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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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Performance / Bottle Neck Monitoring Tool

I'm looking for a performance monitoring tool that is capable of generating different performance parameters for web-application(s). The tool should be able to detect bottle necks (if any) and should ...
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How can I convince Squish to recognise the menu bar on Mac OS X?

I'm currently recording some python test scripts for a Mac OS X application using Squish for Qt, version 4.0.2. The menu bar of the AUT works fine if interacted with manually, but for some reason ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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How to read log files from Tamper Data Firefox add-on?

I have a few log files of request\response for web application and I need to analyze it somehow. The log files have been made with the Tamper Data Firefox add-on, but I can't find any way to use ...
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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 can I send the action “Ctrl” + “Alt” + “Double Click” to the browser

I am writing automated tests for a site at work and we have certain screens that when we send a specific set of keystrokes, a section of the page will become visible and allow` us to see information ...
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Webdriver line by line runinfo in eclipse console

I use a test setup with Webdriver and TestNG in Eclipse using java client. Earlier when i was using Selenium 1 in this same setup, it was giving a very descriptive line by line run-info which made ...
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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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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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XMLs and JMS queue trigger to database - what to test?

I'm testing a system that involves XMLs from a JMS queue getting inserted into a database using a JMS trigger (webmethods). Firstly, I turn off the JMS trigger to let messages accumulate on the ...
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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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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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Classification of typical software bugs

Does anyone have a good source that classifies typical bugs found, hopefully with examples? For instance, one could classify bugs as: User Interface Errors Error Handling bugs Boundary related ...
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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 = ...
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Is specification replaced by tests in TDD?

I believe not, but as I read and read about testing in agile approach, separation between developers and QA, and between tests and specification becomes more and more fuzzy. I read Test-Driven ...
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How do I tune the probabilities in a Markov chain based load test to produce specific hit rates?

I am writing a load test for a web application. I have a few month's worth of access logs that tell me relative hit rates of various URLs. However, the access logs do not contain enough information ...
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What is a good code coverage tool for Ruby?

I would really like to see which bits of code/functionality I've missed testing in my application, which is a mix of Ruby and JQuery and Java applets. Years ago I used a nice code coverage tool for C ...
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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 ...
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Good resource on how to write dot net unit test cases?

I am looking for good resources on how to write good unit test cases in C#/Dot Net. Books, resources on the net or simply good advises. In particular the unit cases should give good code coverage and ...
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How to determine whether a WebElement is a child of another WebElement?

Is there an easy way to find a child element from another element? We have a set of containers which hold many modules, and I'd like to ensure that they are displaying in their proper locations. The ...
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Facebook App testing

The app that I am testing is a plug in app to Facebook. I need to test the app for users having varying fan network ranging from 1 to 1 million. The question is: How to create users in this range ...
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For software development in a regulated environment, do use distinguish between essential requirements and detailed requirements?

This question applies more in regulated environments. We have our software requirements stored in Word documents an enterprise-wide CFR part 11-compliant document vault. These requirements are ...
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Unable to Install Client Side QC 10.0

Unable to Install Quality Center Client Side on the client's machine. Operating System: Windows Vista * IE Version:*9**** We tried all the basic trouble shooting steps like deleting TD_80 folder ...
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What is best practice for test failures that have a low priority fix?

If I have a test that fails due to a known bug, but that bug is deemed lower priority to fix than other work, what should be done with the test? I can think of 2 options: Leave the test in the test ...
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Web Consistency Testing & Selenium : is there any tool which we can integrate with selenium to perform Web consistency testing

Web Consistency Testing & Selenium : is there any tool which we can integrate with selenium to perform Web consistency testing I can do this using Selenium but its scope is limited using ...
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split stored value using JS in selenium IDE

I am trying to use js split in one of my tests. I need to store a url and save the last part of the url in a log file. I have stored the url successfully but I can't get the slit to work. So far I ...
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Do Academic Researchers in Automated Software Testing Believe All Testing Can Be 100% Automated?

While surfing today, I found this article on attitudes on automated software testing among academics and practitioners. Since I am currently an automated tester in industry, I agree with the ...
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Will any version of QTP with any available extentions support Telerik's controls for ASP.NET MVC apps

Could you pls share your experience if you have evere tried to automate ASP.NET MVC application testing with QTP , if this web site uses telerik extensions for asp.net mvc3 extensivly. Yes we know ...
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What is customer focus testing and how do I implement it?

I am working in a project as a tester in which I have to do the Customer Focus Test (CFT). But I have no idea on how to do a CFT. Can anybody explain me?
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How can I automate Installation, Configurations of our software?

In testing my company's software I do a lot of installations (an .exe file), configurations (two web.config files) and uninstallations on a few servers (Windows Server 2008) during a given release. ...
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Can the base-url be changed in the same browser session using Selenium RC?

Suppose I login to evernote.com using Selenium RC. Is it possible for me to change the base_url to google.com while staying on the same page. I do not want to open a new browser for google.com. When I ...
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Suggested books to start on software testing

I'm trying to learn more about software testing, so I want to know what are the suggested books on this topic
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Hyperlinking FindBugs report to source code

By default, the HTML report generated by FindBugs specifies the name of the Java class and line number(s) of each issue it reports. Is there a way to tell FindBugs to hyperlink the report to the ...
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Looking for a test tool for Flash-based web applications. Any ideas?

I'm looking for a Selenium-like tool to test Flash-based web applications (specifically a guided interview with questions and form fields that the user navigates through to produce a document at the ...
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How can I automate testing of HTTP requests? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a captureNetworkTraffic implementation in Selenium 2 via webdriver? I'm using Selenium2/C# to run automated tests of a web app. I need to test the HTTP requests ...
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How to approach the BBST Courses

I’ve heard many references to the Black Box Software Testing courses and as such I'm interested in going through the coursework. There is a lot of information thrown on the site and no real guidance ...
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Is there an easy way to verify all elements of an application have been translated?

The current method is to click through every dialog, and manually verify all captions have been translated. One of the major problems with this approach, is that it's very time consuming. This is ...
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Should I write a small test for every ticket / defect?

We have unit and integrations tests in our project and want to work test driven. One questions that raise up is this: When a ticket is created because somebody found a bug, should we create a small ...
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Cucumber and Watin for Acceptance testing in Asp.Net MVC

If the business owner/QA are writing/running the Acceptance test against the front end of a Asp.Net Mvc Application, is there a benefit to using SpecFlow/Watin or SpecFlow/Selenium over ...
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Alpha Testing via Company Testing Day?

In a server-client environment we want to test / observe interaction of several clients and stress of the server. As it's a product the whole company is familiar with (we use it ourselves), I've ...
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Is Eggplant any good for image capture and image recognition?

As a software tester looking at different automated testing solutions, I need a tool that will interact with a heavily graphical interface such as a flash website or application. I want the tool to ...
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Handling multiple windows using selenium

Is it possible to work on multiple windows using selenium, when I searched on the net, there are only explanations and codes available for Selenium2 webdriver version. For the normal selenium I can't ...
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How is Selenium 2.0 different from the previous version, apart from the WebDriver API ?

I am slowly but surely starting to lean towards selenium 2.0 as everyone is really making a big fuss about it. I would like to know how much different is selenium 2.0 from the previous version apart ...
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Which language gives better career options: TCL or PERL?

I am an engineer with 1.5 years of experience in Test Automation in Perl. I am getting chance to work in TCL. I am little worried about my career growth. I don't know whether TCL also has the same ...

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