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This Stack Overflow thread suggests that there are differences and the modes are not totally accurate. Depends on your definition of risk and how accurate the results have to be for you and your stakeholders


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Sadly, years of playing with emulators of one form or another has taught me a very simple lesson: There is no substitute for testing your software on it's target No matter how good a simulator or emulator you are running, there will be enough situations that the sim/em-ulator doesn't cover 100% accurately that you are leaving potential problems I've also ...


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Where I work, there are three web applications that need to be maintained, with a fourth (which is intended to unify all three existing applications) in development. Each has a distinct purpose: Application 1 is an enterprise-level employee and payroll management web application used by both internal payroll specialists and externally by customers. ...


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We've gone through a very similar process over the last few years and I can share some things that have worked for us. What to Test There are a lot of facets to web apps and there's a lot of benefit in testing behind-the-scenes code, but the best place to start is usually the web interface (so browser automation tests). This will help you identify where ...


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A lot depends on what you want the front-end automation to do. Given that you've got a lot of web forms with code behind, I'd honestly consider starting with the unit test framework built into Visual Studio, and using that to test the data handling (I'd recommend taking a look at Channel9's TechEd videos for an idea of what you can do with Visual Studio ...


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I assume your web application is for external customers (so your users can use web app in many browsers and operating systems outside of your control). Which is very interesting challenge - exactly what we are doing :-) You are excellently positioned to use new future W3C standard for browser automation, Selenium Webdriver (Se 2). (In a way, you ...


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If you're using Visual Studio Ultimate the best option would be using Web Test project type, it can easily handle dynamic stuff and can be converted to Load Test if necessary. If you need browser-based testing, the best choice would be Selenium Webdriver which has .NET/C# client binding. If options 1 and/or 2 for some reasons are unsuitable you can look ...


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I can share my experience. I initially do functional testing to understand the data flows, pre-requisites, dependencies. Based on this I try to come up with reusable data scripts. Example. If data need to be populated for last 2 days, the script would be like (getdate()-2, values). With this every time when you run you would get required data Custom Store ...


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For web app testing, I am giving some points/suggestions according to my experience : UI Testing : It should be done on various configurations like Windows XP/7 + FF, Mac OS + Safari and so on. Functionality Testing : It should be done for testing the functionality of the web app. For Ex. What should be the nest step if I click on a particular link ? etc ...


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The short answer is No. There are so-called capture/playback tools that purport to record a browser session and play it back for you automatically. In practice they are unreliable and/or require manual editing. This is especially true when the scenarios are long, the user interface is asynchronous, and the target spans multiple browser types/versions.


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Sauce Labs might help. You should be able to do a trial with them and start a mac/safari emulation just fine. https://saucelabs.com/


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Some things I've consider from a strategy point of view in various situations: Could you move to a 'test based on change' approach? Could you monitor the industry for software upgrades (of for example browsers) and new screens (with different dimensions and characteristics) and thus test in response to change as opposed to periodic testing? Clearly you do ...


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If the order in which you spawn the windows is known, can you capture the handle value from the first window and then assume that the second window is the one that doesn't match that handle. I am rusty on AutoIt so I didn't put any code, but I did use the oh so cool window info tool to get the values I would try to use. It's a life saver in situations like ...


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Have you tried having a look at Selenium or what is now called Webdriver (Selenium2)? You can use the Selenium IDE to record your tests on Firefox. However after the tests have been written they can be converted to other languages such as C#. Java. Once that is done its quite easy to get the same test to run on Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mobile browsers, ...



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