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What kind of usability testing can I perform when the final users of the product are developers?

I have built a framework aimed at developers and I'd like to carry out a test with users. However, since my final users are developers, I don't know how to approach this testing. The usual list of ...
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Testing earring [closed]

Here is my check list for testing earring. Manual testing Verify that skin will discolor (a black or green color) if the gold isn’t real. Genuine gold will not react with the skin. Automated ...
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How can SDETs improve test script reading & understanding for complicated code bases?

Recently I decided to explore some open source projects. I think it's a good way to learn more that how experienced SDET/Test Architect approach in their design. I found myself a little overwhelmed by ...
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How long should a test wait to assume that the result remains fixed

We had a defect where in a situation the state of the application changed into something undesired. It has been fixed, we added a test: Set up state Action that triggered the wrong state change Check ...
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Is it possible to edit 'hard-value' parameters of 'Call to Test' in HP ALM?

When you create Call to Test there is a choice to set Actual Value of each parameter in called test (let's name it hard-value). If you do not specify the value it's possible to specify it in Test ...
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What type of tests you should do first?

I had this question in a job interview: Imagine that you have got a new application. You have never seen it before, it is absolutely new. What types of testing will you do first? As far as I ...
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Best practice guide for documenting unit tests?

A set of a unit tests for a project 3+ years old, now fail. It seems the tests themselves have become out of date, and I've wasted time trying to find non existent bugs. To prevent this happening ...
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Trying to isolate if the application is sluggish or if it's a network congestion issue

I'm trying to nail down why our application is sluggish at certain times. The application sometimes is zippy almost instantaneous and other times it is slow as molasses. The application is run on a ...
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How do you prevent poorly written acceptance criteria?

One of the biggest problems from my daily work in the team is the acceptance criteria are mostly too unclearly defined. What this means in detail: Stands inquiries, because the PO or a developer has ...
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Tool to track the testing pyramid state

Is there any tool for tracking testing pyramid state which visualises each stage of pyramid and where I can track disproportions of that? p.s. I did a quick search and as I can see there are a plenty ...
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Are there generally accepted standards for frequency of bugs?

Are there any sort of general standards, levels or percentages for how many issues should be reopened due to a bug being found during testing? Of course this will vary but I am looking for a general ...
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Can existing tests and data effectively compare old and new systems?

This idea was presented to me recently: You have a complex legacy ETL system in Java in a TEST environment that no one understands completely. You write some tests that run it and compare the output ...
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Creation of a test charter within the explorative test? How should it be structured?

According to istqb foundation level, a test charter is the following: "An instruction of test objectives and possible test ideas on how to test. Test charters are often used in explorative testing. ...
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Is there any open source tool to automate oracle POS Xstore Application?

I am looking for a tool to automate Oracle XStore Application, Suitable tool to automate Oracle Xstore POS system. Application: oracle Xstore OS: windows
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Have test cases evaluated by everyone in the Scrum team? Including the developers?

I am currently assigned to a new project, on a Scrum team that didn't have a tester integrated before. There are no test cases yet, but the project is more advanced. So I'm busy defining test cases ...
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High-level help desired in forming a plan of attack for testing of background “cleanup” tasks

I have written and continue to maintain a fairly complex back-end service written in Java that scrapes arbitrary web sites, involves long-running processing jobs, and includes background tasks that ...
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How to design test cases for phone number and email input fields?

I'm trying to improve the design of test cases but I came across a different approach from some partners. For example, let's say there's a form to test, this form has 2 fields (phone and email) and a ...
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Is there a dancing pony on the screen? (Visual testing)

Motivated by this talk about the accidental unexpected pony dancing on the screen. We currently have a rather rich subset of end-to-end tests for our AngularJS applications. And, we do get a lot of ...
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Best way to communicate scenarios to be tested to the QA team

After finishing coding a new module for a web app, the team leader told me to inform the QA team to log in the dev version of the app and test all the possible scenarios. The obvious answer here, ...
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Different Scenarios for two elevators programmed to different floors

Assume there are two elevators programmed for stopping in odd and even floors. i) What kind of test we need to do to ensure that the elevators working fine without any hassle. ii) What are the ...
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Is refreshing multiple times a test case for web applications?

I have been faced with a QA test case where refreshing a page multiple times almost instantly (6x, 7x, 8x) creates a bug. This is totally random and every time the number of refreshes require to ...
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Has anyone written automated tests for Looker?

We are starting a reporting project that integrates Looker and Snowflake to gather data from multiple micro services. We were wondering if anyone is doing something similar and how do / did you create ...
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How to structure automated tests for feature with two dashboards?

I'm going to prepare e2e tests for chat app with two customer dashboards. First (written in Angular) is accessible from desktop browsers and second (Ionic) through mobile devices. When customer ...
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Managing manual regression test suite with Test automation suite

We are maintaining our test cases in testlink. For a given sprint we write functional test cases for features and regression suite update accordingly. Now we are in the process of starting automation. ...
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How to find gaps in regression test coverage

I've been tasked to identify gaps in the regression test coverage of a large C# based data management system that comprises a SQL database, server application, multiple web clients and multiple ...
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Structuring of a test strategy paper (Review)

The first step is not to create a test plan, but a strategy paper which should provide basic information about the planning of a new concept. Since I am here with a customer who needs information for ...
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What practices are used to avoid constantly testing the login screen in web driver tests?

Good tests shouldn't shouldn't have duplication and should be concise, however when testing a web application with authentication the test must first get past authentication to perform the desired ...
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Area of responsibility of a test manager within the agile process?

At first glance, Scrum doesn't say anything about how to test and who should take responsibility for it. Sure, it is always said that in Scrum the team is testing. But who bears the responsibility? ...
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Is there any tool for generating decision table from cause effect graph?

I learned about cause effect graphing and it looks like a valuable test case generating method. The issue is that it's hard to generate the decision table from the graph by hand. So I was wondering if ...
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Test Structure Analysis Documentation

Detail Information Currently I am in the process of building a QA structure, the following points are included and each one is designed for a project. Since I would like to start with the analysis ...
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How to handle bottle necks in agile testing procedures

We have a problem in our development team, the development throughput is much higher than our QA members can test. Our test team found itself in a situation where a new feature needs to be tested ...
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Best approach to UI automation

Let me start with my background, Been in the industry for over a year, got the wonderful opportunity to join the team despite no prior background, loving and enjoying every moment so far actually. My ...
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Field Length Validation for Desktop Application which has maximum 1000 characters

The character limit we are updating each field to will differ based on the information they are capturing. As a couple of examples, Company Name will be updated from 630 characters to 1000, and ...
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Test Architecture Design document?

What is Test Architecture Design? I have used Test Design Specification and Test Case Specification before but have not heard of a Test Architecture Design document before. I'm not sure what I should ...
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Penetration test in a staging environment. When and how much?

We certainly all know the discussion when penetration testing makes sense. In a staging scenario, the test scenario can be interesting to use there to perform a penetration test. And, of course, also ...
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What are the steps/action plan to introduce Test Automation in a company?

My colleague and I have been given the task of Piloting Test Automation in our company. We need help deciding on the Action Plan. Some Actions we noted are as below : Design an Architecture of "...
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How do quality assurance engineers test calculations?

How do quality assurance engineers test calculations done inside the code and calculations in stored procedures? Also if the calculation is complex what should be the approach to test something like ...
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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 do you ensure the quality of the design when the design is “by doing”?

I am convinced that an incremental design can be good. But if in the beginning a bad design is chosen and the subsequent steps are always based on it, in my opinion it can also run very badly. So ...
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How can a software tester improve their note-taking skills while doing exploratory testing?

Should we take notes in a simple text file or should we take it in a fancy Excel sheet? How can we take effective notes that can be helpful while revisiting a testing module or application?
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Testing a function where the output is mostly relying on helper functions

Let's say I want to test this function: foo(input){ a = bar(input) if(a) return baz(0) return baz(1) } (pseudocode) I want to test foo in isolation, so i mock bar and baz, but if I ...
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What is the best testing approach and test designs techniques, that suites for gambling software testing with technical standards?

What is the best testing approach that suites to test a gambling software. Specifically, what should I do in addition to normal functional testing? I am looking for answers that are specific to the ...
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How an automation engineer could maintain a large messy existing test code base?

Background: For an UI automation large codebase having thousands of Selenium tests, which multiple people have developed/updated/patched over a period of few years. There is no documentation/manual ...
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What is the best way to automate acceptance testing?

First of all: A royal road and a really correct solution to automate acceptance tests does not yet exist. I am as aware of that as many of you are aware. But is that really so? Is there no way to go? ...
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Is it possible to cover edge cases by using test design techniques

Is it possible to cover edge cases and corner cases by using test design techniques like; boundary value analysis, equivalence class testing... ?
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Should developers design unit based test cases prior to writing the tests

Background We are currently moving API testing from the Technical testing team to the development team. The technical testing team has a formal process where they write the test objectives and test ...
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Handling Issues in a agile environment? [duplicate]

Right now I'm almost tormented by answering the following question: "How do we handle our errors and issues in an agile environment?" Scrum is a framework that does not directly dictate how to ...
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How to identify a specific location in returned Json through a postman test

When submitting an order to an API we get a Json response containing: "AMLResults": [ { "amlResult": [ { "addresses": [ { ...
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Can cucumber tag a single step?

The application that I'm testing receives input from an outside sensor, but sensor data is unavailable on the test environment. Therefore, I use mock data. The problem is, mock data requires some more ...
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Can I keep the Groovy power assert and still have a custom message printed?

I use Katalon Studio for my test automation. It comes with an in-built script editor (Groovy). So, I can use Groovy's power assert that gives me a nice and detailed output message when the assert ...