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Is there a commonly used functional test runner/reporter that is lightweight/simple?

Functional tests come in all shapes and sizes. Is there a class of lightweight, simple to use, tools that will discover, run and report on all tests found in a directory? I'm looking for something ...
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How can I test a table of options with python unittest and nosetests?

I have a list of twelve properties and want to test various combinations. The actual test function is the same, just different parameters. I find myself writing a bunch of functions that look like ...
2
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1answer
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How to get Custom BIRT reports in SilkCentral Test Manager to pull the currently selected project?

I posted this question on StackOverflow and did not get any answers, so re-posting here. We are using Eclipse (Galileo) to create some custom BIRT reports (version 2.5) for SilkCentral Test Manager ...
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2answers
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Is drag-and-drop possible in watir-webdriver?

I would like to drag-and-drop one element to the position of another, triggered from within a watir-webdriver script. By "drag-and-drop" I mean picking up a draggable element and releasing it on ...
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Good Watir or Watir-Webdriver tutorials/resources for new-to-automation testers?

There are at least two really good books for Selenium beginners, and quite a few courses/tutorials out there, as well as a lot of blogs. However, I haven't seen quite as much out there for Watir - ...
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2answers
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Selenium 2.0 Webdriver file structure for automation testing

My team uses Selenium 2.0/webdriver to test our enterprise web app. We've been learning and playing with webdriver commands for a while. Each team member has their own style to keep their script ...
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2answers
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TestNG Mark a Test as Failed if a Particular Path is Used

Is there a way to mark a test as failed in the TestNG framework if a certain path is followed? I know I can use system.exit(1); or something similar to mark an abnormal termination but it doesn't ...
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Approaches to evaluate competitor products for making quality assessment

We have been working for a while on building a product for our clients and now it has reached a stage where we need to decide whether we are ready to go to market with it or not. One of the tasks ...
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What would be a good term for continuous testing post-deployment?

I'm thinking of live production sites here, where there is a continuous community or much content being updated, sort of like a newspaper site or community site (the one I work at is a healthcare ...
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2answers
165 views

Turning software testing into an internal service

I've been tasked with changing the focus of my team from a "can do everything" team into one that is more service orientated, i.e. we can provide the framework for your testing rather than being there ...
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5answers
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What bug statistics are most useful? Why?

One of the managers at my company recently suggested that we should add a field in jira to track the number of times a bug gets reopened. I thought that it wasn't a very useful thing to keep track of ...
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Testing font button [closed]

This is Microsoft interview question. Can some body help me with it plz ? How would you test the font button in microsoft word?
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2answers
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Testing a live and staging site with Selenium IDE

I would like to run a test that stores the position of key page elements on a live site, then compares it to a staging site to ensure the two match. The main issue is that the URLs for the live and ...
3
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5answers
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Can someone explain Modeling and Prototyping?

In this blog post, the author points out that "modeling" or "prototyping" are one of the more effective ways to test software. http://kev.inburke.com/kevin/the-best-ways-to-find-bugs-in-your-code/ ...
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1answer
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Testing drag-and-drop with Selenium 2 on Telerik controls

I need to automate drag and drop functionality with Telerik controls, I currently use WatiN for my automation (see related quesiton Testing drag-and-drop with Watin on Telerik controls . I am ...
2
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1answer
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What is a good way to refresh page elements when using WebDriver .Net with IE 8?

I'm automating a part of the User Profile UI we have using WebDriver Selenium 2, I'm coding in Visual Studio so I am using the .Net version as I am more comfortable in C#, and I am testing this with ...
5
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1answer
671 views

Can you use Watir successfully with AJAX\GWT Applications

It seems that some UI automation tools struggle with GWT grids & the asynchronous aspect of Ajax based applications. Has anyone tried Watir with an GWT\Ajax application. Please share your ...
4
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6answers
128 views

What are my options for non-local environment creation?

What is the industry-standard method of creating multiple environments on one physical machine? I need to test multiple Web applications in multiple browsers on multiple OSes -- like everyone else. I ...
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7answers
452 views

Learning about Ethical Hacking

I'm in the process of trying to learn more about ethical hacking, however a lot of the sources I am reading about have a lot of text/theory with very little hands on work. I was wondering if anyone ...
2
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1answer
151 views

Can people recomend ways to test Excel Spreadsheets?

I'm not talking about the simple ones here, but the Spreadsheets which sprout arms and legs and start walking about and having a life of their own. They will always exist. Can people suggest ...
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654 views

How do you test for everything that could go wrong?

Okay, so I know we can't test every scenario possible, it's just not possible. But I want to get any ideas for making tests more comprehensive and getting the QA team to find problems before the code ...
3
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1answer
4k views

How should I organize a TestNG suite for Selenium 2 WebDriver tests that use page objects?

I'm trying to organize a functional test suite for the UI in a CRUD web application using TestNG-style Selenium 2/WebDriver tests. I've isolated page-interaction logic into distinct page objects, and ...
4
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1answer
1k views

How to transfer Test Cases from one TFS2010 server to another

We have two TFS servers, one we use for testing the output of our developers, and one we use for testing features in TFS. The main problem with this is that it means I have to create new test cases to ...
3
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2answers
635 views

Creating a dummy database for automated functionality testing

I have a continuous integration build server (using Team City). When people check code in, I'd like to run a set of tests which run through a set of functional cases such as: Using an administrator ...
2
votes
3answers
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Is my test a perf unit functional smoke test or something else?

Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. Each test is different. Some are big and talk to databases, others quick and self contained. We all know we'd prefer the fastest and most robust ...
5
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1answer
106 views

Automating form dealing with large number of element

This is more of test design question than pure Selenium question. I have a form in my application and while following page object pattern I wrote a method which has many parameters - ...
6
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3answers
278 views

Should you preload DLL's in performance tests?

When running automated performance tests, is it better to preload any DLL's which would slow the first run of a test? This would improve the consistency of the test results but would not reflect the ...
5
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4answers
210 views

Is there an industry-standard term for choosing which tests to run?

I have been searching for information on mapping tests to code changes but I haven't had any luck. I suspect that there is some industry standard term that would have better google-juice. Suppose you ...
4
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3answers
3k views

Any one have experience with frameworks using webdriver in Visual Studio?

I'm using webdriver to automate our browser testing, I have some scripted tests already where I am using Visual Studio and while I don't mind other formats I'm looking for a good supportable framework ...
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3answers
149 views

What is the best way to create an automated test that asserts the precision of a matrix processing algorithm?

I have and automated test that test an algorithm and the output of this test is the percentual precision of the algorithm. Currently our team is trying to make this algorithm more precise, as well as ...
3
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2answers
915 views

Open source deployment validation tool

Asked this on stackoverflow and earned myself the tumbleweed badge... Anyone here know of any? I'm looking for an Open source tool to help with deployment validation for mainly web based applications ...
7
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3answers
194 views

USB storage emulator

I need to emulate insertion and removal of SD cards to write tests. What is the best way/tool to implement it in .NET?
7
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4answers
234 views

Should coverage analysis be performed on test code?

I'm of the opinion that it should. Test code is meant to be deterministic. This means that 100% of it should be executed. If it's not 100% (and assuming the analysis tool isn't under-reporting), ...
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2answers
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Layered Architecture of Test Automation Software

I was introduced to a 5-layer-model for GUI test automation frameworks, that was considered common knowledge. But I would be interested in a source describing this model. The layers are the following: ...
3
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1answer
335 views

Unix Performance testing - training content

My company is involved with performing performance testing and now they want to perform couple of training related with executing those tests on the servers based on Unix systems. We will test ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

php undercontrol replacement

Actually php undercontrol seems to consume a lot of memory so I'm looking for replacement, in order to test a php application.
3
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2answers
74 views

Recycling publicly available tests?

What are the best ways to reuse existing tests for new things? For example, Java and C# (Mono) both have tests testing their implementations of Hashtable. If I write my own Hashtable (let's say for ...
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4answers
254 views

What are the benefits of using dedicated testing languages for writing tests?

What benefits do you see in using a dedicated testing language instead of a general purpose language for writing tests? What is the advantage of using TTCN-3 or a proprietary testing language?
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1answer
625 views

How to copy paste from OneNote to Quality Center?

Steps: Select a block of text in OneNote. Copy to clipboard Paste in Quality Center (defect description field or actual box of manual runner) Expected result: text is pasted in Quality Center. ...
2
votes
1answer
371 views

Unittesting in Borland C++Builder 2006

Which unit testing framework would you use in Borland C++Builder 2006?
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1answer
2k views

What goes in a Testing playbook?

The concept of the Testing Playbook has been recently added to the list of possible tools in your Context-Driven toolset. The Playbook has been described as being similar to the list of plays that a ...
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8answers
314 views

My team codes in one language, I want to test using another. What can go wrong?

The people I work with are .NET programmers that aren't exactly on the BDD/TDD bandwagon yet. I'm the main web designer, but for the past few months I've also been assigned the tester role as well ...
3
votes
1answer
8k views

How to filter QC test plan grid view to tests in specific folder tree

Given a test plan tree with test cases in folders and subfolders. How do I filter the grid view to only display all tests in a specific folder tree? Intention: update a field of these tests
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6answers
291 views

Why bother writing/executing a test whose results will never be used?

A discussion with friends recently wandered on to the topic of tests that are executed yet whose results are never used. Why bother running them? Why bother even writing them? Thinking of them we all ...
2
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1answer
103 views

Considerations for site audits and testing on IE9?

Now that Internet Explorer 9 has a growing market share (5.63% at time of writing, and closing in on IE7 fast), what are some of the major considerations for people wishing to test sites and web ...
5
votes
4answers
338 views

Favorite troubleshooting tips for testers? [closed]

At CAST2011, Chris Blain spoke about troubleshooting tips he's found helpful as a tester. Ones I especially identified with: Model Take no one's word, and make no assumptions Look for other causes ...
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2answers
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If a test mocks out one dependency but not another, is it still a unit test or does it become a functional test?

My code is something like: function Controller(dep0, dep1) { dep0.call(); dep1.call(); }; The test is something like: function test() { dep0Mock = mock.create(); controller = new ...
2
votes
3answers
140 views

Do I Need To Create Mock Classes For Every Class?

Let's say I have a system composed of three classes: A,B,C that share certain dependencies. To test A independently, I would need to create mock objects for B and C To test B independently, I would ...
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vote
2answers
501 views

What is the best way to test for Full Unicode compliance?

We have a web app that needs to support major browsers, as well as major languages. English, Chinese, French etc., hence the full Unicode support. I am wondering how other test engineers go about ...
2
votes
1answer
749 views

How to create Testcases and Validate the controls in Testcomplete

How should i validate my controls in Testcomplete by using the checkpoints. MY issue is i want that the user should insert only String in certain textboxes and if any numeric or special symbols are ...

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