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Questions tagged [test-design]

Use for questions about designing tests, specifically selecting test techniques to use in specific circumstances.

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Automating Restful API — Tools?

I've been automating tests for our restful api's using retrofit and testNG. Basically, I create a POJO-Model... send the request in retrofit and do the assertions on the model. Example: public ...
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Which testing process will be good to start building a new product? [closed]

Your company is started building a new product and they are hired you as a Sr. QA position for this new product. As of the companies expectation you have to work on both manual and automation (...
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Should I open the same page in every test?

I'm new to automated testing and asking for your help. As I know every test should have its own steps and if I define several tests in one class, should I open the same page several times in each ...
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Any good test plan/cycles or experiences without using crowdsourcing?

I'm trying to rethink our test cycle that we use at my company and am wondering if anyone could give any leads, examples, experiences, etc. to how you test without the use of crowdsource data. The ...
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How to test a application which is having multiple recent screen? [closed]

I am testing one application which has multiple recent screens for recent activity! I am working for an email client android application which is having different different modules e.g. Email module, ...
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How do I test hardware without an existing test plan? [closed]

My manager asked me to test some hardware, but this hardware has been tested by someone previously and they had automated tests. I do not have any test plan, all of the functions of this hardware ...
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How to test current time, date/time through automation?

I've tests where I've to check whether current time and current date/time is correctly returned by my APIs through automation. Suppose, getCurrentTime() returns current time in format HH:MM:SS (A/P)M ...
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What are Selenium, JUnit, Ant and JScover and how they are combined?

I am given a javascript function which takes as input some numbers and returns the max, as a part of a project at the university, and I have to test it, using Selenium, JUnit, Ant and JScover. I have ...
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How to categorize defects?

Many project managers and other non-tester roles search for proper categorization according to severity (A-B-C) of the defects and they search for description how to distinguish between each category. ...
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Write a test case for addition operation

I have a program that works as below for addition, and it's the same for all operations. It starts showing this menu: Enter + for add Enter - for subtract Enter * for multiplicaiton Enter ! for ...
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What are features of the Selenium Test framework that are not present in other tools? [closed]

I have recently joined a company and we are looking to standardize our testing frameworks and tools across multiple (many legacy) products. Because of this, I'm seriously considering the Selenium ...
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How do you drive what testcases to write based on a large decision table?

I have constructed a large decision table based on the possible inputs I can have. My question is, how do I determine what test cases to write?
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Should testers be worried about Quality Assurance? [closed]

In some companies, the testers are expected to do Quality Assurance. In my opinion, this is not the way to go. Testers normally don't have the mandate to push things thorugh on a higher level. Because ...
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How to write proper Test Case steps?

I am beginner in writing test cases. I am working on a live mobile testing project. Consider a test case to login to a Mobile application: Test case Description: To verify that user is able ...
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What is Scenario Testing and how to create complex test scenario's?

Is there any general approach or methodology to create complex user scenarios for any application or is it completely context-driven. Are there some general test ideas/patterns/strategies to create ...
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test cases for methods signatures

I have a program and I was looking for a more formal way to test it, I read about test cases, and I dont know if I understnad correctly. For example I have a program where I have some methods ...
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What role does requirements play in generating test cases for white box testing?

I'm currently preparing for an exam on software quality assurance. By looking through slides and ISTQB material, I got to the question: "which role the requirements play in white-box testing?" Of ...
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Test design for MongoDB

I am reviewing the information in the MongoDB documentation regarding test design which is a good 'how' of implementing a test, but I am curious if anyone has any feedback or know of additional ...
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Tools for Server application testing [closed]

I'm currently working (almost finishing) a Java project that consists on a server application and some client applications on the same network, that will communicate with the server only to request ...
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What Are Some Examples of Why Explicitly Sleep Statements Are Bad?

I've read various places that explicit sleep statements are a bad practice in automated tests, even if I've used them occasionally. They can be annoying (creating unnecessary waiting in tests) but I ...
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Negative testing plus sign in url parameter

Are there any real locations, company headquarters, point of interest which contains a "+" plus sign in the name? I'm looking for a real-world test to validate a webservice handles double-encoded ...
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Difference between Singleton, POM, Abstract design patterns

These are the three most popular design patterns in JAVA. Most Selenium WebDriver projects are build on these. What is the difference between these three, with examples? Does Choosing a pattern also ...
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The company I work for have provided me with money to spend on training ? Need ideas on what to spend on to help further my QA career! [closed]

I've been working in QA for a year and a half now, I started of doing manual testing and then I've moved on to QA automation and or been using Ruby + selenium webdriver + page object model + page ...
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Testing for invalid conditions using decision table technique

I have a small confusion about decision table testing. We basically use decision tables to arrive at various possible combinations and then decide what conditions need to be tested and what need not ...
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Software tools for taking screenshots [closed]

Am currently using jing software tool to take screenshot for bugs, can anyone let me know Is there any other tools in the market to take screenshot very effectively and quickly. Thanks in advance.
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What is Red,Yellow and Green Box testing? [closed]

I can find the explanations for black box and white box testing, but couldn't find any better explanation on Red box, Yellow box and Green box testing. Red Box is User Acceptance testing. Grey Box is ...
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Are special characters in names commonplace enough to test for?

If folks use special characters in their names, e.g. names like Amélie, Jôse, 王 I will test that we can store them. My question is whether people use these names on the web in the US? Or do folks ...
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When should a Test Case be marked as “No Apply”?

When executing test cases when should we mark a test case as 'No Apply'. When the test conditions/requirement is not clear or when its not feasible/possible to perm a test. Also why not mark a test ...
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write test cases in terms of input and output

I'm learning about testing and having some doubts regarding test cases. For example, I was trying to create a test suite, a set of test cases for a calculator program. The program is basically like ...
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How to write Test cases from a functional design specification document?

I am having problem in writing test cases from a functional spec document. The doc has many different sections and each section has sub-sections, each one describing the new functionality or ...
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Testing without external data?

The plugin, that I am writing in php, is getting data from an external api. I have gathered some sample-data which the api sends (array). Now I would like to create tests to make sure that the plugin ...
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How to document “undo” or “un-arrange” steps?

With the "Arrange/Act/Assert" approach to test definition, the Arrange portion may end up creating a bunch of data or configuring the application to behave a certain way. Do this enough times, and ...
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How to pass test configuration parameters to 'Call to Test' in HP ALM

When you create test steps with parameters in test instance you can set up several test configurations (to run the same test with different set of parameters). Test instance with params (and sets of ...
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Should I design negative tests for my Test Automation?

Should I include negative test scenarios in my test automation? As of now, I'm just using positive tests for my test automation. Any ideas from you are pretty much appreciated. Thanks in advance. ...
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Is it ok to use Gherkin syntax to describe scenarios for backend applications?

I use gherkin syntax to write the scenarios of features that involve user interaction. However, I'm not sure if it is the correct syntax to describe scenarios to test backend applications. If your ...
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Selenium webdriver not recognizing div element

I have found several questions related to this one particular travel website MakeMyTrip, so I tried to automating it. I was successful in selecting the primary details and getting on the Flight ...
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Difference between Test case, Test specification, Test procedure and Test design?

I have researched this question on the web, but still don't understand the difference clearly. please help! thanks.
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How can I maintain test data in response[expected] against request[input] using java? How will it be if I use JBehave?

I have many scenarios to create request file that are sent to another application. This application processes the requests and sends back the responses. These responses should be validated against the ...
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Is there a way to automatically test a tool?

We are developing some a simple tool based on Matlab and Java. The tool has a couple hundreds of functions which are partly dependent on each other. The problem we are facing is the testing. For ...
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How to test function which depends on random, such as lucky-draw?

How to write a convincing test which user can be convinced of that it is working as described by showing how I test this function. Is there any test scenarios to test randomness? And what is an ...
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Cross Browser Testing for Website built in Angular Material

Hi All My Team is developing website on Angular_Material_Version_1.4, I would like to perform cross browser testing which includes Different Browsers & there version, is there any specific ...
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How quality relates to functionality? (it is not considered by quality models)

Some quality models, like the probably best known one, ISO 25000 (SQuaRE project) defines quality model based on quality characteristics that are all non-functional. It explicitly reads that the model ...
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How to reuse test steps in HP ALM test plan?

I'd like to reuse the same sequence of steps in different test scenarious. For example, scenario of testing printing functionality and testing calculation functionality both need address entering. So ...
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Rolling Calendar testing

A 'rolling calendar' is 12 consecutive months without regard to actual calendar year. If you started in July 2009, for example, your 12 month calendar will end in June 2010. Your 6 days off cover the ...
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Benefits of BDD [closed]

I'm currently working on Agile Project and we have starting to implement BDD as part of it. To do so, I need to present a slide with advantages of BDD. I can see many sites including StackOverflow has ...
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How to design test script in some cases? [closed]

I have often faced difficulty in designing test script, because unlike coding, there is no clear cut plain and simple logic in designing test scripts, nor there is a universal standard way of doing ...
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I'm a beginner need guidance which software needs to be learnt to be an expert in vba automation

I'm a finance person want to automate things what we do in Excel and Outloook. Guide me, what language I need to learn to be a VBA expert. Br Uday
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How to prevent cheating by manual testers?

I'm the guy who is motivated to bring some quality assurance into our team. The problem is, that our developers very often hate testing and even if they have a test protocol, not all of them are ...
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Approach to writing Manual Test cases/Scripts

I am in the process of writing Manual Test Scripts for a system in System Testing Phase. A comprehensive set of Use Cases have been prepared by the Business Analysts on team. From these Test Scenarios ...
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How to test messaging services?

I have to test a messaging service and would like to know if there are any proven techniques developed specifically to test messaging services. I know that for example JMeter has JMS support. That ...