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418 views

testing Touchscreen driver

I am testing a touch screen driver for an embedded device. Unfortunately it is tightly coupled to the hardware so simulated data can't be pushed in real time in order to simulate real usage. Basic ...
10
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5answers
326 views

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 ...
4
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7answers
600 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
11k views

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. ...
4
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1answer
712 views

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 ...
7
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4answers
72 views

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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3answers
386 views

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 ...
4
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3answers
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What is shakeout testing?

What is shakeout testing? Googling gives things such as, To identify an initial test which verifies that a load has been successful and all software is accessible and functioning as ...
2
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1answer
237 views

BDD with 3rd party services

I am developing a asp.net mvc site that depends deeply on a 3rd party web service. I would like to know what is the best approach to develop this site since the web service is not ready yet and I ...
6
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1answer
592 views

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 ...
3
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3answers
156 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
222 views

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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5answers
367 views

How often do you run long automated user acceptance tests?

Let's say you have product or project that is coming near to a next release and that has previous versions released a while ago and that has a big suite of automated user acceptance tests that just ...
7
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4answers
384 views

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 ...
12
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4answers
224 views

If I didn't use TDD but want to transition to agile, should I go back and create those unit tests?

In an transitioning agile environment, if there was no Test Driven Development (no unit tests created), should you create unit tests to catch up on technical debt? And to what extent? Should they ...
0
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1answer
389 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
2k views

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, ...
4
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2answers
593 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
309 views

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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353 views

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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3answers
1k views

What's the recommended practice for separating unit tests from integration tests for automated testing?

On a project I've been working on, we've been steadily increasing the code coverage through tests. Some of these tests were done as integration tests, and some as unit tests. The integration tests can ...
2
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3answers
3k views

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.
3
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2answers
1k views

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: ...
2
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1answer
1k views

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, ...
3
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1answer
401 views

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 ...
2
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4answers
985 views

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 ...
2
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2answers
3k views

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 ...
2
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2answers
893 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
202 views

looking for a way to exercise Android web browser

To continue my monkey question I am looking for a way to generate Web traffic on a device (not emulator) running Android. The unit under test is not the browser but lower communication layers of the ...
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1answer
751 views

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 ...
5
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2answers
442 views

Where should test fixture code live?

I'm working in a primarily Windows / .NET system. I've written a test framework in C# that includes a test harness that runs fixtures (anything that implements the ITestFixture interface). These ...
1
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1answer
2k views

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 ...
9
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6answers
909 views

What are the pros and cons of a testing team having a lead vs having a manager?

Given that a lead (at least in my employer's view) would be a highly technically experienced person who also does administrative duties and a manager would be more experienced with management and less ...
9
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5answers
586 views

What should you look for in a testing manager?

In some organizations, individual contributors have the opportunity to interview their prospective manager. What should testers look for in a testing manager?
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5answers
360 views

How does one set up a Private By-Invite Beta Site for Android Apps?

We're working on an Android game (a port) for a professional game studio. We have internal QA who've done a great job testing the app on multiple devices but we'd still like to expand feedback more ...
6
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2answers
101 views

Is there a way to identify that a Disk is removable ?

On windows XP/7, is there a way to identify from a script (never mind the script language being used) that a disk is not a network or fixed drive?
4
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1answer
7k views

Selenium form input sendKeys doesn't always work under IE

We're trying to use Selenium 2.0b3 to verify behavior of a Java web site we've recently acquired from a third party. The site often uses AJAX to plop HTML replacements onto the page. Internet ...
13
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4answers
2k views

Documenting Unit Tests

We follow a BDD approach to development, we have our testers creating scenarios from a specification, and these are then given to our developers before any work is started. However, we find that some ...
1
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1answer
246 views

Visual studio web performance testing for invalid input

I am trying to test an input field to make sure it is behaving correctly with invalid input. But when I try to insert text with quotes and add a validation rule for it, the test fails. It seems that I ...
5
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5answers
191 views

Writing tests to learn the code

My team is bringing on two new people - an intern and a full time. The intern has one semester to go, and the full time is fresh out of uni. After a two week training period, the plan management has ...
5
votes
3answers
210 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, ...
2
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2answers
250 views

How do you drive what testcases to write based on a large decision table?

I have constructed a large decision table based on the possible inputs I can have. My question is, how do I determine what test cases to write?
6
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10answers
348 views

Should a test method test only one condition?

While writing automated test I come across situations when I include multiple verification points in one method but then I have also read/heard that one tests should make just one verification. Which ...
2
votes
2answers
99 views

Is it easier to write “correct” software in functional languages?

Functional languages like F# and Scala are becoming popular. Do these types of functional languages make it easier to write higher quality software that requires less testing. In other words, is it ...
4
votes
1answer
943 views

I Can't Shut Down My Selenium Instance (C# WebDriver, Gallio). I think I have a bug…

So, I have some code set up via Gallio, to start the selenium server before each test session, and shut it down when the session finishes (all tests have run). It starts the server fine, but I can't ...
7
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5answers
290 views

Workflow shortcut to meet the release deadline

When you design a test scenario or even when you run your tests and you stumble to lack of specifications from your marketing Dept. should you bypass them and take the initiative of making your own ...
7
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3answers
990 views

What are good metrics for a test team to use to start measuring their workload and ability to meet external deadlines?

The tester team where I work has a demanding customer base (we do business-to-business software, some of it ultimately public-facing, some business-facing), an application that's gone beyond anyone's ...
9
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4answers
315 views

Good resources for traditional testers adapting to an Agile environment

I haven't experienced a transition from waterfall to Agile myself - I worked for companies using Prince2, waterfall approaches to managing projects, and then I got a job working for a company using ...
2
votes
2answers
505 views

Newbie question: How do I run a JUnit 3 test on Portable Firefox 3.6 in Selenium RC (1.0.3)?

I'm pretty new to selenium, and I'm following the Selenium Simplified book examples. I'm trying to run a simple test that was created in Selenium IDE on Portable Firefox 3.6, and saved as a JUnit 3 ...
4
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7answers
1k views

is it appropriate to do exception handling for every single test method?

I suppose there is exception handling available in all high level language. And I often find test method written as - public void testLogin() try{ testCtrl.type("loginText", "loginName"); ...

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