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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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Consumer-driven Contract Testing

I've just come across the term consumer-driven contract testing and, working as a QA, was wondering a few things: What does this actually mean in laymans terms? Who would generally execute this type ...
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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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What may be the edge cases for testing a 'Payment link in SMS' feature?

We are testing a new feature that is about to get released in a few days and most of the testing has been done by the team. The feature in essence is about payment link being sent in SMS to end ...
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What are the testing practices in Financial Services

I'm currently working on a new financial services software and wanted to know what is the current testing practices in the financial services. Would love to hear any thoughts/insights regarding the ...
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How to test a class that wraps methods connect to a remote database

I wrote a class creating connection to a remote database, query and do some more actions on that. Which is the best way/ strategy to test that kind of class? I tried to mock third party functions ...
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How to evaluate a candidate skills for purely manual testing [duplicate]

Is there any well-defined process to be followed in evaluating a candidate for manual testing?
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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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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 design test cases for phone number and email input fields?

I'm trying to improve the design of test cases but I came across a different approach from some partners. For example, let's say there's a form to test, this form has 2 fields (phone and email) and a ...
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Test cases for a weather widget

In one of my recent interviews, there was a question: Write the functional and non-functional test cases for a weather app / widget. Note: Test coverage is important than numbers. I wrote the ...
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How should Software Testers improve the process of Requirements Analysis?

Whenever, i am working on my task of Analyzing the functional specification or requirements documents of any new Feature, enhancement or Defect fixes, I just go through what is clearly evident in the ...
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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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How do you design UI automated tests to pick alternative steps randomly in a flow?

Background: In cases(mainly in End to End UI tests), where a number of test paths(selection of alternative test steps) can be huge due to combinations however expected results are same and few. In ...
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What is the typical test automation scenario where decorator Design Pattern can be applied?

What is the typical automation scenario where decorator design pattern can be applied in UI test automation ? Please share your practical experiences with small code examples to help us fellow QA ...
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POM Framework Design with Global Elements

New to C#, started learning in order to do test automation using Selenium C# with MS Visual Studio. Currently a manual tester. I've been building a testing framework using TDD and the POM pattern. I'...
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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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What is difference between Test Design & Test Architecture?

Could anyone explain the difference between Test Design and Test Architecture? More specifically; if you tell someone to present Test Design - what would you expect them to present? Same goes for ...
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Test flakiness in Katalon Studio

I'm having a problem but I'm not sure what is the cause. When I run a test case that includes an iframe object, on the first run Katalon is finding the iframe but unable to click an object inside of ...
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What level of Selenium Webdriver Automation Frameworks are being used by experts in the Software Industry [closed]

I have started learning selenium webdriver using java to increase my skill set as a blackbox tester. I have been practicing a lot about JUnit, Test NG, Page object model etc. However, I am not ...
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How to test a video call

I have an Android app that allows to make video calls and I need to test the quality of the video and if both video streamings match correctly. How would you test it, in an automatic proccess? I ...
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How is enough to automate validation of a form (negative test cases)

Let's say, I have a form has 4 fields (all mandatory with validation messages): Name, EMail, Address, Phone. And a Submit button. Let's assume I have some test cases as below: TC1: All fields empty ...
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Is there any standard formats available for test cases other than table?

I've written some test cases, but the only thing I know is the format of a table (with the expected results, actual results, pass/fail etc). Is there any standard formats available for test cases?
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Testing a component with selenium before it has been added to multiple products, how do I achieve reuseability?

Scenario: I have a repository that contains a component which is reused across multiple different projects. The component in question is a image viewer component. 3 Products will use this image ...
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Testing Strategy: Modular Test Cases

Currently, my company follows a modular test case approach, in the context of business workflow tests. In this approach, we have a lot of component-level test cases, that, by themselves, are not part ...
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How to Demo Automated Tests

I automate tests based on test plans written by manual testers. I would like to "demo" the automated tests to the authors of the manual test plans to ensure that I've implemented the test correctly ...
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How do you know when to stop testing?

Background: While manually testing an application in scenarios, where an application has complex functionality features, supporting multiple platforms(Web/mobile/Web APIs)/versions(OS Versions) where ...
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Which Design pattern(s) can I apply to robustly instantiate new users in the system from a test automation perspective

Consider a user Account that contains the following members: Username Password Account Type (User/Admin) Security Question (Option of 5 choices) Security Answer A handful of booleans for various ...
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Whose responsibility is it to design test cases?

The question: Is it the developer's responsibility to design test cases, or the QA tester's? Or is it someone else's? I am a software engineer at a small company in the United States. We have an ...
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Tips to setup a high performance software testing lab?

Every field people set up some kind of the labs like developer setup some developers lab, Penetration tester setup penetration testing lab with the different environment so I want the tips to set up a ...
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Test for unknown issues

We have been developing wifi/2g boards that communicate to a server and store data. This project has been running for several years already, and we are constantly updating both boards' firmware and ...
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How do computer virus writers test their viruses?

This is my curiosity based question, neither I am a virus writer nor trying to learn how to be, I just can't imagine these people destroy dozens of computers for each virus as per my understanding ...
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How to verify software when no pre-verified input and the corresponding output are given?

Let's say I have a piece of software that takes X as input (information about a vehicle), processes it and then returns Y as output (valid transfers at the next stop). The way X is processed is known (...
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Test Plan/Strategy scenario

New here. i have this scenario right here as im applying for my first intern position. i really don't understand what to do here. should i make a testplan document etc? Problem: 1) You're given the ...
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Is there a name for this (automated random input) technique? And are there any existing tools for using it?

This came up while talking to another developer. He recalled some product that was in development like 15 years ago (but didn't remember the name or details, or whether it went to production) that ...
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Should I test multiple paths to a webpage in this case?

Here is an example. Say you are testing an ebook reader web app. The app lets users highlight text, add notes to highlighted text, view all their highlights & notes in the book, search for ...

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