Questions tagged [automated-testing]

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Is it possible to automate Silverlight in windowless mode?

Does anybody have an application under test (AUT) that uses a mixture of HTML and Silverlight controls, which they have successfully automated? My AUT web app has screens with a mixture of HTML and ...
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Free/Sample Selenium test suites (code) for Open Source projects

I am a student and for learning purpose I am looking for following: Open source projects who have a ready-made selenium test-suite, free for others to use: can be any sort of web application, in ...
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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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Automated testing of Oracle Forms

What is the best test automation tool you'd recommend for testing Oracle Forms and why? Assuming a Windows desktop environment.
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I found a problem in an app, but the developers say it isn't a problem [closed]

I have found a problem in an app and my developer said that this is not an issue. How can this situation can be handled?
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What are the advantages of automated user acceptance tests?

I'm completely new to this stuff, and for what I've seen it takes a while to get used to it. I once tried, but felt I was spending way too much time just writing the tests, or just fixing them 'cause ...
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Automated testing: focusing on testing controls vs. workflow

I'm in charge of regression automation on my team, and I need to add some new tests into our regression. Before I get started, though, there's an issue I'm struggling with: where is the line between ...
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Testing Automation: How effective is it to purchase automation scripts rather than developing in-house scripting capacity?

I recently moved into the Software Testing department of my organization.The business has little history of automating testing, and most software development and testing is conducted by third parties ...
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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 are the tools that we can use to automate, before completion of the development?

I'm kind of new to software automation and I'm doing UI automation by using selenium webdriver. I have heard that there are some tools, that can automate a system before we get the UI of the system ...
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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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What are the test cases or test scenarios for palindrome

In the interview, the employer asked me to write test cases or test scenarios to check the Palindrome of the word. I said one with positive test case and another with negative test cases. But employer ...
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Why testing is not a stand alone activity

I am trying to understand the following concept - Testing is done parallel with other activities and thus it is not a stand alone activity, it is a complete process called STLC (Software ...
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Should end-to-end tests be self-contained?

I am automating web UI tests using Selenium. These tests are written partly in the spirit of Unit tests, that is they try their best to leave the application in the same state in which they found it. ...
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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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What are the best practices of OOP principle for automation test script & design?

I started my automation career with procedural language for the test script, Now I start learning OOP's concept but after learning OOP's concept I am not feeling confident that how can I use four ...
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Best practice when writing an automated test suite - all tests in one file?

I have recently been tasked with incorporating automated testing into my company's development life cycle for one of our products (the product is a web-based software application). After doing some ...
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How to manage a lot of automated test cases

We are a team of 8 QA Analysts. We have automated more than 3,000 test cases for our application. As this number grows bigger and bigger, we are having issues controlling tests that are already ...
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Handling self-refreshing pages from selenium

I have been running into intermittent errors with some java selenium-rc tests which I think are related to a page which has an ajax poll and automatically refreshes when some condition is reached on ...
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How to write XPath if I have 'apostrophe' in my XPath element?

I came up in a situation where I have to identify an element using XPath and my element starts with apostrophe ('). I will give the example below. This is the usual way we write some XPath. By ...
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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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How to deal with Automation team if not all members are sound in scripting

Recently I have changed my job and joined in a startup company for automation. We are 3 members in automation team but I feel the other 2 members are not that much capable to think the coding logic, ...
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Selenium2 assert questions

I've recently started converting my automation suites from WatiN to Selenium2. In both cases, I've been using C#. Although these may seem like simple questions, I've been searching for answers for ...
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Can Selenium and Bromine 3 execute overnight and email the results

I would like to automate the testing with selenium - even when I am right now a beginner with automatic testing and especially selenium. Therefor I am working with Bromine 3 RC 2. Is there a way ...
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Requesting name and/or id for better Selenium testability

I'm testing an application using Cucumber + Java + Selenium and I'm seeing that, most of the type, elements don't have a name, nor an id. This is the case for almost every component on the page but, ...
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Selenium alternatives [closed]

I found lots of information about this topic, however, it wasn't really up to date. I'm interested if there is a better alternative to Selenium WebDriver for a Web Application/Windows/Chrome/Mostly ...
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How to test the REST API's effectively ( Complete )?

I want to know apart form verifying status codes ( 200, 400, 500 ) and json what else we can verify to make sure API's work as intended ? PS : I have little Idea about Schema validation as well. If ...
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Structuring Selenium tests to avoid duplication

I'm refactoring our test suite to take advantage of page object pattern. I'm missing how to structure the actual tests. Lets say that I want to test StackOverflow posting and deleting. Once scenario ...
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Test Automation Engineer, no record-playback?

I want to become a test automation engineer in the future. The thing that is concerning me is this: I have always thought that test automation is using record-playback to test different application. ...
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Solving “SeleneseTestCase is deprecated” issue

I'm working through the "Selenium Simplified" book just to really gain a solid understanding of Selenium and Java. I know the basics of Java, but this one is frustrating me. I must be missing some ...
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Which testing process will be good to start building a new product? [closed]

Your company is started building a new product and they are hired you as a Sr. QA position for this new product. As of the companies expectation you have to work on both manual and automation (...
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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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Ethical Hacking career options for qa professionals

As a test engineer or QA engineer it is very important to have at least one of the Software testing certifications. This will help to broaden the software testing knowledge, also helpful for testing ...
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Building trust in automated front-end testing

I recently came across a Google Tech Talk during which the speakers seemed to stress that trust in a test suite is crucial to the overall software development process. Here the link. Can anyone share ...
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How to keep track of the features in a website for impact analysis?

I have been working for an ecommerce client for the last 6 years as manual and automation QA engineering. New features gets applied to our site once in 2 weeks. Whenever a redesign project comes up, ...
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Automate verification of emails being received

One of the applications that I have to do an enhancement to soon has a number of emails that are sent from the application. To the point of verification, I need to see the delivery failure ...
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What aspects normally differ when developing automation framework in QTP VS Selenium

I have worked in Selenium. For developing Web UI Functional Test automation suite I considered below aspects Using TestNG Framework Using Page Object pattern XML based configuration Logging of failed ...
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Behaviour Driven Development with JavaScript

Are there any approaches and tools for driving the development of JavaScript with BDD. I know that I can do this through the UI with tools like Selenium, but is there any tool that can allow this to ...
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QTP vs Selenium [closed]

I have largely worked with Selenium for front end automation. Looks like there is great market for QTP in this arena, especially when you could afford commercial tools. Have you worked with both ...
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Software Automation Testing Presentation Ideas?

I was creating a Software automation presentation for some of 3rd year university students, covering: Why we need Automation. (In order to test 100's of high priority TC within a few hours we need ...
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Is there any framework for UI automation testing for Unity3D?

Does anyone know any framework that is compatible/integrated with Unity3D? I'm interested in Unit, Integrated and UI testing.
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What is page object modelling? and Why is it so important?

I have been hearing a lot about page object modelling? Why is it so important? Can someone please outline me page object model? I'm currently working as QE in webservices area
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what is the best way to write automated end to end user scenarios?

When automating user scenarios, we typically cover an end-to-end user flow. Unit testing recommends that each test method should be independant and only test one thing. But things are different in ...
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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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Organizing and maintaining protractor test files within multiple suites

I am just getting started with Protractor and inherited roughly 40 automated test cases. They are currently meant to run sequentially and are not organized or built to run independently. I am taking a ...
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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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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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How can Manual QA's without a programming background learn Automated Testing?

I currently work at an ad agency as a Manual QA. I originally came in to act on the business side but kind of 'fell in to' the job. I do not have a programming background but I am very interested in ...
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How to hide/block pop-up windows of my tests on Windows

I have an automated testing program in Perl. When it is launched on Windows, it has pop-up windows, like Windows cmd console or SunAwtFrame, and I keep losing input focus. I don't want to watch my ...
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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 ...