Mar
31
comment How to pursue good career in Manual Testing
Good Suggestions, If you love your work you will excel in it. Keep Learning, Be updated on areas of interest, never stop learning.
Sep
25
comment Good strategy for automated regression where initial state can't be guaranteed or predicted
Yea, Prototype would be able to identity challenges, identify possible use cases that can be automated. Try it out - Identifying Roadblocks - Finding Alternatives - Keep Moving..
Mar
4
comment How to Sell the Software Engineer in Test Position?
Recently graduated Engineers often referred Fresh Graduates
Dec
5
comment What factors should affect the ratio of QA/Test staff vs. App Developers
Priority One Cases (High priority Cases)
Dec
5
comment Testing cloud based applications
We are in the initial Stages, I would share my learnig's after go-live
Mar
29
comment Is Selenium the right tool for browser compatibility testing?
Thanks Alies Belik for formatting the answer
Mar
29
comment Is Selenium the right tool for browser compatibility testing?
+1, For ROI in practical scenario. Limited pilot project is a good start
Feb
4
comment What aspects normally differ when developing automation framework in QTP VS Selenium
I agree with user246 comments. Answers need to be precise, to the point. We should not try to address things out of scope of this question.
Jan
26
comment Failed automated tests: how to distinguish known and newly introduced bugs?
As per above question it appears the changes caught are due to automation failures which include false alarms. If You are not aware of changes and your automation suite detects failures, These false failures need to be manually verified. I have seen similar UI issues when developer does not communicate the ids changed, introduced in the code.
Jan
17
comment How to get global teams to test smoothly on a different parts of the system?
This question is very generic, Please update if you face any specific challenges / Issues.
Jan
12
comment Should data validation be automated in a rapid development environment
The filters, conditions might get changed weekly basis. Major schema changes once in a quarter you can expect.
Jan
12
comment Should I use custom queries or re-use developer queries in your automation framework?
Second question posted seperately - sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/2364/…
Jan
12
comment Should I use custom queries or re-use developer queries in your automation framework?
I have modified it based on suggestions. Please feel free to make any other useful changes.
Oct
31
comment Load testing tools vs. making your own
Please also check on think time (time between requests), Users, Test Mix. Adding some more details on Database counters/queries which may help you for analysis. - Custom SQL Queries to identify / Capture blocking/slow running queries (DMV Queries - blogs.msdn.com/b/jimmymay/archive/2008/10/30/…) - Counters and Values for Each of them for Windows , DB, Replication issues ( blogs.technet.com/b/vipulshah/archive/2006/11/30/…)
Oct
17
comment Should tool generated test data be deleted during tear down in test automation?
Yea, Good Suggestion, Better than timestamps, Test Data can be unique. Also, you can check if Test_Run version (Unique number - MMDDYYHH_RUNCOUNT) can be added while emailing results, writing results in tables.
Oct
17
comment Do you verify presence of text in your automated tests?
Yep, Testing the API would be good enough to validate locale specific content is returned. I agree to this approach (80% Test cases be checked at API Level). Sample testing can be done for basic cases to required check content displayed for locale.
Oct
17
comment Should tool generated test data be deleted during tear down in test automation?
Yes, I agree glowcoder suggestion. The cleanup of data generated during test run, modifying entries to default initial test run need to be done. Other alternative is deleting the test database. Even if you use existing email_Id the timestamp of new test run would help to identify if this email is generated for latest test run or previous one.
Oct
13
comment Do you verify presence of text in your automated tests?
Yes. There were defects. Example1 - In a particular locale text was changed before feature launch, Example2 - Localization strings were missed in certain locales only English was displayed.
Oct
13
comment Do you verify presence of text in your automated tests?
The logic is - these text content would be changed time to time for a locale / all locales. We read it from XML based on locale, id from an XML file. This method would help you run your test across locales. This would help you to scale your automation across locales. If you pass locale value as parameter to invoke tests. This should be used for picking right strings to be checked for that locale. I have seen it successfully used last couple of years in my previously organization.
Oct
11
comment Testing a live and staging site with Selenium IDE
I have a selenium script i created sometime back, (sqlandsiva.blogspot.com/search/label/…). This code needs refactoring. Getting started from this. Parse all the elements obtain the values and store it in a text file. Next when you parse in another environment compare it and report the result. It is still possible as long as the id's to identify are the same in both the environments.