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How to simulate low RAM on a machine?

On an old build there was a problem with one component that consumed a lot of RAM. As a result, another component started failing with a wrong error message. The first component has been fixed and ...
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What are good guidelines to determine when to automate a test?

When it comes to test automation, I use a very arbitrary method based on experience that 80% of all tests should be automated. This has worked well in practice, but is based more on "voodo" than ...
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SSO in Selemium web driver

I am trying to run selenium web driver(Firefox) test cases which will need a single sign on (web). Issue over here is i have to sign in manually with my OTP every time i tear down the test case. So i ...
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Providing feedback to developers

I'm the client, and I'm wondering what the best practice is for providing feedback to a 3rd party development shop that's building my company's iPhone app. Current process: Devs provide a version ...
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How to test the test scripts?

Once an automation test is created, how do I test it and make sure the test does what its supposed to do? I can easily test the scenarios where test passes, but how to go about the ones that fails due ...
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Has someone ever used Selenium RC with Firefox Portable (specifically FF3.6)?

I'm having difficulty to make them work together. How do you setup the server or the test to use Firefox Portable? One of the things I had to do was specify the exact location of the Firefox.exe. No ...
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How close is functional testing related to security testing?

I am working as a functional software tester now.I want to make a head start in the field of security testing such as security testing of web applications etc.I know this is a subjective question,but ...
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Do I need the PageObjects design pattern or not?

Right now I have a Selenium WebDriver framework that looks like this (vastly simplified): \app_func.py -- app_func has the web app's "actions", such as "save a new search" \app_data.py -- app_data ...
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QA in Office Setting?

Can you identify simple quality assurance tool in an office setting? If there is, can you list them? Any list can be of great help.
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WebDriver function failing intermittently in Internet Explorer near clear() method

Does anyone know why this WebDriver function would be failing intermittently in Internet Explorer? Seems to always fail right around the textbox.clear() line. It works perfectly in Firefox, but fails ...
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What is the most appropriate tool to automate Sharepoint application?

I am trying to automate Sharepoint. Firstly to start with the basic features, further my sites, site collections and so on. Can anyone suggest a good tool to automate system tests for Sharepoint since ...
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TestNg not executes @BeforeGroup if the method is in another class

My code structure is like this... I have 4 classes having 10 tests and one @BeforeClass method to run before any of the test.In each of 4 classes ,all tests are of one single group. And I have one ...
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What are the possible reasons you can think of which could be making selenium test script performace slow?

When a selenium test script executes unusually slow, what are the possible reasons which could be making script performace slow ? What steps should a tester use to analyse and debug the problem?
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Excel Add In for Quality Center won't run in 64 bit excel - is there a workaround?

Our company recently upgraded everyone to Office 2010, the 64 bit version. This broke the functionality of the HP Excel ADD IN for Quality Center that I had been using. I prefer to write my test cases ...
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How do I use PSR.exe - all the time or when replicating a problem?

I'm going to be running a software testing session in the near future. It will be a whole day of hands-on testing by a group of users. I'm thinking of using Problem Steps Recording (psr.exe) but am ...
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Your suggestions for writing reliable Web UI automation

Web UI automation is unreliable. I presume it is possible to increase the reliability of Web UI tests. One such advice would be to put an abstraction layer on top of your test that does actual DOM ...
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Does writing “Given” “When” “Then” BDD style test cases scale up to larger, end-to-end scenarios

Traditionally, structured test, especially long scenarios are commonly written in the step, expected, actual format. Behaviour Driven Design replaces this with the style of "Given", "When" "Then", ...
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Fundamental Requirements For an Entry Level QA Engineer

My intention is for this to be a Community Wiki. Being that I have not been granted the power to make this a Community Wiki, I ask that someone who does have the power make it one before it gets ...
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how to start work with selenium web driver any reference site for selenium web driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find information on getting started with Selenium 2 I want to learn selenium web driver from the scratch. any one suggest me the reference site for selenium ...
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What is the role of the software development manager in a QA/QC process?

I have read about software QA/QC and software-test that in an agile environment the software QA process "directs" the software process, that is to say, that it doesn't ship until it's ready to ship ...
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Why run unit tests on mobile devices?

I know unit test suites exist for Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, etc. I have some experience in writing unit tests in Java using JUnit, and C++ using CppUnit. Why would one want to write a ...
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How do I reconfirm my software for ISO 9001 certification?

Our company is being asked to show that on a regular basis we reconfirm the ability of our software to perform certain tasks. The section in question from the ISO 9001 standard is as follows: 7.6 ...
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How can I spoof HTTP request data while testing?

I'm testing a Windows desktop application, that requests data from a server during certain operations. I want to make sure the application can handle all possible responses, including bad ones. What ...
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725 views

Need a similar functionality like WaitForPageToLoad in MonkeyTalk

Is there any similar function/ command in MonkeyTalk, like WaitForPageToLoad which is in Selenium, that lets me specify the script to wait for a screen to render before moving ahead? I checked ...
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Iterating through a table : Avoiding stale element exceptions (Webdriver - Python)

Here is an interesting problem (or at least i think so) As an Admin I have a table with N entries (51 to give a number). Each entry in a row is a recruiter name with a link to 'Login' as that person. ...
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What are the first steps a tester should perform when using combinational testing?

Hypothetically, lets assume that I am testing the "Search and compare flights" functionality of this website*, and I want to apply a combinational testing technique. Where should a tester start this ...
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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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443 views

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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1answer
151 views

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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678 views

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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2answers
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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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2answers
524 views

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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2answers
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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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596 views

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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690 views

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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1answer
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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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164 views

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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580 views

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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2answers
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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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