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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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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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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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Is inverted test pyramid really 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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How do I test a ranking system?

Let us assume we have 3 students in a class who have secured the below marks. =============================================== | | Maths | English | Science | Rank | |-------------------------...
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How to load test video streaming with traffic, internally?

We use centos 6, apache prefork, PHP 5, MySQL, and we have Wowza streaming engine on a different server. Nothing is on the cloud, we have on-premise servers. We'd like to test a couple of things ...
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How to test dynamic GPS location in mobile

How to test my application for GPS location without travelling in real-time? Problem behind my query : I am in need to test a travel-based application where your location will change according to the ...
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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 changes for testers when they are testing in agile environments?

We know that the whole development team is responsible for the quality of the product. If only the testers test, there can be no question of shared responsibility. Of course, the testers in the team ...
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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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Best way to architect test development in Python so that tests can be run either with a mock or without a mock?

I'm starting a fresh python project and I want to write unit and integration tests with mocking and stubbing. However, I would like to run these tests during the build-pipeline against actual services ...
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What strategies and test cases should I use to test in Agile development?

How do you build test cases vs user stories/features vs requirements? What is your test strategy in agile development model? What is automation test strategy in agile development model?
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What are some typical javascript, HTML and AJAX issues that I should write test cases for?

HTML rendering, Javascript and AJAX plays an important role in the development of modern web applications. How significant is JavaScript when designing test cases for a website that uses it? What ...
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Test data to test form input fields?

I am testing web based user profiles forms which have multiple fields like input box, radio buttons, checkboxes, combo-boxes, alphanumeric fields etc. what are some good tests that I can run to find ...
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What's the difference between behavioral testing and gray box testing, isn't the same? [closed]

I know that gray box testing is a combination between black and white testing and behavioral testing is mainly black with possibility that testers read design or code on the basis of their knowledge ...
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How many test cases can I run if I'm using domain testing?

I'd like to understand what is domain testing, and how do we use it to calculate coverage (if possible)? My question is imagine I have 3 loops in series and I'm using domain testing approach how many ...
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AssertionError: verify response body as a test in postman

This is the response from Postman: { "data": [ { "firstname": "tahaq", "lastname": "postmanq", "accountenabled": "true", "email": "tahaiq@...
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What is the correct way writing e2e tests?

I have a task do create e2e for a web app, but I don't know what is the correct way doing it. For example: In app there is a possibility to add new employee, so the scenario is as described: Login ...
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Verify correct generation of documents

I am currently working on implementing a service which generates documents of different types (docx, xlsx,...) from templates. The question I now encountered is what the correct way is to test the ...
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Creation of Test Cases for Financial Reporting

I have been tasked with creating some test cases related to financial reporting using Microsoft Excel. I have a specific Microsoft Excel template which I have to fill in to create a good file. As in ...
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How can we test technical architecture for any product?

How does tester test the technical architecture of any application? is this really a test-related thing that can be done while the architecture is still being developed, In my project, We have below ...
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Integration tests and data used in these tests

I read a lot about unit and integration tests and how they work with maven and java and how it works with Continuous Integration. I am using Flyway for db migrations, the schema part is already done. ...
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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 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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Empty spaces in file name — testing and static analysis

Many -- especially older -- programs have or have had the problem that they could not be run in a directory with spaces (e. g. "C:/Program Files/xy"), but requested to be installed directly under C: (...
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Are there common techniques for testing the conformance of an implementation to a general contract?

Say you have defined some abstract interface and you specify a general contract for that interface to which all implementations must adhere. Are there common techniques that can facilitate testing the ...
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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 bad practice in automated tests, even if I've used them occasionally. They can be annoying (creating unnecessary waiting in tests) but I can'...
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Is there any course available online on designing ui automation framework using Selenium and Java?

Is there any good course available online that explains designing UI automation framework using Selenium and Java, integrating logging, reporting, etc. ? Maybe also talk about some best practices. ...
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How to test a toaster? (interview question)

I want to know how we should approach for testing real world objects. The problem that I faced before is to get the list of use cases from the interviewer. Whenever I asked what the real world object ...
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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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Writing test cases for a test with repetitive test steps

I have a task where I need to test payment through different payment methods (31 methods). What is the best practice in writing test cases with repetitive test steps? Should I just use "Repeat steps 1-...
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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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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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Should application and automated test languages match?

If an application is written in a certain language, e.g. Python, Ruby, Clojure, etc. should Quality Engineers use the same language to write the tests? Should this be a decision that we can apply ...
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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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Test isolation and automation

We are using Selenium web services for our automated functional testing. I have a test that tests the creation of some objects. If I run the same test again, I need to make sure that each test has a ...
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What are some real world examples of Scenario testing?

Please provide some real-world examples of performing a scenario test on a web application, desktop software, mobile app or anything. How is a scenario test different from other types of test ...
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What criteria do I apply to a highly complex development project to warrant getting “real world” data?

Both the product I used to work on and the one I'm working on now have a fairly large and complex matrix of possible configurations, work-flows, and data scenarios. The one product had, no joke, ...
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How to test an application that implements some cryptographic stuff?

I want to implement the following homomorphic encryption scheme from On-the-Fly Multiparty Computation on the Cloud via Multikey Fully Homomorphic Encryption by Lopez-Alt et al. I use C++ and I want ...
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How can I set different parameters for two different calls to Call to Test in HP ALM

I have a test template Fill in account information with params: account_number, email_address. The template is called in test Legal entity registration twice and should be called with different ...
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Understanding semantic driven and symbolic execution based test case generation

I'm trying to understand aspects of automatic test case generation (tcg) from models. During my research, I came across two "techniques" called sematic driven tcg and symbolic execution based tcg. ...
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Outside or within remit - should a BDD scenario be created for this user request

Given the following overarching purpose (mission statement) for an application: In order to help keep a healthy and refreshing sleep regime, or in order to limit computer-related addictive behaviours,...
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How can I structure Selenium tests in a way that minimizes the maintenance work?

What is the best way to build/structure the tests in a way that will minimize the work needed to keep the tests up to date as the product changes and improves?
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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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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 ...
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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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Prepare data for groups of test cases

I am going to have a family of test cases that are going to work on a single data set. This data set needs to be loaded into a database as an initial step which is shared between all the test cases. ...
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For which purposes, projects and teams, test cases and checklists are better compared to each other? [closed]

I was wondering which advantages and disadvantages test cases and checklists have compared to each other. For which teams and projects each option is better?
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Test strategy to bring automated tests from UI to lower(API/Unit) layers?

Background/Problem Statement: Recently I came across a project team, which is having thousands of UI automated tests covering all kind of manual tests including positive, negative etc., and obviously ...
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How to Create Test Scripts for UAT that focus on Business Process?

I am creating a Test Scripts for our UAT but I always ended up doing a test case that looks like a System test scripts. Is it ok to have another test case in a test case since I am validating that the ...

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