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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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3answers
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Abuse cases and misuse cases

Are abuse cases and misuse cases for security the same? From what I have read in various sites, they appear to be same, but no where is it mentioned that they are same. Please clarify my doubt.
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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5answers
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How do you wait for jQuery Ajax calls to complete in Selenium 2

I use Selenium 2 in C# to automate testing of our web sites. When building non-Ajax functionality, using webDriver.FindElement(By.Id("element-id")) to find elements on a page works fine, but when ...
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6answers
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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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9answers
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Performance testing - a way in?

We have an a browser based application that is built on the Microsoft Stack, specifically .NET 3.5. It also uses Ajax, iframes, jQuery etc. At the moment we are just guessing at the concurrency ...
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1answer
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Some Selenium tests fail on server but pass locally

i'd like to know if anyone faced the following problem with Selenium tests run: when scripts are running locally all tests pass, but when they are ran on server for the same site some of tests fail ...
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8answers
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How do you prepare yourself for a testing position?

I'm a developer. Right now we don't have much in my firm in the way of testers. Whether I do it here, or go to a different firm, I'm very interested in becoming a full time tester. How would I prepare ...
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1answer
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Open [hidden] new window in webdriver without instantiating new driver in WebDriver

I've researched this to some extent already by searching StackOverflow and SQA, but cannot find the answer. Is it possible to open a new WebDriver browser window from the current FirefoxDriver ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Continuous Integration and testing environment and configuration for Android

I am an Android developer but I am not satisfied with my testing and Continuous Integration environment and configuration. Someone could recommend me how to configure the best setup and workflow for ...
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1answer
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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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3answers
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Going past the Chrome security warning

I'm trying to test a page without a security certificate, which Chrome flags up. This blocks my tests. (I have to manually click "Proceed anyway". Is there a way to disable this warning?
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5answers
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Could I get a job by sending a list of bugs found in products of potential employer?

DISCLAIMER: I could not resist not to ask this question, although I know there is no single, objective answer. Please, delete it or turn it into community wiki. As a potential employer, how would you ...
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3answers
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What is the best software to automate complex tasks involving multiple applications/steps?

Basically, I want to automate the creation of a certain type of user account. There are four basic steps, but each step involves a different application and has somewhat intricate details. The steps ...
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4answers
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When do you stop testing? [closed]

When do you decide to stop testing, for me it boils down to - Allocated time is exhausted No high severity/priority defects are found Any other pointers which you consider while deciding to stop ...
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6answers
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Software testing and QA podcasts

In a similar vein to the question blogs to follow to further learning, I would like to ask if there are any noteworthy testing podcasts? Searching in iTunes domes up pretty empty on the topic. I know ...
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1answer
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Looking for a valuable Mockito tutorial

I'm looking for a good Mockito tutorial. I found some things, but either they are incomplete (which means: if you need something a bit more complicated than the basics, forget it), or they are badly ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
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How can I “play” with QualityCenter OTA API without having a QC server?

I am in the process of developing an application that uses QC OTA API, and although I find OTA API Reference a good place to start, I really need to have a server I could connect to/try things out on. ...
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3answers
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Wanted to know common practice for determining which tests to be executed & which to be skipped in TestNG/RC?

We are using Testng with RC. Would want to know a common/practical/generally used way to determine which tests to be run & not run. Take to scenario - In one test suite I have 3 modules - A, B ...
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3answers
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Error while running script selenium RC

I am working on selenium 2.18.0 version with firefox 8.0.1.While executing script i am getting error like 15:52:07.342 INFO - Started HttpContext[/wd,/wd] 15:52:07.347 INFO - Started SocketListener ...
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1answer
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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.
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1answer
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Utilu vs IETester vs Virtual Machines

I have used IETester in the past for testing in older versions of IE, however I've recently come across Utilu IE Collection and Utilu Firefox Collection. However, I'm not certain of the reliability ...
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1answer
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Not displaying nunit tests in visual studion after NUnit integration in Visual Studio

I have downloaded the vISUAL Nunit 2010 and also edited the .vbproj file guid. But still Visual Studio is not displaying nunit tests. Any idea what I am missing here.
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1answer
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Har File Monitoring

I'm looking to automate some testing of calls we make to an external service. I've gotten Browsermob-proxy and selenium to play together nicely. I'd now like to monitor the requests as they occur, ...
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1answer
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Best approach/tool to develop an automation suite to test an XML API?

I'm in charge of the automation for a hotels search/book XML API. My experience is mostly with SOATest and a bit of soapUI. I would like to know if there is a better approach to do it, I'm looking to ...
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6answers
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What online games (ideally with a bunch of glitches) would make for a good software testing training exercise?

I'll be giving a 3-day course on software test design later this month with lots of hands-on exercises. I'd like to include one or more exercises that would involve testing an online game for ...
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3answers
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What is the sense of having a monkey tester execute your test script?

In our organization project managers are responsible for writing manual tests scripts that are to be executed later by testers. However, we found hard to find the right level of details. The right ...
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2answers
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Selenium automation on Oracle applications

Is there a way we can perform Selenium automation (with Java) on Oracle applications? On the Oracle website they have given ways by which we can convert the Oracle applications into Oracle ADF faces ...
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2answers
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How do I unit test Word AddIn written in C#

I need end-to-end guidance on this topic. Here is a scenario: I have a Word AddIn written in C#, in which I have some interop interaction with Excel. I need to unit-test that. How? There is no ...
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2answers
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Is it good practice to combine my Test and Prod BDD tests in one Framework?

This question has been bothering me lately, more from the fact that in the past this is something I would never do, yet in the past I wasn't writing BDD tests. Since incorporating SpecFlow into a ...
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Test case design standards- friend or foe?

Currently we use an agile team based approach to testing, where each team is responsible for their specific area of a product. While we have found this to be effective and easily manageable, over ...
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1answer
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Testing database transformation mappings

If regularly testing the creation of different datawarehouse tables using mappings from source tables. What do you suggest is the best approach or specific SQLs to do the trick?
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2answers
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Running WatiN Tests in TFS Build

I have created a suite of WatiN tests and added them into Source Control. My team are new to using TFS and I am looking at how I can get the tests to run as part of a TFS Build that will build all the ...
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3answers
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Need more info on logging and debugging framework using Selenium

Need more info on logging and debugging framework for Selenium I have referred a few of the following resources below: http://www.infostretch.com/QA/selenium-framework.php ...
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Testing PDF files with Selenium [closed]

I’ve had this happen to me several times now; I’m testing a website, let’s say an airline website, I purchased my ticket and the last step of the flow is to download the ticket in a PDF format to ...
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1answer
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What's the best way to test log4net logging?

What's the best way to test log4net logging? As logging is to some degree an interface to our component, I want to make sure it keeps working as it can be configured in a few different ways. Should ...
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2answers
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How to schedule a Selenium application to run periodically?

I am working on a Selenium application. As per our requirement it must run every 5 minutes. How can I achieve this?
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3answers
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History of Software Quality Assurance & Testing

Looking for a single source that covers the history of software quality assurance and testing stating what over time were the different approaches, and why practices have evolved the way they have ...
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How to avoid redundant tests

We are building an application using a completely test-driven approach. As developers, we are very familiar with unit tests but haven't been exposed to integrated / functional / acceptance tests. ...
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4answers
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Keeping automation code away from application source code

Disclaimer: this question is not related to - "Test cases in source code" I am working on a super fast development environment where manual test cases were given no importance (thankfully things are ...
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2answers
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Drag-and-drop failing on complex jQuery UI

Using the Python bindings of Selenium Webdriver, I cannot get drag-and-drop working on a "complex" jQuery UI example with ActionChains.drag_and_drop(). (It does work on a simple example.) My testing ...
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4answers
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Where does Automation creation happen w/in the Development Cycle?

I’m a Software QA Engineer at a small web development company and I need help wrapping my brain around implementing a new process. As of recently, my shop only handled ‘one-offs’. We would work on ...
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7answers
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How to assure quality when you don't have dedicated testers?

If you're a programmer working alone, or with a couple other programmers, and you don't have dedicated testers, the programmers have to make up the difference. Obviously, even when you have testers, ...
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3answers
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Launching WebDriver from a servlet.java throws exception

I prepare a web interface that I could launch the WebDriver. I used servlet.java. I'm using JBoss application server, when I try to run it I receive the following exception 13:39:40,779 ERROR ...
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2answers
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What new things need to be covered in Embedded Systems testing compared to normal manual testing?

Can you provide me with some common checklist for Embedded Systems testing please? What are the new things that are covered in this? And can you also advise me some interesting references for reading ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to disable a JavaScript function of the tested application from Selenium WebDriver automation project?

I need to disable a particular JavaScript function of the main application for which I am creating automated tests using Selenium WebDriver. Is there a way to do this?

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