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Definitely before running a new test one should clear the cache as it fetches the last visited website UI especially if you are making changes to the website after testing. But that also is required if you are testing the web apps directly to the browser through system not from any tool inbuilt window for browser testing. Some tool provide their own window ...


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The most appropriate answer to this is (according to me) - whenever you want to! You clear cache to get rid of the old CSS and js saved on your local machine (cached), which allows the updates CSS and js to load. When you are testing, the code may get update more frequently and maybe that is why testers clear the cache more often as you have written. ...


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You are entirely correct that clearing the cache makes your test environment artificially different than the standard user scenario. Often, though, testers will value consistent results over strict adherence to the standard environment. Inconsistent failures is the #1 cause of tester hair loss. Personally, I think its fine as long as you have some kind of ...


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Test code cycles much faster than production code, and it's not uncommon for there to be major changes to how an application works during the early stages of its development. Clearing the cache ensures (mostly - server-side caching can cause problems) that the tester is looking at the code they think they're looking at. I typically don't clear cache ...



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