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Using 'final' variables in Java Selenium tests

This might be considered a programming question, but it is concerning test code, written in Selenium plus Java, so I think this is the relevant site to post this. When viewing other people's tests ...
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In JMeter, what are some good methods to handle external dependencies?

As the title says, what are some ideas for dealing with non-API request related dependencies in a JMeter test? I have a series of tests that work with zipped-up data. The first step in the test is to ...
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How to abstract data classes to be more object oriented?

I have run into problems keeping my tests as object-oriented as possible. I have had to rewrite large portions of my code multiple times now, and I feel that there is a better approach to what I'm ...
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How would you convince someone that the Page Object Model pattern is important?

I'm looking for canonical answers explaining the importance and advantages of the Page Object Model design pattern, specifically answers that I could point to for people who claim the pattern is ...
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What is the best practice to analyze the requirement as a tester?

I read this in a blog that Most of the bugs in software are due to incomplete or inaccurate functional requirements I think the main reason for this due is less some lagging in the requirement ...
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How to stay motivated when you don’t like the products you’re testing?

I work in a very great team which are aware of testing and everyone is great to work with. But I have a problem though. I don't have the interest in the domain I am working. At the beginning, I had to ...
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How to come up from the guilt when someone find bug in UAT/Production?

I am not sure whether it happens only to me but it happens when someone found the bugs in UAT/Production, I feel very guilty about it when we missed a bug, sometimes it deviates my mind from my work &...
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Good practices for finding valid issues in exploratory testing?

We've noticed that free-style exploratory testing is oftentimes a better source of new previously undiscovered issues. But, from time to time, I see our testers spending hours in a row in "free" ...
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How can I isolate bugs of users that we are not able to replicate?

I am having a recurring problem where bugs are cropping up once or twice in a build, and are reported by users but I and my team are not able to replicate them. What techniques do you use to ...
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Should a tester feel bad about finding too many defects/bugs in the product?

I work as a junior black box tester in a small software house. I work in a medical industry web application. I was assigned a module to test. I did a lot of research and risk analysis and logged at ...
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