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As an end User you test, there is no specific rules to follow. Generally understand what are their requirements and set a work plan what different testing methods you could do with the application. Make sure you are aware of these techniques. You could go with their release notes, what changes they have made in the current version. Then you could test from ...


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It's not a tool that makes you more employable, it's your experience. Knowledge of some tool may give you some advantage but only if you have other skills. No one looks for a guy who can click around in Robot Framework or Selenium or TestNG. A guy who knows how to test (whatever tool is used) - that guy gets the job. Learning RF will not make you less ...


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Selenium is an industry standard for web GUI. But desktop GUI automation is almost an untilled field. There are several disparate tools that are able to deal with few types of GUI. I know only one cross-platform open source project for GUI testing based on accessibility technologies (therefore text-based): it's LDTP. But in my mind the interface is really ...


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walking in your shoes, first things I'd check in an OSS project are: whether they use issue tracker. If a project ignores issue tracking it's highly unlikely to be useful to practice testing skills whether their issue tracker is active. If all they typically get is two-three bugs/year, then active tester participation would likely teach one how to handle ...


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Widely-used open-source software (e.g. Apache and Firefox) may be thoroughly and methodically tested because of the size of its user base and because employers may be willing to pay testers to test it. However, most open source projects rely on volunteers who tend to test only the aspects of the project that they care about. (One can argue about whether ...


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Take a look at the White APIs at http://white.codeplex.com/


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Appium would probably fit the bill. It uses the iOS simulator (comes with XCode) to run Selenium tests. For Android it uses the Android SDK (comes with Android Studio).


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A quick search for Selenium tests on github results in multiple open-source projects hosting their test cases there. Wikia: https://github.com/Wikia/selenium-tests Jenkins CI: https://github.com/jenkinsci/selenium-tests Mozilla Addons: https://github.com/mozilla/Addon-Tests Other open-source project sites look at: http://sourceforge.net/ http://code....


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You should learn from whatver sources you can, and this sounds like a great idea. You will need to respect the license of the code, for example, mono is licensed under the MIT/Xll license or the GPL (depending on which part) it the tests are GPL, then you would need to release any derived works. However you should really seek legal advice to know exactly ...


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Common UI testing tools (Appium and others) will answer most of your requirements except for Video starts Playing This is tricky and can be achieved to some degree depending on the level of confidence you require. The simplest solution is using the UI tool to get a few screenshots spaced in time, than compare them to each other (verifying that they ...


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I have no experience with security testing of web-applications. But if you look at alternatives to Burp which Sam Woods mentions. Then w3af looks like a solid open-source alternative. w3af is a Web Application Attack and Audit Framework. The project’s goal is to create a framework to help you secure your web applications by finding and exploiting ...


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I have used eggPlant by TestPlant with success. Pros: Can be used on pretty much any platform that you can remote into Has a very good image compare solution with good flexibility/resiliency I have used this with great success on iOS, Android, Linux, Windows, Mac Cons: Uses image compare Uses a proprietary language Expensive I have also used Appium, ...


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Short version Not necessarily. Long version The idea First thing to realize is what open-source means for software: the basic idea is that the source code is available. In more specific terms, someone has decided (for a new project or a running one) to share the code, i.e. every technical detail with the whole world. Furthermore, since there's ...


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Apache JMeter is open source. Start here: http://jmeter.apache.org/


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It's probably worth checking out Tarantula which is available as a free open source test management tool that can integrate with Jira and Bugzilla.


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Selenium also has support for silverlight apps. Please check post - Silvernium ~ Selenium for Silverlight Applications - http://assertselenium.com/2012/11/07/silvernium-selenium-for-silverlight-applications/.


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I recently looked for the same thing and after not finding anything wrote my own implementation. I took the approach outlined in this blog: http://www.testingwithkunal.com/automated-deployment-validation-using-net/ and from there I added the ability to test for some additional things outlined in my response to this question: Deployment Testing


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No, there are no general purpose open source tools that could perform validation for you. Yes, there are a lot of small tools that could enable you to automate that validation. The main question is what you need to validate. Do you have manual check list already? Using any popular scripting languages: Perl, Python, Ruby, Jscript you could automate the ...


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If it were me, and I did not intend to ship the test, I would use the tests without hesitation. However, I would be diligent about the following: If there were any license or ownership-related information in the comments, I would leave them intact, i.e. I would not strip them out. I would check the code's license about the implications of modifying the ...


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If your the first one to offer testing on the product then get in contact with the owner, with a list of tests you see could be developed. They will have other ideas and you will work out a strategy between you. Have a look at a few test suites you could employ to help out, we use TestLink, its good for running tests but the UI ... is open source ... if ...



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