Questions tagged [qa-developer]

For questions relating to the role of QA developer, Developer In Test, Software Development Engineer In Test, Test Automation Engineer.

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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 in 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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What does a Software QA Person Need to Know to Perform Their Job (Essentially)?

I'm doing everything I can to learn about Software QA and Software Testing. I've got a decent understanding of SQL and I'm applying that to MySql as that seems to be the most popular. I understand ...
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How does a tester's perspective towards software differ from a developer's?

Just as there are developers who are orders of magnitude more productive and creative than other developers, so are there testers who are similarly outstanding. We all have our opinions about what ...
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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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What developer skills would translate well into doing QA? [closed]

I'm an intermediate-senior developer who got burned out severely with programming last year and I've been exploring possibilities of a career change into Testing/QA (among others such as Technical ...
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What additional benefits does an software engineer bring to a QA position

I have noticed in the last few years that employers are now looking for QA/Developers (QA engineers that have been skilled developers). I would like to know what others believe are the actually ...
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Tools for REST webservice testing

I was using SOAPUI to test SOAP web services.But now i have to Test Rest Services. I understand that SOAPUI can be used to test REST services too. But can SOAPUI be considered as Standard Testing ...
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Jmeter Expected closing bracket for IPv6 address at index 28

I am trying to Load test on the link:http://[dot4ap-mms-cr:8080/fms/Kernel/w_login.jsp]/ and getting this error message: Expected closing bracket for IPv6 address at index 28 Please could you help ...
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How can developers improve relations with testers?

Testers and developers don't always get along, which can lead to a lot of inefficiencies between testing activities and perform QA. What can developers and other people do to make working with ...
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What can testers do to win over the hearts of software developers? [closed]

Testers and developers don't always get along due to a wide variety of reasons. What can testers and other people can do to make software developers lives easier, more productive and more enjoyable? ...
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What factors should affect the ratio of QA/Test staff vs. App Developers

I've worked in a variety of environments with differing ratios of QA / SDET personnel vs. developers focused on building and maintaining application features. Is there such a thing as a "right" ...
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Test automation role: challenges beyond automated tests and frameworks?

Before asking the actual question, let me describe the current situation. The IT department consists of a few Scrum-like teams, with one or two software testers per team. Furthermore there are two ...
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Smoke testing by Dev team

The QA manager in our organization is demanding that our dev team, which I am the manager of, do the smoke testing after we set up the testing environment and before the QA team begins testing, i.e. ...
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Moving to software QA from a non-IT QA role

I have an associate of mine that currently has a few years(4+) of experience as a Quality Assurance professional, mainly examining products for a large retailer. However, they're looking to move into ...
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Responsive website testing tools

I am testing with some responsive tools for responsible website test.But sometimes these tools don't give me equal result. Like iPhone & iPad results & tools results don't match each with ...
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Can working in QA for a while make someone a better developer/engineer?

I was just wondering what type of skills gained in QA would help someone become a better software engineer/developer (if any)? I was talking to a fellow intern, and he told me that some of his ...
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Selenium: getPageSource() returns previous pages' source

I'm logging into the page using this function: public static void login() { driver.get(url); driver.findElement(By.name("username")).clear(); driver.findElement(By.name("...
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Getting up to speed quickly with automation tests

I'm starting a new QA engineering internship and I've been tasked with automation tests. I was going through the documentation for selenium and testNG and it seems straightforward and easy to pickup. ...