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What to expect when you're the client

I just asked a question about best practice for providing feedback to a 3rd party dev shop, and this question's more about what to expect from them, and basically how to review an iPhone app. Right ...
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Framework and tools for managing testing and monthly releases?

I'm not anywhere close to being an expert on professional QA and testing but I do work with it as part of managing a IT system at work. To be honest, we are not very mature when it comes to using an ...
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How to understand existing test coverage?

I believe this is a common issue for any QA that enters a project with existing test base. I entered the project which have lots of unit tests and FIT tests for existing functionality. When I test a ...
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Software testing: a first step to development?

I've been testing Ubuntu daily builds for QA since last month. I wasn't too confident in learning development yet, because I didn't feel familiar with encountering a bunch of code. But I want to ...
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Who writes stories and tests in Agile? BA or tester?

I am currently a business analyst, but increasingly as I am working on agile projects. I am including test cases as acceptance criteria for my user stories. I am also interested in becoming more ...
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What are the main role and responsibilities of a tester?

I am new to this field and I have decided my career as software tester. What are the role and responsibilities as an software tester According to my assumption: 1) Analyzing the Requirements from ...
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Is there traceability matrix in agile?

In traceability matrix the links between requirements and tests can help answer: Which requirements is almost never tested, and which is tested extremely often? Will a change to a particular ...
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Validation and verification in CMMi, ISO, IEEE. What should I refer to?

Working on my master thesis, today I found this site (I previously asked on programmers) so I hope you will not mind if I ask here to get more great answers. The thing is that I have to classify ...
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Isolating defect in distributed event-driven system

Our system takes an object from external system every time the object gets changed (change event), processes it and put it back processed into this external system. So, end-to-end testing is about ...
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Should I re-test fix at system level when the issue is at unit level?

I found a defect in manual end-to-end tests. We were able with developers to isolate the possible root cause in one of the components. We wrote a unit test that reproduces the defect at unit level. ...
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What are some small, standalone or web applications for test new QA staff on?

I'm permanently stuck with the following trouble: being Senior QA I need to quickly check and hire people for short-time testing projects. I specialize mostly in manual testing, while the range of ...
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How to Sell the Software Engineer in Test Position?

I am raising a question I'm sure some of you had to tackle or will tackle soon. More and more software projects are adopting the test automation approach. Test automation can be achieve in multiple ...
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What are some good examples of pure Computer Science and Mathematics applications in software QA?

I am looking for some good examples of pure Computer Science and Mathematics applications in software QA. The objective is to create a course for CS and Applied Math students with applications that ...
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How to test your tests without having the system under test?

Problem We and devs are an Agile team and finally managed to work in parallel on development and testing within an iteration. When developers were working on new features, we were automating test ...
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Functional requirements and release criteria [closed]

What are the pros and cons of putting functional requirements into release/exit/ship criteria?
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Tool to minimize tests number and maximize code coverage

I am currently undergoing black-box testing campaigns for applications that require file input in linux environments. For that I need sets of test files of different formats that can be used to be ...
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66 views

Introducing Scrum in a distributed team

We would like to start using scrum in our distributed development team. Until know we used a "home-grown" methodology, but we would like to switch to something more defined and mature. Scrum would be ...
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1answer
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ATs at Epic or Issue/Task level in JIRA

I have a project (in JIRA) with Stories containing acceptance criteria for it to be closed. Within these Stories, there are JIRA issues (development tasks), with their own UATs which help the devs/...
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What are the advantages of CMMI over ISO 15504 (SPICE), and vice versa?

Trying to write a paper where I have to compare process improvement models to implement for a hypothetical avionics software development company. From researching, it seems that CMMI and SPICE are ...
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Testing training required for people switching from development to testing

I have total 10 years of experience in testing. I am switching to Corporate Training now. I have been told to teach manual testing to a batch of developers who want to switch to Testing. I have not ...
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Will the new ISO/IEC 29119 Software Testing standard work with agile methodologies like Scrum?

I somehow stumbled across some references to the new ISO/IEC 29119 Software Testing standard that is currently draft stage (apparently). I have not seen the details of this new standard, however I ...
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Pairwise-Testing: How do you identify equivalent software code?

As some of you might've already noticed I'm trying to find some shortcuts in software testing with pairwise method. Last friday I stumbled upon some modules under test, which all have some basic ...
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Where are good places to demo + share + show off what I'm working on?

I haven't found many resources where people show-and-tell the quality and testing-related projects they're working on. I don't see the same drive to innovate in the SQA community as I do in others. Is ...
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Is there open-source software available for summarizing combinatorial test results?

Now and then I run a test of all combinations of a test of variables. The outcome of each test is binary (e.g. pass/fail). Typically, some combinations will pass and others will fail. After the ...
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How to become a good QA employee

I am in a unique situation where I was hired as for QA with no computer background. How this happened is a long story but now I'm here, trying to become a useful and productive member of this team. ...
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What are the implications of adding ISO 15288 after ISO 12207?

This question is aimed at QA people who have already adopted ISO 12207. Do any of you have experience with ISO 15288 as well? How does the act of adopting 15288 after starting with 12207 affect ...
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511 views

Tool to UI, Performance, Functionality testing for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for IOS mobile application

I am new to IOS mobile application testing, can anyone suggest me the automation tool for IOS mobile application, so that UI, functionality and performance test could be done with that. I tried with ...
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What's a good test oracle for generators

I need to write test cases for a system that generates work cards (a word document that shows how much time an individual has spent on working on different client tasks). The user enters: Monday ...
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What do devs expect from testers' communication?

If you're a dev and I'm the tester, do you expect me to... As soon as I find a bug, tell you about it or make a summary of bugs found and tell you about it at the end of the day? Ask you tons of ...
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What would be the best test case format? [closed]

I would like to know what would be the best format for writing test cases The current format which I am using is as follows: It includes: Objective Input pre conditions process expected result ...
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562 views

Access the DOM of a PDF using WebDriver and FireFox's built-in PDF viewer

I'm trying to use FireFox's built-in javascript PDF viewer with WebDriver so I can access the DOM of a PDF. However, FireFox has an Adobe plugin which takes over and displays the PDF. Whatever ...
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1answer
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Comparing GUI Automation Recording Approaches

I have recently joined the automation team. We are currently developing an automation framework for our web-app which is already in live environment for a while. I have designed and developed the ...
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1answer
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How to automate Windows remote desktop login poup in server using Web Driver

Step 1: I have provided the login in browser level Step 2: It moved to remote desktop Step 3: When I click on remote desktop icon in browser it will show the window authentication login of QA ...
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Has any faced issue when automating auto suggest text box using selenium webdriver

I am automating an application which has auto suggest text box. I am facing an issue that sometimes the auto suggest values are not shown up at all. This happens 50% of the time. Worrying part is this ...
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1answer
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Is XenClient an effective way to jump-start testing in a Citrix environment?

We are thinking of adding a Citrix test environment in testing our desktop application. Currently we are only using different virtualized Windows operating systems using VMWare Workstation. I am not ...
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2answers
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How to record in JMeter when proxy settings is configured to connect to internet

To record scripts in JMeter we need to run the proxy on local port 8080, where as in browser I need to configure for internet connectivity proxy to connect to internet. The company I work for is ...
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What are the deliverables of the QA department?

The company I work for conducts quarterly performance reviews. As a member of our small QA team I've been ask to help define this process. A lot of what I do is identifying issues and collaborating ...
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2answers
290 views

Migrating website content, need to test using Selenium/Python

We are working on a large project which involves LOTS of content being migrated to a new version of a website. I would like to be able to test the content on a page from the old site, with the same ...
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2answers
364 views

Openscript generated xpath not matching

Using the Xpath generator that comes built into OpenScript's editor, I have generated an xpath to select an attribute of a node: /*[local-name()='test_results']/@tests However, when pasted into ...
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4answers
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Quicker way to assert that an element does not exist

The goal of my test is to assert that a popup does not appear after certain actions. Previously to test if the popup exist, i have used exception handling. try: self.driver.find_element_by_id("...
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1answer
427 views

Prime Faces editing component and Selenium

I'm creating a new tests with selenium in my job. But i can't get one element in my system. We use Prime Faces and i can't get this element. I need to send a value to him, and He is a iFrame. I tried ...
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306 views

Can I (in Eclipse/java) automate the logging of all enters and leaves into or out of all functions, including library ones?

While comparing the run of my wizard and a similar standard one, I have to check all entrances into all functions for both cases. Is there some tool that can automate the process? I can't do it by ...
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1answer
53 views

How do I test Aspects (AOP)?

I have recently written a bunch of aspects (using PostSharp in C#) that will be applied to methods in some high traffic sites. How should I make sure they are going to perform? Can anyone recommend ...
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1answer
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Jenkins: How to restrict “SSH Remote Host” to specific users?

Suppose there are two users who have created two different jobs on the Jenkins server. Each user can only access, configure and run his own job. On each job, they are going to execute a remote ssh ...
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1answer
706 views

Oracle Forms automation using Cucumber or similar framework

I'm looking for toolset recommendations to automate testing of an Oracle Forms application, with the tests (ideally) to be driven from Cucumber. I am aware of Oracle's OATS. Can its APIs be called ...
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4answers
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Question about usage of production data as test data

I would like to know if there is any acceptable ratio for test size data size compared to production data size? If my prod data is 200TB would a test data size of 20TB be adequate? Does such a ...
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8answers
406 views

Is it necessary to test third party tools?

I have a question about best practices for writing test cases. At my job, I am using a closed source, third party tool that parses files into a database. Since this is a third party tool, is it ...
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6answers
153 views

Is there any need of test suites for automated software testing?

I am doing study on software testing and I have a question. Is their any need of test suites to do automated software testing?
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Best approach to use when values are dynamically created?

I'm looking for some advice on how to select a WebElement. When I click a button that creates a new 'page', the given value is dynamic, in that it is totally random and not sequential. I would expect ...
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3answers
258 views

Bug reporting on documents

In my job I have to test Markdown documents. This includes looking for bugs related to: The procedure described in the document Typos, grammar mistakes, etc. The HTML version of the document Right ...

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