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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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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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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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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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Recommend a Good QA Book

What books are people reading that you would recommend. I've just finished up "Beautiful Testing" (which I would highly recommend) and need to pick up another book. I'm looking for something fairly ...
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What books would you recommend to start learning about software testing

I'm trying to learn more about software testing, so I want to know which books you would recommend on this topic
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Developers have code kata to practice skills. What test equivalents are there?

Deliberate practice is the key to developing mastery of a skill. If you want to practice your programming skills, there are a wealth of resources like code kata. What are the equivalents for test ...
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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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Software testing and QA podcasts

In a similar vein to the question blogs to follow to further learning, I would like to ask if there are any noteworthy testing podcasts? Searching in iTunes domes up pretty empty on the topic. I know ...
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Fundamental Requirements For an Entry Level QA Engineer

I'm in a dilemma I'm sure most of you were at some point at the beginning of your careers. I'm about to start my Junior year in college this fall and I major in Information Systems. I currently work ...
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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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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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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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Security testing of web application

I am a manual tester with limited knowledge of how to code. How to approach the security testing of a web site. Are there any good tools/sites/docs/ or classes preferably for security testing where i ...
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Preparing for ISEB

I recently asked this question on a less active exchange and as a result didn't get the range of opinions I was after so am repeating it here. I've been working as a tester for the last 6 months (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 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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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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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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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 overcome ...
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If you could only give one book to a tester to teach them about testing, what would it be?

One of the things that I used to do a few yeas ago was that whenever an employee started we would give them a personal copy of Steve McConnell's Rapid Development, as well as a copy of Microsoft ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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How do you test a backend API?

I was applying for QA position and the SDET asked me this question: How do you test a backend API? In the interview. I wasn't sure I answered it correctly. Just wondering if I can get some input ...
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How can I transition into QA and what software tools should I learn?

I've been working in various helpdesk/software support positions for several years now, but my goal has always been to work in the field of QA. I enjoy problem solving and I'm always trying to learn ...
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How to become a QA analyst faster with my background

My B.Sc in computer science 25 yrs back. I worked as a senior programmer for 14 yrs. I was doing programming in VB 5,SQL and Crystal report. Because of the family situation I had to stay home for ...
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How do you prepare yourself for a testing position?

I'm a developer. Right now we don't have much in my firm in the way of testers. Whether I do it here, or go to a different firm, I'm very interested in becoming a full time tester. How would I ...
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Alternatives to ISEB

I can see why the community can sort of look down on the ISEB exams (at least the Foundation - I haven't looked at the material for any of the others). So I got to wondering exactly what similar ...
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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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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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Is there a guide for systematic way of writing test scenarios?

Are there best practices in coming up with effective test scenarios? Are there documented test scenarios that can be reused across different systems?
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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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Good Watir or Watir-Webdriver tutorials/resources for new-to-automation testers?

There are at least two really good books for Selenium beginners, and quite a few courses/tutorials out there, as well as a lot of blogs. However, I haven't seen quite as much out there for Watir - I'...
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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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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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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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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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Blogs to follow to further learning [closed]

I've tried my best to keep this question non-subjective so am not asking which blogs are definitively "the BEST" but instead am using the opportunity to just try to broaden my scope of reading around ...
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Teaching Quality Assurance (QA) Methods

I'm in the process of trying to teach my team the ins and outs of Quality Assurance, but am running into some challenges distilling "QA" to its base elements. I have many years of experience that ...
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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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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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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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What learning resources are there for testers who want to study Systems Thinking?

Systems thinking is tremendously relevant to any professional tester, but few testers study it, despite the obvious benefits of learning techniques/approaches that allow you to study systems in terms ...
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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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What programming languages are good for novice testers to learn?

I'm looking for a programming language to recommend to a friend considering teaching herself software testing. I have a friend who is interested in learning software testing, and I believe strongly ...
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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 ...