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What options are available in the career path of a tester?

I am an ISTQB Foundation Certified Tester and am looking at attaining either the Certified Agile Tester (CAT) certification or the ISTQB Intermediate Certificate to add to my skills and experience to ...
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Sr QA Interview Questions

Need help !!! Can anyone help in understanding the interview process for a Sr QA in USA ? I got my H1B this year and looking forward to working in Oct but do not know what type of interview Questions ...
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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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What is the difference between bug severity and bug priority?

This is a basic question. Most projects mix both priority and severity into a single value. What reasons are there to separately assign severity and priority to a defect? What do testing methodologies ...
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How is Selenium different from other GUI automation tools?

I have used WatiN and WebAii but I have limited experience with Selenium. How does Selenium differ from these other tools?
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1answer
131 views

Does the Page Objects pattern scale?

This question asks if the Page Objects pattern for automated GUI testing works for bigger projects. But as the question was focused on a single testing tool/framework I think its a good idea for a bit ...
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How to convince your colleagues of pairwise testing?

I've been working on the pairwise topic for more than one month now and I went from "pairwise testing is a nice method in theory, but not applicable in our case" to "pairwise is nice in theory and ...
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What do you do when you encounter overloaded terminology in your workspace?

I've been in many difference sized companies and in many different environments where we've used terms interchangably, Testing Terms, Development Terms and Process types have been overloaded in one ...
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5answers
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Selenium 2 element.click() is unreliable

I am using Selenium 2 2.16 build. I've been running into problems where I get a variable response to a click() call, where sometimes the click activates the behaviour behind the element (new page ...
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Do you verify presence of text in your automated tests?

While automating multi locale application I had to stop using - assertTrue(selenium.isTextPresent("success text message")); where success text message would change for each locale. to - ...
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3answers
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Is model-driven testing a viable technology for real applications yet?

Computer scientists are actively researching model-driven testing as a means of testing applications automatically. The papers I've read are interesting, but so far the modelling technology appears ...
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2answers
883 views

How to manage application data when running multiple tests in parallel?

Our functional test suite is slow I have inherited a functional test suite using Selenium 2 (Webdriver) and Junit. We have around 500 tests written for our Java web application. Running the full ...
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930 views

What test management system should I use?

There must be many questions like this on the site but I have some unique requirements that affect my choice of test management / QA process management system. This is for managing the test cases and ...
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2answers
317 views

What tools are available for testing client/server software in various network topologies?

For testing a client/server platform that communicates over TCP/IP, is there a tool available to mimic various types of interposed network component, such a firewall with NAT or a SOCKS5 server. ...
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451 views

How to test the test scripts?

Once an automation test is created, how do I test it and make sure the test does what its supposed to do? I can easily test the scenarios where test passes, but how to go about the ones that fails due ...
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3answers
223 views

What criteria do I apply to a highly complex development project to warrant getting “real world” data?

Both the product I used to work on and the one I'm working on now have a fairly large and complex matrix of possible configurations, work-flows, and data scenarios. The one product had, no joke, ...
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3answers
443 views

How should I test the output of image renderers thoroughly, efficiently and in a branchable way

I am trying to improve the tests for a bunch of renderers that generate 2D images, and I am looking for advice and ideas for testing that are both efficient and thorough but also branch friendly. All ...
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1answer
144 views

Alternatives to ISEB

I can see why the community can sort of look down on the ISEB exams (at least the Foundation - I haven't looked at the material for any of the others). So I got to wondering exactly what similar ...
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2answers
791 views

Cloud Based Automation Testing with Selenium WebDriver - Java

I am beginner in selenium webdriver (java), and wanted to know whether selenium webdriver can be used in cloud based application testing or not, if yes how to setup it (Searched over the net but ...
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Visual Regression Testing

For testing the visual appearance of a website the use of tools like selenium (functional surface test) are not sufficient because it doesn´t check the visual appearance and/or the CSS-Code directly. ...
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3answers
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Test Suite vs. Test Plan

I am having a difficult time pinning down an official description of what a test suite is compared to a test plan. In Test Computer Software they don't even mention suites. (I assume because the book ...
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Scrubbing Production Data For Test?

We had an issue today where several thousand customers received a notification in error due to a subset of data from our production system being used in a test system. There's been some disagreement ...
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1answer
168 views

How do I assess the testing process of a project?

I need to asses the efficiency/productivity of a project's testing process, which also uses SCRUM. How do I go about? Are there some peer-reviewed or well-known standard approachs to evaluate the ...
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3answers
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What is the best way to handle minor intermittent automation failures during cross browser testing?

I run Web Driver (.Net version) with SpecFlow as my test driver on some fairly general Cross - Browser scenarios so I often am rerunning tests as I add new ones, or clean up old automation. On ...
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4answers
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Quicker way to assert that an element does not exist

The goal of my test is to assert that a popup does not appear after certain actions. Previously to test if the popup exist, i have used exception handling. try: ...
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1answer
780 views

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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3answers
182 views

How to break down a single test case that covers an entire process into multiple interconnected tests?

I have a particular end to end test scenario which am trying to automate using Selenium Webdriver. If I automate the whole scenario into one test case, the test case is going to take a minimum of 25 ...
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3answers
90 views

Generate test data in which format

What is the best approach to make test data configurable ? Through XML file or properties file or any other way. But must not be hard coded. What approach should be taken to run the same Test Suit ...
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1answer
2k views

Free/Sample Selenium test suites (code) for Open Source projects

I am a student and for learning purpose I am looking for following: Open source projects who have a ready-made selenium test-suite, free for others to use can be any sort of web application, in any ...
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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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8answers
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What are some Invalid data inputs that will break a text box?

I am testing an web-based enterprise application created in Asp.Net. I am testing a text box which accepts alpha-numeric character and maximum 255 chars. Apart from normal boundary values, nulls, ...
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2answers
3k 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 ...
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2answers
30k views

How to switch/handle particular popup window (When multiple popup are opened) and close particular popup window

I know how to switch to single popup window, but I do not know how to switch particular popup window when you have more popup windows. Scenario is: Go to the each and every popup Get the title ...
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5answers
500 views

When to use White box Testing in a software or a website?

In a software or an website, when to use white box testing technique?
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6answers
241 views

What type of testing should I be starting with for a big PHP site?

My title explained it all. I have a site to be tested which has almost 100 million lines of codes. This site hasn't been tested yet. I don't know what type of testing should I start with. Should I ...
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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 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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2answers
83 views

What are some good thinking tools that a tester can use to generate ideas? [closed]

As a tester I want to generate more out of the box ideas, so that I can test all positive as well as negative test scenarios and find most critical defects before the product is released. Are there ...
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3answers
373 views

Advanced selenium webdriver tutorial/course [duplicate]

Is there an online advanced/intermediate tutorial on Selenium Webdriver. Preferably using Java. I've searched a lot but could not find such a course/tutorial. Almost 99% are very basic, and I would ...
2
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2answers
453 views

Responsive website testing tools

I am testing with some responsive tools for responsible website test.But sometimes these tools don't give me equal result. Like iPhone & iPad results & tools results don't match each with ...
2
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6answers
215 views

Resources to learn about testing theory

Can anyone recommend some good resources (books, perhaps) to dive into the theory of testing? (I don't mean "what is a test plan", but more on the level of "use these techniques to make your tests ...
2
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4answers
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Not able to scroll down page using Selenium webdriver

I want to scroll down a page that is coming inside a form, not on the main page. I tried this code: JavascriptExecutor jse = (JavascriptExecutor)driver; jse.executeScript("window.scrollBy(0,250)", ...
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2answers
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Difference between Selenium and TestNG

Am a beginner in Selenium and am trying to learn selenium on my own by googling. One thing which I noticed was in many of the posts which I read about selenium the name of the framework by name ...
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2answers
1k views

Modifying a called in test case

How do you modify a test case that has been used as a call in for other tests? In other words, if I have a test case that I want to modify or delete, how can I tell if it has been used as a call in ...
2
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2answers
9k views

How to record in JMeter when proxy settings is configured to connect to internet

To record scripts in JMeter we need to run the proxy on local port 8080, where as in browser I need to configure for internet connectivity proxy to connect to internet. The company I work for is ...
2
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2answers
3k views

Help using Sensetalk (Eggplant's scripting language)

Sensetalk - Eggplant's scripting language, leaves a lot to be desired. I do not personally see why people feel the need to invent new languages all the time. The syntax is overly simplistic, and as ...
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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
118 views

Webdriver auto-filtering results

Navigate to the custom elements example, open a console and type in document.body.getElementsByTagName("*").length - you should get 6 returned as the result. Using webdriver, try (def d ...
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1answer
480 views

Is it a bad practice to use implicit wait in Selenium Webdriver? Should one use only explicit wait?

I was reading up on implicit and explicit waits and found the following two statements: Implicit wait is not considered a good practice because different browsers have different loading times and ...
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1answer
745 views

How to switch pop-up handler using selenium webdriver

I am working on a application that opens a form to fill up when i click on a button. I need to switch to that window , fill up the form and come out I tried this code Set beforePopup = ...

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