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How to create input data for unit tests for an API client?

I am building the initial set of unit tests for my team's legacy API client system. We have been writing integration tests, but have no unit tests. It's a Sinatra server that accepts requests from our ...
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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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Jmeter (jmx) - How to run requests sequentially where first request response is dependent on the second request

I'm using jmeter for load testing so I'm a little bit stuck at this situation. Below is the scenario. There are two HTTPS (target1 and target2) requests, which needed to be generated sequentially in ...
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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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Issue with running Restsharp SpecFlow tests using MSTest via command line

I have created restsharp specflow tests using NUnit framework and I am using MSTest as a test runner in app.config file. I tried to run the tests via command line and it does not work - says the tests ...
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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'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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Modern Selenium library to pick

I have been doing Selenium automation around 2013 - 2014. By that time there were only 2 bindings available (or maybe I knew only about 2) - Java and C#. I remember I would have to write so much code ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is a Test Automation Framework?

Some automation engineers use an underlying automation framework as a jar dependency in their selenium web driver project in eclipse. Then, they use the framework to write functional scripting of the ...
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API tests against production DB with no endpoints to set up test data

I'm creating regression tests for one of our APIs. I'd like to discuss how to go about it in my particular situation. I have no problem on the dev environment, but when it gets deployed to a staging ...
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How to automate tests for a fancy web site

I am going to take up the responsibility of automating an in-house "Media" website that looks really fancy and has more than 50 elements per page. But being from "industrial and data-center network" ...
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Boundary Value Analysis and Equivalence Partitions for electricity counter

I have task to build equivalence classes, and boundary values based on given information To calculate the electricity cost user should enter an old and a new values of electricity counter and press “...
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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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Definition of ready and done in an agile test environment (when test teams are not on site)

details In my current project I work with different test teams, some of which work in different time zones, and also in different projects. However, all projects work on a common main project. ...
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What test automation tools and approached to use

When we think of test automation , there are tons of options that comes up and few of them like selenium, UFT , protractor , Cypress etc are popular. So when we takes up test automation ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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