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Tips for QA lead?

I was recently promoted to QA lead on an agile team working with offshore testers and an onshore development team. What kind of things should I expect? Any helpful tips for how to be awesome at this? ...
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What testing procedures/software would you recommend?

My office doesn't currently have any kind of automated testing or anything that runs on our web site updates prior to release. We really need something. I'm not entirely sure what options are ...
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Is my approach to performance testing in Linux environment correct?

I want to do performance testing in linux environment for a C++ application. I need to measure the CPU usage, Memory usage of the application. This application is a multi threaded application. In ...
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How to handle dynamically updated params in XPath queries in Selenium?

I am new to Selenium IDE. In my Web application, while playing back the recorded events, some internal id in XPath expression gets changed dynamically. E.g.: (//*[@id='edit_1_undefined']) in this ...
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Best practices for developers to increase testability of web apps for QA?

I'm writing a document for a developer at my company who will be working on a web app. Here's the advice I have for him so far (below). Can any of you think of more that I can add? Not sure which tool ...
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How to have all keystrokes recorded during development phase in the tested application?

While reading an article about the bite-project the idea came to my head that it would be great to have something like bite running outside the browser. I am testing a C++-Windows application using ...
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Acceptance testing between iOs and web app with cucumber

I have an iPad application which sends some data to our web application. With this data, you should be able to do different kind of things. We have cucumber tests for the web application (Using ...
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2answers
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Automating Flash Applications with out rebuilding application code with flash api

I have a flex based application and I need to automate it to reduce the manual repeatitive work. I am aware of few automation tools but all of them need the application to be rebuild. Currently we do ...
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5answers
174 views

Making sense of performance regressions

Imagine a situation in performance regression testing where commit A is very deleterious to page performance, but does not trigger a failure - it's just under the level required to do that. Commit B ...
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Mantis or RedMine [closed]

For our small business and team, I am researching a decent bugtracking system. I have narrowed it down to two that seem to fit our needs (easy to set up, easy to post bugs for non-programmers, SVN ...
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2answers
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How can I dynamically create an xpath string in Python for a webdriver xpath selector?

I am writing a Selenium Webdriver test using python2.7 to use xpath to select a link node set. For each link I need to change the href attribute using driver.execute_script to execute javascript. ...
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3answers
653 views

Automated testing: focusing on testing controls vs. workflow

I'm in charge of regression automation on my team, and I need to add some new tests into our regression. Before I get started, though, there's an issue I'm struggling with: where is the line between ...
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Using Selenium's PageObject pattern and an Open() method

Here is an example of some C# WebDriver code I'm using to model a registration page: public class RegistrationPage : BasePage { private IWebDriver driver; private String URL = ...
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1answer
650 views

Stability testing for open source operating systems

You can find quite an interesting panoply of open source operating systems to choose from. Being open source you can have access to a lot of their code, build systems, bug tracking, etc. As of this ...
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4answers
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1answer
4k views

What is the difference between Geb automation tool and Selenium web driver?

I just want to know why it is I should go for Geb automation. What are the advantages of using Geb automation over selenium Web driver or Robot framework. I would like to know regarding following ...
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1answer
412 views

Remove WSDL from SoapUI project without removing test suite [To reduce size of SoapUI project file]

I have a SoapUI project which includes both the WSDL and the test suites. But the size is pretty large. Is there a way to remove the wsdl, retaining the test suites so that the size would be less. I ...
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Is adding IDs to everything standard practice when using Selenium?

My team is using Selenium WebDriver and the QA team is having the developers add IDs to almost everything. Is that normal or is Selenium flexible enough that tests can be written with the markup that ...
3
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0answers
106 views

iTKO/CA LISA and file feeds

I test an application that accepts several csv files from an external system. My application loads those files in a database applies business logic to the received raw data and futher processes it. ...
4
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3answers
1k views

How to implement Page Objects Pattern for an utter dynamic page

Can any one throw some ideas for the best approach for implementation of page object in the below case? - The more the ideas the better - please do write what ever you think small or big dosent ...
2
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1answer
120 views

UI Tests Not Always Working [closed]

I'm working on automated UI tests in Microsoft's Coded UI. However, I noticed that my tests are only succeeding occasionally. For example, I ran the same test 4 times. It succeeded once, and failed ...
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2answers
37 views

SmartBear WeloadUI doesn't stop

I'm new at WebloadUI and although seems to be an amazing tool, I'm having problems simulating concurrent users. I record the test using the methodology explained in the SmartBear documentation, I ...
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0answers
155 views

QA complete (Smart bear) experience [closed]

Has anyone used the test management tool named “QA Complete” (Vendor-Smart bear)? It would be great if any of you can share your experience using QA complete. We are planning on migrating to this tool ...
5
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8answers
2k views

When is a defect a duplicate?

We have a minor debate going on in our QA team, and I'm curious what others think. Two test cases fail with similar behavior, but different execution paths. Two defects are opened. Development team ...
4
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2answers
297 views

Load testing APIs & web services resource?

I'm looking for a good, in-depth resource for load testing REST APIs and web services that goes well beyond "beginner load testing". I'm wanting a technology-agnostic resource that focuses on the ...
4
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2answers
242 views

Testing programs that handle huge datasets

I'm writing a script that parses many thousands of lines from a server log and collates the data. I'm wondering how to go about creating unit-tests for such a program, to make sure it gathers the data ...
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2answers
2k views

How does the DataSource attribute on a test run the test multiple times?

This is going to be a bit long/wordy/verbose, but I've been looking at it for a while and I think that I'm bad at explaining things because people seem to get confused about what I'm asking. You know ...
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0answers
238 views

Occasional no response from Selenium Grid server - any theories?

While locally we're having no problems, on a virtual server we're running Jenkins which kicks off Selenium Grid to execute some of our tests. Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ...
2
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1answer
489 views

Performance testing tool suggestion for Node.js and ASP.NET

I am to carry out performance tests on Node.js and .NET. This is an academic exercise. I have searched on Google for performance testing tools, and I came across such tools as HP LoadRunner, and ...
1
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1answer
818 views

How to select a cell in a tableView thats inside an alertView in UIAutomation?

I am a beginner to UIAutomation. I wanted to know how do I tap one of the cells in a tableView thats inside an alert. As per Apple's UI automation documentation an alert will by default tap the cancel ...
1
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1answer
728 views

Attaching a defect to a blocked Test Case in QC

In QC there is an option to set a "Blocked" status for a testing scenarios which are unable to be tested due to a blocking defect. I wonder if there is an option to attach the actual blocking defect ...
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0answers
195 views

Automated Regression Testing for SAP Web Intelligence Reports [closed]

Looking for a regression testing solution for SAP Web Intelligence Reporting that is fairly low maintenance. Wondering what others recommend for this and have used to accomplish this goal?
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1answer
122 views

difference between installation testing and compatibility testing? [closed]

What is the difference between Installation Testing and Compatibility Testing in context of software Testing ?
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2answers
189 views

Strategies for automating testing on features that are only on certain environments

Say we have a dev environment, an integration, a pre-production and a production environment. We have features A-G that are on everything, while new feature H is on dev+int only, so far. We want to ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Can you trigger a credit card declined message through the PayPal Sandbox interface?

Can you somehow configure a test account in the PayPal Sandbox testing environment to return a credit card declined failure message when that user tries to submit a payment or trigger a failure ...
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7answers
17k views

How to test data migration procedure?

We are migrating our production data (DB and filesystem) from a fairly complex data model to another fairly complex data model. Migration process is given by the specification as a set of mapping ...
6
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3answers
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Selenium Tests run in the background when TeamCity CI is run as a Windows service

Our test suite is written in Python and makes use of the WebDriver Python bindings. We are looking into moving to TeamCity for continuous integration. The setup I have in mind is a build triggered for ...
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2answers
1k views

Estimation for Test Automation

Are there separate Estimation models to effective guage the accuracy of testing efforts? Keyword-driven based estimation model Data-driven based Modular-driven Hybrid-driven Component-based ...
1
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2answers
2k views

How to configure HtmlUnit Driver

I clearly missed a step trying to get HtmlUnit driver working with my app. I am getting the following exception. OpenQA.Selenium.WebDriverException was unhandled HResult=-2146233088 ...
3
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2answers
388 views

How to extract the Safari extension from the base code?

I got the developer certificate from Apple and running Selenium 2.23.1 jar. I checked out the base code from Selenium website and when I ran the command " go Safari", I am getting the following error ...
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3answers
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Is Selenium the right tool for browser compatibility testing?

I have been seeing a lot of customers pushing for browser compatibility testing using Selenium. Was wondering whether this is really necessary. The push is mostly due to Selenium grid supporting multi ...
11
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11answers
694 views

Can someone offer suggestions for client based cross browser testing tools

I am looking for a tool that might allow my company to test a number of internal/private sites for browser compatability. I am particularly interested in being able to test IE, Firefox, Chrome and ...
1
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1answer
553 views

Unit Testing: Windows Forms using MS Visual Studio 2008

I've created unit tests of my WinForms using MS Visual Studio 2008. None of my tests have been approved. All of them (0/42 tests) resulted into some kind of failure described as follows:- ...
2
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0answers
105 views

What is the general opinion H2K information systems? [closed]

My mom has recently signed up for a QA training course with http://www.h2kinfosys.com, and I'm not sure if this center would be respected by the industry. They say that the center will help with job ...
3
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1answer
81 views

Shortcut key to move the cursor from Expected to Actual in QC

What is the shortcut key to move the cursor from Expected to Actual during test execution in test lab?
2
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1answer
238 views

What is high-level software QA?

I've read the following in a job advertisement: Experience with high level software QA [...] What is it or what could it be?
6
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5answers
1k views

QA Methodology: Do you retest every change on a new build or only changed code?

I am leading a new QA team at my company and we are small (Myself and one other person). We are currently testing releases compiled by over 10 developers, so the ratio of developers to QA is skewed. ...
7
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1answer
197 views

Where to start with introducing a testing framework

This I hope won't come across too broad of a question. If you've been tasked with introducing testing process' for a web application developed in an 'agile' environment, released in 2 weekly cycles. ...
5
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4answers
653 views

How much coding do you do in building automated tests

I come out of quite a few years as a software engineering, but now I'm completely focused on testing. Our team has been trying to expand our automated tests and, to me, this means a lot of coding. I ...
2
votes
1answer
252 views

Use case testing tools and methods

Is use case testing standard practice and if so could people point me towards some methodology and perhaps some tools. I was thinking that my Test cases could easily be represented via some type of ...

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