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Jul
25
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
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?
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?
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
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
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.
Jul
29
comment Can a requirement be verified just by white or gray box testing?
Certainly. It's a bit of a myth that you can do everything with black-box testing, and it puts artificial limits on what testing you should be doing, and how you should be doing it.
Jul
29
comment Can a requirement be verified just by white or gray box testing?
What distinction are you drawing between 'requirement' and 'design specification'?
Jul
26
comment Creation of bug specification
What kind of document is it, where you're pointing out and describing bugs? Is this document for internal use, or for customers?
Jul
24
comment Parameterized JUnit tests with HtmlUnitDriver leading to test termination
Have you made sure you've got the HTMLUnitDriver configured with javascript explicitly enabled? If you're running in the default mode without javascript, that could explain why a lot of browser behaviours are different.
Jul
17
comment Unable to locate WYSIWYG element using selenium and phpunit
@Lorina: Your html doesn't match your selenium code; I guess the identifier 'wysiwyg name' isn't from your real code? Can you include the actual selenium code you are trying to run; otherwise it's difficult to tell what's going wrong.
Jul
17
comment Unable to locate WYSIWYG element using selenium and phpunit
@Lorina: You have to put four spaces before each line of the html, to make it show as embedded code instead of being interpreted as html.
Jul
15
comment Regarding selenium commands
What is the error it shows?
Jul
15
comment Unable to locate WYSIWYG element using selenium and phpunit
Can you show the html? There are a number of different reasons why the selenium identifiers might not be working, but we can't tell which is which without a look at the html.