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It is hard to say what your workflow will be. I've worked a few SDET/QA jobs, and it really seems to vary quite a bit. I'll try to cover some of my experiences, though, and hopefully that will be helpful. Everyday Things I usually like to start my day with a little bit of blackbox, just to get my brain into motion. I'll spend a little while every morning ...


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You have astutely recognized that change is the Achilles Heel of automated UI tests. This is no different from developing/maintaining a shared library that needs to work with multiple versions of one of more products. There are practices you can follow to reduce (but not eliminate) the pain. On the product side: Use predictable element IDs in your UI ...


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I'm going to presume that you have sound reasons, whether business or otherwise, to do this. It seems simpler to me to pull the appropriate versions of your test code from the source repository (you do have your test code in a source repository and flag the versions, right?), but anyway... I see two main options here. One is to include version detection and ...


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Anecdote: I worked on one project for a national company. Testing was being done and overseen by one of the Big Name consultancies. Their testers were told to take screenshots for every test step. They abandoned this practice as (1) it was taking too much time and test progress was too slow and (2) I was fnding 90%of the defects on the project by doing ...


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I apologize for being a bit crass here, but if you are writing a paper to compare the process models and the only thing you came up with so far what amounts to cost, location of acceptance, and time then I think you need to dig in a bit deeper. I would recommend comparing the models themselves. What are the similarities and (esp.) the specific differences ...



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