positions?

A variant on the How should you interview for QA positions? I am interviewing candidates for an Automation position, we don't use commercial automation tools, but rather use a framework using mainly ...
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1answer
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Using FitNesse with .Net across multiple servers

My previous work involved writing embedded Linux code. We used a couple of the embedded devices in a test harness, a Linux PC and the Windows Perforce repository. The Linux PC ran an instance of ...
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6answers
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In agile (Scrum) practices, where do I start with making Q&A (testing) more efficient if the team is transitioning from waterfall to agile?

My team has recently transitioned from the traditional waterfall method to practicing Scrum. Being the QA lead, really the only tester on a small team, how can I get the process more aligned with ...
4
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2answers
335 views

match image with Selenium2

Not sure if I'm even asking this question correctly, however, here goes. I'm looking at validating images in an automation suite that I just started. I am currently validating the location via XPath ...
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1answer
594 views

Problems with escaping the equals sign in a Watir Robot argument

We're currently using the very lovely Robot Framework for our automation. Unfortunately, we've run into a hitch with the '=' character - we have a number of places in the app where we have a link to ...
7
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3answers
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What are good metrics for a test team to use to start measuring their workload and ability to meet external deadlines?

The tester team where I work has a demanding customer base (we do business-to-business software, some of it ultimately public-facing, some business-facing), an application that's gone beyond anyone's ...
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4answers
279 views

Performance testing resources

Please share any good performance testing resources which you have come across in past or referred to while working or learning about performance testing.
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Capture screen during exploratory testing

While doing exploratory testing it would be nice to be able to record the screen (in a non-intrusive way), so if a defect is found the steps to reproduce it can be easily reviewed. Are there any good ...
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2answers
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Does selenium work with video?

I have some videos and i want to test their with automation Can you tell How does selenium work with video? How does he recognize it. I need to test if are videos on the page. Thanks!
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1answer
617 views

Nothings gets recorded when using JMeter for load testing of Vaddin-based app

We have been trying to do a Quick Load test on one of the POC application developed in Vaddin using JMeter tool, the server is hosted on local network. The settings for automating Vaddin application ...
4
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2answers
270 views

Selenium test timing out

I am facing a strange issue with Selenium RC. I have a test which runs perfectly fine when I run my selenium server manually on the default port. The test passes in seconds. However since my tests are ...
4
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1answer
339 views

How to 'Mock' SVN

I am testing an app that does some subversion interactions, such as comitting, adding, stat, etc. What's a good way to get me started in terms of mocking the subversion client and working directory ...
2
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4answers
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what should I do if my stability tests cycle is longer than the release cycle ?

Our long term stability test cycle takes about two weeks to complete, during this time another release (sometimes two) is being released. What should I do ? The test cycle can't be shortened, and we ...
2
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3answers
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MTBF for a software product

Our end clients are requesting the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) estimation for our software. I know that MTBF relies on a model not suitable for software, it uses a mechanical model where parts ...
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5answers
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Are state transition diagrams a good software testing technique

I have been looking at different testing techniques and wondered if anyone had some "real world" examples of using state transition diagrams rather than the bog standard clock and light switch ones ...
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3answers
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What are guidelines to use for exit criteria when releasing?

When I am in ship mode I normally apply a set of criteria before I will "Ship". They do vary, however they are typically along the lines of the following: Zarro Boogs (Zero active issues). This ...
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9answers
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Who is ultimately responsible for issues that are found after software is released?

in the context of a good practice in context on how to perform a no blame post mortem review, with a view to process improvement. If a major issue is found in an application after it has been ...
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1answer
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Starting selenium always spawns a second window

I am not sure if this is the right place for asking this. Any time I start a selenium test I get two windows. One with the command which are right now been performed and the second one with the test ...
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4answers
668 views

XSS/CSRF security testing

I'm a Java Automated tester for a website built with GWT. My bosses now want me to specialize in security testing. The problem is that nobody in the company knows anything about security testing, ...
4
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5answers
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Is testing a product your company uses different than a product shipped to customers ?

Being in the embedded world I have always tested products that goes to OEM's or end clients, I have never tested a product that my company really use. Besides the fact that you can use and feel the ...
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Should automated tests be efficient?

I've written and edited a bunch of automated GUI tests. In some cases, the tests are inefficient (eg to select an item from a list, instead of a clever search, a dialog is opened and starting fro the ...

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