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How do you prepare yourself for a testing position?

I'm a developer. Right now we don't have much in my firm in the way of testers. Whether I do it here, or go to a different firm, I'm very interested in becoming a full time tester. How would I prepare ...
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1answer
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Open [hidden] new window in webdriver without instantiating new driver in WebDriver

I've researched this to some extent already by searching StackOverflow and SQA, but cannot find the answer. Is it possible to open a new WebDriver browser window from the current FirefoxDriver ...
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1answer
293 views

How does one debug PHP in jQuery Mobile?

When a PHP error occurs in jQuery Mobile, jQuery Mobile issues a popup box that reads "Page Error." This is great, but not conducive to debugging because I can't see what the error is. How can I see ...
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1answer
911 views

Continuous Integration and testing environment and configuration for Android

I am an Android developer but I am not satisfied with my testing and Continuous Integration environment and configuration. Someone could recommend me how to configure the best setup and workflow for ...
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1answer
263 views

JUnit Status Messages

Given I have the following class (See Parallelized Runner for more information on parallel runs): @RunWith(Parallelized.class) public class TopicTest { String topic; public TopicTest(String ...
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3answers
494 views

Going past the Chrome security warning

I'm trying to test a page without a security certificate, which Chrome flags up. This blocks my tests. (I have to manually click "Proceed anyway". Is there a way to disable this warning?
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5answers
353 views

Could I get a job by sending a list of bugs found in products of potential employer?

DISCLAIMER: I could not resist not to ask this question, although I know there is no single, objective answer. Please, delete it or turn it into community wiki. As a potential employer, how would you ...
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3answers
573 views

What is the best software to automate complex tasks involving multiple applications/steps?

Basically, I want to automate the creation of a certain type of user account. There are four basic steps, but each step involves a different application and has somewhat intricate details. The steps ...
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4answers
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When do you stop testing? [closed]

When do you decide to stop testing, for me it boils down to - Allocated time is exhausted No high severity/priority defects are found Any other pointers which you consider while deciding to stop ...
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Software testing and QA podcasts

In a similar vein to the question blogs to follow to further learning, I would like to ask if there are any noteworthy testing podcasts? Searching in iTunes domes up pretty empty on the topic. I know ...
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1answer
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Looking for a valuable Mockito tutorial

I'm looking for a good Mockito tutorial. I found some things, but either they are incomplete (which means: if you need something a bit more complicated than the basics, forget it), or they are badly ...
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2answers
624 views

Is it possible to test crystal reports using QTP?

Can QTP be used to test reports generated on Crystal Reports Server?
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3answers
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Wanted to know common practice for determining which tests to be executed & which to be skipped in TestNG/RC?

We are using Testng with RC. Would want to know a common/practical/generally used way to determine which tests to be run & not run. Take to scenario - In one test suite I have 3 modules - A, B ...
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3answers
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Error while running script selenium RC

I am working on selenium 2.18.0 version with firefox 8.0.1.While executing script i am getting error like 15:52:07.342 INFO - Started HttpContext[/wd,/wd] 15:52:07.347 INFO - Started SocketListener ...
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1answer
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How to stop thread in JMeter?

I need to stop thread in JMeter when some condition is satisfied. How can i do this? I suppose there should be some method like Thread.Stop() or something like this but can't find concrete info.
2
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1answer
724 views

Utilu vs IETester vs Virtual Machines

I have used IETester in the past for testing in older versions of IE, however I've recently come across Utilu IE Collection and Utilu Firefox Collection. However, I'm not certain of the reliability ...
2
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1answer
244 views

Not displaying nunit tests in visual studion after NUnit integration in Visual Studio

I have downloaded the vISUAL Nunit 2010 and also edited the .vbproj file guid. But still Visual Studio is not displaying nunit tests. Any idea what I am missing here.
2
votes
1answer
509 views

Har File Monitoring

I'm looking to automate some testing of calls we make to an external service. I've gotten Browsermob-proxy and selenium to play together nicely. I'd now like to monitor the requests as they occur, ...
2
votes
1answer
360 views

Best approach/tool to develop an automation suite to test an XML API?

I'm in charge of the automation for a hotels search/book XML API. My experience is mostly with SOATest and a bit of soapUI. I would like to know if there is a better approach to do it, I'm looking to ...
12
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6answers
390 views

What online games (ideally with a bunch of glitches) would make for a good software testing training exercise?

I'll be giving a 3-day course on software test design later this month with lots of hands-on exercises. I'd like to include one or more exercises that would involve testing an online game for ...
6
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3answers
650 views

What is the sense of having a monkey tester execute your test script?

In our organization project managers are responsible for writing manual tests scripts that are to be executed later by testers. However, we found hard to find the right level of details. The right ...
0
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2answers
3k views

Selenium automation on Oracle applications

Is there a way we can perform Selenium automation (with Java) on Oracle applications? On the Oracle website they have given ways by which we can convert the Oracle applications into Oracle ADF faces ...
2
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2answers
1k views

How do I unit test Word AddIn written in C#

I need end-to-end guidance on this topic. Here is a scenario: I have a Word AddIn written in C#, in which I have some interop interaction with Excel. I need to unit-test that. How? There is no ...
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2answers
395 views

Is it good practice to combine my Test and Prod BDD tests in one Framework?

This question has been bothering me lately, more from the fact that in the past this is something I would never do, yet in the past I wasn't writing BDD tests. Since incorporating SpecFlow into a ...
6
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4answers
969 views

Test case design standards- friend or foe?

Currently we use an agile team based approach to testing, where each team is responsible for their specific area of a product. While we have found this to be effective and easily manageable, over ...
2
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1answer
342 views

Testing database transformation mappings

If regularly testing the creation of different datawarehouse tables using mappings from source tables. What do you suggest is the best approach or specific SQLs to do the trick?
3
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2answers
410 views

Running WatiN Tests in TFS Build

I have created a suite of WatiN tests and added them into Source Control. My team are new to using TFS and I am looking at how I can get the tests to run as part of a TFS Build that will build all the ...
2
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3answers
604 views

Need more info on logging and debugging framework using Selenium

Need more info on logging and debugging framework for Selenium I have referred a few of the following resources below: http://www.infostretch.com/QA/selenium-framework.php ...
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1answer
4k views

Testing PDF files with Selenium [closed]

I’ve had this happen to me several times now; I’m testing a website, let’s say an airline website, I purchased my ticket and the last step of the flow is to download the ticket in a PDF format to ...
5
votes
1answer
904 views

What's the best way to test log4net logging?

What's the best way to test log4net logging? As logging is to some degree an interface to our component, I want to make sure it keeps working as it can be configured in a few different ways. Should ...
3
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3answers
1k views

History of Software Quality Assurance & Testing

Looking for a single source that covers the history of software quality assurance and testing stating what over time were the different approaches, and why practices have evolved the way they have ...
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3answers
987 views

How to avoid redundant tests

We are building an application using a completely test-driven approach. As developers, we are very familiar with unit tests but haven't been exposed to integrated / functional / acceptance tests. ...
10
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4answers
729 views

Keeping automation code away from application source code

Disclaimer: this question is not related to - "Test cases in source code" I am working on a super fast development environment where manual test cases were given no importance (thankfully things are ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Drag-and-drop failing on complex jQuery UI

Using the Python bindings of Selenium Webdriver, I cannot get drag-and-drop working on a "complex" jQuery UI example with ActionChains.drag_and_drop(). (It does work on a simple example.) My testing ...
7
votes
4answers
210 views

Where does Automation creation happen w/in the Development Cycle?

I’m a Software QA Engineer at a small web development company and I need help wrapping my brain around implementing a new process. As of recently, my shop only handled ‘one-offs’. We would work on ...
14
votes
7answers
361 views

How to assure quality when you don't have dedicated testers?

If you're a programmer working alone, or with a couple other programmers, and you don't have dedicated testers, the programmers have to make up the difference. Obviously, even when you have testers, ...
0
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3answers
869 views

Launching WebDriver from a servlet.java throws exception

I prepare a web interface that I could launch the WebDriver. I used servlet.java. I'm using JBoss application server, when I try to run it I receive the following exception 13:39:40,779 ERROR ...
2
votes
2answers
395 views

What new things need to be covered in Embedded Systems testing compared to normal manual testing?

Can you provide me with some common checklist for Embedded Systems testing please? What are the new things that are covered in this? And can you also advise me some interesting references for reading ...
2
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1answer
1k views

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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vote
1answer
199 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
9
votes
6answers
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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 ...
14
votes
14answers
1k views

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 ...
17
votes
9answers
986 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
284 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
688 views

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, ...
4
votes
4answers
148 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

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[] ...
2
votes
2answers
671 views

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 ...
6
votes
4answers
6k views

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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