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4answers
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Competition ideas between test teams

In my office we have several test team. Recently our organization decided to keep competitions between test teams. I look forward for the ideas to improve ourselves and compete among us to show up our ...
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1answer
5k views

How do I get Selenium Server to launch Chrome on 64bit Windows under Jenkins with Selenium Grid?

I am migrating a Selenium server environment from Windows 2008 server 32bit to Windows 2008 server 64bit. Whenever I try to run a job with Google Chrome, I get the following error message: Error ...
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1answer
3k views

How to read data from Excel by using loops? [closed]

I created an Excel file name "readdata.xls" and entered some inputs like UserName Password Akshit Ak12345 Ashwika AS12345 I've written a code like this .... package ...
4
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2answers
856 views

Selenium Server and Windows Server compatibility

I want to run Selenium Server on a recent version of Windows Server so as to be able to test IE browsers as well as Firefox, Chrome, etc. My choices for Windows Server are 2008 R2, 2008, or 2003. ...
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1answer
2k views

ArrayOutOfBoundException when reading test data from Excel [closed]

I am very new to Selenium RC. Please, help in my question. I installed jxl.jar file (Java library for Excel) and added it to Eclipse build path. I created an Excel file as readdata.xls where I ...
9
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3answers
610 views

How to create a 'quality-centric culture' within a team/organization?

I have recently talked to the head of the quality department of another company and they struggle with the problem that the developers still think quality is actually the QA's job. They work in ...
2
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1answer
556 views

Telecom testing - any tool integration and use of test frameworks?

Telecom testing is an interesting niche area, and you either use expensive commercial tool solutions, or open source solutions to do testing (e.g. SIPp), but they're not always one-size-fits-all. I ...
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3answers
5k views

How to finish the testing in the same iteration/sprint?

I am aware of the fact that agile testing is an ongoing process and should happen in parallel to development. But how is that actually achieved? Is it even possible to fix all found issues in the same ...
4
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2answers
4k views

Web application GUI automation best practices

Our team develops automation solutions for various web based products. I'd like to compile a list of patterns and best practices from the GUI web automation space that have been used and proven as ...
9
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7answers
662 views

Good Grep Tools for Windows

We're looking for a Windows based tool to help us grep our apache & JBoss logs. We have access to the unix boxes & are generally comfortable with the grep command, but because we don't use it ...
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2answers
83 views

What common browser plugins should be tested against?

In previous companies, I'd decided not to test against Skype plugin breaking my website's UI. Is it common enough now that it should be tested, just as Flash is/was common place? I have no analytics ...
2
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3answers
263 views

Is it common to track defects found during code reviews?

In "Applied Software Measurement" and "Code Complete" the authors state concrete numbers for removal efficiency of defects found during code reviews (formal, informal etc). Is it common to track ...
6
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1answer
478 views

Open source web security testing tools

Are there any open source solutions for testing web security vulnerabilities? I am not looking to make my web application bullet proof since it'll be used internally at our organization. But I'd ...
5
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2answers
387 views

What test generators do exist?

What tools exist to automatically generate test scripts (or test script templates) from a formal specification or a program's source code? EDIT: The background of this question is, that I’m ...
3
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3answers
242 views

What kind of testing is ApprovalTests.com doing and are there other similar frameworks?

I came across the ApprovalTests.com framework today and am curious how it would be classified. I am familiar with concepts of Unit Tests, functional tests, and user acceptance testing, but this seems ...
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5answers
790 views

Should I unit test small projects?

I develop small projects, and the testing is usually a functional test when I verify if the service is working as I were the user. Is this ok with small projects of 2-3 people? How do you think unit ...
6
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5answers
20k views

How to start a Selenium2 WebDriver window in background?

I have a series of Selenium2 test cases in C#/NUnit that are run sequentially. Each test case runs in a new instance of the WebDriver (and this is necessary) - which means that each time a new test ...
18
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3answers
633 views

Reporting Intermittent Bugs

I am an entry level tester and been experiencing new things about testing everyday which is great. So I am thinking, how do I deal with an intermittent bug since its most likely that developers wont ...
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1answer
110 views

How to use statistics to improve our site? [closed]

Someone has asked me: Which way to measure 'why customer leaves our site?' or 'closes our apps' ? How to complete our statistics and KPI that are More complete & More perfect? How can ...
6
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3answers
261 views

Should a scrum be any different for testers from multiple teams?

I am about to start managing a team of testers within a company. Each tester is on a different team, one tester per team. For example, one tester is on the database team, another on the software ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I test a chatroom in a webpage? [closed]

I have a Web app which has built-in chatroom. The chatroom was built with Flash and it will be loaded within the webpage. Any ideas and guidance to test in this scenario? What kind of scenarios can ...
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2answers
498 views

Converting emoticons to images in chatroom: how to test this?

I'm testing an application which has chatrooms, where the users will input emoticons while chatting each other. The user will input the various types of smiley/emoticons in it. How can I write a ...
4
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2answers
3k views

How do I resolve a “Lock file still present” error?

I've got a Perl-based Selenium instance running on my Win7 workstation. When I fire up a test script, I get an error "Lock file still present!" Caused by ...
3
votes
1answer
96 views

Industry standard on testing zoom levels

Is there an industry standard on how many zoom levels should be tested when working on a website?
4
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4answers
1k views

Should web pages be tested for ZOOM levels?

As a Product Manager, one of my entry-level SQA Testers asked me an interesting question - "Should we be testing for zoom levels? ie, when a user magnifies or zooms out in their browser or an iOS user ...
4
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1answer
141 views

Are there common techniques for testing the conformance of an implementation to a general contract?

Say you have defined some abstract interface and you specify a general contract for that interface to which all implementations must adhere. Are there common techniques that can facilitate testing the ...
4
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2answers
586 views

Open source security testing tool faster than Zed Attack Proxy?

I want to perform security testing on a website. I have already tested a website with Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) but I found it quite slow. I am looking for an open source tool that will be faster and ...
7
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3answers
254 views

What would be the best roles and assignments for a developer in a QA team?

How can a developer that joins a QA team give the help that has the biggest impact and which are the best assignments for him that would most benefit the team?
4
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4answers
272 views

Load testing for free or cheap without having to setup Selenium Grid?

One of these days I need to setup Grid, but I don't have much time lately. My need is pretty simple: run concurrent find operations to load test our search service. I know there are things like ...
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2answers
16k views

How to open multiple browsers using webdriver?

I want to perform multiple browser testing: While working on a project i needed to open multiple browsers simultaneously using Webdriver script. Does anyone have experience in implementing this ?
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1answer
2k views

Considering automation parameters, which is better: relative Xpath or absolute xpath? [closed]

I want to perform automation (selenium) using Xpath. Which one gives better results?
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1answer
6k views

Jenkins fails to restart after updating plugins

There were 5 or 6 plugin updates for Jenkins v.1.476 which I have running on a Linux VM. The UI showed progress while updating as usual and I typically have to refresh the screen to see Jenkins ...
5
votes
2answers
411 views

Differences between Standard for Software Component Testing (BCS, SIGIST, 2001) and BS 7925-2:1998

What (if any) are the differences between The Standard for Software Component Testing (from the British Computing Society SIGIST and available for free) and BS 7925-2 (which is available to purchase ...
2
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2answers
15k views

"Element is no longer attached to the DOM” StaleElementReferenceException when selecting HTML table row

I am using Selenium 2/WebDriver for automation. I have a table and am trying to select a row in it. When the test runs, I can see the row become highlighted as if it is clicked, but then immediately I ...
1
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3answers
1k views

Best practices for organising and naming test cases

I have a Python package which may contain several modules. Of course, I have unit tests, component tests, and functional tests. All of them are in package/module/test directories, most of them are ...
3
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4answers
176 views

Which automated tests do devs create vs SQA staff?

We have a big remote SQA team now who have identified about 600 bugs with test cases to both assist in manual testing and prepare for us to start automation testing. Our development lead has setup a ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Create defect template in Quality Center

We are using Quality Center 10.00 Enterprise edition and I should have admin rights to my current project. I would like to create a template for new defects, but can't find where to write the ...
2
votes
1answer
103 views

Test automation for .NET / Java Project relying on app container

I am looking to a testing / continuous integration tool which can help me with the following: 1) Inside a Maven project, allow me to run a JUnit test case that, using some API, deploy an application ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

Does selenium work with video?

I have some videos and i want to test their with automation Can you tell How does selenium work with video? How does he recognize it. I need to test if are videos on the page. Thanks!
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3answers
228 views

Internationalization testing

By internationalization testing I intend testing application with one or more additional languages and one or more additional regional settings (locale). We expect a number of risks with ...
3
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1answer
116 views

Writing general requirements for accepting outsourced work on a web app project

I am assuming the product owner role during our Scrums and we have just completed our Sprint 0. Now that we have developed a detailed backlog of user stories with acceptance criteria for each story, ...
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4answers
204 views

Where to start when testing web pages with large number of options

I have inherited a web application that has no useful requirements/specifications, and no tests. The page that I am currently looking at sets the configuration options for the application and consists ...
2
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3answers
2k views

When should I start doing performance testing of a web-app?

Our company has started developing a new big web application. In a few months we testers will start integration testing, functional testing and regression testing both manual and automatic. I am ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

Replacement for Microsoft's USB Device Simulation Framework (DSF)

I am looking for a replacement to Microsoft's USB Device Simulation Framework (DSF) which is deprecated on the Windows 7 WDK, especially for one supporting USB 3.0
2
votes
1answer
803 views

HP QTP 10 Issue while logging onto the demo Mercury Website

I am trying to log-in on the http://newtours.demoaut.com/ demo website created by HP Mercury to do some hands on their proprietary product QTP 10. I opened this site successfully on IE9 (Win7 X64 PC). ...
0
votes
4answers
173 views

Reviewing unit tests before implementation

I am going to adopt TDD in our team and one of the ideas I have is to review tests first. So one would write interfaces, mocks, and tests first, submit them for a code review and once interfaces and ...
2
votes
1answer
80 views

What kind of documentation do I need for testing new site against old?

I'm a Product Manager, not ideally tasked with but enjoying directly managing a new SQA team. AdHoc testing has covered a lot of quick ground, but I think it's now time to implement better ...
9
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4answers
381 views

What learning resources are there for testers who want to study Systems Thinking?

Systems thinking is tremendously relevant to any professional tester, but few testers study it, despite the obvious benefits of learning techniques/approaches that allow you to study systems in terms ...
3
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2answers
982 views

How do I test injection attacks similar to SQL injection for non sql solutions, or do I?

My team is testing some products where we have forgone SQL as the back-end. This means that we have stopped executing any security tests around SQL injection. I have this nagging suspicion that ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

How to test a location based application

Our application is location based. We have tested its main functionality, (using mock locations) and now it is time to test how it reacts on real cases using GPS. So, what are the main limitations ...

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