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comment Logging tools used in Software Testing?
I agree with user246 - in general, we don't allow questions that are "what are all the tools that ____" or "what tool for ____ should I use?"
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comment automate comparison of source records to Records in destination after migration
Raj I think we need to put this on hold for right now. What process do you have right now? What tables does it get migrated to, and how does it happen? How do you extract the information after? What does automation in this context mean to you? Once you've edited this information in (as well as Niel's question) we can open this back up for answers. Thanks!
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comment Can test cases have “shared steps” in HP Quality Center?
Rey, could you expand on this with a little bit of a walk through? It will help future visitors and will also increase the search footprint to get the right information to the people that need it. Thanks!
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comment Jump to test automation
Anarach, this is a little too broad to be objectively answered. You did get some responses, which is good for you, but this isn't exactly the kind of question we're looking for here. But there's good news: you have a place to start off from. Try those tools, and when you run into problems using those tools, post those questions here, and we'll be here to help. :)
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comment Conversion failed when converting the varchar value to data type int
Peter, I'm not so sure. There's no guarantee that the query you enter into HP ALM is actual SQL or if it's just "SQL-ish". This is certainly on topic here, and is in all honest a well worded question (does need a small amount of formatting, but that's minor.)
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comment How can I evaluate a 3rd party testing service?
Is mentioning the firm necessary? It would seem information that could potentially taint the response. "Oh don't use them I've had trouble with them" as opposed to "You need ____ criteria so you don't get bit by ____ problem" which is what the question should be.
May
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comment Manual testing of mail server
Thanks for the update, Rsf. Great way to handle that.
May
6
comment Documentation for Web Service testing with SoapUI
That implies that 1) that's a good question and 2) that this question and that question are in the same category. I'm not sure about either of those implications being true.
May
6
comment Documentation for Web Service testing with SoapUI
@dzieciou I disagree - either it's a good question and people should get credit for their answers, or it's not a good question and it should be closed. I would vote to close, but i'm not 10000% certain and obviously my vote is binding, which is why I'm letting the community decide.
Apr
27
comment Looking for an online mobile testing service
Hi Moiz, I know this is an older question, but I closed it because I'm not sure it matches the kind of question we're looking for here, and it was attracting attention from newer users. I hope that isn't a problem. =]
Apr
18
comment Function to write 2 D Array from java into Excel
Hi Rajesh, so this definitely needs to be on www.stackoverflow.com` instead of sqa here. Also, when doing so, instead of just throwing code up, when you ask your question there, make sure to include what you feel it's doing wrong and what you want it to do - that will help get the right attention you need. I suggest tagging it with [java] and [poi].
Apr
17
comment Error: cannot find symbol in XSLT + TestNG Report
Abodeqa is this something that can be mavenized?
Apr
16
comment Recommended Test Suite management software
Which of these criteria are most important? Which are dealbreakers and which are nice-to-haves? This is a subjective question (it's an opinion piece, in a sense) but that's not entirely bad. We just have to remember Good Subjective, Bad Subjective principles.
Apr
14
comment Smoke testing by Dev team
I really like this answer. It seems to imply that if the smoke test the developers run is big enough that you think QA should be doing it, you're not really doing a smoke test anymore.
Apr
14
comment Smoke testing by Dev team
The work of everyone is to assist in the production of high quality software. The sooner errors get into the hands of developers, the better it is for everyone. Developer initiated smoke tests help prevent "Infinite Defect Methodology" The schedule was merely a checklist of features waiting to be turned into bugs. In the post-mortem, this was referred to as "infinite defects methodology" Source, scroll to #5
Apr
10
comment Four eyes principle in a distributed team
@AdrianHHH Four eyes is not a terrible name. A very common expression says "let's get another set of eyes on this". Naturally, someone with one or no eyes can still be "another set of eyes". Most (as in 99,997 out of 100,000) people are born with two eyes (even if non functioning). C'mon now. Generally, people prefer general neutral terms, and "four eyes" fits the bill.
Apr
7
comment How to deal with automation naysayers?
@corsika this is a silly test, ignore me.
Mar
30
comment How to Implement Page Object and Page Factory Pattern in Selenium Webdriver?
I'm confused by this answer. I'm not sure if you're saying "This is how you can do it:" or if you're asking "Is it possible to do it this way?" If it's the latter, you'll want to ask a new question, preferably with a bit more background and context so the question can be answered most effectively.
Feb
12
comment Is there a specific screen resolution that should be used when Mapping objects?
I can't help but feel that multiple resolutions is part of why we automate tests, so we can run the same series of tests on multiple resolutions to make sure our system is still usable. So my gut instinct tells me no, there isn't.
Feb
9
comment Standard to take source of software
Ali, are you a QA agent of some kind? Or is this general programming. There's a lot of programmers here, but questions about dealing with programmers without a QA slant are going to be best suited to another Stack Exchange site.