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How do you write clear, succinct test charters for exploratory testing sessions?

Session-based exploratory testing depends on creating good test charters at the right level of detail to guide the tester, without directing them. You need to make the goal of the session clear, ...
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Web Application server migration

While testing web application migrations to newer servers, what kinds of gotchya's should I be looking out for. I think that I have a pretty good handle on most of the testing, however, I have this ...
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How to check that some string contains a substring in the unit test code?

Dear Developers and QA, I would like to ask a very simple question, but it is very important for me. Please, consider the following test: When I enter the search phrase “Hello World” into the ...
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Transition from all manual testing to automated testing

Right now my company only does manual testing. We've talked about starting some automated testing for a while but it hasn't taken off at all. It seems like automated testing would be a good way to ...
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Less “hackish” way to do fast input (faster send_keys) in WebDriver besides JavaScript execution?

elements.send_keys() works fine in most cases, but I have a particular test case where I need to input very large strings into a textbox, and send_keys() is far too slow. (The test takes 28 minutes to ...
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What resources will help me understand the data model for QC 10.0 in order to write my SQL queries?

I am a fresher in Quality Center 10.0 HP software testing tool. As per my understanding in order to generate reports from QC and to troubleshoot the scenarios, we need to write SQL queries in the QC ...
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Blogs to follow to further learning [closed]

I've tried my best to keep this question non-subjective so am not asking which blogs are definitively "the BEST" but instead am using the opportunity to just try to broaden my scope of reading around ...
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Writing automated tests for System.Web.HttpApplication

I am currently using Moq to write automated tests for System.Web.HttpApplication in C#: public FakeHttpApplication CreateBaseMocks() { MockContext = new Mock<HttpContextBase>(); ...
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Best practices to test PowerShell cmdlets?

What are the best practices to test PowerShell cmdlets? The cmdlets I'm testing are writting data into a DB. I am currently using: Pairwise to go through most of the combinations Check that get == ...
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Testing email generation

Some applications generate emails. There may be multiple email formats based on the purpose of the message. The email may be destined for a single individual or a group. It may also be ...
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What are useful integrations between TCM, Defect Tracker, Source Control and Project Management software?

My company is looking for a new defect tracking tool. One of the issues I have with the old tool and with the current direction things are going in the search for a new tool is that we have ...
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Is browser version matrix a thing of the past?

Microsoft announced that they will automatically update users to the latest version of IE if they have automatic updates turned on (this is a change from before where people had to explicitly accept ...
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Recommended Generic profiling techniques for quality assurance on HTML integration [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recommended Generic profiling techniques for quality assurance on HTML integration All of our software projects are web based and many include the production of html ...
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Impacts of BDD on QA Teams

Behavior Driven Development (BDD) approaches such as NSpec seem to bring developers and those that define business specifications closer together. But this has left me trying to figure out how more ...
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xUnit tests patterns for testing threaded applications

Are there either any xUnit (or otherwise) design patterns or anti-patterns for testing threaded code?
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Is there some published JavaScript with a list of 'interesting' test strings?

I went looking on the Google for a simple JavaScript object or other bit of JS code that can deliver a list of strings that are interesting for testing. I thought there would be a billion hits, but I ...
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Testing automated tests in Hyper-V virtual machines

I recently started with a company which does not have any other full-time testers (testing as such is done primarily by people from support), so I don't have other people within the company to ask ...
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Suggestions for “Selling” TDD, and FDD to sceptical non engineering managers

Let's say you are a developer (specifically, the team lead) and you want to improve the quality of your company's products. Since you cannot change the whole company, you focus on what you and your ...
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Any personal experiences on EggPlant, cross platform and application automated testing tool?

As a cross platform, cross application automated testing system EggPlant looks too good to be true. Has anyone implemented a large automated testing project using it and what were your experiences?
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Is Selenium's LoadableComponent a good solution as test design pattern?

I need to refactor my Selenium tests, and come across their LoadableComponent wiki page. I began trying to use it, though I couldn't really understand what is it good for. I took a look at their ...
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Tool for Virtual machine Test Orchestration

What would be a good Orchestration tool for Triggering tests in Virtual Machine? Basically I want to trigger multiple parallel VM's to run automated tests. The tool should also have queuing mechanism. ...
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Is there any reliable way to test CSS of a site?

is that a feasible idea? what tools do you use? what do you call this kind of testing?
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How to use Selenium's PageFactory annotations with dynamic loaded elements?

I'm rewriting some Selenium tests according to the page object design pattern taking advantage of Seleniums' annotations. My problem is that I have some html select elements whose option elements are ...
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Test cases in source code

Will it be a good practice to have test cases stored along with the source code in a file or within the source code comments itself? Few months back, I met a programmer from a big corporation who ...
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Pretty / GUI formatting for the nosetests.xml xUnit report?

Is there a simple tool that will generate pie charts or otherwise "pretty", graphical output based on the .xml file that nose outputs with the --with-xunit switch? I tried googling around for one but ...
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Web Service Testing & Automation - Open Source Tools

I am looking for Web Service Functional Testing + Automation - Open Source Tool. SOAP UI - Free for functional testing. If you want to extend it for Data Driven Testing you need to buy Pro Version ...
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Excel template for creating/retrieving/updating defects in quality center

Has anyone tried using an Excel template/macro for updating defects in Quality Center? Currently, I can use the Excel add-in to create new bug reports and then upload it to QC. But afterwards, I'd ...
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Automated testing tools for iOS apps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps? I wanted to know if there are any good automated testing tools that can be used to test iOS apps. Looking for some ...
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Is a distinction between “testing” and “checking” useful?

I've seen testers (Michael Bolton, mainly) make a distinction between "testing" (looking for defects using a variety of different methods) and "checking" (running a scenario and then verifying a set ...
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Functional tests for Flash

We are using a rich client developed with Flex. We would like to build automated tests to test whole features. I saw a module for Selenium, Flex Monkium, which could do the job. Did you try it out? ...
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What factors should affect the ratio of QA/Test staff vs. App Developers

I've worked in a variety of environments with differing ratios of QA / SDET personnel vs. developers focused on building and maintaining application features. Is there such a thing as a "right" ...
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Can't click this checkbox using WebDriver / Selenium — ElementNotVisibleException

See attached image. The element is visible to me as a user, but I keep getting the ElementNotVisibleException error. It seems to locate the element via multiple methods, but the .click() fails. Is it ...
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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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Good resources for building a QA team

Our corporation has, up until this point, largely lacked a 'quality mentality' of any kind. From no testers, they went to two testers - but 5 or 6 product teams still rely on a mix of developer and ...
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Flex Test Automation Tools Questions

Below tools I figured out for Flex Testing FlexMonkium - Selenium IDE Addon FlexMonkey - http://www.gorillalogic.com/flexmonkey FlexPilot - https://github.com/mde/flex-pilot/wiki FlexUISelenium - ...
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2answers
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Advice when putting together a cost benefit analysis when considering changing defect tracking systems

we use a homebaked defect tracking system in my org. As a QA I have worked in various different organisations previously and find the current in-house solution to be sub par. I initially started to ...
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how do i make the case to management for QA to get a new android for testing the mobile platform?

right now we only have the Sprint HTC Hero and i feel there is need for a more recent model of android for QA testing our mobile platform so, how do i make the case to management for QA to get a new ...
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How important is it to test a build against a clean data set?

Our web application is complicated, as are most modern apps. Typically, at the end of a release cycle, we branch our code and perform a regression test on the code. Additionally, all new features are ...
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2answers
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Any way to automate Flash/SilverLight file upload testing?

It could have been easier if Flash/SilverLight made it possible to trigger file dialog programmatically, but file should still be selected, dialog confirmed, upload initiated... Looks like it has to ...
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3answers
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Is opening site during set up a bad practice?

I have been using set up method to launch site but it has made made it difficult for me to maintain tests, especially now when there are multiple URLs for application - public void setUP() { ...
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1answer
909 views

Web Driver (Selinium Version)

How to add the webdrivers of C# in VS 2005, I was tried the same but the "OpenQA" not found error is shown, Is there is any version problem?
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Is there a commonly used functional test runner/reporter that is lightweight/simple?

Functional tests come in all shapes and sizes. Is there a class of lightweight, simple to use, tools that will discover, run and report on all tests found in a directory? I'm looking for something ...
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1answer
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How can I test a table of options with python unittest and nosetests?

I have a list of twelve properties and want to test various combinations. The actual test function is the same, just different parameters. I find myself writing a bunch of functions that look like ...
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1answer
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How to get Custom BIRT reports in SilkCentral Test Manager to pull the currently selected project?

I posted this question on StackOverflow and did not get any answers, so re-posting here. We are using Eclipse (Galileo) to create some custom BIRT reports (version 2.5) for SilkCentral Test Manager ...
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2answers
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Is drag-and-drop possible in watir-webdriver?

I would like to drag-and-drop one element to the position of another, triggered from within a watir-webdriver script. By "drag-and-drop" I mean picking up a draggable element and releasing it on ...
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Good Watir or Watir-Webdriver tutorials/resources for new-to-automation testers?

There are at least two really good books for Selenium beginners, and quite a few courses/tutorials out there, as well as a lot of blogs. However, I haven't seen quite as much out there for Watir - ...
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2answers
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Selenium 2.0 Webdriver file structure for automation testing

My team uses Selenium 2.0/webdriver to test our enterprise web app. We've been learning and playing with webdriver commands for a while. Each team member has their own style to keep their script ...
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2answers
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TestNG Mark a Test as Failed if a Particular Path is Used

Is there a way to mark a test as failed in the TestNG framework if a certain path is followed? I know I can use system.exit(1); or something similar to mark an abnormal termination but it doesn't ...
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Approaches to evaluate competitor products for making quality assessment

We have been working for a while on building a product for our clients and now it has reached a stage where we need to decide whether we are ready to go to market with it or not. One of the tasks ...
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What would be a good term for continuous testing post-deployment?

I'm thinking of live production sites here, where there is a continuous community or much content being updated, sort of like a newspaper site or community site (the one I work at is a healthcare ...

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