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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Without writing the test cases is good approach to test the product or software in Agile process?

We have Several projects are lined up along with the product testing. Due to time urgency and time constraints the test cases are not writing up for some functions and UI and doing the testing without ...
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The test team as an enemy of development? And how can this be avoided?

Details Forming a Scrum team should include all the skills necessary to develop a user story in order to deliver a potentially deliverable product increment with each sprint. In traditional ...
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How to test the automation of a process?

After "automating" the import of some data, I need to test this. Yet I have no idea how to actually test this. Info about the "automation": We are having an application which has several "jobs". ...
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Why do some Software Testers never analyze the product extensively or use different techniques/heuristics to generate better ideas?

I am a black-box tester myself. I take my job seriously and try to find new ways to improve my test design experience. I have seen some of the Software Testers in my company take their job very ...
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Should all test cases be in test suite?

Should all test cases be reusable and in the test suite? Or are there scenarios where you would want to create a specific test case for a single user story? (or a combination of both) e.g. a bug was ...
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Buffer for errors in the Sprint Planning Meeting?

In a discussion with a Product Owner I had the situation that there were many bugs in the Product Backlog, but PO did not have time to prioritize them. So he wanted to set a story that is timeboxed ...
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MTM as a IT ticketing system

Can MTM be configured as a IT ticketing system ? I have had success with TFS as a ticketing system and would like to scratch MTM off my list.
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What do I have to consider in an exploratory test charter?

I am currently trying to build a test charter for my exploratory test within a timebox. But what exactly should this charter contain? Session Charter: This includes a mission statement, a short ...
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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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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 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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What sections should a high quality Bug report contain? [duplicate]

I am a newbie in testing and i just write in the bug report, the pre-requisites , actual results and expected result section under "description". Other testers say that my report is not professional ...
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How can a Tester use Heuristics effectively to generate good test ideas?

I have tried to use Test design Heuristics to guide my strategy for test design. For instance, during exploratory test session, I use different tours like file tour, menu tours. Can you give real-...
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Writing regression test cases for already developed application [duplicate]

We have a web application which has been developed in last 8 months now released to production. Now we are adding new features and doing bug fixes. However the existing QA team has not written any ...
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How to manage, link and track conversion of manual to automated test cases?

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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Our company's website is IPv6 ready. What all testing I should perform?

Our company's website is mostly static. For Example we have: Home Page About Us Partners Career Join Us Join Us - we collect the data and call back potential leads. This website is said to be ...
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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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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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Design test class dependent on current datetime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week

I need to create a test to verify my NewBusinessDateTime.calculate(Integer hoursToAdd) works. The sudo code of what calculate() does is: IF currentDateTime.addHours(hoursToAdd) IS WITHIN BUSINESS ...
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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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How would you convince someone that the Page Object Model pattern is important?

I'm looking for canonical answers explaining the importance and advantages of the Page Object Model design pattern, specifically answers that I could point to for people who claim the pattern is ...
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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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Mocking external endpoints in tests on open source project

I am working on an npm package scraper library. I would like to add integration tests but I am not sure the best way to approach it. I have an examples folder which shows how the scraper works with ...
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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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Certify in writing that your software will work flawlessly

A client pays you for a job and on delivery he wants you to assure him in writing that your software will work flawlessly. What if that software is for an airplane;do you deliver it with a notice of '...
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How can 100% test coverage be “not enough to prove working code”?

It is known that 100% test/code coverage does not mean your code "works" as expected. What is generally meant by this statement and what use cases could demonstrate that 100% coverage is not enough?
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Importance of having tests in home test assignments when applying for a new job

I've been a part of the interviewing process for Software Engineering positions (including QA engineers as well) in our team for the past several years and I am still struggling to determine my ...
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How to pause test execution in testng

I am using testNG, Rest-Assured and Java for API automation. Is there any way to pause the execution for a specific time if any event/exception occurred?
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Should I store my test results in a database or google docs?

I'm currently trying to decide what is the better place to store my test results; database (sql/nosql) or in a spreadsheet placed in google docs. I have the impression that storing it into a database ...
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Use tested class during test setup and assertion? (Errors cancel out each other…)

This is a general question that affects lots of my unit tests as I just recognized: Can I use the class I'm unit testing to perform setups in my test cases? Here's a simplified version of the ...
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Performance-testing according SLA - full page load

There are many tools allowing performence testing with full page load time parameter monitoring. Problem is I can check a page by pasting its URL. Suppose I have a website with 100 pages, some of ...
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Is defect driven test automation an good idea?

Defect driven Test automation: Test strategy in place to consider candidates for test automation primarily as earlier found and fixed defects in the application. With the thought process that it will ...
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Equal or different test data for higher test levels

It's just a little issue, but one that pops up in my mind regularly when writing test scripts. Imagine you have an application which does some car tax calculation, having a REST service which has a ...
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What is major task in test planning?

A test plan is a record enumerating the destinations, target advertise, inward beta group, and procedures for a particular beta test for a product or equipment item. The arrangement commonly contains ...
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How to structure the test suite in test management tool

Im using Testlink as our test management tool. We are using in agile environment How to structure our test cases as test suite in our test management tool. Also how to maintain the tracerbility We ...
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Test strategy and Test scenarios for data-migration testing

We are converting one of our standalone windows application to a web application, Once this is completed we need need to do a data migration . How to prepare test strategy for this ? What are the ...
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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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Sync data and conflict resolve module testing

We have an application which track the animal data in various locations called stations. Even without internet they user can save the data to local machine. Once those data save in the local pc they ...
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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 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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