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Oct
22
comment Proxy setting for JMeter
In your browser with the proxy set up the way you show, are you able to navigate to google.com? Also, you may want to tell Firefox to use the system proxy settings, and change those, that way many other browsers and applications will automatically use those settings.
Oct
10
comment ElementNotVisibleException on Mac, not Windows
A Webdriver defect on one platform and not another is definitely not unheard of. One other possibility is that the web site itself has some forked logic for different browsers. Have you opened up the developer tools on a Mac and made sure that in the DOM, the identifier you are using in your code would still be valid?
Oct
9
comment How to make good impression as a functional tester in front of recruiter/employer
I agree with all of these points. As a hiring manager, number 3 has been one of the most important ones for me. It is an instant no hire when i ask someone a question and they tell me an answer that is clearly incorrect, but act confident about it. I would rather have someone tell me that they don't know something, or aren't sure about something then have them try to pretend like they know.
Oct
8
comment How to Implement Page Object and Page Factory Pattern in Selenium Webdriver?
You may also want to check this out: sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/3798/…
Sep
24
comment How to ignore/accept/avoid SSLHandshakeException while trying to check for broken links?
Does the url you are trying to hit require authentication? Does it prompt for a user/password if you hit it directly within your browser in an incognito window?
Sep
9
comment How to click on Canvas element?
What browser and version of web driver are you using? I have extensively automated a canvas application and using the selenium click method has worked just fine. I did have issues doing more complex actions (like drag and drop) using actionBuilder and had to instead create javascript to create and execute events. I could share that if interested, but it does not answer your question.
Sep
9
comment want to scroll down page/form using selenium webdriver
Are you trying to find a particular element by scrolling, or you just want to arbitrarily scroll down? If you want to scroll in order to view a specific element, you can use the scrollIntoView or scrollTop javascript methods.
Sep
8
comment Software Tester: experience first, formal skills then
A couple of other answers that may have some useful information: sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/3846/…, sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/9406/sr-qa-interview-questions/…
Sep
5
comment Does cascading tests violate the “one assertion per Test” principle?
To expand a little bit, you may also want to move register into a class setup, so you register a single user and re-use that for multiple tests. In addition, you could even create a method that will register a user via direct http requests, or inserts into a database to speed things up when that is not the primary thing you are validating, but it is a pre-requisite for other validations to occur.
Aug
5
comment Pre-load database for testing
If it should be exactly the same, could you back up the database and simply restore it before the automated run? That might be simpler than executing a bunch of updates programatically.
Aug
1
comment Single threaded browser
Hmm, I have used it to increase the number in the past, I have not tried putting it down to 1. I assumed it would work, but apparently not.
Jul
23
comment Best Opensource Tool available for Security Testing of Web applications
Ah, sorry. They have a free version, but you are correct, it is not open source.
Jul
22
comment What mathematical skills does testing require?
I'm testing a financial planning tool now and for it, there is probably a requirement for algebra level math. As noted by the answers below, for normal testing and even automation, the required math is pretty minimal.
Jul
21
comment Is it possible to automate Silverlight in windowless mode?
Dmitry's answer below is correct. In addition, a Silverlight plug-in in windowless mode is only an issue if the there is a layer of html displayed over it. If it is the top layer, you shouldn't see any issues. If it is not the top layer, that means that you would not need to interact directly with the Silverlight elements because as a user, the html layer would be intercepting all clicks anyways, and you would just interact with those instead.
Jul
7
comment How credible are WebDriver tests?
Can you give a little more information about the specific scenario that fails manually? How does it fail? What is the failing behavior?
Jul
1
comment CSVs and JMeter: using variables from a line in multiple samplers
What editor are you using to create the csv file? If you open it in notepad++ or an editor like that where you can view white space characters, try making sure you don't have any extra line feed characters or anything like that.
Jul
1
comment Accessing a sub menu within a sub menu using Webdriver with python on IE8
Good to hear, can you share what was wrong so if someone else has the same problem in the future they might learn from it?
Jun
30
comment Eclipse is automatically running unwanted selenium tests
You may need to include the entire class in your xml as described here: groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/testng-users/ciy1C9Bt9FY
Jun
25
comment Should I unit test for null values even if it can never happen?
If you end up calling this method from anywhere else in your code, you would have to do the same exact check for null values prior to calling the method. I would suggest actually moving the check for null values into the method itself so that you would not need repetitive code that could easily be missed. You could then have unit tests that verified if either of the values passed to the method were null that the method would skip doing anything.
Jun
25
comment In WebDriver I need to locate a text that's sibling to a tag
In the above code, the "2Hrs, 56Min" and "59Min" are both text within the div tag. In order to be a sibling, the div tag would have to be closed and the second string "59Min" would need to be within another tag. To get the "59Min" simply get the text of the div, and then parse the text to find the characters after the last white space.