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comment Assessing the quality of a heuristic sorting system
Well, it depends on the customer requirements. How accurate is the heuristic expected to be? 100% accurate? Or is it OK for it to be 80% accurate as long as it's fast?
Jul
22
comment Industry Average Bug Fix Cost
This doesn't really take into account the different costs: for example if you have to fix a bug in production code the costs of a whole new release and deployment.
Jul
21
comment Is it possible to automate Silverlight in windowless mode?
Thanks Dmitry; I'm afraid I can't confirm whether TestComplete would work on the app I was testing, as I am on a different job now.
Jun
4
comment validations for text fields like country, State, cities
I don't think there is one single answer to this question; the appropriate validation depends on your application, what kind of data it can work with and is willing to accept. In any case, I don't think this is really a question about testing is it?
Jan
21
comment How to test the field with different languages?
If you use MS Word's Insert Symbol dialog, you can find everything there; I've used it to keep a file on hand with some good examples for frequent testing. Another source I use is generator.lorem-ipsum.info, where you can generate text with foreign characters and accents very quickly.
Jan
21
answered How to test the field with different languages?
Jan
6
comment Web application testing on Mobile browser
Well, that depends on what devices your users will have, and how risk-averse you need to be. Do you have any more background about your situation?
Jan
3
answered Bug reporting on documents
Nov
23
awarded  Yearling
Sep
17
comment Xpath to get the CSS property “background image” of DIV
Not sure what you're trying to do here. Do you know the div's ID, and you want to verify the CSS background-image property? Or do you only know the CSS background-image property, and you want to use that to identify the div and then do some other testing on it?
Sep
3
revised Using Selenium Opera Driver doesn't start my test execution
Improved formatting of embedded code. The answer needs much more improvement, but it's beyond the scope of an edit.
Sep
3
suggested suggested edit on Using Selenium Opera Driver doesn't start my test execution
Aug
16
comment Checking two related functionalities in same test case
Good answer, though I'd recommend thinking hard about whether option 1 is realistic. Management are often resistant to reinterpretation of the data you've given them - and it looks bad for you when you have to tell them that your data is potentially misleading.
Aug
16
comment Unable to locate WYSIWYG element using selenium and phpunit
@Lorina: Thanks for the response. But: when you respond to a comment with more information, it's better to edit your question to include it there; it'll make it a lot more readable.
Aug
13
revised SeleniumIDE Issue - js alert() is not detected by IDE
fix formatting (numbered list), other minor prose fixes
Aug
13
comment Is it possible to run RFT script in Selenium?
Can you show the details of what you're doing, and what error you're getting? Is the error at compile time or runtime?
Aug
13
suggested suggested edit on SeleniumIDE Issue - js alert() is not detected by IDE
Aug
9
comment Access the DOM of a PDF using WebDriver and FireFox's built-in PDF viewer
Is it an option to uninstall the adobe plugin?
Aug
6
comment How to select or check multiple checkboxes in Selenium?
You probably can't check all the checkboxes at the same time (actually simultaneously). That's an action which would be impossible for a normal user, so selenium is unlikely to provide a way to do so.
Aug
2
revised Database code unit testing tips
improved formatting