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Need help to frame locator for webdriver script

I have a button reach_analysis_button with id="x-auto-7". But directly using that i am not able to locate the element from webdriver. I tried ...
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Test cases for find and replace function of notepad [closed]

I have made a notepad in c and i want to add find & replace feature so i just want some test case for that feature so that it works fine in notepad editor.
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4answers
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Automatically only run the fast tests?

Christmas List: Manually I nark tests as being in category "long running". I'm lazy and don't want people to have to do this. Are there any testing or CI frameworks out there that can run only ...
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3answers
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List and role of different types of testing environments

There are numerous of different testing environments that I have come across with, and ALL of them seem pretty useful and helpful but which ones are necessary. For example ... I have seen: ...
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How do I test an application for SQL injections?

I'm supposed to test a web application for SQL injections. I'm new to this type of security testing and I'd like to get some tips on the matter. Are there any best practices or do I simply search on ...
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1answer
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Applications that export JMeter-compatible JMX files?

Are there any other tools that can cooperate with JMeter tool? For example I record script and then export it to JMeter. I know that I can export jmx file to JMeter using BadBoy aplication but is ...
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1answer
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Need to assertValue of text input field based on data coming from a table td inner HTML (using storeText to store variable) in Selenium IDE script

In Selenium IDE, I need to call the command assertValue of an input field on data coming from a table <td> (which only allows storeText, not storeValue) from a different page. Right now the ...
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7answers
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Which tools should I start with?

I'm new to software testing. During the last few months, I was studying software testing terms/terminologies and how to create test cases from requirements etc... It started to get boring and I think ...
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2answers
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Calculate peak concurrent users on a website

I am looking at setting up some website load testing scripts and need some help in finding a formula to estimate how many concurrent users are browsing a website at peak times, based on common metrics ...
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1answer
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Open SSL / Https url using selenium-rc

Please suggest me, how to open the SSL urls using selenium-rc? I face trouble while opening any https website through selenium RC in IE and FF browser both, as they prompt for accept the SSL ...
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1answer
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Unix Performance testing - training content

My company is involved with performing performance testing and now they want to perform couple of training related with executing those tests on the servers based on Unix systems. We will test ...
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1answer
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Print Stylesheets - how do you effectively test them?

We have a pain point at the moment - we are trying to implement 1 print stylesheet across many different templates/styles of websites. The problem is that they seem to be like a waterbed - you push ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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3answers
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What kind of testing is ApprovalTests.com doing and are there other similar frameworks?

I came across the ApprovalTests.com framework today and am curious how it would be classified. I am familiar with concepts of Unit Tests, functional tests, and user acceptance testing, but this seems ...
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Should we reject QA candidates based on basic reasoning and math tests?

Short version: When hiring experienced QA people, do you want someone who has good technical skills, or do you want someone who has good aptitude skills? My boss says that if the guy can't solve ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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How to get the last value in a list/string using Python [closed]

I am a beginner in writing Python scripts and I need help on the following: Threads::num,47141,47146,47151,47156,47161,47166,47171,47176 How can I get and display the last value '47176' The ...
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3answers
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How to change status of all test cases in QC test lab

In QC, How to change status of all test cases(including all steps) together. I need to make a large set of test cases "pass" in one go, hope there would be some query which can do this.
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6answers
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Deployment Testing

What kind of things should be looked at after you have deployed a new system? So far I can think of the following: Things to check: a) Check it deploys to right folder: Open machine where build is ...
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2answers
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How to define test strategy of a company (how testing is done at a specific company) ?

We have to deal at times with requests where a prospective customer is approaching us for some work and is interested to know how we do testing. Generally what we hear is a high level statement (or ...
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1answer
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How to instantiate a .NET FirefoxDriver when FF is installed in non-default location?

My Firefox 5 is installed not at the default location. So, I tried with the following to create a FirefoxDriver: private IWebDriver driver; [SetUp] public void SetupTest() { var ffBinary = new ...
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2answers
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What factors do you consider when putting together a dept training plan?

I'm currently putting together a more formal training syllabus/plan for the testers on our team. Whilst on-the-job coaching has served us pretty well so far (helped by the fact that everyone on the ...
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1answer
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How to fix “Permission denied to access property 'document'”?

I posted it on stackoverflow.com. Someone suggested me to post it here... While trying to automate testing with selenium rc I ran into this problem. I was just following the steps in the tutorials. ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Selenium-2 Webdriver browser support

I have a question about selenium2 (webdriver). As selenium-2 supports following 4 types of web drivers.. 1-IE 2-firefox 3-chrome 4-htmlunit Is there any way to use any other webdriver apart ...
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4answers
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How to QA the QA candidates… what should I look for in a QA person

I run a software development company, I am considering hiring a QA person, what are the traits I should look for in a candiate? And what are the traits I should avoid? (extra credit for how you can ...
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5answers
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Why is separating functional and non-functional test important (or not)?

There have been several questions lately along the lines of "Is X a functional or non-functional type of testing?". Although I understand the distinction, it's never been an important distinction for ...
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9answers
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Can someone be a good automated tester and be terrible programmer?

I'm currently working as an automated tester. Mostly I do GUI testing in SilkTest, which I like and think I'm fairly good at. Recently, I've been assigned a COM-testing project for our application's ...
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1answer
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Can you use Watir successfully with AJAX\GWT Applications

It seems that some UI automation tools struggle with GWT grids & the asynchronous aspect of Ajax based applications. Has anyone tried Watir with an GWT\Ajax application. Please share your ...
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Installation testing is part of functional or non-functional testing?

In your test strategy/testing where would the installation testing (set-up/deployment with or without installer) belong? Is it a part of functional testing or non-functional testing?
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Moving to software QA from a non-IT QA role

I have an associate of mine that currently has a few years(4+) of experience as a Quality Assurance professional, mainly examining products for a large retailer. However, they're looking to move into ...
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Selenium IDE clickAndWait command not working for unique LinkButton control

How can I automate clicking this anchor tag with Selenium IDE (in Mozilla Firefox of course)? I tried two different approaches, and neither one worked. Would it matter that this is in a popup window? ...
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What is the best way to report test results?

The testing department is new at my company so I am trying to establish some test reporting policies. We are starting out by develping a suite of regression tests which will be good for the long term ...
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2answers
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Testing a live and staging site with Selenium IDE

I would like to run a test that stores the position of key page elements on a live site, then compares it to a staging site to ensure the two match. The main issue is that the URLs for the live and ...
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How can a conference attendee get the most out of a testing conference?

I get that arriving to the session early (at least on time) and paying full attention is a given. I sit on the front row when I can to lessen distractions & help me focus. Also I get to go to bed ...
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Are testing conferences usually worth attending?

I'm considering asking my boss about sending me to STARWest, but I'm wondering if it's valuable enough for me to justify the expense to the company to him (there is no way I could afford to go on my ...
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Accessibility Testing - Should it be considered functional testing or non functional testing?

Well, I am not going to say what falls in functional/non-functional testing as it might vary in your work place. But if you carry out a11y testing then do you have it marked as functional testing or ...
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Differences between: QA, QC, Software Testing, Verification, Validation, Prevention and Detection

I've trouble understand the differences between these terms: "Quality Assurance", "Quality Control", "Software Testing", "Verification", "Validation", "Prevention" and "Detection". Here is what I ...
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2answers
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What's the most efficient way to run lots of tests?

Here's my current setup: Compile on teamcity Copy the dlls to 8 agents and run tests simaltaniousisly (via snapshot dependencies) Finally taper them in to a single 'publish' build configuration. ...
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1answer
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Test Automation Design Question

I am analyzing automation design for a web app UI Layer Web Service Layer DB Layer Intranet based app and limited user base My Approach for automation is Web Services layer Test automation ...
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1answer
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Selenium IDE has stopped recognising pop-up windows

I'm relatively new to Selenium and since the update to 1.0.12, when I run my tests, each case with a selectWindow command fails. If I run these steps seperately, by clicking individually, it passes, ...
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Automate verification of emails being received

One of the applications that I have to do an enhancement to soon has a number of emails that are sent from the application. To the point of verification, I need to see the delivery failure ...
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3answers
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Xml Diffing Best Practices

There's a lot of xml out there, and diffing it against canned data has helped me in the past. But there's a few things I find I need to do: Delete segments of the xml I don't care about ...
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1answer
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What's the best way to test log4net logging?

What's the best way to test log4net logging? As logging is to some degree an interface to our component, I want to make sure it keeps working as it can be configured in a few different ways. Should ...
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Making scrum-fall work for the short-term

Our team is in an annoying situation: Our corporation is in a period of transition that will probably last another 3 to 6 months after a merger between two companies with very different philosophies. ...
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Fully qualify window path after upgrading to QTP 11?

After I upgraded from QTP 10 to 11, it required me to fully qualify my window paths using descriptive programming. For example, this sort of thing worked in QTP 10: ...
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Safari test browser doesn't launch with Selenium RC

I've been dabbling with Selenium to do some testing on a site and I'm trying to set up RC so I can run tests in multiple browsers. I can run a simple test I put together in both Chrome and Firefox, ...
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Adapting agile testing

I have provided my view points on what is agile testing an what is not agile testing. Would appreciate your views and sharing your agile test adoption experiences #1. If you follow weekly release ...

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