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Is there a PC or MAC laptop built for QA work?

I am new at the QA role, and need to do QA for websites my company builds/maintains/hosts. Need a MAC or a PC laptop that can run as VM running Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and MAC OS. Ideal ...
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Verify text present in jquery dialog box

I need to verfiy the dialog box displayed on clicking a 'Save' button for below conditions. Whether the dialog box is displayed? Text present in the dialog box? I have tried using all locators ...
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Testing Paradigms for Network Security

In software engineering, I am familiar with some basic, often-overlapping types of testing, for example: unit testing functional / use-case testing alpha / beta testing branch / boundary testing ...
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Selenium testing using checksums of html

I am new at selenium testing and am writing a bunch of tests for a webpage that relies heavily on javascript user interaction. At first I wrote a lot of assertions of the style If I press button ...
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What are the things to care for while choosing an automation testing tool?

I am new to software testing field ,I clarified for the need of automation tools What is automation testing and why do we need it? Now it arises me the following questions what were the things care ...
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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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NUnit: Global error method/event for handling exceptions

I'm looking for a way to catch exceptions globally in my NUnit project class library. So if one of my unit tests throws an exception, I can catch it in one spot. I don't want to surround each of my ...
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Tools similar to Google Test for C++ unit testing?

Are there any tools similar to GoogleTest for the purpose of functional testing in C++. I plan to do them as part of Unit Testing and would like to know of other options available so that I can make ...
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How to write a test case for CAPTCHA code

In our project we have a user to sign on after filling the CAPTCHA code. Right now it's working fine and I am a beginner to this field. I am confused how to write a test case for the CAPTCHA code
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What are the best beginner tutorials for Selenium IDE

I have gone through the possible duplicate question,it was related to selenium webdriver . I am new to Selenium IDE tool. Could you please suggest me some best PDFs and sites with Selenium tutorials ...
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Language preferences in the QA community

I work on a test management tool that includes a REST API. We are looking to add code examples for consumption of the API as well as client libraries. Initially we were looking to target Python for ...
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The structure of test logs?

I am working on a project which involves documenting test logs. I want to know the structure of test logs (what should be included).
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Should automated tests be efficient?

I've written and edited a bunch of automated GUI tests. In some cases, the tests are inefficient (eg to select an item from a list, instead of a clever search, a dialog is opened and starting fro the ...
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What tools are available for automated testing of flex/html5?

I have been tasked with implementing automated testing for a web portal. The product is currently developed using flex, but we will be transitioning to html5 at some point. My supervisors want a tool ...
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Techniques for test selection, give a large suite of test cases

I have a huge collection of test cases (inputs). I'd like to select a small subset that's likely to catch most of the bugs. Are there any standard or known techniques in the testing literature for ...
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1answer
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TestComplete working with a very large application loses the ability to access application internal properties

I work with automated testing of a very large Delphi XE application using TestComplete 9. The application has a 180MB executable. The automation environment is Windows XP, 32 bit. TestComplete is ...
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How far would you go in ETL and data warehouse testing?

Recently I've been testing on an ETL/Data warehouse project and the strategy I took was to work very closely with the business and leverage their knowledge to come up with all the weird and wonderful ...
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Passing session while switching control to a pop-up window [closed]

I am trying to choose a date by clicking an image which results in a pop-up window with a date picker in it.But when done through selenium the session expires and the login page appears in the pop-up ...
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Automation engineers- general purpose vs. dedicated

As part of our recent recruiting effort we need to decide on the best approach for choosing automation engineers. On the one hand software engineers, or programmers, can write great automation ...
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What are some authoritative sources for smart phone market share for helping to determine test device purchases?

Our company plans to roll out a mobile support for our site later this year. I will need to test it. I will investigate several testing strategies, but one I will definitely use is testing on actual ...
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Setup MantisBT to accept RFP

How can I change mantisbt so it can have a RFP type issue. Basically I want to publish a link to my website. And potential clients can go to my mantis and report an RFP issue. RFP issue should have ...
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How would you call backward porting testing?

A real life example- Linux Kernel A feature B was tested and released, Linux Kernel A+1 feature B+1 was tested and released Now feature B+1 is ported back into Linux Kernel A How should I call the ...
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Running Selenium as a service with multiple users

I want to run Selenium on a Windows server and have multiple testers connect to it. If two users connect at the same time and both ask to run a test against a browser, will Selenium start two ...
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1answer
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Creating bugzillas for failed tests on Jenkins?

We have a Jenkins enviroment running for a while and we create a bugzilla for each failed test to inform developers that something went wrong and he needs to correct that test. For now, we create this ...
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Maintaining regression results on web server or locally

I have a set of test cases which are run on every release of the compiler. The regression logs have to be in readable format. I already have a script to extract information from the logs which gives ...
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1answer
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Service layer automation using Fitnesse

Does anybody used Fitnesse before? I am new to Fitnesse trying to set the automation framework at the Service layer. Any idea of how to do it in Fitnesse and any resources would be greatly ...
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What parameters to test in a performance/stress testing tool?

I'm about to develop a performance testing tool for a server side app and was thinking to measure the following things: Hardware status monitoring via SNMP, Statistics about response status and ...
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In performance testing, when have MFAT approaches been successfully applied (in addition to an OFAT approach)?

Background: MFAT = "Multiple Factors at a Time" OFAT = "One Factor at a Time" In the field of Design of Experiments, practitioners in a large variety of fields (including software testing) have ...
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How do you manage the expectations of the management that the QA team would find all the bugs in their owned feature?

In a QA team suppose someone finds a defect that doesn't belong to his own assigned feature area but actually belongs to my owned feature area. That person logs this defect in the tracking system. It ...
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Upgrade SilkTest automation scripts to work with IE9

We use SilkTest 2010 Open Agent to perform Automated Web Testing. Our scripts currently work on IE6 - IE8 and on Firefox 3.X. IE9 has changed modal boxes to unintrusive pop-ups at the bottom of ...
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Resources for test automation

I'm trying to learn more about test automation as it relates to the QA process and there just doesn't seem to be a lot of resources out there. For example, if I do a search for TestComplete (a tool ...
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any suggestions on automation tools for mobile application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps? Me and my friends have developed an application for all the mobile platforms. The mobile camera opens immediately ...
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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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What does a Sofware QA Person Need to Know to Perform Their Job (Essentially)?

I'm doing everything I can to learn about Software QA and Software Testing. I've got a decent understanding of SQL and I'm applying that to MySql as that seems to be the most popular. I understand ...
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What is the difference between a platform experience engineer and a quality assurance engineer? [closed]

I was looking at a platform experience engineer job opening and I was wondering how that was different from a qa engineering position? Is it just qa for a platform rather than a product?
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What should be the critieria for the selection of new feature test cases to be moved into build acceptance test suite?

I am working on a project to move new feature test cases to build acceptance test suite. Later on I will also be selecting which test cases should be moved to regression suite. While I was selecting ...
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1answer
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What is the best practice for testing against modules which collect statistic

We have a distributed application which should be monitored. There are some modules which collect external data (disk usage, free disk space, CPU utilization, memory utilization, etc) and some ...
3
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1answer
283 views

Why do I want to use Rake in Selenium Webdriver tests?

My question is why would I want to use rake, make, or ant in any of my automated tests. I specifically use Ruby with Selenium-Webdriver and I have thus far used test-unit to wrap my test cases to ...
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Advice for staffing and planning for database patches

We have a centralized database cluster (an Oracle RAC), which serves virtually all of our applications on behalf of all of our clients. We have always been very reluctant and very careful when making ...
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What are guidelines to use for exit criteria when releasing?

When I am in ship mode I normally apply a set of criteria before I will "Ship". They do vary, however they are typically along the lines of the following: Zarro Boogs (Zero active issues). This ...
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1answer
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Updates to scripts in test lab

It's been my understanding that when using Test Lab in Quality Center, if changes are made within a script, i.e data/ criteria change those updates DO NOT go backwards and update the the case in Test ...
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2answers
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What are the best practices for Integration Testing of a middle-ware?

I want to know about the best practices of Integration Testing for a middle-ware product. It includes several backends and also I want to test it over multiple platforms. The features of Clustering is ...
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Is there a name for this type of vector operation?

I often find myself wanting to generate a lot of negative test cases by mutating a known good set of inputs. Let's say I have a function that will accept (a, b, c) as an expected valid input for a ...
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If the position of objects change will the same script work?

I am testing a Java applet with QTP.I am adding the objects in the applet to my object repository.I am able to create an action that works with the objects in Objects Repository.My doubt is if an ...
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2answers
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Conditional statement for fail and error test outcomes in Selenium?

Say I have this function: def tearDown(self): """ clean up by closing the browser window """ self.driver.quit() I want to skip closing the browser if the test failed or errored out (so ...
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1answer
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Choosing framework type for selenium RC/Webdriver

I had opportunity to work in around 3 different projects, where selenium have been used extensively. Among them 2 were based on Data driven (say test cases driven by testng XML for each scenario with ...
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How to fix intermittent typing problems with send_keys?

See attached. Once in awhile (say, one in several hundred test runs), I'll have something like this happen: What it should have typed was AttachmentCount:0. Another example where it is retyping ...
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1answer
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How to Spy elements in an in-browser applet

I am trying to automate user interaction on a web application which is having embedded java applet in it. Need a tool that can spy the objects in the java applet in browser . The plan is to use FEST ...
3
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1answer
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Dynamic number of request parameters for web performance testing in Visual Studio

I need to change several requests parameters list to make it dynamic. The number of parameters can differ and depends on previous request responses. In JMeter it can be done just using the regular ...
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1answer
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Using UI Automation framework without AutomationID or Name

I'm beginning to explore the possibility of doing UI automation using the UI Automation library that came with .NET 3 (will be using c#). There aren't a ton of tutorials out there on this, but the ...

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