Questions tagged [automated-testing]

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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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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 ...
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How can I ensure testNG test method does not abort if any assert fails

I know there is a difference between assert and verify in Junit; the assert results in a runtime exception, causing test method execution to abort. To overcome this problem, we can have verify which ...
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I have been struggling for more that a day to fix the Duplicate class given when running my android project for automation

Error: Duplicate class org.openqa.selenium.SearchContext found in modules jetified-java-client-7.3.0.jar (java-client-7.3.0.jar) and jetified-selenium-server-standalone-3.141.59.jar (selenium-server-...
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AllureRestAssured , how to ignore logging headers

I am using rest-assured and allureRestAssured for testing api given().header("Content-Type", "application/json") .header("key", key()).filter(new ...
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Write Selenium Result output into Excel Sheet

I am having output results in console need to import in to excel any advise. for (String available : list1) { System.out.println("Available hotels: -------"+available); My results will ...
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Testing a download link using Selenium?

I have a situation where I have to check the download link to make sure when someone clicks the link download is going to kick off and the product will be downloading, Is there anyway that we can do ...
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Find element within another element using explicit wait

I have the following code: List<MobileElement> messages = driver.findElements (By.id ("body_bubble")); //find all messages MobileElement lastMessage = messages.get (messages.size () - 1); //get ...
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Firefox browser opens but URL is not launched

I am working on selenium. I am using linux os. I am using firefox driver for automated testing my app. My firefox version is 53.0.3 (64 bit). When I run the code the Firefox browser open and don't ...
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How to run two Thread Group in a loop - JMeter

I'm facing problem here, There are 2 Thread Groups and both are correlated ( run thread group consecutively is ticked in test plan ). 1st is user thread group and 2nd is Driver thread group. So ...
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Under what circumstances is Sikuli better for test automation than Selenium or Watir?

The Sikuli website says: Sikuli is a visual technology to automate and test graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots). Under what circumstances is Sikuli a better technology for ...
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Tools for testing iPhone apps

I was wondering if there any automation tools out there that can help with the process of testing an iPhone application on the device itself and not on a simulator. Ideally, it would have to simulate ...
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In agile (Scrum) practices, where do I start with making QA (testing) more efficient if the team is transitioning from waterfall to agile?

My team has recently transitioned from the traditional waterfall method to practising Scrum. Being the QA lead, really the only tester on a small team, how can I get the process more aligned with ...
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Best free (or very cheap) automation tool for Windows GUI testing? [closed]

I used to use vTask Studio, but it seems they've abandoned it. No updates in almost a year. Is there are any other automation tool for Windows GUI testing?
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How to explain the concept of test automation to a team that only knows manual testing?

I have been working as a QA in our 9 developer team for about a year. Had lots of 'firsts' within the year between personal and professional life. I replaced a QA who only did manual testing and ...
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What is the difference between “automated testing” and “automated regression testing”?

"Automated Testing" as a term seems to have a number of different uses. For some, it means built in unit tests that, when a new build is run, execute to make sure code refactors have not broken ...
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Can a Manual Tester survive in software industry without learning Automation?

I mean to say is that if I dislike coding and don't understand complex code, then will I be able to survive as a QA. Or do I need to learn test automation to grow position and pay in my career, as I ...
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Mobile automation: Boss wants 100% coverage. How feasible is that?

Just started a new mobile automation role using react native for iOS. I'm not new to automation, but I am new to React Native (with detox and jest). The learning curve is slow, but we are getting ...
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Does automating your manual tests give you good automated tests?

I notice that the tag wiki for the "automated testing" tag contains the following sentence: "Commonly, test automation involves automating a manual process already in place that uses a formalized ...
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Should application and automated test languages match?

If an application is written in a certain language, e.g. Python, Ruby, Clojure, etc. should Quality Engineers use the same language to write the tests? Should this be a decision that we can apply ...
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What is the difference between Software Test Engineer, Test Automation Engineer and Software Developer in Test (SDET)?

Software Test Engineer usualy performs “manual” testing (without spending time on automating and supporting the tests). Usually is responsible to find all (as more as possible) critical bugs in the ...
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Difference in Web Services & REST/SOAP API from Black-box Tester perspective

I have practically tested web-services/APIs (testing back-end requests of mobile apps, JMeter scripting for a web-application) but when it comes to differentiating between web-services/APIs(REST/SOAP) ...
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Test strategy to bring automated tests from UI to lower(API/Unit) layers?

Background/Problem Statement: Recently I came across a project team, which is having thousands of UI automated tests covering all kind of manual tests including positive, negative etc., and obviously ...
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How to verify two images using Selenium WebDriver? [duplicate]

Webdriver does not provide direct any function to image verification, but we can verify images by taking two screenshots of the whole web page using TakeScreenshot WebDriver function, one at script ...
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Is it realistic to try to hire someone who is a developer and a tester?

I've been trying to hire a tester for a few months without success. I really want to find someone who is both a tester and a developer, not because I want them to do two roles, but because the kind of ...
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What are the challenges around the integration of Manual and Automated Tests?

This is more a request for your professional opinion than a question... We are seeing how test automation is spreading to more and more organizations. This in itself is a good thing, but at the same ...
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WebDriver Clicking button issue in IE 11

Have a suite of web-drivers tests that run in chrome and IE 10, but will not run in IE 11. The tests fail in IE-11 when clicking a button as the following action (a form popup) does not occur. I ...
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Chrome argument “--disable-infobars” does not work with Chrome 65

When I start Chrome by Chromedriver with Selenium, Infobar is not hiddened. Because chrome has updated version 65.x.x.x. Here is my code: [VB.NET] Dim driverService = ChromeDriverService....
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Has automated UI regression testing helped you in finding critical defects in system?

I have heard a lot of "abuse" about automated testing, especially UI bases automated tests. As UI is very fragile and prone to change (especially in agile shops). Personally my automated tests have ...
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What is Snapshot Testing?

I've recently stumbled upon this new (at least to me) testing type: Snapshot Testing: For Facebook's native apps we use a system called “snapshot testing”: a snapshot test system that renders UI ...
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Detecting complicated CSS selectors

This is a follow-up to What makes a good selenium locator? Motivation I've been thinking about detecting the complexity of CSS selectors statically. The scope I'm working in is both test-automation ...
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What kind of experience do I need to become an automation QA engineer/ SDET?

I have a degree in an unrelated science from a great school. I didn't have enough interest to go on for my PHD, and I really enjoyed the CS electives I took, so I went into QA. I've been doing this ...
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What are good resources for a manual tester to transition to automation?

Nervously looking at job posts, automation and programming is no longer "good-to-have". It is almost a must. I'm a manual tester looking to start working towards automated testing/test automation. I ...
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Code coverage for Selenium Tests

Is there any tool available to determine the code coverage for my selenium tests? My tests are written in Java having use of selenium WebDriver with BDD-Cucumber implementation in it.
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How can Internet Explorer 5 be emulated in 2020?

Details One of our customers uses a rather old software solution, and this is still based (yes, it's unbelievable!) on Internet Explorer 5, and the customer still uses IE 11 in compatibility mode. ...
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Testing of automated scripts

How much testing of your automated scripts do people generally do? Is it best to treat the automated test suite as a separate project or part of the Agile development cycle of the product your are ...
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Performance testing - a way in?

We have an a browser based application that is built on the Microsoft Stack, specifically .NET 3.5. It also uses Ajax, iframes, jQuery etc. At the moment we are just guessing at the concurrency ...
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How can testers motivate developers to write unit tests?

Unit-testing, oftentimes, is thought of as a burden and not exciting at all - more code to write, configure and maintain which requires time which results into delays in delivering features or fixes. ...
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Testing email generation

Some applications generate emails. There may be multiple email formats based on the purpose of the message. The email may be destined for a single individual or a group. It may also be locale-...
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Exercises on software testing

I've been learning how to program in Python. I've passed the MIT course "Introduction to computer science, using Python" on edx.org. I can write small programs in Python. I want to become a tester. I'...
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Test Automation Design Question

I am analyzing automation design for an Intranet based web app with a limited user base: UI Layer Web Service Layer DB Layer My Approach for automation is: Web Services layer Test automation ...
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Switching from JavaScript to TypeScript for Protractor e2e tests

Not very long time ago, Protractor itself migrated to TypeScript internally. I've also heard and seen several Protractor test projects moving to TypeScript. We have a rather big and growing test ...
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Canonical way to define page objects/locators in big enterprise level automation projects?

Background: As automation testers in selenium world, we have to work on multiple languages/frameworks(wrappers over selenium) in different projects however there is an one thing which remains common ...
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Is there any way to continue selenium web driver script after assert fails?

I have some script which is written with selenium webdriver. Actually, I have put some assert statement in between script. When an assert statement fails my script stops execution. Is there any way ...
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How to set up a Software testing process

I have been assigned a task to create a Testing process in the company. Our company uses Agile methodology. The task is to create a generic plan which determines the role of a QA/Tester in the ...
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Are Exhaustive “Brute Force” UI Tests Worth It?

Lately I've been asked to write some automated GUI tests of the following style: Open the application Open ALL dialog boxes In each dialog check for ... Are these types of tests worthwhile? What ...
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Testing interactions with external systems

I'm trying to find a way to test the interactions of our platform with external servers, like Twitter, for example. On our online photo sharing application, we have, for example features which let ...
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Random test data: How to do it right?

Several months ago I started an experiment in test automation. Each test, before it starts, picks up random test data. For instance, when my test requires a user with administration privileges, I draw ...

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