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Question about usage of production data as test data

I would like to know if there is any acceptable ratio for test size data size compared to production data size? If my prod data is 200TB would a test data size of 20TB be adequate? Does such a ...
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Is it necessary to test third party tools?

I have a question about best practices for writing test cases. At my job, I am using a closed source, third party tool that parses files into a database. Since this is a third party tool, is it ...
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Is there any need of test suites for automated software testing?

I am doing study on software testing and I have a question. Is their any need of test suites to do automated software testing?
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Best approach to use when values are dynamically created?

I'm looking for some advice on how to select a WebElement. When I click a button that creates a new 'page', the given value is dynamic, in that it is totally random and not sequential. I would expect ...
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Approach to writing Manual Test cases/Scripts

I am in the process of writing Manual Test Scripts for a system in System Testing Phase. A comprehensive set of Use Cases have been prepared by the Business Analysts on team. From these Test Scenarios ...
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Bug reporting on documents

In my job I have to test Markdown documents. This includes looking for bugs related to: The procedure described in the document Typos, grammar mistakes, etc. The HTML version of the document Right ...
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6answers
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How to become a QA analyst faster with my background

My B.Sc in computer science 25 yrs back. I worked as a senior programmer for 14 yrs. I was doing programming in VB 5,SQL and Crystal report. Because of the family situation I had to stay home for ...
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How to test an in-app purchase of an iOS app

I have to test an iOS app for in-app purchase functionality. I'm doing it first time and I don't have any idea about it. So anyone please tell me the possible test area of it?
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How to simulate a network loss issue while Testing?

I am working on mobile applications As we know every user shall have experienced network loss issues due to various reasons while using an app. Now my requirement is that how shall i guarantee an app ...
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Software Tester Job Interview: Case studies on Test Design

Case Studies during job interview is a great technique which allows to find out how the candidate would behave in different situation. For instance, the following case: Given a developer ...
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1answer
496 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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1answer
522 views

Unable to locate WYSIWYG element using selenium and phpunit

I am creating functional tests with selenium & PHPUnit, but I can't locate a WYSIWYG element using different locators: Xpath byId byName by Css Selector Examples: public function test(){ ...
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1answer
488 views

QA internship..what should my workflow look like?

I'm an intern at a small custom software company that was hired to help test some of their in house software. They didn't have the time or resources to hire a full time person for testing so they are ...
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1answer
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Web application load testing

Anyone had experience with load testing tools like WAPT Pro? I want to know, when recording those load test script on a web application, shall i include those like Google Analytic tracking request? Or ...
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489 views

When is it inappropriate to use white box testing?

Sometimes, tasked with testing a piece of software for which there are no requirements, a tester will resort to white box testing. Are there times when that is inappropriate? Here is an example. At ...
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Resources on implementing a well-balanced test pyramid

The test pyramid is a concept developed by Mike Cohn, described in his book "Succeeding with Agile". Basically, end-to-end tests (often called UI tests) go across all the layers of the application, ...
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SQA guy role in Selenium Automation Except Development

This might seems to be common question but my concern here is a bit different. I am new to Automation and my development skills are not that Good. We are trying to Automate our Project using Selenium ...
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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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8answers
461 views

Bugs keep reappearing in our GUI software during development. How should this be addressed?

We have a software product has a lot of usability features, and we're constantly changing it. We have issues with things like persisting scroll position which seem to get fixed, but then are broken ...
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1answer
755 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 ...
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2answers
2k views

Help using Sensetalk (Eggplant's scripting language)

Sensetalk - Eggplant's scripting language, leaves a lot to be desired. I do not personally see why people feel the need to invent new languages all the time. The syntax is overly simplistic, and as ...
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2answers
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How can I run my Selenium 1 FF Profile in Selenium 2 C#?

So right now to run my Selenium 1 tests I use a custom Firefox Profile that sets when I launch my Selenium Server. Is there a way to properly set this profile to run in Selenium 2? I've tried setting ...
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3answers
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Creating test cases for site registration using Selenium IDE

I'd like to know how you can automate the registration process for a site that requires a unique email address or username each time, using Selenium IDE. My only thought would be to insert an ...
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2answers
264 views

How do you track Exploratory Testing in SilkCentral?

According to the marketing materials for SilkCentral, they support tracking your exploratory testing. I can find nothing to support this claim. I have done the following: Searched their help files ...
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1answer
495 views

check for value if found before adding it to my drop down list?

i have a drop down list that i add items to it,i ask the user to type in brand name and check first if that brand is already found on the drop down list if yes prints a message if no do some actions. ...
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What are key properties of a great QA team member?

Provided you are ready to hire your first (or next) QA team member, what are the key properties of a person you will pay attention to?
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What are some ways In which testing a mobile application is different from testing a PC application?

My company is considering offering an application for Android devices and iPhones. What are some of the challenges of testing a mobile application that are different from testing a PC application (or ...
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webkit + capybara + cucumber connection error

Some background: We use travis-ci to run our cucumber tests on every commit. Occasionally I am noticing a rather troubling problem. A cucumber tests fails, followed by the rest of the tests failing, ...
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4answers
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What are the good free mouse and keyboard automation programs?

I know about autoit and about autohotkey but I am not sure that they are the same. What other good automation programs are there? Should I use different programs for automatic browser mouse clicks and ...
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1answer
110 views

How to aggregate similar test failures in Jenkins?

How to aggregate similar test failures in Jenkins? We use Jenkins and every once in a while we'll get hundreds (700+ at the moment) of failures when testing against Oracle. Most of them are a ...
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2answers
372 views

Use Android VirtualBox Instead of Emulator for Jenkins

I want to configure my Android Jenkins projects to run a Virtualbox AndroVM instance. I have the Virtualbox/Jenkins plugin but I don't see how to run the the VBox instance in the job, only have ...
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Mobile app security testing

I am trying to analyze on "what could be done from testing point of view" for testing a mobile app for (ios & Android) on "Application Security level". Here are the points that I wish to consider ...
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3answers
111 views

Setting browser to display notifcation for all errors - good idea?

Our product is a web based SaaS application. Internet Explorer has a setting to Display a notification for every script error that QA has turned on (for manual and automated testing). This causes some ...
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1answer
98 views

How can I use the API that Chrome uses to check for the current version

I want to write a program that detects when a new version of Chrome has been released - and I want to use the same API that Chrome uses itself when it checks. This is so I can trigger some Selenium ...
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2answers
4k views

Failed to start new browser session: Error while launching browser + selenium + robotframework

I'm using robotframework+seleniumlibrary and I often got the following error when I launch test cases Failed to start new browser session: Error while launching browser I'm connected by "ssh -X ...
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1answer
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What is System-Wide Processing? [closed]

I am not sure if I should post this question here, but I did not found any other stackexchange site which might be more helpful. If this question is better to be asked somewhere else, please feel ...
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7answers
485 views

Recommend Automated test tools for cross platform including IE and .NET software

I'm working in an QA team. We do the automated work from the scratch. So many testing methods may be anti-pattern or disobey some discipline. We pay lots of effort on test web pages on our ...
2
votes
4answers
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I face a problem while opening Firefox with Selenium script

I face a problem while running Selenium scripts. I try to open Firefox using the following command: import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver; import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver; public ...
2
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1answer
634 views

BDD SpecFlow w/WatiN test during/after redirect

I have begun to use SpecFlow and WatiN to automate UI tests in IE9, and am encountering a maddening problem which may have nothing do to with either, but hey. I have the following step: [Then] public ...
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3answers
191 views

How to report an issue to Developer about a bug that occurs seldom

I am getting an app exiting issue once in ten times.Could any one tell me how to report this issue to developer .Since i am not sure of exact step in which app is getting exited.
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2answers
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How to generate testing report in JUNIT in webdriver

I am using Selenium webdriver 2.0 in JUnit framework. I need to generate a report on my tuned both (positive and negative) test cases. NOTE: We have an option to generate report by default in ...
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0answers
381 views

While creating android AVD I am getting following error .Target id is not valid. Use 'android list targets' to get the target ids [closed]

I am using following command to create avd. ./android create avd -n YourAndroid -t 12 -c 100M I have installed all the packages and in the setting I have checked force htpps://..to be fetched ...
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1answer
36 views

Looping over the array of other function in current function

I need a help to know how can I can iterate a loop over a array which is in another function of the same class. I tried using the following similar code for automation in selenium and I get the ...
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vote
5answers
1k views

how to test mobile application which uses wifi connection?

i am in need to test the application which was working based on the wi-fi signal strength,is it there any application/automation tool to randomize my wifi signal and check for applications ...
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1answer
108 views

Valid Equivalence Partition testing

I've read a number of papers and books on equivalence partitioning but can't seem to get my head around this one part. My question is: Are these valid equivalence partitions? Let say I have a ...
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vote
4answers
590 views

Testing Server/Workstation Hardware specs recommendations?

I wanted to reach out and get some opinions of Testing hardware. Should I use VMs or a stand-alone tower? If I use VMs, what would be some recommended hardware specs for the hosting server? If a ...
3
votes
1answer
100 views

“Each PHP statement must be on a line by itself” Sonarqube pattern error

I'm analyzing a PHP code using Sonarqube, and I've noticed that in almost all files I have this error: "Each PHP statement must be on a line by itself" (DisallowMultipleStatementsSameLine) But when ...
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votes
2answers
2k views

Automated White box/backend testing for a Test Engineer?

I have been writing a lot of UI tests lately using Selenium and I want to do more integration testing from the backend as well. What is a good approach to start with this, where can I find some more ...
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vote
2answers
147 views

How to make clicking more robust in web testing?

The specific tool I am using is Oracle Openscript, part of the Oracle ATS package. However, their web-based component uses xpath-based object identification, so it has a lot in common with other, more ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Asserting a checkbox is not checked by default in WebDriver with Junit

I'm using WebDriver with Junit 4.11 and I want to assert that a checkbox is not selected by default, and to do that I'm unsure which method to choose. The following is from the DOM before the ...

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