Questions tagged [automated-testing]

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Where should I create a coded UI project?

Should Coded UI tests be within the solution that they are testing (similar to Unit Tests), or should they be contained in a separate, generic Coded UI solution that is built only once and executed ...
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How to locate element inside <form> <table> element </table> </form>?

I want to locate element TableHeader which is inside a form table, it has the following page structure: <form> <table id="topNavigation" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" width="...
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If/else with test on checkbox in SELENIUM IDE

I want to do an if/else test in SELENIUM IDE. If the checkbox is checked the test should run the IF-condition, whereas otherwise it should go into the ELSE. I tried several commands for the TARGET of ...
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What are the top browsers to test on?

I have made a web platform for the cab booking service. And I want to ensure the user interface and functionality of my web application is working across different browsers. But there are many ...
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What are good guidelines to determine when to automate a test?

When it comes to test automation, I use a very arbitrary method based on experience that 80% of all tests should be automated. This has worked well in practice, but is based more on "voodo" than ...
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Test Result Management and Reporting tool

I'm looking for a some sort of management/reporting tool that collects the results of tests, stores them for reporting, then lets users generate reports based on those tests. We have numerous test ...
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Moving from Selenium to Protractor

I have been using Selenium/Java/Maven for functional automation testing in my project. But since angular is getting a lot of popularity, the development team has started using it for the development ...
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What do I need to start from zero in automated testing?

I am new to testing. I need to learn because I have an opportunity to work in this field in the the future. I would like to know what I need to get started. Preferably, I would like to study automated ...
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How do I convince someone who's bought the Record-Playback line that object oriented framework is essential?

Here's the basic setup - over a number of years the testing team at my workplace has developed a sophisticated (probably rather more complex than strictly necessary) object-oriented, data-driven ...
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How should you interview for QA *Automation* positions?

A variant on the How should you interview for QA positions? I am interviewing candidates for an Automation position, we don't use commercial automation tools, but rather use a framework using mainly ...
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Selenium: How to click at x,y coordinates?

I want to click at x, y coordinates like 52, 216-52, 295. How can this be done using Selenium? (I am using Mac OSX 10.8.5 with Selenium 2.40.0 and Firefox version 29.0)
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What additional benefits does an software engineer bring to a QA position

I have noticed in the last few years that employers are now looking for QA/Developers (QA engineers that have been skilled developers). I would like to know what others believe are the actually ...
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Automation and bypassing Google No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA

My client want to use Google's No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA (NCRC) to prevent robots completing an application. QA have automated this process, but if the business introduce NCRC into the form, then this ...
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Soapui or Rest Service Testing? and where I can find good Soapui and rest service testing tutorials?

I want learn Soapui or Rest Service Testing, so could you please let me know which one is good for me? as per your knowledge/Experience. Before today I discussed the same with my colleagues, some ...
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Implementing the Test Pyramid as QA

Recently I have begun building out Unit Testing for my dev team during down time in an attempt to implement the Test Pyramid. My Dev Managers seem rather excited about it and on-board with the idea. ...
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Techniques for test selection, give a large suite of test cases

I have a huge collection of test cases (inputs). I'd like to select a small subset that's likely to catch most of the bugs. Are there any standard or known techniques in the testing literature for ...
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Use Page Object vs other models for Automation in Selenium Webdriver? [duplicate]

I have been doing automation testing since last 2 years and I am following below ways for any website and mobile application automation testing. Create Global Method class where I implement all test ...
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Downloading a file in Internet Explorer through Selenium

I have to automate a case in which I have to download an Excel file using Selenium IDE.I have done this in Firefox by using custom profile feature which automatically downloads file and saves it into ...
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Compatibility between Selenium WebDriver and the major web browsers

Is Selenium 2.53.1 compatible with Firefox 47? Which version of Safari I need to install MacOs to have it working with Selenium 2.53.x? I've asked myself such question many times and I can see a lot ...
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Selenium + FF : How to fix error, Unable to connect to host 127.0.0.1 on port 7055 after 45000 ms?

My script is not running even by using selenium 2.53.1 and firefox 47.0.1. Unable to connect to host 127.0.0.1 on port 7055 after 45000 ms. is the error returned. The script that was tried is, ...
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Difference between Selenium and TestNG

Am a beginner in Selenium and am trying to learn selenium on my own by googling. One thing which I noticed was in many of the posts which I read about selenium the name of the framework by name "...
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How to avoid the pop up message while downloading an application (.exe) using selenium

I am trying to download an application and check if it's downloaded into my local system or not. But when I click the download link I have a popup with Save or Cancel options, which is stopping me ...
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E2E: Retrieve email-link - How to invoke callBack function for mailListener?

I do have an E2E test for retrieving confirmation email after registration. I need the link in the confirmation email to login the user as the link in the email contains the token etc. for access. ...
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Are there GUI test tool better than Selenium? [closed]

I have read and heard from many peple that Selenium is used by many people. Do you know if there is a better tool than Selenium in relation to open source? Thanks!
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Is model-driven testing a viable technology for real applications yet?

Computer scientists are actively researching model-driven testing as a means of testing applications automatically. The papers I've read are interesting, but so far the modelling technology appears ...
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Does selenium webdriver capable for database testing?

After reading so many answers and forums it makes me confuse. some people says: Selenium webdriver is browser automation tool and it has nothing to do with the database. And some other showing JARs ...
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Page Object Model: How much abstraction is necessary?

So i've been working on a Page Object Model framework for a large web application for our current company. It's the first time i've made my own framework and implemented the page object model. Im ...
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Tool for automatic GUI testing of Gupta Windows applications?

I'm searching for (a) tool(s) to write and execute automatic GUI testing of Windows 7 applications written with Gupta Team Developer. We got "QTP" here but its main problem is that it can't identify ...
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Setting up QA Department from Scratch (Web Development)

So im going to be starting a Job here in a few weeks, i've been doing QA for about 6 years now. Pretty much your standard Test Plans/Testing with a little normal SysAdmin stuff that sometimes comes ...
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Communicating markup changes between developers and testers

From time to time, our end-to-end tests fail because of a markup change made by one of our UI developers - for instance, there was an id on an element but it got removed/replaced, or an Angular ...
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How to take ScreenShot & save it with different filenames by using Selenium & Java? [closed]

I have created screenShot() method to take the screenshot of the web page. When I used this method in my code first time it will capture the screen and it will save the image with image1 name. When I ...
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Clean up test cases

How do companies clean up test cases? If I have 5000 tests in my library and 1000 of them are deprecated because we have cleaned up the code associated originally, how do we ensure that the tests are ...
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How to select an element from a drop down list inside 'svg viewbox' container using Java/WebDriver?

<svg viewBox="0 0 24 24" style="display: inline-block; fill: rgb(224, 224, 224); height: 24px; width: 24px; transition: all 450ms cubic-bezier(0.23, 1, 0.32, 1) 0ms; position: absolute; right: ...
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What is the advantage of Model Based Testing and how is it used in practice?

I just attended a webinar for Tricentis and their Tosca tool which looks promising. How can this be applied to the real world? Would this tool replace manual testing? What does Model Based ...
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What is geckodriver? How to use it in Selenium Webdriver? [closed]

What is geckodriver? How to use it in Selenium Webdriver?
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How to open new tab in browser in selenium 3.0?

I have tried multiple actions but it is not working. It always close the first tab and then it open link in the same page. // Driver is launched package WebBrowserCommands; import org.openqa....
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How to query the Canvas using Selenium with JavaScript Executor or Protractor?

I like to know if it's possible to automate this 'graph' which is created on the canvas, if yes, how to automate it. I have to interact with all the elements on the 'graph or a map like thing' by ...
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How is Selenium RC different from Selenium Web driver and some good pointers for a naive beginner to learn to scripting please? Thanks! [duplicate]

I am a manual functional tester and I am keen on shifting my career from Manual testing to Automation testing using Selenium. What is the best way to begin with this goal of mine? Thanks!
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How to resolve NullPointerException error in my below POM code?

I am getting java.lang.NullPointerException while executing my test case , I am using Page Object Modle with PageFactory ,following are the code snippets LoginPageObjec.java public class ...
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What is the difference between keyword driven and Data driven frameworks in Automation?

I am having problems fully understanding the purpose of keyword driven frameworks compared to data-driven frameworks. What circumstances would make a keyword-driven framework more appropriate for an ...
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Faking system time/date with Selenium Webdriver?

Is webdriver capable to run a browser with a faked time, date or time zone? Such ability would be highly useful for my automation purposes. Yet, I did not find any such ability in the webdriver ...
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Testing random number generation

I have a program which generates random numbers. How can I test if the random number generator is generating actual random numbers?
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How do I handle the login modal dialog created by onLoad in a WebDriver & Java based test automation

I am working on the test automation that uses WebDriver (Selenium 2) and Java. The AUT is web-based application. A modal dialog pops up that requires user authentication before the user can access ...
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Suite of automated tests - owned by devs or testers?

I'm working on a project that involves 4 developers and three QAers. I've tried to encourage the other devs to write tests for every new feature they have added, and we have built up a suite of ...
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What tools work well for automating .NET 4.0 web sites using web forms with dynamic data?

What would be the best solution to accommodate automated testing of web forms with code-behind (.NET 4.0)? Specifically, we need a solution that can automate web form testing and handle dynamic data ...
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Strategies for automating testing on features that are only on certain environments

Say we have a dev environment, an integration, a pre-production and a production environment. We have features A-G that are on everything, while new feature H is on dev+int only, so far. We want to ...
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What practices do you use to Test-infect your engineers?

Let me start with some contexts in the form of a quote from JUnit Test Infected: Programmers Love Writing Tests: The Problem Every programmer knows they should write tests for their code. Few ...
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iOS Mobile App Testing on Windows

I am taking my first dive into testing a mobile app. It will be available to iOS and Android. I've been searching for a way to test and automate iOS without having an actual iPhone or any other Mac ...
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What is progression in test automation? What open source tool could be used to design automation framework for that?

I 've been working in automation for the last 8 years. Recently, I have come across the term "Progression" in test automation. I've learned basics but still, I am not sure how to implement this ...
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Should the test code be written in the same language in which actual code is written

The product I am testing is mostly written in Java. I have to write autonomous code to compare the two outputs(one developed by our dev teams and other by me). Is it good idea to write my code as well ...