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Feed TestNG tests

recently i used feed4testng in order to run multiple instances of test using a dataprovider with feed4testng tool. But this tool only iterates through external resources. Is there any other tool for ...
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Technical debt report

I've been asked to create a report about the technical debt of an application, but I haven't receive farther guidelines about its elaboration. I'll be assisted by Sonar code analysis tool. My main ...
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Testing Exchange Rates / FOREX in an accounting app

In black box automation testing of an accounting app which uses live feeds of foreign exchange rates for transactions, I would like to be able to record those exchange rates used to be able to assert ...
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Regarding Setting text of a WebElement without using SendKeys method

I have the following code piece in java using selenium inorder to access UI element on iOS and populate a textfield. WebElement username = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//window[1]/textfield[1]")); ...
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Software Quality Assurance Conferences - List and recommendations

I have been looking for some good conferences to attend and recommend to colleagues. Looking up on Google and some sites, I thought it would be a good idea to create a list of SQA conferences, the ...
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Outage Tracking Tool

Is there any open source tool to track application outages/downtime? I work in a testing project and sometimes due to some anomalies we can't do the normal system testing. I need a tool to track ...
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2answers
486 views

QA as Scrum Master

I have been thinking more and more as to whether it’s a good idea to have the one off the Lead QA testers as the projects Scrum Master? Here’s my thinking, which may not be the same in every ...
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How do you write a great bug report? [closed]

"Is this going to be a stand-up fight sir, or a bug hunt?" - Hudson I've always wondered what the secrets were to writing a great bug report. Over time I've narrowed down the activity to three ...
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Is there a standard term for tests run against production? [duplicate]

After running our normal automated tests against a test area, we releasing the change to production then run some additional tests against production to verify the roll-out ran correctly and to test ...
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How to save compiled document on Desktop using C# Selenium

Using Selenium WebDriver with C# in VS 2010, I compiled a document using automation and then I want to save the file on my desktop. During automation a new window is popping up to "save or open file". ...
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1answer
101 views

Selenium IDE is automatically getting rid off

I am using selenium-ide-2.4.0 api in Mozilla Firefox 16, when i close and use Firefox 2 and again restart my Firefox 16 i need to re-install my api and use it, Why is it happening so?
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1answer
132 views

PHPUnit Selenium2 calling a function

I am testing with PHPUnit and Selenium2. I am testing the admin panel. So, I need to add Admin Login Test into all my admin panel tests. I want to create a new Admin Login Test with a new file and I ...
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what is the best way to write automated end to end user scenarios?

When automating user scenarios, we typically cover an end-to-end user flow. Unit testing recommends that each test method should be independant and only test one thing. But things are different in ...
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1answer
105 views

Issue tracking - project version tracking

I have recently joined a new company and I am dragging them by the scruff of their neck into the 21st Century when it comes to development and testing processes. I have just introduced JIRA after ...
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1answer
254 views

CSS/XPATH selector management using python's dictionary

I have a lot of functional tests in Python. As expected , they use a wide variety of css/xpath selectors . I think I read somewhere that a practice is to have a dictionary where each selector would ...
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1answer
268 views

How should I plan for a QA job where I work at home, part time?

Working from home has many advantages, no commute time, no relocation and a lot of other benefits. As an alternative I think I need a future job for me mainly to have the following characteristics: ...
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1answer
199 views

Load Testing in Visual Studio 2012

We currently use Visual Studio to drive load tests against our software, and I'm trying to determine where we can improve data collection. The best reference I've been able to find is here. Is this ...
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2answers
574 views

As to improve the Selenium 2 test speed?

I'm trying to create Selenium tests to my Java application, but each test spends about 5 seconds to execute. The most time consuming part of the test is to initialize the Selenium. I'm initialize the ...
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3answers
469 views

Thoughts on pairwise testing

With pairwise testing we're able to reduce exhaustive testing to testing all combinations of pairs. I'm new to a group of software testers testing an huge amount of functions with many input ...
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1answer
198 views

How to identify when application breaks in load testing using vsts?

i'm having hard time understanding the load test result in vsts to find when the application breaks under load. Is there any indications to find it. I searched about this in google, asked in stack ...
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1answer
149 views

Selenium webdriver

How to capture the 'capthca code' during registration a page using webdriver. i tried to get the input and through to element (using find element on field). but, field is not recognized.
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6answers
562 views

How to deal with automation naysayers?

In my team, there are a number of experienced QA people. I work mostly on developing tools to make the QA process easier for these guys, such as developing test automation. The uptake has been slow, ...
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1answer
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Automated tests pass every time when run individually, but when they are clumped into a test suite it's a toss up if the tests will pass

I have around 200 test classes for my web application at the moment. I use Selenium2/Webdriver and the tests are written in java, with TestNG used as my framework. When I run each test by itself, ...
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2answers
292 views

What is page object modelling? and Why is it so important?

I have been hearing a lot about page object modelling? Why is it so important? Can someone please outline me page object model? I'm currently working as QE in webservices area
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2answers
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data warehouse testing checklist

what are some best practice approaches such as: SCD type 1/2/3 nulls duplicates missing data extra data special characters FK/PK referential integrity.etc
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1answer
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Testing an internal shared library which is used by more than one product on different release cycles

We shipped a product. We then got a request to develop another product which would have its own release cycle. It was decided to start this development in the same branch as the first product we ...
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2answers
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how to present a documentation from user point of view? [closed]

I am preparing documentation on a software product for my company. Can anyone provide me suggestions for preparing a better document will help me a lot. Are screenshots necessary while preparing the ...
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Should tester fix bugs?

I've heard two guys from Microsoft and Google saying testers in those companies fix defects. Personally I think it is Ok and a better contribution than just creating a new bug ticket (at least in some ...
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QTP Mercury.DeviceReplay how to get mouse controls working on multi monitor

I've just discovered this awesome low level control object, Set mouse = CreateObject("Mercury.DeviceReplay") which allows me to do cool things like mouse.DragAndDrop x, y, x+60, y, 0 My problem ...
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0answers
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Automated Testing Involving Internet Explorer_Server Controls

I've been tasked with developing a method to functional test and load test an application we're implementing in our environment. The vendor created a shell which uses Internet Explorer_Server ...
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2answers
256 views

What knowledge should i possess before testing a web application?

I have been testing a desktop application for two years.I want to test web application.So, what knowledge should i possess and what should i learn before testing a web application?
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0answers
155 views

Test flex mobile application built with 4.10 sdk with testcomplete

I've been able to test a flex desktop app after following this steps ( http://support.smartbear.com/viewarticle/30904/#Compile ) but now I have to test a mobile flex app and I always get this error: ...
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2answers
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991 views

Courses for non-IT people to study testing?

I am a non-IT student, but I want to enter into the IT world. Which courses do I have to study to get job in testing? What is the difference between QA tester and ISTQB tester? Which is the best ones? ...
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3answers
186 views

what are the testing skills needed to test a stable system?

I have been testing a application in agile methodology where requirements change frequently. So, now the application has become stable.So , what are the extra skills to test a stable system?
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2answers
169 views

Product Owners - level of involvement with .feature files

I am involved in a project where Given-When-Then formatted stories are written by the Product Owner (in a web-based story repository / JIRA), then created by Developers, while system test automation ...
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3answers
509 views

Testing random number generation

I have a program which generates random numbers. How can I test if the random number generator is generating actual random numbers?
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4answers
124 views

How to test a system that is part of a bigger system?

I have experience testing from a business perspective but I'm currently working in an system which is a small part of a bigger system, so I don't have a clear vision of the entire business value flow. ...
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2answers
597 views

JMeter test for Cas Log into AJAX application

I am trying to load test an AJAX application with cas log in. I recorded and played back the script; I saw user info in log just after recording it and playing back, but as soon as I closed HNX and ...
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2answers
2k views

Recommend issue tracker to be used with Basecamp

Background In my company we started to use Basecamp for managing the project (mainly assigning work to developers). But unfortunately Basecamp on it's own doesn't have sufficient tools to track the ...
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4answers
392 views

Good strategy for automated regression where initial state can't be guaranteed or predicted

The situation I need to start building automated regression for a very large web application with thousands of users. It is impossible to start from a known state, or even to be sure that data ...
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2answers
117 views

open source tool to automate the process of installing Adobe applications on Mac

we are trying to automate the process of downloading app and installing the same on Mac. Currently we are using Selenium till downloading app, for installation we are finding difficulty to handle, ...
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1answer
389 views

Selenium: Click on input-field with complicated selector

I need the right direction to click on a input field. When I copy the CSS path I get the following: html body#root div#box div#content div#C_INTERNAL_OBJECT-98286949812.container ...
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2answers
258 views

Competencies and technologies knowledge for a automated tester [closed]

For someone starting to specialize in automated testing, what are the technologies worth to learn? What are the current trends? Also, any good pointers where to start a professional career in ...
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6answers
385 views

How to prevent cheating by manual testers?

I'm the guy who is motivated to bring some quality assurance into our team. The problem is, that our developers very often hate testing and even if they have a test protocol, not all of them are ...
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8answers
7k views

The role of a software tester in an agile environment?

What would you say was the role of a software tester in an agile environment? Is it just testing and logging bugs or is it more important to work closely with the project architects and developers to ...
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3answers
2k views

How do you block Google Analytics from Selenium automated visits?

Basically, we have a javascript integration on client's webpages. We don't have much (or any) control of the deployed environment, hence the only way to test our integration is truly working is using ...
4
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5answers
6k views

How can I test a user story? Examples please?

I'm a new QS tester in a company in an Agile environment. During the sprint commit I was told that one of my tasks was going to be testing user stories? How exactly do you test something like that. If ...
5
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2answers
3k views

What is the difference between Software Test Engineer, Test Automation Engineer and Software Developer in Test (SDET)?

Software Test Engineer usualy performs “manual” testing (without spending time on automating and supporting the tests). Usually is responsible to find all (as more as possible) critical bugs in the ...
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1answer
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Creation of bug specification

I am currently testing a piece of vehicle management software. To kill two birds with one stone I am also going to create a user guide, alongside a similar document to point out and describe bugs. ...

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