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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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How to make sure your test data are correct?

We are doing integration tests where we simulate manually data coming from external systems to our application. Integration tests task has become bottleneck in our team, because preparing test data is ...
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1k views

Open source code to upload test results into HP QC/ALM?

Is there some open source code, available to upload test results into HP QC via their api, or will I need to write something myself? Ideally via REST, so it can be done from non-windows machines.
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1answer
93 views

What are some typical javascript, HTML and AJAX issues that I should write test cases for?

HTML rendering, Javascript and AJAX plays an important role in the development of modern web applications. How significant is JavaScript when designing test cases for a website that uses it? What ...
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474 views

Format of the test report

Our team is responsible for web application testing. We’ve recently faced a question of providing the most common (and what is more important, the most convenient and handy) format of displaying data ...
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1answer
2k views

How to use databases within the python unittest framework?

I have a bunch of unittests written in python in which messages (text) of any kind is used. Instead of 'hardcoding' the text examples used for the tests I would like to use a database of some kind ...
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708 views

Any good open source functional testing tool for java based Web Application [closed]

Any good open source functional testing tool for java based Web Application Regression Testing which require less coding effort Except Selenium Our Web application is only run in Google Chrome.
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What is really tested in an integration test?

what is really the difference between a component/unit test and an integration test? Suppose you do very fine unit testing with stubs and drivers and test each component as far as you can with unit ...
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1answer
118 views

What real problems can “Testing Object-Oriented Systems” book be applied to?

I bought Binder's "Testing Object-Oriented Systems" book. I'm a technical QA, and wanted to both strengthen my test automation skills and become more thorough. However, I found the book so abstract ...
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What are some good approaches to separating test data from test scripts?

We're working on test code (mainly UI tests with a few different tools). One thing that's really stumping me is how to best separate test data from test scripts. By test data, I mean values that get ...
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3answers
2k views

Is jQuery faster than CSS/Xpath selectors for IE 8.0 in Selenium1?

I am planning to run my existing Selenium 1.x tests in IE 8.0. After checking few blogs and reading this, I tried to run my tests using jQuery locators with the method mentioned here. My tests uses ...
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absolute Xpath is not working for Gmail login page

I have tested the Gmail login page and was trying to verify the Sign in label in the Gmail login page above the user name field. I am using FirePath to generate the Xpath. When I inspect the element ...
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How to simulate Caps Lock keystrokes with Selenium WebDriver?

I know there is an action class where this is possible, but I just understand common keys, such as: enter, backspace, and tab. For instance: action.sendKeys (Keys.ENTER).perform(); For modifier ...
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1answer
398 views

How to Automate Testing of this type of Web Application?

I have a web application which i would like to automate the testing for functional as well as load testing. However , it has the following features which i feel will hinder the most common automation ...
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3answers
4k views

Appium vs. AndroidDriver + IPhoneDriver in Mobile Automation Tests

I have been writing Selenium Browser automated tests and now I would like to begin writing mobile browser automated tests for Android and IPhone. I am deciding between the Appium framework and the ...
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1answer
315 views

Building trust in automated front-end testing

I recently came across a Google Tech Talk during which the speakers seemed to stress that trust in a test suite is crucial to the overall software development process. Here the link. Can anyone share ...
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1answer
1k 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
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Problem catching Selenium Webdriver NoSuchElementException

I have many test cases written in C# using Selenium2 Webdriver with NUnit. I have a problem that when a NoSuchElementException is thrown, it is treated as an unhandled exception despite me using a ...
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2answers
4k views

Does Microsoft provide any automation tool to test REST APIs?

I am looking for a tool using which I can do automated testing of REST APIs. I was going through SOAPUI. But as our clients prefer Microsoft products, I would like to know if there are any Microsoft ...
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8answers
17k views

How can I transition into getting into QA?

I've been working in various helpdesk/software support positions for several years now, but my goal has always been to work in the field of QA. I enjoy problem solving and I'm always trying to learn ...
4
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1answer
300 views

Selenium tests aren´t launched anymore

I used to be able to launch all my Selenium2 WebDriver tests in Ruby on Rails via rake test:units. But recently, my test case(s) won't be found anymore. I dont get any notification or error message. ...
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2answers
885 views

Mocking IVR system

I am new to automation testing and was looking for guidance on how I can mock or create a simulator for a IVR ( automated call system ). We have an application, which sends some user data to a third ...
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4answers
283 views

Dealing with Failures after testing?

How do you mentally deal with this? For example im testing on a "Virtual" Environment of the customers set up....but a lot of things are simulated either due to not having the equipment etc... When ...
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1answer
182 views

How to perform Selenium navigation before tests run without using JUnit 4.11+'s setUp or at the start of the test method?

How to perform Selenium navigation before tests run without using JUnit 4.11+'s setUp or at the start of the test method? We've got both navigation and bookmark based Selenium tests. The test code ...
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2answers
3k views

API Automated Testing Tool XML & JSON

I was hoping you could help me...I am looking for an automated test tool that can: MUST HAVE: Ability to connect to a server endpoint that returns JSON or XML based data Ability to fully parse and ...
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2answers
205 views

Who do you use/recommend for ad hoc QA testing?

I'm a software developer on a VERY small team (read as... me). I'm working on a large project, and in a few months think it would be beneficial to have some sort of formal QA process. I can have ...
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2answers
744 views

Logging with Selenium Server?

Right now I have several Python Selenium scripts in which I am manually writing results to a text file. Is there a more standardized / centralized way I can log my results without much difficulty? I ...
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4answers
212 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 ...
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5answers
1k views

Test management product recommendation

I am looking for a test management product to structure our current manual testing. What I would like to it handle is: recording of test cases, including parametrised ones; historical analysis of ...
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1answer
81 views

How to test a new Wildcard SSL Certificate?

What are possible sources of problems when a new certificate is installed. 1) Different browsers accessing the site [ff/chrome/mobile iphone/ mobile android/etc] 2) I dont think this matters but ...
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4answers
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Good Beginner eLearning Training Videos & Tutorials for HP QTP?

I am new to HP QTP automation tool. Could you please suggest some free good websites that provide elearning, training, tutorials, and videos for mastery of HP's QTP software. Thanks! :)
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2answers
376 views

Web Portal localization testing estimation as % of estimated functional testing efforts?

I'm currently estimating QA efforts for huge enterprise web portal (about 5k+ hrs DEV efforts / 1.5k hrs QA), based on Liferay / Alfresco platforms / solutions. One of the requirements - 3 interface ...
5
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4answers
693 views

How long should test results be kept?

We've got Jenkins jobs running Unit Tests, Integration Tests, JMeter Tests, and Selenium Tests. Given my choice I'ld keep all these test results forever, but maybe that is excessive. How long ...
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2answers
1k views

Running Web and Application Automated Tests from the same Framework

I am writing automated tests for my company, and I am doing so from the ground up. We provide both desktop and web applications to our clients. After doing a lot of research and testing, I landed on ...
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5answers
522 views

In TDD, do tests need to be automated?

My manager's manager (... and his manager, and everyone else who wears a suit) at my firm is talking about how we really need to transition to TDD because it's better than what we're doing now. ...
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1answer
2k views

How to automatically performance test just the web UI layer?

We've setup the Jenkins-performance-plugin to run our JMeter tests automatically. However we'ld also like to test the Web UI layer for performance. We've found tools and websites, but we're looking ...
1
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0answers
571 views

Handling Alert box on page load [closed]

Is there any way to identify the JavaScript alert box (on page load) in selenium IDE? I used commands like "storAlert", "assertAlert" etc. But selenium not identifying alert box.
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4answers
2k views

Estimating a testing project

How do you estimate a testing project? What are the things to be take care of while estimating the time for a testing project ?
3
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2answers
102 views

Testing a system with scheduled, event-driven data changes

I am testing a software system that forces users to take action on their data every 60 or 180 days. The users get notified when the due date is approaching or if they have missed one. These users can ...
3
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0answers
136 views

Does Emma provide true block coverage?

While trying to find the block coverage from Emma, I came across this curious observation. See the method below public double getBalance() { return this.balance; } The coverage summary from ...
3
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2answers
118 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 ...
0
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2answers
178 views

Can anyone recommend a tool for integration tests for multi-machine system?

I've inherited a collection of desktop applications that currently have (for all intents) no automated test coverage. Generally speaking, these applications are typically deployed as a suite, ...
1
vote
2answers
979 views

Can someone provide a detailed description of how the Selenium WebDriver isDisplayed() method works?

I currently have a large number of circumstances where I need to verify that a page (along with all of its elements) are displaying correctly. The isDisplayed() method of WebElement appears to be a ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

How to handle child window in selenium webdriver?

In selenium webdriver, i can switch between from parent window to child window but i cant focus child window.it is not working. Anybody having suggestions to find the solution?
2
votes
1answer
602 views

Getting Coordinates from Selenium IDE

I am trying to work with the Selenium IDE on Firefox. I was wondering does anyone know a way to get an element's/widget's coordinates directly from the IDE? Is there an add-on or some option that ...
2
votes
2answers
130 views

Regarding selenium commands [closed]

I am new to Selenium automation. I have some queries to be clarified. I have recorded and done the play back. Issue is as below: If I use the clickAndWait command in Selenium IDE, it shows an error ...
1
vote
1answer
116 views

Usability versus fail-fast dilemma [closed]

How do you call a situation when the system ensures that every its step was successful? For instance, one of the steps was to generate a file. Yet, target location may be occupied and copy fails. ...
6
votes
6answers
836 views

Database code unit testing tips

I am working on developing a big 3-tier application. Database has a lot of code (stored procedures, functions, triggers...). I am looking for a valid approaches how to implement unit testing for the ...
11
votes
7answers
646 views

Should a salary bonus be based on bugs in released code or other metrics?

I've received a job offer recently with a significant portion of the pay based on yet to be determined "objective" performance metrics. We are supposed to sit down together after I've worked there ...
7
votes
5answers
403 views

Timing of development and testing in agile environment

We currently have a two week sprint and we seem have issues with timing between testing and development. We have (nearly) daily releases to a test environment. We stage our release about 1.5 days ...

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