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Jul
18
comment Should I learn Python or Java to get into test automation? I am new to programming
Welcome to SQA Ashish. The question specifically is trying to decide what language will offer the lowest barrier to entry considering the primary factors of being new to programming in general and new to test automation. Is there a specific article that you could pick the best advice from and incorporate into your answer? Also if you are at all related with the service you're listing, you need to disclose that affiliation. =)
Jul
18
comment What are the unique characteristics of an expert Software Tester?
Welcome to SQA, nick. I assume you're asking these things because you want to be a great tester and want to stand out ahead of the curve, which is an applaudable goal. Unfortunately, this question is very open ended. What makes one tester great could be drastically different from what makes another tester great. An answer to this question could have good information but could never be complete. =(
Jul
18
comment When all web browsers follow IT industry standards then what is the need of Compatibility testing?
I'm not quite sure I understand your question. You're saying "applications behave differently on different web browsers" and ask "why we require compatibility testing" - is "because they behave differently and we have to monitor those behaviors" not a sufficient answer? It seems you've answered your question immediately after asking it.
Jul
15
comment validations for text fields like country, State, cities
I'm inclined to agree with Kate. It's not so much the mechanics of validation at stake here, but rather by what metrics should the validation be performed on.
Jul
14
comment How can I structure Selenium tests in a way that minimises the maintenance work?
Are either actually good questions? "best" is aribitrary. Between the two questions there's 18 answers, and a lot are radically different in approach. I'm not sure either version of the question is answerable.
Jul
14
comment Which one is best for mobile application testing? Manual or Automation?
As the answers put, there isn't a great answer to this. It suffers from two problems. One is that it's mostly based in opinion, and the other is that it's a very broad question. That's not to say that you're completely out of luck. What I would recommend is taking the actual challenges and problems you have, whether it's something hard to test with your manual tests, or a struggle getting your automated tests running, and post for help on that specific problem. That would be the best way to get quality results (cue terrible puns!) out of this SE site. =)
Jul
11
comment What practices are used to avoid constantly testing the login screen in web driver tests?
That's not correct Peter. When you post a comment, it automatically notifies the author, the previous commenter, and a single @ user if it exists for a maximum of three notifications per comment. So without an @ notify, you will always get the previous commenter (you in this case) and the post author (you also in this case).
Jul
10
comment Selenium WebDriver (Java) with database
I'm quite sure it is possible to validate results based on database values. But whether or not you should be validating is such an open ended question, I'm not sure we can really answer you. If you could refine this question, distilling it into what specific problems you're trying to solve, we would have an easier time diagnosing and helping to solve them. Thanks!
Jul
10
comment Tips for wanna be testers?
Welcome to SQA, user8185 =) I don't want to discourage you from strengthening your skills or trying to beef up you qualifications. But unfortunately, this question isn't quite... well... answerable. The only people who can really answer this are the one reading the resumes for the jobs they posted, which require a broad selection of technical skills. If you choose a skill (you can use our tags to find some popular technologies) and try to learn it, and run into problems, we're here to help you through that process!
Jul
4
comment Test Suite vs. Test Plan
I think I can get behind these definitions. Ideally, each point in the test plan would mandate a test be created. That created test would be part of the test suite.
Jul
3
comment Robot framework. How to select option by text but value
I'm sorry, Sachin, but this doesn't actually answer the question. It has a comment (request for more info) and just some links. Would you be able to provide a working example?
Jun
27
comment As a black box tester should I be asked to identify when defects were introduced and by who?
As a black box tester, why do you even have access to the code at all? Wouldn't that "muddy the waters"?
Jun
26
comment Selenium training in C# or Java
Welcome to SQA, Vik. This looks like a really simple question, but there's a lot of factors to it. I mean, imagine if someone came to you and said "I want to write an app. Should I use C# or Java?" - that's basically the same question going on here.
Jun
24
comment Should I unit test for null values even if it can never happen?
In practice they end up being documentation, because they happen to be working examples. However, I would hesitate to slack on documentation just because you have unit tests. The unit tests should be testing the documented requirements. The documentation is what tells you if your tests are testing the right things or not. As for the answer itself, that's spot on. Testing for things that can never happen is the easiest test to do - you clearly have a bug (caught by the test) if you've broken some invariant like "this cannot be null".
Jun
20
comment What's the best web testing tool for beginners with no previous automation experience?
Sorry Dmitry, it's a start but right now the question is just so open ended. There's no way to really compare the different ones. There's just too many factors.
Jun
16
comment Can every test be done by automation?
I believe this answer is really saying "No, not every test can be done by automation. For example, you could not automate usability testing of an app." So while the form is not so great, it is technically an answer.
Jun
5
comment Running Selenium Script in Chrome browser in android devices
Hey again Dmitry. Just like on the Lockito answer, we need a bit more in the post for someone to follow. Ideally, we explain more than the what: we explain the how and the why as well.
Jun
5
comment How to test dynamic GPS location in mobile
Welcome to SQA, Dmitry! I'd like to give you a chance to elaborate on this. As it stands, it's impossible to make the connection of why it's a good tool based on just what is in the answer. If you could flesh out your thoughts here, that'd be great! =)
May
31
comment Criteria for deciding what is more important to test
Hi Prashant! My comment on your other answer applies here. I should also take a moment to mention our general guidelines for self-promotion: We're all for it, but if it's the only reason you're here, you will encounter a bit of resistance. There's some very prominent SQA personalities on this site, I would encourage you to read a few posts where they link back to their site and follow their lead. Thorough posts that all by themselves answer the question, and then link to a much larger article regarding the material.
May
31
comment How do I test an application for SQL injections?
Prashant, two minor things. First, if this is original content, it should be clear that this is your own material (otherwise it would look like you're just trying to get more hits on your site). It could be that's what you meant by "I've shared" but we should try to remove ambiguity when we can. =) Second, as Kate mentioned, it's much better to include the key points as they apply to the OP, and then provide a link for further reading if they get hungrier. Thanks!