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Python is an interpreted, general-purpose high-level programming language whose design philosophy emphasizes code readability.

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Which language to choose for Appium - Python or Java?

We have an iOS application (written with Obj-C and now starting to incorporate Swift) that we want to write tests for using Appium. Our test team comprises of people who have little programming ...
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Where do Fitnesse fits between unittests and API testing?

Our team writes unittests for our python projects. Besides that, we have a tool that allows us to run scripted API tests (we can make requests and evaluate the result, passing or failing the test). I ...
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How to add assertion for blank value?

Scenario: On clicking reset button value should disappear and the field that holds the value should reset to blank. Approach: My approach is to get text or innerHtml from id =mapPropertyHighlighted ...
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What to test when “testing” a PDF download?

What should I test if I have created a scenario with Python (bottle + mako) and web front-end to download a PDF file for registered users? I can use selenium to start Firefox, login and trigger the ...
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Andriod Selenium testing by Python - connecting problem

I'm trying to get the Selenium Android client to run in my emulator: Install SDK Run emulator Install android-server-2.0rc1.apk in the emulator and devices Forward the port by adb forward tcp:8080 ...
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Getting warning from unit test

I get a warning from this test but I don't know how to handle it. The warning is /usr/lib/python3.5/unittest/case.py:600: ResourceWarning: unclosed file <_io.BufferedReader name='/tmp/...
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Robot framework installation

I want to learn robot framework with java and python, but not sure how to use this?. I searched over the net but did not get steps to instal robot framework. I installed only selenium2library file in ...
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How to get start with selenium with python automation

Previously, I had worked in selenium with java automation. I had learnt page object design pattern , core java , selenium webdriver concepts. then do automate the each page has each class file and ...
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Selenium Python testing: would like to write test results to a file

I'm writing a suite of web tests in Python using Selenium. Ultimately, I want to generate a file with the results, which will then be sent out in an email. I'm using a main Python script to kick off ...
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Click submenu which is dynamicly visible in Selenium WebDriver

In my scenario, I need to click the submenu that's only visible when its parent menu is in 'mouse over' status: MainMenu (button) SubMenu of MainMenu (span) SubMenu of SubMenu of MainMenu (span) ...
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How do you press two keys at the same time with Python Selenium?

Trying to do accessibility automation and want to use shift+tab to go back an element. But can't seem to get anything to work. Tried what the doc imply should work based off their "Example, pressing ...
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A testing tool that determines whether a section of HTML matches a certain style?

This may be a long shot, but suppose I have a requirement that a given section of a web page be bolded. That could be done with <b> or <strong> tags, or even a heading tag assuming that ...
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How can I test a table of options with python unittest and nosetests?

I have a list of twelve properties and want to test various combinations. The actual test function is the same, just different parameters. I find myself writing a bunch of functions that look like ...
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Can't drag and drop from source to target using selenium and python

I am trying to drag and drop using Python and Selenium. I have two containers with rows which indicate file names and by drag and drop, I want to transfer one file from the first container to the ...
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More official way to leave browser window open upon failure?

My coworker Chris came up with this, and it works, but I wonder if there's a more "official" way to do this using unittest.TestCase in Python. def tearDown(self): """ clean up by closing the ...
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Functional/Black Box tests automation library on Python

Summary: I have to test embedded software which runs on qemu virtual machine or on real device and can write its output to stdout. So I can check the state of software only by parsing stdout. To ...
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Python-Selenium: Title is returning empty on website when using Firefox

I am having this weird issue where when I use: title = driver.title print('Title is: ' + title) the title returns blank or empty, it returns blank only on Firefox and with our internal website. When ...
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Cannot upload a file using requests module in python

After two days of continuous trial, I thought it's better to ask you folks here. I want to upload a file on my desktop to a remote server. For this I am making use of python and its module requests. I ...
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Fetch all the links on a page that are within the same class

Quick Links <span class="buttonContainer"><input type="image" class="helpButton" src="/images/buttons/btn_help.gif" alt="View help." title="View help."><input type="image"...
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Approaches for testing huge data files in text format

My current assignment requires me to test data in a large number of text files ~ 200, usually ranging between 1GB to 20GB. The data is in same schema with coordinates. As of now the approach is to ...
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How to connect to Java Applet using Python [closed]

I am looking for a solution. I am trying to automate user interaction on a web application which is having embedded java applet in it. Based on what I've found on the internet I know there are ...
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Language preferences in the QA community

I work on a test management tool that includes a REST API. We are looking to add code examples for consumption of the API as well as client libraries. Initially we were looking to target Python for ...
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Selenium Webdriver get() shows intermittent TimeoutExceptions - how do I proceed?

I'm using Selenium Webdriver for testing a Django/Python based web application. I use both, the phantomjs and firefox drivers. We use django's LiveServerTest test case, which basically starts up a ...
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Test Automation for a website with over 8000 webpages

I have joined a team recently where I have been asked to implement automation testing for a SiteCore based website with over 8000 webpages. The exact functionality that was expected of me was to ...
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Do I need the PageObjects design pattern or not?

Right now I have a Selenium WebDriver framework that looks like this (vastly simplified): \app_func.py -- app_func has the web app's "actions", such as "save a new search" \app_data.py -- app_data ...
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Wait until in Select element using selenium

In my test, I need to wait for text until it will be loaded. I have a list of countries and cities. After I choice country I must wait until cities will be loaded. How I can wait without time.sleep()...
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Getting correct locator for an angular page element

I am trying to get the Xpath of a label text in a web page that I am trying to automate. The application is angular based, so there are a lot of angular related stuff on the page. However, I am ...
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Is there a way to check the font style , colour , size etc using selenium python

I wanted to know how to write test scripts to test font style, color, size etc using python selenium if anyone of you knows can you please share me the appropriate links. ('i mean study material links'...
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Advantage of python unit test in selenium

Hi I started building up automation suite using selenium with python. As most tutorial used python unit test framework. I have 5 scenarios of testing login page. Next 50 or more test are going to be ...
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My understanding are correct or not in page object pattern

In my previous project, I worked in selenium with java. In that project I following page object pattern. This is my sample code of selenium with java: # Create Page Objects public class HomePage { ...
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Find an element with two class's attributes on Selenium

I have a board where days of the week are the column and people's name are the rows, So I can use two parameters to find the cell of an employee for a certain day: data-user-id='30646 and data-shift-...
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Automation halts when browser popup appears in chrome for robot framework

I am using latest version of chrome 53.0.2785.57 beta-m (64-bit). When I execute my test script, at a point of time when deleting a line item chrome default confirmation popup appears and test fails ...
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how to proceed after clicking a link to new page in selenium in python

I am clicking a link which takes me to new page, but I don't know how to proceed after that. When I try to find an element by id in the next page it gives me error: selenium.common.exceptions....
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Verifying if an image Is displayed on a webpage

I have read that there is no "sure shot" way of knowing that an image is loaded or displayed on a webpage using Selenium. I want to know the reason behind it, as to why this is completely not possible....
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How to get data-href instead of href with selenium in python?

I have currently a python code that should grab a link from google. However, google uses a somewhat different method to linking. how could I grab the data-href instead of just href. this is the ...
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Looping over the array of other function in current function

I need a help to know how can I can iterate a loop over a array which is in another function of the same class. I tried using the following similar code for automation in selenium and I get the ...
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Select a certain item by clicking a link beside that item

I have a popup with list of names. I need to choose "mahmoud" for instance by clicking the "select" link beside the label "mahmoud". How to click that select? I am using selenium webdriver with python....
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Iterating through a table : Avoiding stale element exceptions (Webdriver - Python)

Here is an interesting problem (or at least i think so) As an Admin I have a table with N entries (51 to give a number). Each entry in a row is a recruiter name with a link to 'Login' as that person. ...
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How do you test an application that uses current time?

In an interview, they asked me to write a program to get current (live) time of given states in a list. I have written the code for it and was asked to tell how I would test the program to check if ...
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Selenium Python queston: How to extract the dynamic id generated?

I have a link inside a table with a dynamically changing id, the xpath being: //*[@id="1544727471470-1-uiGrid-0007-cell"]/a/span/span To its left is a checkbox with xpath: //*[@id="1544727471470-1-...
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Robotframework & Selenium2Library & Python - User sign up test problem (emaill address +n generation)

I am beginner in writing automated tests with robotframework(Python and Selenium2Libraries) and I've faced to the issue related to user registration flow. Challenge is: The application under test ...
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Why do I see lower latencies when using stb-tester than with a camera and a TV?

I'm using stb-tester to measure the latency of my set-top box UI. The test script looks like: def test_measure_latency(): stbt.press("KEY_MENU") start = time.time() m = wait_for_match("...
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Expecting a popup upon closing the browser

I am expecting a pop-up upon closing the browser. For example, when you are shopping and you have items in cart and in the middle of the checkout process, you wanted to close the tab/browser, at that ...
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Can/should ChromeDriver be installed on the same PATH (usr/bin) as Python, easy_install, etc.?

The Selenium WebDriver for Python video I'm watching instructs me to copy ChromeDriver to /usr/local/bin. When I view my $PATH, I can see /usr/local/bin, but if I cd to /usr/local/bin it says the ...
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Problem with Selenium send_keys function and JavaScript event triggered by data change

I am using Python to write a Selenium test script and I have not been able to use it to enter data for a text area. Entering data into this area appears to trigger a JavaScript function that caches ...
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ImportError: No module named 'httplib'

I have recently updated selenium Webdriver to 2.38.1 and I am writing scripts using python. When I run the test case I have I get the following error *Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:/...
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How can I dynamically create an xpath string in Python for a webdriver xpath selector?

I am writing a Selenium Webdriver test using python2.7 to use XPath to select a link node set. For each link, I need to change the href attribute using driver.execute_script to execute javascript. ...
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Unskipping skipped tests once bugs are fixed?

I'm wondering how others in the industry deal with this. Right now I do this in my tests that have known bugs and aren't worth taking the time to run: from nose.plugins.skip import SkipTest def ...
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Selecting usernames from a list using selenium

This is the code I have used so far: username = browser.find_element_by_id("field67041336") email = browser.find_element_by_id("field67041337") mobile = browser.find_element_by_id("field67041338") ...
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How to properly mock dependencies

My code is organized as several independent classes. Each dependency is injected by a setter, so in the end I create instances of classes B and C, set their parameters and inject them to class A. Now ...