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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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I'm a beginner need guidance which software needs to be learnt to be an expert in vba automation

I'm a finance person want to automate things what we do in Excel and Outloook. Guide me, what language I need to learn to be a VBA expert. Br Uday
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Architecture design for UI automation using selenium Web Driver

I am new to both Automation and selenium. I am planning to write an automated tests for the UI using selenium web drivers in the py.test. I would like to know what is the best architecture (not the ...
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How to write Test cases from a functional design specification document?

I am having problem in writing test cases from a functional spec document. The doc has many different sections and each section has sub-sections, each one describing the new functionality or ...
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Testing techniques for verifying a compiler

As part of a larger project, we are creating (or rather updating an existing) compiler that translates a Domain Specific Language (DSL) into a proprietary bytecode. The bytecode then gets loaded into ...
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Where to define the selector for the navigation step - PageObject vs. Test Class?

I am using Selenium webdriver using the Page Object Model. My question is, where would it be best practice to define the navigation step selector? Should it be in the page object class or in each of ...
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Implementation of specialized testing component

I have to design and implement tests for a project. In order to be able to re-use and automate the tests within several frameworks and tools (mostly for integration, functional and acceptance testing),...
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Test strategy for testing Data Masking?

I am testing data masking of information like credit card no's, bank accounts etc. Data masking or data obfuscation is the process of hiding original data with random characters or data. What ...
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Cross Browser Testing for Website built in Angular Material

Hi All My Team is developing website on Angular_Material_Version_1.4, I would like to perform cross browser testing which includes Different Browsers & there version, is there any specific ...
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How can developers be assured that their software is fault free?

For example when creating software for critical real time applications, like those used in aviation, how certain are you that it's going to run without problems? Are you 100% certain or are you >90% ...
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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 are some Problem solving techniques that can be used in testing? [closed]

What are some Problem solving techniques that can be used in testing. For example I need to think of all the test ideas to test a module ..administrator module for instance. How can I improve test ...
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What role does requirements play in generating test cases for white box testing?

I'm currently preparing for an exam on software quality assurance. By looking through slides and ISTQB material, I got to the question: "which role the requirements play in white-box testing?" Of ...
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What is Scenario Testing and how to create complex test scenario's?

Is there any general approach or methodology to create complex user scenarios for any application or is it completely context-driven. Are there some general test ideas/patterns/strategies to create ...
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Standard for accessiblity testing

As a Software Engineer I want to create software that contains accessibility for people with disabilities. I've been making modifications so that JAWS correctly reads all the fields in my interface. ...
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Are special characters in names commonplace enough to test for?

If folks use special characters in their names, e.g. names like Amélie, Jôse, 王 I will test that we can store them. My question is whether people use these names on the web in the US? Or do folks ...
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Test Management Tool that recommends test cases for next test execution?

I have just finished the Machine Learning course and was wondering if there is a Test Management tool that learns over time which test cases to run for the given project and eventually recommends a ...
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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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How do I improve my Test Idea generation ability? [duplicate]

I have always tried to improve my test coverage as a black-box tester. Still, I believe that I need to improve my ability to generate practical and highly-usable ideas to test better so that I find ...
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Test cases with varying parameters [closed]

The test cases that were developed in the past were very high level (basically a summary and no steps) and I am now working on making them more detailed. Many of them have multiple parameters under ...
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How to test ACH transactions in a payment/banking application?

I have to test a web-based payment/banking gateway application that would be used by the clients to transfer funds electronically using ACH and Wire transfer. The applications provides cash-management ...
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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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What are some of the best Software Testing Courses for a beginner? [closed]

I am a complete novice in software testing. I want to learn more about black-box/functional testing in general. Which courses(free or paid Text/video courses) could i use to learn better to write test ...
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Approach to write Test scenarios and Test Cases [closed]

My question is if -I write all test scenarios for specific module in one excel sheet with stating number of test cases can be written and another excel sheet for test cases (for specific module) would ...
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What material can help a tester generate more and better ideas? [duplicate]

which domain knowledge other than software engineering can help a tester generate good test ideas? any books , courses, philosophy, theories , puzzles etc.
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Heuristics for creating complex test scenarios?

What are some heuristics to generate test scenarios to test a web application. I don't understand how test scenarios are different from test cases or how to use heuristics to generate them.
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Test Ideas for testing a Payment/Banking Application? [closed]

I work on manual/functional testing of a Banking/Payment web application. This application allows cash transfers from many different savings/checking accounts to a central account which corporation ...
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What should software verification focus on? [closed]

If software verification focuses on the quality of the completed products, should it also check that we have actually built the right product? Should it also help in monitoring tool wastage and ...
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What are some good thinking tools that a tester can use to generate ideas? [closed]

As a tester I want to generate more out of the box ideas, so that I can test all positive as well as negative test scenarios and find most critical defects before the product is released. Are there ...
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How does Boundary Value Analysis work?

In a flight reservation system, the number of available seats in each plane model is an input. A plane may have any positive number of available seats, up to the given capacity of the plane. Using ...
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Is it common in the software industry to use graph coverage for their functional front-end tests?

I have learned various theoretical testing methods and test case generations through university's quality assurance course. One of the techniques that interest me is Graph Coverage which is a theory ...
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What is Bi-directional Traceability Matrix?

How is it different from a Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM)? Please explain with real life scenarios and examples. Also include or link reference material that might help!
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How to test something “NOT” receiving

I came across this question from a colleague. He asked me how to specify one or more test cases from a specification, that does NOT expect a signal. In other words: if anyVariable == true ...
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Difference between Singleton, POM, Abstract design patterns

These are the three most popular design patterns in JAVA. Most Selenium WebDriver projects are build on these. What is the difference between these three, with examples? Does Choosing a pattern also ...
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Why does ISTQB say Boundary Value Analysis is a black box technique

Boundary Value Analysis is, according to ISTQB - a black box technique. How can anyone agree with that? Most developers write unit tests following equivalence partitioning and boundary value ...
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What are features of the Selenium Test framework that are not present in other tools? [closed]

I have recently joined a company and we are looking to standardize our testing frameworks and tools across multiple (many legacy) products. Because of this, I'm seriously considering the Selenium ...
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How to test timeshifts?

Last weekend (at least in CET-timezone) there was the timeshift from daylight saving time (DST) to normal time. I thought I had captured all negative effects of "my" application after last years ...
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Designing test system that includes a test client, a test server and a system under test [closed]

I'm trying to design a test system to test an embedded realtime software. What is the best option for creating a test system like below? Is it possible to use TTCN-3 to control hardware components ...
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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 is Software Test Automation Framework?

I am a beginner Software tester. I have started to learn test automation of web apps using selenium webdriver in java. Till now I can just automate simple login functionality. I want to know all about ...

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