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Is there a way to disable a JavaScript function of the tested application from Selenium WebDriver automation project?

I need to disable a particular JavaScript function of the main application for which I am creating automated tests using Selenium WebDriver. Is there a way to do this?
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Clarification sought on the bindings for Selenium 2 and their interaction if any with Selenium Server standalone JAR

While going through the current download list for Selenium I came across this text The Java bindings for Selenium 2, including the WebDriver API and the Selenium RC clients. Download this if you ...
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Send keys to no element in particular

The way I know of sending keys using the WebDriver Python bindings is as follows: element.send_keys(value) How can I send a key (specifically the Escape key) to no element in particular, just to ...
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Alternatives to Session Tester for recording exploratory test session results

I'm interested in hearing suggestions for ways of recording exploratory test session notes. We currently use a mixture of Session Tester and a wiki for recording test notes. I like many things about ...
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When is it OK not to have dedicated testers/QA team?

It just came into my mind that there are no dedicated QAs in stackexchange team. Since they are indeed making an awesome product, I wonder when does the absence of dedicated quality assurance people ...
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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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2answers
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Is there a way to copy a bug submitted in one mantis bug tracker instance to another?

Our problem is development has multiple mantis bug tracking databases that contain multiple projects for multiple products. From a QA perspective we would like to submit a bug only once in our version ...
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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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How to get global teams to test smoothly on a different parts of the system?

I would like to seek for your valued opinions. How do you get global teams (such as US, China, Korea, Singapore, Europe and Australia) which work on and are responsible for different parts of the ...
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Selenium error in NUnit C#

I got the following error when I try to run this test: TheNewTest : FailedSelenium.SeleniumException : Timed out after 5000ms at Selenium.HttpCommandProcessor.DoCommand(String command, String[] ...
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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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What are recommended scenarios to use Selenium Tests for?

My company is introducing BDD into our projects. Our customers have differents processes-cases wich also may fork at specific points. It is a mostly long and tedious work to test each case and each ...
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What test management tool to manage Cucumber tests?

In my company we have our tests specified in Gherkin (Cucumber), and we use Jenkins to schedule the execution of these tests. We have the need of a management tool, where we can associate the tests ...
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Is there a successful approach to automating security testing?

My team uses a security testing tool called Burp Suite. We currently try to manually run it once a release. One of my tasks is to determine if/how we can make that into more of an automated process. ...
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How can I export test step description as plain text?

I'm using an Excel report from Analysis view to export the design steps to Excel: SELECT DESSTEPS.DS_DESCRIPTION FROM DESSTEPS However, DESSTEPS.DS_DESCRIPTION field looks like this: <html> ...
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Is NUnit a viable choice for a starting long term project these days?

I currently participate on the decision to pick a unit testing framework for a bigger long term project. NUnit, being an ubiquitous unit testing tool, would make it a natural choice for me, but not so ...
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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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Should I use custom queries or re-use developer queries in your automation framework?

Modifying the question based on Kate Paulk suggestion. I had a very interesting discussion on Data Validation using Automation I have summarized Pros and Cons of Reusing Developer Database Queries ...
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1answer
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Selenium Select option from suggest box

I must test an application that you type 3 letters in a text box and pick an option from a generated list. How can I do this with Selenium IDE?
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435 views

Is there some software to document the results of functional software testing?

Can anyone recommend some software that can be used to document the results of functional software testing? This is not at developer level, it is for testers to follow documented procedures/scripts ...
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2answers
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Ways to test Web Service security by IP filtering?

As a security measure, we are now filtering access to our web service methods only to a small subset of machines, by IP address. Since I am relatively new to the game of testing, I wanted to know if ...
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2answers
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Test isolation and automation

We are using Selenium webservices for our automated functional testing . I have a test which tests creation of some objects. If I run the same test again, I need to make sure that each test has a ...
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1answer
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How do you organise and manage testing charters?

There appear to be very few tools out there specifically aimed at managing charters for exploratory testing sessions. If you're using SBTM or TBTM, how do you manage your charters? Some of the ...
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Can't open webpage using Firefox WebDriver using Selenium [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I face a problem while opening Firefox with Selenium script import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver; import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver; public class ok { ...
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995 views

Statistics about Success of Test Automation

I'm looking for some statistical data on the success and failure of system test automation projects. I'm especially interested in the reasons of failed approaches. Can anyone help?
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How to filter with on column1 OR column2 in Quality Center?

Quality Center allows filtering in the defects view. Is it possible to filter on column1 = "value1" OR column2 = "value2", showing the union of the two filters?
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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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Suggestions for continuous integration, test and deploy infrastructure for a Ruby on Rails application in Amazon EC2 cloud

I would like to know everyone's opinion on the best tools for setting up a continuous integration, test and deploy infrastructure for a Ruby on Rails web application API in the Amazon EC2 cloud and ...
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Plans For Testing a Web Application Before The Site Is Built

An acquaintance of mine is building a website for his (non-profit) organization. Since I'm currently an automated tester on a desktop-based application, I thought I could help him do some web testing. ...
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Is this a good simplification of fake object types?

With every unit testing text I get my hands on comes a little different terminology and more or less different definitions of various fake object types. I find that a lot of this differentiation is ...
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2answers
706 views

Testing Java or Silverlight plugins embedded in a page using Selenium?

We have a product that defaults to a Java plugin to upload files, and then Silverlight after that if Java's not installed. There is a third fallback of a HTML 4 + JavaScript uploader, but I'd like to ...
3
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1answer
956 views

Automation for export tasks (Word/PDF/CSV)

I am looking for ideas for automating export tasks you would usually see in reports (SSRS SQL Server Reporting Services example - Export to PDF/Excel/CSV). What I have observed is when you export ...
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3answers
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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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2answers
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Web Application server migration

While testing web application migrations to newer servers, what kinds of gotchya's should I be looking out for. I think that I have a pretty good handle on most of the testing, however, I have this ...
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1answer
195 views

How to check that some string contains a substring in the unit test code?

Dear Developers and QA, I would like to ask a very simple question, but it is very important for me. Please, consider the following test: When I enter the search phrase “Hello World” into the ...
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Transition from all manual testing to automated testing

Right now my company only does manual testing. We've talked about starting some automated testing for a while but it hasn't taken off at all. It seems like automated testing would be a good way to ...
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1answer
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Less “hackish” way to do fast input (faster send_keys) in WebDriver besides JavaScript execution?

elements.send_keys() works fine in most cases, but I have a particular test case where I need to input very large strings into a textbox, and send_keys() is far too slow. (The test takes 28 minutes to ...
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What resources will help me understand the data model for QC 10.0 in order to write my SQL queries?

I am a fresher in Quality Center 10.0 HP software testing tool. As per my understanding in order to generate reports from QC and to troubleshoot the scenarios, we need to write SQL queries in the QC ...
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Blogs to follow to further learning [closed]

I've tried my best to keep this question non-subjective so am not asking which blogs are definitively "the BEST" but instead am using the opportunity to just try to broaden my scope of reading around ...
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2answers
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Writing automated tests for System.Web.HttpApplication

I am currently using Moq to write automated tests for System.Web.HttpApplication in C#: public FakeHttpApplication CreateBaseMocks() { MockContext = new Mock<HttpContextBase>(); ...
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2answers
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Best practices to test PowerShell cmdlets?

What are the best practices to test PowerShell cmdlets? The cmdlets I'm testing are writting data into a DB. I am currently using: Pairwise to go through most of the combinations Check that get == ...
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3answers
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What are useful integrations between TCM, Defect Tracker, Source Control and Project Management software?

My company is looking for a new defect tracking tool. One of the issues I have with the old tool and with the current direction things are going in the search for a new tool is that we have ...
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3answers
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Is browser version matrix a thing of the past?

Microsoft announced that they will automatically update users to the latest version of IE if they have automatic updates turned on (this is a change from before where people had to explicitly accept ...
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1answer
365 views

Impacts of BDD on QA Teams

Behavior Driven Development (BDD) approaches such as NSpec seem to bring developers and those that define business specifications closer together. But this has left me trying to figure out how more ...
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1answer
121 views

xUnit tests patterns for testing threaded applications

Are there either any xUnit (or otherwise) design patterns or anti-patterns for testing threaded code?
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2answers
121 views

Is there some published JavaScript with a list of 'interesting' test strings?

I went looking on the Google for a simple JavaScript object or other bit of JS code that can deliver a list of strings that are interesting for testing. I thought there would be a billion hits, but I ...
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1answer
412 views

Testing automated tests in Hyper-V virtual machines

I recently started with a company which does not have any other full-time testers (testing as such is done primarily by people from support), so I don't have other people within the company to ask ...
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6answers
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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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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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Tool for Virtual machine Test Orchestration

What would be a good Orchestration tool for Triggering tests in Virtual Machine? Basically I want to trigger multiple parallel VM's to run automated tests. The tool should also have queuing mechanism. ...

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