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Managing Test Data for UI testing

I am working on a Java/TestNG UI automation framework and having some difficulties with test data management. I use TestNG's DataProvider to pass data to the test method. I need to pass about 30 ...
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How to test a application which is having multiple recent screen? [closed]

I am testing one application which has multiple recent screens for recent activity! I am working for an email client android application which is having different different modules e.g. Email module, ...
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How to test current time, date/time through automation?

I've tests where I've to check whether current time and current date/time is correctly returned by my APIs through automation. Suppose, getCurrentTime() returns current time in format HH:MM:SS (A/P)M ...
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Is page object a framework or design pattern?

Currently I'm using page object design pattern with testing.
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Please suggest some ideas to test an IVR system?

I have to test an DTMF tones via keypad with toll free number, which has a company IVR automated response system. The IVR allows the user to login to the system and user can know account balance, talk ...
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How do I test hardware without an existing test plan? [closed]

My manager asked me to test some hardware, but this hardware has been tested by someone previously and they had automated tests. I do not have any test plan, all of the functions of this hardware ...
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How do I make my test suite keep running when one test fails?

I have a suite of automated test cases, around 50 in total. When one of my tests fails, an exception is caught and an error message is displayed. However, since all test cases are executed ...
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test cases for methods signatures

I have a program and I was looking for a more formal way to test it, I read about test cases, and I dont know if I understnad correctly. For example I have a program where I have some methods ...
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BDD & Rest API automation

When I search for BDD and Rest API automation. I get lots of examples where some user scripts a human-readable user story which shows how to use his API. This user calls it BDD. But BDD based not ...
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Online site for manual software testing

Does anyone know of an online site or application that can be used to test manual testing skills? I am looking at site where techniques like BVA, negative, positive, equivalence partitioning etc. can ...
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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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Which testing process will be good to start building a new product? [closed]

Your company is started building a new product and they are hired you as a Sr. QA position for this new product. As of the companies expectation you have to work on both manual and automation (...
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Test input and expected output with Unity

I'm trying to automate some tests with Unity. For example, I have a C program that works like a very basic calculator with operations such as division, etc. I would like to automate the test ...
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Write a test case for addition operation

I have a program that works as below for addition, and it's the same for all operations. It starts showing this menu: Enter + for add Enter - for subtract Enter * for multiplicaiton Enter ! for ...
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How to test session timeout for website?

We have a website that automatically logs the user out if they have been idle for an hour, saying Session has timed out for security purposes. Can this kind of test be automated? If automated through ...
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write test cases in terms of input and output

I'm learning about testing and having some doubts regarding test cases. For example, I was trying to create a test suite, a set of test cases for a calculator program. The program is basically like ...
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Level of testing intrusion and false alarms

I came across this idiom "level of testing intrusion". Its definition is: the greater the number of changes that are required to be made to the system under test specifically for automated testing, ...
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Testing without external data?

The plugin, that I am writing in php, is getting data from an external api. I have gathered some sample-data which the api sends (array). Now I would like to create tests to make sure that the plugin ...
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As a QA is it necessary to learn all frameworks in Selenium? [closed]

Currently, I am working as a Test Engineer. I want to know something about selenium Framework. I am using page object & page factory design pattern in my project. I don't have knowledge about ...
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Software Reliability Testing

I am developing a Q&A web application and have implemented an expert recommendation algorithm to recommend experts based on the posted questions. How do I test the reliability of the algorithm? ...
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How to document “undo” or “un-arrange” steps?

With the "Arrange/Act/Assert" approach to test definition, the Arrange portion may end up creating a bunch of data or configuring the application to behave a certain way. Do this enough times, and ...
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Should I design negative tests for my Test Automation?

Should I include negative test scenarios in my test automation? As of now, I'm just using positive tests for my test automation. Any ideas from you are pretty much appreciated. Thanks in advance. ...
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What is the difference between Boundary Value Analysis and Equivalence Partitioning testing?

What is the difference between Boundary Value Analysis and Equivalence Partitioning testing? They sound like the same thing - to make EPT I need boundary values to make partitions.
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Test cases to test 'name without special characters'

In our product, we're implementing something like - "video asset name is not allowed with special characters". There are many special characters. In order to test or automate this, if I try to create ...
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How to get the name of all the test methods and functions in a test?

I am developing a framework where I need to do the reporting of my tests. I have to do this from scratch with out using junit or testng. I need to create a custom annotation @Testing and write a test ...
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Should test cases contain business logic?

I'm in a disagreement with my superior. Background: Basically, for our application, which is very complex at times we have: App specification in .doc documents JIRA requirement tickets that repeat ...
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Is it ok to use Gherkin syntax to describe scenarios for backend applications?

I use gherkin syntax to write the scenarios of features that involve user interaction. However, I'm not sure if it is the correct syntax to describe scenarios to test backend applications. If your ...
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What should Testers do if they are not able to find good defects in the product?

I work as manual/black-box tester. My responsibility primarily includes functional testing of a web application and to some extent database testing using sql server, based on the functional ...
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How can I maintain test data in response[expected] against request[input] using java? How will it be if I use JBehave?

I have many scenarios to create request file that are sent to another application. This application processes the requests and sends back the responses. These responses should be validated against the ...
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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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Is there a way to automatically test a tool?

We are developing some a simple tool based on Matlab and Java. The tool has a couple hundreds of functions which are partly dependent on each other. The problem we are facing is the testing. For ...
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How to test function which depends on random, such as lucky-draw?

How to write a convincing test which user can be convinced of that it is working as described by showing how I test this function. Is there any test scenarios to test randomness? And what is an ...
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Difference between Test case, Test specification, Test procedure and Test design?

I have researched this question on the web, but still don't understand the difference clearly. please help! thanks.
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Negative testing plus sign in url parameter

Are there any real locations, company headquarters, point of interest which contains a "+" plus sign in the name? I'm looking for a real-world test to validate a webservice handles double-encoded ...
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Rolling Calendar testing

A 'rolling calendar' is 12 consecutive months without regard to actual calendar year. If you started in July 2009, for example, your 12 month calendar will end in June 2010. Your 6 days off cover the ...
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Test scenarios steps dependencies management

I have many test scenarios with their steps written as Cucumber features. Each time I start developing new scenario, I have to read through different feature files and try to find whether I have the ...
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Benefits of BDD [closed]

I'm currently working on Agile Project and we have starting to implement BDD as part of it. To do so, I need to present a slide with advantages of BDD. I can see many sites including StackOverflow has ...
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What is definition of done in automation testing?

Team, What is definition of done for automation testing? For example, do we consider execution time or test case coverage?
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selenium 2.0: Design pattern for projects which doesn't have so many pages

I have been POM design pattern with pagefactory from past ~ 4 years. In current project again I have implemented same pattern, but there are not so many pages infact majority of test cases work on 1 ...
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I need some Invalid Test Data for Negative Testing [closed]

I need some valid/invalid test data to test the following: I am testing a web-based financial application written in .NET technologies. It has a SQL Server back-end. I am testing the UI/Functionality ...
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How quality relates to functionality? (it is not considered by quality models)

Some quality models, like the probably best known one, ISO 25000 (SQuaRE project) defines quality model based on quality characteristics that are all non-functional. It explicitly reads that the model ...
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The company I work for have provided me with money to spend on training ? Need ideas on what to spend on to help further my QA career! [closed]

I've been working in QA for a year and a half now, I started of doing manual testing and then I've moved on to QA automation and or been using Ruby + selenium webdriver + page object model + page ...
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How to design test script in some cases? [closed]

I have often faced difficulty in designing test script, because unlike coding, there is no clear cut plain and simple logic in designing test scripts, nor there is a universal standard way of doing ...
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How to test messaging services?

I have to test a messaging service and would like to know if there are any proven techniques developed specifically to test messaging services. I know that for example JMeter has JMS support. That ...
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What is Red,Yellow and Green Box testing? [closed]

I can find the explanations for black box and white box testing, but couldn't find any better explanation on Red box, Yellow box and Green box testing. Red Box is User Acceptance testing. Grey Box is ...
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Software tools for taking screenshots [closed]

Am currently using jing software tool to take screenshot for bugs, can anyone let me know Is there any other tools in the market to take screenshot very effectively and quickly. Thanks in advance.
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Testing techniques and cases (White and black box Testing)

I'm fairly new to this subject. Out of different literature I'm understanding what I show in the image below. My understanding is first you have to create test plan, After test plan you have to ...
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Testing without direction, how not to miss things? What about layout?

So this might sound like a "complain" post but it really isn't meant to be. But often-times I will be handed a project, lets say a Website. And be told to give it a "Full run through". So I take a ...
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Black box testing methods without knowledge

I stumbled upon some black box techniques (1), but I don't really get how it works. I found sources saying that black box techniques are techniques in which you input something in a program and check ...
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POS Testing manual and automation [closed]

All, I am new to POS testing.I absolutely have no clue on where to start and how to choose an automation tool for POS. We are using XPIENT POS. I have been going to through most of the topics in the ...

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