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There are several ways you can work with this situation. No-work - let the tests for the new feature fail until the feature is migrated to the staging environments. This can be an option if the tests don't block builds or aren't reporting directly to management. "smart" detection - as Dale suggested, use some coding to detect whether the feature is ...


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A simple JavaScript error might be a reason of a huge bug. I am always having “Show JavaScript errors” turned on my browser. Let’s consider the following situation: During saving a Web Form, some JavaScript exception had occurred while populating data from the UI input fields into internal JavaScript object, for instance, JSON object. In this case, some ...


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Jing (Screens capturing tools) Small little tool that let's you record a short video of the screen. I personally use this when taking screenshots or attempting to explain an issue becomes difficult. The next best thing is to record the problem. It also saves the clip on the cloud so you don't have to worry about finding a location to host the video. ...


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For applications that exclusively run above the operating system layer, VMs should be sufficient test environments. If you are doing testing for stuff like full disk encryption (exceptions acknowledged), you should consider limitations such as not being able to test workflows like pre-boot authentication (which would happen below the operating system ...


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One of the main things a tester has to do is decide where to focus their limited testing time for the most benefit. If you feel that testing the browser with this mode turned on is an effective use of your time, then go for it, raise the bugs and be prepared to fight for them in the but triage. From the information that you have posted, this sound like ...


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Yes, virtual machines are a good way to test for compatibility across operating systems. There are indeed repositories of pre-built virtual machines. You can find them using a Google search. In your search string include something about the flavors of OSes you desire. For example "repository of linux virtual machine images". Depending on the needs of you ...


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If it were me, I would use a bash or python script that reads from a properties file and reads/executes each query from the file and prints the query string and its return value (your link says Jenkins has email notifications, which is good for this) Then show the DBA how to edit the properties file to add/edit/remove queries. I would think it would be ...


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Here's my current toolset for manual testing: Browsers For web apps, I can easily test on my main PC using the newest IE (currently IE10), Chrome, Firefox and Opera. Virtual PC For testing web apps on older versions of IE, the Virtual PC instances downloaded from microsoft do the job better than anything else. Excel For quickly making lists and grids ...



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