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Learning is the act of acquiring new, or modifying and reinforcing existing, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences and may involve synthesizing different types of testing skills.

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Is there a "fake" mobile app with bugs that can be used for practise? [duplicate]

I'm aware of some web applications that offer "fake" sites (usually with bugs inserted on purpose) so testers can learn and practise, like http://automationpractice.com or https://www....
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Differentiating between two items with the same class name using selenium

As a learning project, I am trying to use selenium webdriver with python 3 to collect my shopping for the week from sainsburys website. At the moment, the script will loop through a bunch of URLs for ...
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When can I say I have enough resources to start testing activities?

I am kind of new to testing and I am still trying to get a good footing on what to do based on the theory given from the ISTQB. The exercise of moving from the general guidelines in the Foundation ...
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Is it important to know manual testing before learning test automation?

Is it important to know manual testing before starting to learn how to do test automation? Test automation is a part of testing activity, so obviously you need to be aware of testing concepts and ...
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How can I make a smooth transition from being a Black-Box Tester to an expert Automation Engineer?

I have worked as a functional, black-box tester for over 8 years in the Software Industry. I am a skilled exploratory tester and have found a lot of critical problems in many products over the years. ...
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Introduction to AI testing [duplicate]

I'm starting to work on a AI / Azure machine learning project. And there I have to play the QA engineer role. I'm not sure about how to start and what to test. Can someone please give me advice or ...
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As a beginner how can start learning Appium tool as a Mobile testing?

From where should I start learning Appium - mobile testing. My current organization has an framework, which used an Appium to run Script on Mobile devices? What are the challenges do I need to ...
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Tree of HTML from JSoup?

I can see why the two iterate methods get caught in an infinite loop calling each other but can't see how to reasonably prevent this. I suppose I could have a counter to simply limit the depth. But, ...
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how to enable assertions through the Gradle Kotlin DSL?

The simplest possible assert usage I could think of: thufir@dur:~/NetBeansProjects/helloAssertions/src/main/java$ thufir@dur:~/NetBeansProjects/helloAssertions/src/main/java$ ls App.java thufir@dur:~...
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Object Oriented Programming with Selenium Page Objects

I'm struggling with how to apply inheritance and composition with Java for scraping sample data. App driver: package dur.bounceme.net.SeleniumBase; import java.io.IOException; import java.util....
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Unresolved reference: enableAssertions

working assertions example using standard Java SE with no imports: thufir@dur:~/jshell$ thufir@dur:~/jshell$ javac App.java thufir@dur:~/jshell$ thufir@dur:~/jshell$ java -ea App Exception in ...
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Open source software suitable for learning testing?

I am working on a little software testing course and I am searching for a good "software guinea pig" to be used as a running example and as a subject for various exercises. The target audience for the ...
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Software Testing certification

I'm a software engineer over 5 year experience in J2EE, but on a break from last 4 years. Now I want to start career in software testing so, can anyone please help me which certification should I go ...
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Difference between ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst certification vs ISTQB Test automation engineer certification?

What's the difference between ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst certification vs ISTQB Test automation engineer certification? How can a manual tester with no automation testing project experience prepare ...
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Why should a software QA engineer need to learn JavaScript?

I've seen in lot of job advertisements, companies asking for JavaScript knowledge for QA. So my questions are: What is the use of JavaScript for QA? If JavaScript is used for testing, what kind of ...
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What would be the strategy when too many bugs are found in the final round of testing?

The QA team starts testing a software/product and there are “way too many” defects…! Every other scenario is failing, new flows are explored & clarifications sought. What would be the strategy now?...
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ISTQB Software Testing Foundation course

I'm very much interested in taking ISTQB Software Testing Foundation course. But before I start with the course I wish to familiarize myself with Software Quality Assurance & Testing. So are ...
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How to learn designing performance test strategies and performance tuning?

I have learned and implemented JMeter in my current project. Now I want to move to the next level and learn performance testing in depth. I gave an interview for a performance tester role and they ...
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Self learners: Selenium

Here are many testers who aspire to become automation testers using selenium. They pick random websites and create test scripts as per their own understanding. They are good at programming using Core ...
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What prerequisites does a tester need before testing a Machine Learning based product?

I have been asked to test a new project, which is a web application for performing job searches. I've tested these kinds of products before, but this new project implements machine learning to enhance ...
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What are the benefits of working in QA before working in software or research engineering? What about founding a startup?

So I'm wondering what the benefits of working in QA are before switching over to software engineering. I'm not too concerned about getting pigeonholed into the role of QA or anything like that. What ...
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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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Why does the test always fails at the start in TDD?

In TDD the test always fails at the start because A) The quality of Code is bad B) The developers don’t know the functionality C) The developers can not test D) There is no code
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What are the key differences between the roles of Assistant Team Lead and Team Lead in Testing? [closed]

Recently I was interviewed for the role of Assistant team lead and the interviewer asked about the difference between the roles and responsibilities of an Assistant Team Lead and a Team Lead. I am ...
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Which development skill/path will add more benefit/value to QA [closed]

I'm a QA, now I have a chance to learn a development skill under developer instruction. Which one will add more benefit for a QA career path? Back-end (PHP) Front-end Please help to shed a light
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TDD example for building website

I am looking into TDD and I don't fully understand the approach. I am a web developer using PHP and I can't find any examples of TDD which I can relate to. So far this is what I understand of ATDD: ...
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In need of some guidance into QA [duplicate]

Hi everyone! I hope you can lead me in the right direction. I'm want to transition into QA but , I'm not sure where to start. I'm really sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, I did try another ...
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Is it possible to find testing mentors outside of job context?

I was mentored and mentored other testers at work, working on real projects. It was basically about what to in a given situation that happens at work or how to solve a given technical problem. Do ...
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Searching for a program to test bug finding

I've been searching the internet for the last two hours and wasn't able to grasp any useful information. I'd be looking for a program where trainees are able to search for bugs in e.g. a client or ...
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Learning myself or getting certified?

I explored following tools: Selenium web-driver, Appium by myself (current company supports me to learn) with help of StackOverflow (you guys) and with my effort. But my question is: is it good ...
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Evaluating severity of a defect of a reset button [closed]

In my application there is a 'Reset' button and upon pressing the reset button some fields in application page should be enabled and some should be disabled. Along with reset button, there are other ...
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Is there a need for advanced learning resources for automation testers? [closed]

I am just trying to dig as deep as I can to find the most clear-cut best practices as I can, but I am having trouble finding code or tutorials that are anything but absolute basic and then they just ...
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Learning Java & selenium [closed]

I have recently started learning selenium and Java. I need your assistance as to how should i go about it. Thanks
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How to fetch data from Excel to Rational Function Tester (RFT) automation tool?

I'm new to automation testing and also to RFT tool. I tried record and playback by hard-coded values. Now I want to make my scripts dynamic. Hence I use Excel as an external file to fetch data. How ...
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Books giving a high-level overview of software testing?

I'm kind of new to software testing. I'm like a first-year student in computer programming who is not familiar with the testing field. So I'm looking for a few books that would give a high-level ...
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Universities teaching Software Quality Assurance & Testing?

I found that starting in software testing often requires a degree in a computer science related subject, but I can't find any QA only degrees. I understand the importance of prior computing knowledge (...
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How testing of Banking/Insurance Domain is different then any other website testing?

I have been in software industry for a long time now. I have seen that experience in Banking Domain(tested banking websites e.g. Axis bank, Yes Bank etc)or Insurance Domain asked separately as a skill ...
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How would I write a test for a database system such as Redis?

So i'm looking into databases and I want to use Redis, but I would like to know how I would go about writing tests for a database such as this before starting with it.
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Test-driven development- Time vs Quality

My question was more a general question about the purpose of test-driven development, or its intended usefulness. I know that test-driven development is a style of development where you write tests ...
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Training for Penetration Testing

I have been looking into expanding my skill set into penetration testing for a bit and with all of the recent security breaches, I figured it would be best to start my training and learning quickly. ...
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Tools For Regression Testing [closed]

As part of our final year project we are planning to work on a efficient technique to improve the Regression testing phase.In most of the papers i've read they've used a Tool "DejaVu" to find out the ...
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Software Tester: experience first, formal skills then

There's a person with actual manual testing skills gained after countless testing of in-house software products [open that page, that page, and that page. Run test. Wait. Record results. Run ...
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Sr QA Interview Questions [closed]

Need help !!! Can anyone help in understanding the interview process for a Sr QA in USA ? I got my H1B this year and looking forward to working in Oct but do not know what type of interview Questions ...
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What mathematical skills does testing require?

I've just been wondering what mathematical skills I would need to become a software tester.
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Tips for wanna be testers? [closed]

I am a postgraduate student and want to become a software tester after graduation. I have no work experience, but when I read some stuff about the traits a software tester should have I can relate to ...
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Getting started in SQA [duplicate]

I am about to graduate in the Fall and have this summer to try and line something up in terms of a job. I wasn't able to snag an internship even though I am almost done with a computer science degree ...
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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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How to test baby alarm

We have a Computer Science project consisting of a baby alarm (a sender and a receiver) so when the baby is crying or a loud sound is perceived, an alert is sent to the parent. I'm interested in how ...
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How to become a good QA employee

I am in a unique situation where I was hired as for QA with no computer background. How this happened is a long story but now I'm here, trying to become a useful and productive member of this team. ...
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What is a good website to hack around using Selenium?

I want to learn Selenium, but I don't know what to code. Sure, I can throw Google some queries, I can fill out some forms, press buttons, find divs and links, etc. But I think this stuff is pretty ...
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