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CSS/XPATH selector management using python's dictionary

I have a lot of functional tests in Python. As expected , they use a wide variety of css/xpath selectors . I think I read somewhere that a practice is to have a dictionary where each selector would ...
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1answer
399 views

How should I plan for a QA job where I work at home, part time?

Working from home has many advantages, no commute time, no relocation and a lot of other benefits. As an alternative I think I need a future job for me mainly to have the following characteristics: ...
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1answer
225 views

Load Testing in Visual Studio 2012

We currently use Visual Studio to drive load tests against our software, and I'm trying to determine where we can improve data collection. The best reference I've been able to find is here. Is this ...
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2answers
912 views

As to improve the Selenium 2 test speed?

I'm trying to create Selenium tests to my Java application, but each test spends about 5 seconds to execute. The most time consuming part of the test is to initialize the Selenium. I'm initialize the ...
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3answers
542 views

Thoughts on pairwise testing

With pairwise testing we're able to reduce exhaustive testing to testing all combinations of pairs. I'm new to a group of software testers testing an huge amount of functions with many input variables....
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1answer
259 views

How to identify when application breaks in load testing using vsts?

i'm having hard time understanding the load test result in vsts to find when the application breaks under load. Is there any indications to find it. I searched about this in google, asked in stack ...
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1answer
149 views

Selenium webdriver

How to capture the 'capthca code' during registration a page using webdriver. i tried to get the input and through to element (using find element on field). but, field is not recognized.
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692 views

How to deal with automation naysayers?

In my team, there are a number of experienced QA people. I work mostly on developing tools to make the QA process easier for these guys, such as developing test automation. The uptake has been slow, ...
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Automated tests pass every time when run individually, but when they are clumped into a test suite it's a toss up if the tests will pass

I have around 200 test classes for my web application at the moment. I use Selenium2/Webdriver and the tests are written in java, with TestNG used as my framework. When I run each test by itself, ...
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2answers
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data warehouse testing checklist

what are some best practice approaches such as: SCD type 1/2/3 nulls duplicates missing data extra data special characters FK/PK referential integrity.etc
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Testing an internal shared library which is used by more than one product on different release cycles

We shipped a product. We then got a request to develop another product which would have its own release cycle. It was decided to start this development in the same branch as the first product we ...
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how to present a documentation from user point of view? [closed]

I am preparing documentation on a software product for my company. Can anyone provide me suggestions for preparing a better document will help me a lot. Are screenshots necessary while preparing the ...
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Should tester fix bugs?

I've heard two guys from Microsoft and Google saying testers in those companies fix defects. Personally I think it is Ok and a better contribution than just creating a new bug ticket (at least in some ...
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QTP Mercury.DeviceReplay how to get mouse controls working on multi monitor

I've just discovered this awesome low level control object, Set mouse = CreateObject("Mercury.DeviceReplay") which allows me to do cool things like mouse.DragAndDrop x, y, x+60, y, 0 My problem ...
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Automated Testing Involving Internet Explorer_Server Controls

I've been tasked with developing a method to functional test and load test an application we're implementing in our environment. The vendor created a shell which uses Internet Explorer_Server ...
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2answers
338 views

What knowledge should i possess before testing a web application?

I have been testing a desktop application for two years.I want to test web application.So, what knowledge should i possess and what should i learn before testing a web application?
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182 views

Test flex mobile application built with 4.10 sdk with testcomplete

I've been able to test a flex desktop app after following this steps ( http://support.smartbear.com/viewarticle/30904/#Compile ) but now I have to test a mobile flex app and I always get this error: ...
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2answers
528 views
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3answers
1k views

Courses for non-IT people to study testing?

I am a non-IT student, but I want to enter into the IT world. Which courses do I have to study to get job in testing? What is the difference between QA tester and ISTQB tester? Which is the best ones?
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3answers
207 views

what are the testing skills needed to test a stable system?

I have been testing a application in agile methodology where requirements change frequently. So, now the application has become stable.So , what are the extra skills to test a stable system?
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2answers
207 views

Product Owners - level of involvement with .feature files

I am involved in a project where Given-When-Then formatted stories are written by the Product Owner (in a web-based story repository / JIRA), then created by Developers, while system test automation (...
6
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3answers
619 views

Testing random number generation

I have a program which generates random numbers. How can I test if the random number generator is generating actual random numbers?
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4answers
133 views

How to test a system that is part of a bigger system?

I have experience testing from a business perspective but I'm currently working in an system which is a small part of a bigger system, so I don't have a clear vision of the entire business value flow. ...
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2answers
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JMeter test for Cas Log into AJAX application

I am trying to load test an AJAX application with cas log in. I recorded and played back the script; I saw user info in log just after recording it and playing back, but as soon as I closed HNX and ...
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4answers
471 views

Good strategy for automated regression where initial state can't be guaranteed or predicted

The situation I need to start building automated regression for a very large web application with thousands of users. It is impossible to start from a known state, or even to be sure that data ...
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2answers
124 views

open source tool to automate the process of installing Adobe applications on Mac

we are trying to automate the process of downloading app and installing the same on Mac. Currently we are using Selenium till downloading app, for installation we are finding difficulty to handle, ...
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1answer
539 views

Selenium: Click on input-field with complicated selector

I need the right direction to click on a input field. When I copy the CSS path I get the following: html body#root div#box div#content div#C_INTERNAL_OBJECT-98286949812.container div#mainPanel....
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2answers
357 views

Competencies and technologies knowledge for a automated tester [closed]

For someone starting to specialize in automated testing, what are the technologies worth to learn? What are the current trends? Also, any good pointers where to start a professional career in ...
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The role of a software tester in an agile environment?

What would you say was the role of a software tester in an agile environment? Is it just testing and logging bugs or is it more important to work closely with the project architects and developers to ...
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3answers
4k views

How do you block Google Analytics from Selenium automated visits?

Basically, we have a javascript integration on client's webpages. We don't have much (or any) control of the deployed environment, hence the only way to test our integration is truly working is using ...
4
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5answers
12k views

How can I test a user story? Examples please?

I'm a new QS tester in a company in an Agile environment. During the sprint commit I was told that one of my tasks was going to be testing user stories? How exactly do you test something like that. If ...
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2answers
5k views

What is the difference between Software Test Engineer, Test Automation Engineer and Software Developer in Test (SDET)?

Software Test Engineer usualy performs “manual” testing (without spending time on automating and supporting the tests). Usually is responsible to find all (as more as possible) critical bugs in the ...
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1answer
63 views

Creation of bug specification

I am currently testing a piece of vehicle management software. To kill two birds with one stone I am also going to create a user guide, alongside a similar document to point out and describe bugs. ...
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1answer
275 views

What Test Automation Product delivers management, execution and results?

I am looking into ways of managing my automated tests through some kind of framework or management tool. While there is a lot of software that does the grunt work, such as Selenium, CodedUI etc, I am ...
3
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1answer
163 views

Quality Center - specifying the version in which a test set or a test were executed

My team is part of a project that is practicing the SCRUM methodology. We use continuous integration server to build our product. One of the requirements is to run our integration tests at least once ...
0
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1answer
194 views

Selenium and PHP

As I read on the net, Selenium tests should be written in the language of the App if this is possible. Our intranet-application is written in PHP. I was able to get Selenium working with PHPUnit but ...
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5answers
400 views

Fixes hard to verify because of poor quality bug reports

Working with programmers and customers I find it is sometimes harder for me to verify the fix for a defect, than to fix a defect for a developer. Just a simple example is when there is ...
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2answers
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What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?

I have two word documents that are a "result" of a test and an "expected result". I'm using the following code to compare the two and check for differences. Sub CompareTest Dim wrdApp Dim ...
3
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1answer
937 views

Selenium RC: Xpath of the link is changed when i refresh the page

Selenium RC: Xpath of the link is changed when I refresh the page, and when I run the code it shows "Exception in thread "main" com.thoughtworks.selenium.SeleniumException: ERROR: Element //*[@id='yui-...
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3answers
387 views

URL Verification software

I need to find a program that can take a list of url's and actually run them to see where they go. For example: Take - www.example.com and see if it goes to www.example.com (no error/redircts) or if ...
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2answers
2k views

JIRA: Agile: adding jira issues directly to a sprint

When looking at the Plan view of a scrum RapidBoard, is it possible to add issues directly to a sprint? There is a link against the Epics for adding directly to an Epic.
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5answers
349 views

Is it fair to report a bug discovered during code review without performing a test?

I'm QA with some programming experience, so I am able to debug and review the code of the system under test. I also often read the code to understand how to define request or what response should I ...
5
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1answer
1k views

Downloading resource from HP Quality Center REST API

Do you know if there's a way to download the contents of test resources (files) using RESTful API? I can see the contents of the resources: http://<...>/qcbin/rest/domains/.../projects/.../...
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0answers
327 views

How to test an SDK built for Android?

My company has an SDK for the Android platform. The SDK sends information to our servers. I need to be able to intercept, interpret, and analyze what the SDK is sending to these servers in terms of ...
2
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2answers
884 views

Should Selenium Automation Testers possess knowledge on Database concepts and to write queries in the script?

I am newbie to Test Automation.Currently I got an oppurtunity to work with selenium Web driver.I just want to know whether I need to learn Database like MYSQL,OR ORACLE to work with selenium. Also I ...
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12answers
12k views

When writing manual test cases and scripts, how much detail is too much detail when documenting the steps?

One of the things that I try to balance when writing out test scripts for manual testing is trusting that the person executing the test (which may not always be me) is reasonably competent to know how ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Xpath to get the CSS property “background image” of DIV

What would be the Xpath to get the background-image CSS Property of a DIV tag whose ID is mentioned in Selenium Webdriver? Example: <div id="abc", style="width: 538px !important; height: 242px !...
4
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4answers
166 views

Load testing only on stable code?

There's someone who oversees QA - let's call him Joe. During 2 years of development we haven't had real load tests. Now release is getting close and QA is responsible for preparing and executing load ...
0
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1answer
315 views

cURL and HAR for Web application testing

I found Web browsers provides information that could be somehow useful for a tester/dev: HAR (HTTP ARchive) files that can be later viewed with HAR viewers. cURL command, e.g., here is what I got ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Load runner is unable to launch IE8 while recording?

I am using Win 7 Ultimate edition and i have installed Load Runner 9.10. I have added an exception to the firewall in order to allow vUser Generator. The problem is whenever I try to record a script (...

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