Questions tagged [automated-testing]

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Selenium: How to identify the button WebElement

In my web page I'm having following two buttons: <button onclick="addToSelected('newApplicationForm');">Add Strategy</button> <button onclick="submitAddNewApplication('...
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Maintaining QTP object repository -best practice for a multideveloper environment

In my new project, we have 4 automation testers working together on four different modules of an application . Its a web application and we work on windows platform. The automation tool being used is ...
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What should be the critieria for the selection of new feature test cases to be moved into build acceptance test suite?

I am working on a project to move new feature test cases to build acceptance test suite. Later on I will also be selecting which test cases should be moved to regression suite. While I was selecting ...
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Which language gives better career options: TCL or PERL?

I am an engineer with 1.5 years of experience in Test Automation in Perl. I am getting chance to work in TCL. I am little worried about my career growth. I don't know whether TCL also has the same ...
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Is it possible to test crystal reports using QTP?

Can QTP be used to test reports generated on Crystal Reports Server?
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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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Selenium RC using Grails unable to open URL

My Selenium RC code is launching the browser but it is taking me to C:\Users\Kanishka\AppData\Local\Temp\customProfileDir3e16427300054effa807e843dd1a332f\core\Blank.html instead of the intended URL. ...
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Best approach/tool to develop an automation suite to test an XML API?

I'm in charge of the automation for a hotels search/book XML API. My experience is mostly with SOATest and a bit of soapUI. I would like to know if there is a better approach to do it, I'm looking to ...
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Is the source code required when using Selenium-RC with Grails?

Can anyone help with using Selenium-RC + Grails? I have used Selenium with Java but had no problem writing the code and launching the browser. But is the source code of my project required when i need ...
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Error while running script selenium RC

I am working on selenium 2.18.0 version with firefox 8.0.1.While executing script i am getting error like 15:52:07.342 INFO - Started HttpContext[/wd,/wd] 15:52:07.347 INFO - Started SocketListener ...
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Where to get feedback on my testing skills?

I've been testing for a number of months during development of two products. However, my organization does not have well-established testing process. We are given templates, TT tool, and told to write ...
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Is it good practice to combine my Test and Prod BDD tests in one Framework?

This question has been bothering me lately, more from the fact that in the past this is something I would never do, yet in the past I wasn't writing BDD tests. Since incorporating SpecFlow into a ...
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Test case design standards- friend or foe?

Currently we use an agile team based approach to testing, where each team is responsible for their specific area of a product. While we have found this to be effective and easily manageable, over ...
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Selenium automating ICEFaces Application - locator for dynamically generated ids

I'm trying to automate a very short sequence in a web application developped using ICEFaces. I need to click on a button which is coded as <input type="image" title="Unterbrechen" style="padding: ...
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Failed automated tests: how to distinguish known and newly introduced bugs?

Use case: Fitnesse is used for automated testing of the web site. SUT (software under test) contains a known bug. Say, we expect that web page contains "Changes saved successfully" string but this ...
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Open [hidden] new window in webdriver without instantiating new driver in WebDriver

I've researched this to some extent already by searching StackOverflow and SQA, but cannot find the answer. Is it possible to open a new WebDriver browser window from the current FirefoxDriver (...
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What's the best approach to asserting dynamically generated values with selenium?

Suppose you have automation tests (my example uses Selenium) to assert complex business logic for a web site. What is the best way to assert that thousands of different test cases are outputting the ...
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How to avoid redundant tests

We are building an application using a completely test-driven approach. As developers, we are very familiar with unit tests but haven't been exposed to integrated / functional / acceptance tests. ...
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Compare screenshots of rendered web pages

In my team, we use Selenium for automation of functional testing. We also do a lot of manual regression testing to make sure the appearance of the rendered web pages is ok. I would like to develop a ...
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Is mail testing with selenium possible?

We have merely just had a kick off meeting for a new project that I am required to automate ASAP. The project is essentially a "mailbox project", if you will, and I have no idea as to where to start ...
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Why isn't SilkTest more common to use?

The title says it all. I've been using SilkTest for about a year now in my current role. It wasn't my choice to use, and I've never used it, or even heard of it, before this role. There are definitely ...
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What are recommended scenarios to use Selenium Tests for?

My company is introducing BDD into our projects. Our customers have differents processes-cases wich also may fork at specific points. It is a mostly long and tedious work to test each case and each ...
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Should data validation be automated in a rapid development environment

I would like to understand Data Validation for Automation in case of (Weekly/ Frequent Builds) In the case of frequent code changes (Weekly builds) since the code base would change frequently ...
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Should I use custom queries or re-use developer queries in your automation framework?

Modifying the question based on Kate Paulk suggestion. I had a very interesting discussion on Data Validation using Automation I have summarized Pros and Cons of Reusing Developer Database Queries ...
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Plans For Testing a Web Application Before The Site Is Built

An acquaintance of mine is building a website for his (non-profit) organization. Since I'm currently an automated tester on a desktop-based application, I thought I could help him do some web testing. ...
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Statistics about Success of Test Automation

I'm looking for some statistical data on the success and failure of system test automation projects. I'm especially interested in the reasons of failed approaches. Can anyone help?
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Regression testing for web services and SharePoint workflows - What should I research?

Apologies if this question has been addressed before or not relevant to this exchange. I did some initial searching and I've only recently discovered this area of stackexchange so I'm unsure of the ...
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Does the latest version of QTP have something similar to Selenium Grid?

Does anyone know whether QTP supports parallel test execution on multiple browsers now? I am looking for something similar to Selenium Grid.
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PHP: code instrumentation library to capture/record new unit test cases?

I have a library that seems to work as intended. I would like to add some instrumentation to the library to capture (some) current input and the result and save that as a test case. Is there a library ...
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Test isolation and automation

We are using Selenium web services for our automated functional testing. I have a test that tests the creation of some objects. If I run the same test again, I need to make sure that each test has a ...
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Recommended Generic profiling techniques for quality assurance on HTML integration

All of our software projects are web based and many include the production of HTML templates (example pages) that then need to be integrated into a working software system or website. Are there ...
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What is the best software to automate complex tasks involving multiple applications/steps?

Basically, I want to automate the creation of a certain type of user account. There are four basic steps, but each step involves a different application and has somewhat intricate details. The steps ...
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How to download a file using Selenium's WebDriver?

Basically I want to at least check that a download-able file exists / download link works and preferably get stuff like the file size too. Here's an example: link = self.browser....
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Help using Sensetalk (Eggplant's scripting language)

Sensetalk - Eggplant's scripting language, leaves a lot to be desired. I do not personally see why people feel the need to invent new languages all the time. The syntax is overly simplistic, and as ...
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Is Eggplant any good for image capture and image recognition?

As a software tester looking at different automated testing solutions, I need a tool that will interact with a heavily graphical interface such as a flash website or application. I want the tool to ...
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Testing automated tests in Hyper-V virtual machines

I recently started with a company which does not have any other full-time testers (testing as such is done primarily by people from support), so I don't have other people within the company to ask ...
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Tool for Virtual machine Test Orchestration

What would be a good Orchestration tool for Triggering tests in Virtual Machine? Basically I want to trigger multiple parallel VM's to run automated tests. The tool should also have queuing mechanism.
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What are the good free mouse and keyboard automation programs?

I know about autoit and about autohotkey but I am not sure that they are the same. What other good automation programs are there? Should I use different programs for automatic browser mouse clicks and ...
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What testing procedures/software would you recommend?

My office doesn't currently have any kind of automated testing or anything that runs on our web site updates prior to release. We really need something. I'm not entirely sure what options are ...
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Is there any automation tool for Symfony 2 framework in PHP

Is there any automation tool for Symfony 2 framework in PHP? If so, please suggest me some sites that help me study the tool.
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Continuous Integration and testing environment and configuration for Android

I am an Android developer but I am not satisfied with my testing and Continuous Integration environment and configuration. Someone could recommend me how to configure the best setup and workflow for ...
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Is opening site during set up a bad practice?

I have been using set up method to launch site but it has made made it difficult for me to maintain tests, especially now when there are multiple URLs for application - public void setUP() { ...
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Load testing tools vs. making your own

I've never needed to work with commercial load running tools before, as our test infrastructure is pretty immature here and I've used internal tools in the past. We're working on a .NET technology ...
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Is there a commonly used functional test runner/reporter that is lightweight/simple?

Functional tests come in all shapes and sizes. Is there a class of lightweight, simple to use, tools that will discover, run and report on all tests found in a directory? I'm looking for something ...
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Automated testing tools for iOS apps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps? I wanted to know if there are any good automated testing tools that can be used to test iOS apps. Looking for some pointers.
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WebDriver API: 'Failed to send keys because cannot focus element' — better workaround than using Firefox instead of Chrome?

There's a bug in the chromedriver.exe Chrome driver for Selenium's WebDriver API. You can't use send_keys for certain types of inputs, like for the jQuery plugin "EZPZ Hint". It works okay on simple ...
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What proportion of different types of software testing does your team use?

Note: I've asked this over on SO and p.SE and it got closed. I'm not trying to game the system, just looking for a home :) I'm seeking a little "wisdom of crowds" estimation or a pointer to an ...
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Selenium: reuse existing browser session, instead of opening new windows?

This has been asked a million times on the web, but there's no clear cut answer. I tried "-browserSessionReuse" today without any luck; my tests keep spawning new browser windows. X:\QA\Automation\...
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Automating email verification feature of an application?

I'm helping to automate an new web application, part of this application requires email verification. What are the industry standards for automating the black hole known as "email"? What I'm trying to ...
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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 ...