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Alternatives to HP Quality Center for small business

Which are the alternatives today? Not only freeware, but tools affordable for a development team of 3-5 men. I like the structure and flexibility of HP QC, so a similar tool would be nice to have.
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2answers
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Where can I find good JMeter tutorials?

I have just been assigned the tasks of doing some research and doing some JMeter tests of my own to get familiar with performance testing. As I have never used this tool before, I would just like to ...
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2answers
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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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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 ...
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1answer
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moveToElement function not working on IE when browser is minimized or not active using Selenium Webdriver

I'm trying to automate an application using Selenium Webdriver. The moveToElement function fails when the browser is minimized or not active (keep other app active). It works when I keep AUT browser ...
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3answers
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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
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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 ...
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4answers
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I am looking for online Training or Books or online resources on selenium automation testing [closed]

I am looking for training on selenium automation testing. I would like expertise on selenium. I have walk-through following books but all are very beginner Selenium 1.0 Testing Tools: Beginner's ...
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3answers
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Selenium automating ICEFaces Application - locator for dynamically generated ids

I'm trying to automate a very short sequence in a web application developped using ICEFaces. I need to click on a button which is coded as <input type="image" title="Unterbrechen" style="padding: ...
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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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570 views

Failed automated tests: how to distinguish known and newly introduced bugs?

Use case: Fitnesse is used for automated testing of the web site. SUT (software under test) contains a known bug. Say, we expect that web page contains "Changes saved successfully" string but this ...
8
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4answers
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Testing/Verifying Google Analytic code

I need help figuring out a test methods for Google Analytic. Our client pushes out a lot of marketing campaigns and they love using GA to track what is working, what is not working and where to focus ...
3
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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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2answers
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What's the best approach to asserting dynamically generated values with selenium?

Suppose you have automation tests (my example uses Selenium) to assert complex business logic for a web site. What is the best way to assert that thousands of different test cases are outputting the ...
4
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3answers
521 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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2answers
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WebDriver: find elements by text

I know that WebDriver can locate links through their text, using find_element_by_link_text or find_element_by_partial_link_text. Is it possible to locate any element (such as li, div, span, ...) by ...
5
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2answers
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How is Selenium 2.0 different from the previous version, apart from the WebDriver API ?

I am slowly but surely starting to lean towards selenium 2.0 as everyone is really making a big fuss about it. I would like to know how much different is selenium 2.0 from the previous version apart ...
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4answers
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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 ...
3
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3answers
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Is there an Interface to Run Selenium 2.0 WebDriver Test Cases other than NUnit?

Is it possible to wrap around Selenium 2.0 WebDriver Test Cases with anything other than NUnit for C# code? Or perhaps NUnit has a nice application to do this with? If not, how can I wrap around the ...
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3answers
1k 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. ...
4
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2answers
1k views

Ctrl+Click using WebDriver

There is a similar question concerning Watir-WebDriver. What is the best way to do Ctrl+click on a DOM element?
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16answers
27k views

Compare screenshots of rendered web pages

In my team, we use Selenium for automation of functional testing. We also do a lot of manual regression testing to make sure the appearance of the rendered web pages is ok. I would like to develop a ...
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3answers
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How to schedule a Selenium application to run periodically?

I am working on a Selenium application. As per our requirement it must run every 5 minutes. How can I achieve this?
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1answer
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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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
6
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1answer
256 views

How can I use causal loop diagrams to help me test?

Causal loop diagrams seem like a really powerful tool for modelling a system - but I have no experience with applying them to my testing. Do you use causal loop diagrams? How do you use them, and ...
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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
294 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 ...
4
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10answers
11k views

Is mail testing with selenium possible?

We have merely just had a kick off meeting for a new project that I am required to automate ASAP. The project is essentially a "mailbox project", if you will, and I have no idea as to where to start ...
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1answer
423 views

In QC, under the Dashboard module can reports be saved in .csv format?

In QC - Dashboard module - I have a report which has huge data that exceeds Excel limit. Is there a way to save it in .CSV format?
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7answers
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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, ...
4
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5answers
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Locating element by link text (anchor tag innerHTML) or xpath fails in Selenium 2.0 Webdriver

I'm using Selenium 2.0 web driver. My script keeps failing whenever I try locating something in my page. It throws an exception whether I locate the element by LinkText or by XPath. ...
3
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2answers
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Alternative for user extensions in Selenium 2 WebDriver w/ jQuery?

I've been switching over our company's automation scripts from Selenium IDE to Selenium 2.0 WebDriver. The problem is that we have a crap load of user extension custom commands because of all the ...
3
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2answers
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Testing Database replication

Is someone aware of any general approaches for testing out database replication? We are using a Postgres database which is going to be replicated real-time (synchronously) in a master-slave fashion. ...
4
votes
4answers
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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 ...
8
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5answers
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Why Isn't SilkTest More Common?

The title says it all. I've been using SilkTest for about a year now in my current role. It wasn't my choice to use, and I've never used it, or even heard of it, before this role. There are definitely ...
2
votes
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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4answers
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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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votes
2answers
989 views

Test scenario for Android porting test

I am new to testing of Android porting. Could you kindly share with me a testing scenario, any reference document or ref. template for such test case? Anything might help. Thanks.
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votes
2answers
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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 ...
4
votes
4answers
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Running Selenium tests as a scheduled task

I'm trying to run a Selenium WebDriver script written in Python on a Windows 7 64-bit box as a scheduled task. The test works pretty well when run as a batch file from the command prompt, but when ...
3
votes
1answer
709 views

How to test an Excel macro that selects, groups, and counts data using SQL query?

This is the first time I encountered such a problem. There is an Excel table with a macro that selects data from the database using SQL query according to specific criteria. Data is grouped in ...
2
votes
2answers
710 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 ...
4
votes
1answer
420 views

Selenium Select option from suggest box

I must test an application that you type 3 letters in a text box and pick an option from a generated list. How can I do this with Selenium IDE?
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vote
3answers
152 views

Should I use custom queries or re-use developer queries in your automation framework?

Modifying the question based on Kate Paulk suggestion. I had a very interesting discussion on Data Validation using Automation I have summarized Pros and Cons of Reusing Developer Database Queries ...
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3answers
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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 ...
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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 ...
3
votes
2answers
296 views

Is NUnit a viable choice for a starting long term project these days?

I currently participate on the decision to pick a unit testing framework for a bigger long term project. NUnit, being an ubiquitous unit testing tool, would make it a natural choice for me, but not so ...
4
votes
2answers
262 views

What good learning resources are there for testers who are new to Cucumber?

My team have recently decided to introduce Cucumber for our GUI automated checks. As it happens, we have people in the team who are very experienced with it, so I think we'll be fine, but it's made me ...
3
votes
2answers
415 views

Ways to test Web Service security by IP filtering?

As a security measure, we are now filtering access to our web service methods only to a small subset of machines, by IP address. Since I am relatively new to the game of testing, I wanted to know if ...

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