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Security test plan for vulnerability test

Details: I would like to address the topic of security test plan. I can hardly find suitable material when it comes to the topic of Vulnerability test. Most of the time the information is limited to ...
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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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White Box testing - Condition and Branch

I have been reading a number of tutorials about condition and branch testing (coverage). All of them show simple examples, and mention the difference of condition and branch to be that in condition ...
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How to calculate security test or penetration test cost for the customer?

Details: A customer would like to know in detail what costs penetration testing causes on the one hand, and what benefits penetration has on the other hand. Also, what it effectively means to save ...
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The role of the classic software tester in Scrum?

Details: I wanted to ask if anyone has experience with the role of the classic software tester in Scrum ? Information My personal experience is that in the first days there is not much to do for ...
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Test Strategy for the Reverse Sync process by using KAFKA

How can I test (Test Strategy) for the Reverse Sync process implemented by using KAFKA? Any inputs on this? Detailed Flow: The data from Database 2 will be published into the KAFKA topic via the ...
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Is it possible to become a SDET(QA Automated) without having experience, with the free paths of Test Automation University from Applittols? [closed]

I'm new in the community. I have worked for several years as a programmer maintaining code and fixing bugs of ready-made applications. Thanks for your answers, Best regards. Reference https://...
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Vulnerability testing assessment in an agile development environment

Details: I would be interested in how you guys handle assessing your vulnerability testing within an agile environment? Example: You have weekly test series in which you test your project for ...
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What are the differences between counting/calculation estimate and estimation by test-cases?

The counting/calculation estimate is based on counting countable indexes such as stories, usage scenarios, marketing requirements, web pages, technical requirements, functions. Estimation by test ...
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Difference between requirement, use case, and scenario?

I've taken a class on software testing best practices and test design. In the content, they have a model that basically shows that the three items are derived in this way: Requirements > Use case &...
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Is an inverted test pyramid really an anti-pattern?

I know that the inverted test pyramid, i.e., having more end-to-end tests than unit tests is an anti-pattern. However, I've started to think, what could be advantage of having less unit tests then ...
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Should we write a Test Case for every Foreign Key?

Should I write a test case for every Foreign key in the database? Our team is conducting a large database migration project using Java APIs, for eg. inputting CustomerSales. And we have ProductId, ...
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How can automation help a tester in creative & useful ways to perform testing more effectively & efficiently?

How can automation help a tester in creative & useful ways to perform testing more effectively & efficiently? ( other than automating manual test cases)
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Suitable Automated Testing tools for POS Systems

This is not duplicate of following question since it was accepted by the asked person with a different answer Automating tests in EPOS systems We are developing a Big POS System with several Desktop,...
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Should I use markdown as a test case format?

For anyone who has experience with using markdown to write test cases would you recommend it for test cases? I am specifically thinking instead of the HPQC step - expected - actual style, or given-...
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How to make sure your test data is correct?

We are doing integration tests where we simulate manually data coming from external systems to our application. Our integration tests have become the bottleneck in our process, because preparing test ...
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How QA Lead benefits from a Test Plan in terms of processes?

How QA Lead benefits from a Test Plan in terms of processes? I am interested in specifics. What practical usage QA Lead has from a test plan? Currently, I have only seen that it is required for the ...
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What should a Software Tester do to become more valuable and helpful for the Development Team?

When I write detailed defect descriptions or bug reports, then my team's Development manager feels satisfied. What are few things a blackbox tester can do to help the Developers become more productive ...
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IPv4/IPv6 dependency testing

Research from the Software Improvement Group has shown that 1 in every 12 applications behaves incorrectly when confronted with a dual-stack IPv4+IPv6 environment. How does Quality Assurance usually ...
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Does ECP and BVA only concern numeric values?

I just read the concept concerning Equivalence Class Partitioning and Boundary Value Analysis and I'm wondering if it can be applied to other test cases For example clicking on a button, choosing ...
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How to obtain "fresh mind" results?

I noticed that when you start on a project with a beginner mind (for that particular product) you have a fresh approach and start noticing a lot of bugs. After a while and some experience with that ...
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Test case preparation and execution time

I usually estimate the test execution time in a sprint by identifying the test scenarios related to requirements. (Test case point analysis) Is there any techniques that we can use for estimate the ...
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How to write test cases when different test data gives different results?

Example test case: Check mobile bill payment after due date. For the above test case, different telecom operators have different sets of rules. For example, some allow payment after due date, and ...
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How to ensure Quality of the product with test cases?

The process which we generally follow for quality is: Everytime we receive a Requirement document, we study the same, analyse it, discuss it and then after multiple rounds of the same process it is ...
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How to Incorporate the Defunct PageFactory in Selenium with C#?

I just discovered the page object design pattern recently and really wanted to implement it into my company's UI Test Automation suite. I started to do so and immediately ran into problems which lead ...
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No tests in the legacy project - what to start with as tester? [duplicate]

I've just joined a project which is developed for internal use for over 10 years now. There are no unit tests nor any other manual/automated tests designed. I'm going to be the only tester. What ...
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Is it valid to use the tool that comes with a library to verify that your C/C++ code is working as expected?

I have a library which Loads audio files Does filtering on the PCM data Saves the new PCM back to files it does that using: Using its own implementation of load/save (raw files and uncompressed ...
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What are the negative test scenarios you would run for the below cases

What are the negative test scenarios you would run for the below cases:
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What is Software Test Automation Framework?

I am a beginner Software tester. I have started to learn test automation of web apps using selenium webdriver in java. Till now I can just automate simple login functionality. I want to know all about ...
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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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What is the best way to test values that vary according to database type?

I am working on a program that needs to work on values that are fetched from different database types: currently we support 12 different database types. My code applies some business logic to the ...
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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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What risks should be included in testing estimations? [closed]

I am creating an estimation for my testing and I have been wondering what are the universal risks that might affect the testing process. And what percentage should it take from the overall estimation?...
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Test case design standards- friend or foe?

Currently we use an agile team based approach to testing, where each team is responsible for their specific area of a product. While we have found this to be effective and easily manageable, over ...
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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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Finding dead code by test tooling

Testing tools, unitary or functional, are running certain portions of code. So we can define an idea of code coverage, which is the part of the code that is actually being tested by the test tooling. ...
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How to ensure 100% coverage of requirements in test cases?

How do I ensure that my test cases covers every aspect of the requirements? For example I had written test cases for the login page with all possible combinations I can think of and submitted for ...
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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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How would you test this form designed for adding and editing tables in a relational database?

I am having a problem with test cases. I have never tested before the forms that add tables in relational database and I am not sure what is the good approach - should I write down test cases that ...
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How to test a system alone with very little experience?

I have little experience with testing and I'm being hired to work on a team where I am the only tester. I'm struggling to find the best approach for the process. Being alone should I write down a test ...
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How to test AWS [closed]

This is an open question. I know no answer is wrong or correct. If someone asks this question in an interview He wants to understand your thinking process. Can anyone put a light on this, how to ...
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Can a Manual Tester survive in software industry without learning Automation?

I mean to say is that if I dislike coding and don't understand complex code, then will I be able to survive as a QA. Or do I need to learn test automation to grow position and pay in my career, as I ...
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How many test steps are allowed in a single manual test case?

I have been writing Test Cases for half a year as of now. My question is: How many test steps are allowed only in one test case? For example more than 6 steps is not allowed or depends on ...
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ORM validation and testing

Writing a web application we have many places where validation takes (or potentially could take) place: - front-end application form - front-end application service - back-end application view ...
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Designing an open source test framework without compromising security

Context The robot framework website mentions robotframework-autoitlibrary in its external library listing and it points to http://code.google.com/p/robotframework-autoitlibrary/.And I found a ...
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What is Test Automation Framework?

I am a complete beginner in Test Automation and could not find a good answer on the web. Some automation engineers use an underlying automation framework as a jar dependency in their selenium web ...
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Manual Testing: Writing actual and expected outcomes is old fashioned way of writing tests?

I was going through this tutorial https://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/how-to-write-effective-test-cases-test-cases-procedures-and-definitions/ and I found it very time consuming from both writing and ...
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Alternative to browsershots.org for taking screenshots on multiple browsers on different platforms?

I'm working on a project where I have to test a javascript library's compatibility on mobile platforms in different browsers on the most recent versions of different mobile browsers. I have been long ...
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How to write test case for multiple roles?

How should I create test cases for complex system that provide usage for multiple roles such: super admin, admin, customer service etc. The capabilities such: create, read, delete and update for ...
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How to deal with too many test cases?

I have a simple question, but it is still unanswered. For example, I want to test a register feature, where the user must enter their name, email, and password. The possible inputs are like this: ...

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