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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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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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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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4answers
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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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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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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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What is the Java code to subclass HtmlUnitDriver to support http authentication?

Is it possible to subclass a Java object in the constructor? I am a Java newbie trying out Selenium example in a faq, ...
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1answer
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Differences in methods to select an element based on content in XPath

Selecting an anchor link with content, such as <a>test link</a>, I can see three different ways to do it using XPath: a[text()="test link"] a[.="test link"] a[contains(text(), "test ...
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4answers
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What is the correct way to select an <option> using Selenium's Python WebDriver

I would like to select an <option> child of a <select> using the Python WebDriver. I have a reference to the option WebElement I wish to select and have tried select() and click() methods ...
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How to eliminate \ reduce invalid failures in automation due to GUI changes?

I am into the automation of a web application using Selenium. I write test cases without hard-coding anything in the test cases. There were many invalid failures in the run due to GUI changes such as ...
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how to implement a given logged in user role through UI automation?

As suggested on StackOverflow I am posting this question here as well. I am having trouble how to implement the Given step (with SpecFlow for example) of a logged in user role throught Web UI ...
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1answer
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Considerations for site audits and testing on IE9?

Now that Internet Explorer 9 has a growing market share (5.63% at time of writing, and closing in on IE7 fast), what are some of the major considerations for people wishing to test sites and web ...
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Tester Versus Test cases written by the tester [closed]

I have always believed that a great tester is one whose test cases help in discovery of a lot of bugs in the product and not one who finds a lot of bugs in a product. In otherwords a team or a ...
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1answer
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Testing a data de-duplication and matching engine

Has anyone ever tested a row based data de-duplication and matching program (the data could be any personal information like names,addresses and postal codes etc) ? What kind of strategies/tools ...
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3answers
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What are the best tools available to test performance of a MVC web site

I am new to QA. I need to find best tools available to test performance of a MVC web site. Please help me.
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Is jQuery faster than CSS/Xpath selectors for IE 8.0 in Selenium1?

I am planning to run my existing Selenium 1.x tests in IE 8.0. After checking few blogs and reading this, I tried to run my tests using jQuery locators with the method mentioned here. My tests uses ...
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1answer
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Performing administrative test cases in Selenium IDE

For a Drupal site, I have written a test script in Selenium IDE that logs in as the administrator, adds a new user and peforms a series of tests on the registration page. Once this user has been ...
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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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WebDriver login and click action ain't working…

I have the following problem. I have a website where the Login is Via a Link that has the href: SubmitLogin(). I'm trying to use webdriver in the form of PageFactories. I have this method: ...
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1answer
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testing RESTful webservice with kerberos authentication

I've been testing a RESTful webservice for the last little while using SoapUI. It's worked great until this week where a requirement was added that the web service must use kerberos authentication, ...
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Testing webservice engine: best practice

I am currently working in a web-service testing project. The web-service engine works on a large set of input data and returns some data that undergo a lot of calculations and filtering. The testing ...
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Layered Architecture of Test Automation Software

I was introduced to a 5-layer-model for GUI test automation frameworks, that was considered common knowledge. But I would be interested in a source describing this model. The layers are the following: ...
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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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Question: C# Selenium: Read rows from html table until the last row is found, and Store in array

The following snapshot is what I see when I do a view of class and Ids in using IE Developer tool. It consists of a table and inside the table there are links. I need to read all the link names, and ...
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Solving “SeleneseTestCase is deprecated” issue

I'm working through the "Selenium Simplified" book just to really gain a solid understanding of Selenium and Java. I know the basics of Java, but this one is frustrating me. I must be missing some ...
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Selenium: Ajax Testing

Please brief me about the Ajax testing with selenium RC. As in Ajax element does not reflect on the view-source, but using firebug we can see the changes in HTML source code. There are two methods ...
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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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1answer
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Check an element through Selenium RC

Please suggest what logic should be used here through selenium RC. Action Check Close/Remove button. Expected In the upper-right corner of the app is a Close/Remove button. This button only ...
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Selenium:With selelenium RC can we scroll the scrollbar up or down of browser.

Can we use Selenium RC to move the browser's scroll bar up or down?
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Andriod Selenium testing by Python - connecting problem

I'm trying to get the Selenium Android client to run in my emulator: Install SDK Run emulator Install android-server-2.0rc1.apk in the emulator and devices Forward the port by adb forward tcp:8080 ...
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switching windows with Selenium2 and c# where popup window has same title as originating window

I've been attempting to figure this out for the past two days, unfortunately with no luck. I'm currently automating a scenario where a new window for a form is popped up from the main application ...
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Selenium - Stopping server

Selenium server (ver. 2) has stopped working for me for unknown reasons (see Selenium (RC) stops working...). I'd like to stop Selenium sever and restart it. When I enter ...
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Selenium (RC) hangs when started from Python test

Fairly new to Selenium (but loving it). I'm running a single test in Python on Selenium RC. I've been running it multiple times a day for about 3 weeks. Now when I try to run it, it executes all the ...
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Is there a captureNetworkTraffic implementation in Selenium 2 via webdriver?

If yes, how is it called, or where can I find more info about it? (I'm not talking about using WebDriverBackend.) If not, what alternatives are there?

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