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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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What are the best practices for error seeding

Where I work we use an offshore company to augment several internal departments. I work in the QA team, and concerns have been aired about the level of confidence we can have in the test work we have ...
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What is best practice for test failures that have a low priority fix?

If I have a test that fails due to a known bug, but that bug is deemed lower priority to fix than other work, what should be done with the test? I can think of 2 options: Leave the test in the test ...
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What techniques are available to determine which browsers to test?

When websites being deployed to the internet are about to go live, the age old question always comes up. "Which browsers should I test?" I am not asking that question because it will soon become ...
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How to deal with testers who do more than test

In my firm, we don't have testers, exactly. We have analysts who translate business requirements into specifications. (Think the guy from Office Space, except these guys actually provide some value. ...
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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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Can working in QA for a while make someone a better developer/engineer?

I was just wondering what type of skills gained in QA would help someone become a better software engineer/developer (if any)? I was talking to a fellow intern, and he told me that some of his ...
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Set attribute of an element using webdriver + python

I am trying to automate uploading an image. The uploader is a Flash object and using AutoIt is not an option. So I am trying to work my way around this with just webdriver. The idea is to 'set' the ...
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515 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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Is it a good idea to use Page Object Model with TestComplete?

We're using TestComplete at this company, and we're intertwining a bit of scripting in our Keyword tests. I'm thinking about just turning it into just Page Object Model type tests since the recording ...
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257 views

Agile Tester vs Traditional Tester…?

What is the Difference in Role of a Traditional Manual Tester, who works in a waterfall based Project and that of an Agile tester, who works in an Agile based Project? My project has started to ...
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Test Automation in Agile?

Since Agile is iterative and many test-last tools are record and playback-style, and therefore can't really be applied in an Agile environment, this brings up a few issues. the target for test is ...
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317 views

Am I tester or just checker?

I've read about difference between testing and checking and I feel I'm only a checker. I write tests scenarios to know whether the product satisfies requirements. Is this still testing or only ...
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Are there some well known nasty pitfalls to try to avoid at all costs when starting with unit testing on a partly legacy (web) application?

I am participating on the development of the web application which has several years of history behind it and there never was enough value and effort put on refactoring, so considerable part of the ...
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2answers
363 views

match image with Selenium2

Not sure if I'm even asking this question correctly, however, here goes. I'm looking at validating images in an automation suite that I just started. I am currently validating the location via XPath ...
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“Conventional” Test cases in an Agile environment?

i've just started at a Web Development company that does websites/mobile apps. I've done QA for 5-6 years now and they wanted someone that had QA experience but wasn't set in their ways to be their QA ...
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How and where to store dynamic result/data using webdriver java

I want to know "How and where to store dynamic (Search results) result/data", I am getting the results and not sure what to do next. Also, after saving these results I want to use this in another ...
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3answers
140 views

Getting up to speed quickly with automation tests

I'm starting a new QA engineering internship and I've been tasked with automation tests. I was going through the documentation for selenium and testNG and it seems straightforward and easy to pickup. ...
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2answers
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How to navigate to a alert using Selenium Web Driver with Java?

I am trying to navigate the command on the alert box, but I am not able to do it in Web Driver with JAVA. Please help me with it. Apart from this I would also like to know how to tackle with the ...
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2answers
100 views

Is it OK to use the classes under test to initialize the database for the tests?

I am working at a small in-house dev department in a non-IT organisation. Me and another junior dev are creating a mid-sized CRUD web application in ASP MVC. There is no formal test process in our ...
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4answers
222 views

Testing a software with limited resource

I am currently developing a software.The major problem is that I have very limited resource, only a single my PC. So, I can't test my software in different windows, PC with different configuration. ...
3
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1answer
305 views

Automated Web Testing against Sharepoint solutions in a windows development house

I'm researching which web browser automation tools is most suited to running functional user tests against SharePoint based solutions and potentially MVC based custom web parts at a later date. We are ...
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8answers
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In what phase or stage of the project should QA testing start?

Is it more efficient to start testing during project development or before deployment?
3
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1answer
590 views

How to test an Excel macro that selects, groups, and counts data using SQL query?

This is the first time I encountered such a problem. There is an Excel table with a macro that selects data from the database using SQL query according to specific criteria. Data is grouped in ...
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4answers
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WebDriver API: 'Failed to send keys because cannot focus element' — better workaround than using Firefox instead of Chrome?

There's a bug in the chromedriver.exe Chrome driver for Selenium's WebDriver API. You can't use send_keys for certain types of inputs, like for the jQuery plugin "EZPZ Hint". It works okay on simple ...
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2answers
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Looking for a test tool for Flash-based web applications. Any ideas?

I'm looking for a Selenium-like tool to test Flash-based web applications (specifically a guided interview with questions and form fields that the user navigates through to produce a document at the ...
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4answers
7k views

Running Selenium test on TFS

I am currently working on implementing UI tests of .NET web application using Selenium RC. The tests are now coming together and I am beginning to look at how these will be incorporated into TFS. ...
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1answer
2k views

Testing drag-and-drop with Selenium 2 on Telerik controls

I need to automate drag and drop functionality with Telerik controls, I currently use WatiN for my automation (see related quesiton Testing drag-and-drop with Watin on Telerik controls . I am ...
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4answers
166 views

What is component testing and how to write component test cases?

I am new to testing. I would like to know: What is component testing? How do I write component test cases? Please explain with examples if possible as that will be more helpful for me.
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3answers
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How to find element using contains in xpath

can anyone please help me how to use contains in my xpath? My xpath changes all the time when users are added, so I can't find element using xpath. This is my xpath: ...
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6answers
279 views

How to become a more Creative Software Tester?

I am a manual tester. I use creativity sometimes when generating Test ideas. How can a tester improve his creative/innovative skills which will ultimately help me in testing the product better and ...
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2answers
2k views

Are there any detailed tutorials for TFS, Visual Studio and MTM?

I've just started at a new company where the developers use TFS and Visual Studio 2013; they seem to use the two names interchangeably so I'm getting myself confused with which one is which and which ...
2
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4answers
149 views

Is branching tests the only option for system with multiple versions?

Our system under test have schema that differs between system versions 1.0 and 2.0: new entities have been added, some have columns added. We used Hibernate to generate Java entities for both schema ...
2
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4answers
169 views

Security testing of web application

I am a manual tester with limited knowledge of how to code. How to approach the security testing of a web site. Are there any good tools or classes( preferably) for security testing?
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5answers
327 views

Where to get feedback on my testing skills?

I've been testing for a number of months during development of two products. However, my organization does not have well-established testing process. We are given templates, TT tool, and told to write ...
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2answers
557 views

Should data validation be automated in a rapid development environment

I would like to understand Data Validation for Automation in case of (Weekly/ Frequent Builds) In case of frequent code changes (Weekly builds) since the code base would change frequently Automation ...
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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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4answers
525 views

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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Is there a correct term for testing done by “testers” hired just to use the app as in real life?

We have a group of "testers" (basically students etc., no professional testers and purely black box) who basically do not find bugs but rather use the app as expected in the live environment, ...
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5answers
123 views

Can someone clear-out these job posts for me once and for all?

A typical job-post for a testing position: Requirements: Programming experience with Java, Python, VB or C# Ability to write test cases and work with test-automation Database knowledge Experience in ...
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1answer
70 views

Manual testing of mail server

I need to check mail server written with Erlang and CommuniGate Pro with black box method. I already checked work of POP3/IMAP/SMTP protocol via telnet. Also work of mail server via STARTTLS, ...
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3answers
625 views

Selenium Webdriver - FindElement in scope of WebElement doesn't work

The FindElement() method doesn't seem to work with an XPath locator, if called on an existing WebElement. My code is this: htmlDiv = _driver.FindElement(By.XPath("//h2[text()='" + onvNaam + ...
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2answers
260 views

Blurred screenshots with Selenium Webdriver

Please refer to the link to see what kind if screenshots I get - http://goo.gl/uDIyf3 instead of http://goo.gl/BQy1hI . Not sure what could be wrong here as the same code has been working for me on ...
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3answers
236 views

Trying to simulate users logging in but staying idle

I'm trying to simulate the scenarios where 1000+ users log in at once, and stay logged in for a set amount of time. While those 1000+ users are still logged into the server, another set logs in as ...
1
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1answer
67 views

Career Change in to Testing

I've around 10+ years of experience in Banking operations including, reconciliations, sales, customer services, Asset Management financial transaction QA. Coming to academics I've done my PG in ...
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4answers
218 views

Exploratory Testing

We are an agile software development boutique. We use Kanban to keep our project running. We do Test Driven development, so don't have a separate testing phase. But we do some manual testing called ...
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3answers
299 views

What is a latent bug?

I came to know a new bug type named latent bug. Kindly help me understand what kind of bug is this?
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3answers
190 views

Getting started in SQA [duplicate]

I am about to graduate in the Fall and have this summer to try and line something up in terms of a job. I wasn't able to snag an internship even though I am almost done with a computer science degree ...
1
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1answer
742 views

selenium wget download file

I'm testing a web app with Selenium and I actually need to download a txt file during my test. But this seems impossible because a pop up appears asking to save the file. So, this blocks the progess ...
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4answers
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How to write test cases in selenium webdriver using C#, simultaneously when web application is being developed (application pages not available)

I want to write test cases when application is under developing. I know the design of the application based on the wireframes. I intend to write test cases in C# using the Selenuim WebDriver. ...

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