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What is the best way to test values that vary according to database type?

I am working on a program that needs to work on values that are fetched from different database types: currently we support 12 different database types. My code applies some business logic to the ...
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Finding dead code by test tooling

Testing tools, unitary or functional, are running certain portions of code. So we can define an idea of code coverage, which is the part of the code that is actually being tested by the test tooling. ...
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Which test automation factor is effective? [closed]

Details: We had a discussion on this very topic in our team today, some brought in a factor of 30% which I also know, but I am of the opinion that a much higher automation factor should always be ...
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How to manage outdated test cases in the most effective way? (TCs are not a part of VCS)

Previously I worked a lot on projects where we had test cases integrated into our VCS, so it was really easy and not disturbing to delete them if they become outdated (knowing that we can retrieve ...
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What would be the most maintainable way of defining your tests to separate them between environments (dev, test staging) using pytest?

Currently you have a large test-suite in the scale of hundreds of test cases which is getting bigger every day The requirement from the rest of the team members is simple: Let us execute tests on Dev, ...
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Should you create a manual test script before automating it?

Is it best to first create a manual test script for a newly developed feature and then automate it? and then link them up for tracking purposes? Or it's not necessary to create an automated test ...
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Mixed Teams: What is the definition of Ready and Done in a mixed team with test participation?

Details: We are in a project in which many different teams are working (Safe Scrum), which are located in different locations, and are currently still working on other tasks, but which will inevitably ...
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Python + Selenium: Using and managing old web drivers

Details Based on a browser matrix I have to test several browsers, also older ones. Example: https://www.lambdatest.com/blog/creating-browser-compatibility-matrix-for-testing-workflow/ You surely know ...
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What steps to take when you spot a bug before release?

Imagine you are responsible for testing a web application. Your team is preparing a release of a new feature. Just before the release you spot a bug. What next steps would you take next to resolve ...
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How to measure productivity of the test team or of testing in general?

Basically many people know the problem that the project owners would like to see the progress of the test. Technically via test suites, via CI integration possible, reports. But how does it behave ...
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Divide Test Cases across multiple Testers

I am writing test cases whereby the basic steps are similar to this: Create a record in system A Check if corresponding record is created in system B Check if corresponding record is created in ...
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Run same set of tests on different URLs in ADO

We recently migrated our tests from Testlink to Azure DevOps (ADO). Here inside the Test Plan section, we have created a Test Plan. Inside this Test Plan we have folders (Static Suites), inside these ...
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Manual Testing: Writing actual and expected outcomes is old fashioned way of writing tests?

I was going through this tutorial https://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/how-to-write-effective-test-cases-test-cases-procedures-and-definitions/ and I found it very time consuming from both writing and ...
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Serenity BDD and RabbitMQ use together

Details Currently we are in the process of integrating RabbitMQ into our stages. I sell here accordingly a test plan through. Currently we use the test framework Serenity and here also for the Api ...
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BDD in testing how do you organize your steps?

As the title says I'm trying to implement my tests with BDD but I'm unsure how to structure it correctly. I have a separate folder where I keep my steps. I kinda want it to be one large file because ...
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Testing Windows Updates

Anyone who has worked with Windows knows that every so often Microsoft has a tendency to release updates that have the potential of breaking things in production env. hence why testing is necessary. ...
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How do you determine that your project's quality has increased over time?

Preface: I know that the question may be a bit broad, so I hope it doesn't get closed. However, I feel this is a topic that a lot of QA engineers and managers struggle with and I don't think there's ...
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Difference between test strategy and test plan

I have read several posts on test plan and test strategy. According to them the main difference between these they tell is that test strategy is static in nature while test plan is dynamic and can ...
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Cloud Based Cross Platform Testing Environment?

Previously asked this question around testing environments for Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS; Unified Testing Environment for Windows, iOS, Android and MacOS The answer "For Windows run a VM, ...
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Order/Handling of thousands of defects just before release

This question has been asked to me in an interview with a really good company.Below i will provide the question in the form of our interaction(M:me & I:interviewer).Though there is no definitive ...
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How to introduce BDD to SAFe?

There have been some criticisms of SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) in this post, including: I think SAFe is not Agile at all and [the business is] not understanding how TDD and BDD work with SAFe's ...
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Hardening of test cases in test automation

Details: In a discussion about maintainability of automatic test cases in the area Cucumber + Junit / Unitest the topic "hardening of test cases" came up. You know this topic from your ...
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How should I document tests and requirements when third-party software is broken?

I have a smartphone application that uploads files to a server. This server is third-party software (Minio). This third-party software has a bug which caused uploads to fail. This breaks our ...
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[X-Ray for Jira][Configuration error]: “view-issue-section.error.custom-fields-not-configured.title”

After getting our Jira admin to setup X-Ray for Jira - there is problem, when I create a X-Ray "Test". In the "Test Details" section, we get this error message: " view-issue-section.error.custom-...
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How to finalize manual and automation scenarios during sprint

I have to finalize manual and automation scenarios and give it the client at the start of the sprint. How to finalize manual and automation scenarios in this scenario.
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Test Management tool - necessity or luxury?

I'm tester of a small product development company under going mergers and expansion (probably another 2/3 dev teams will be merged). We use manual as well as automated (currently only regression) ...
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Regression Testing: Set Proper Test Boundry After a Bug Fix or Refactor

Let's say a developer fixed a bug or refactor a component which can affect many places in the application. As a tester how do you define the scope of the regression tests so you don’t miss any bad ...
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Test Management Tool for managing multiple projects

I am looking for recommendations on Test Management Tools. To start it would be mainly for manual testing, but we would like to integrate with our automated tests in the future. Ideally we would be ...
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How do I execute/test a large set of test cases with limited time and resources?

We have a large set of test cases but limited time and resources to execute/test them all. We thought but it's not possible to execute/test everything. I want to know strategies which will be ...
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TestNG how to build a queue of test cases to be retried

Currently, we have logic in place which retries all the failing test cases immediately after the failure, what could be any approach where if a test fails that test should go in a queue and should be ...
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How to integrate test team into multiple agile projects effectively

We have a small test team of 4 people who currently work across 4 products. 3 of these consist of sprints with a duration of two weeks, and the last is a continuous project working on technical debt. ...
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Linking automated unit tests to Test cases

I'm working with a piece of software with over 4000 automated unit/security tests. I've been tasked with bringing requirements into an ALM. What's confusing me, is the best way to handle Test Cases. ...
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Should defects be considered when giving schedule estimates?

I was asked to provide estimates on how long the tasks would take in QA standpoint. Should the defects that might be encountered be considered? Or should I assume that the tasks would be defect-free? ...
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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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What are good practices for improving quality in a project new to me?

For the first time my team is going to take over a project from another company. Our goal is to improve quality - as I heard the project has a lot of bugs, UX issues and its performance is very low... ...
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Does Kanban imply the removal of bug tracking?

The software development planet is in a phase of huge transitions. There are many sdlc models being introduce and transformed like Agile , DevOps , DevSecOps and so on. One of the main shift I ...
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Overcoming Cultural Differences with off-shore people

starting position At the moment I have different test teams at my disposal who work on different continents or who accompany my project like now in India. I have noticed a wide variety of ...
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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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Appropriate way to organize tests given new hardware features

I work with network/server infrastructure. On of our products (a server host) now supports wire connections with SFP(+) modules for copper (RJ45) and fiber (previously only RJ45). The tests for our ...
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In Azure Test Plans, how do you Move a Test Case to another Test Suite?

In Microsoft Azure DevOps Test Plans / Test Manager, Test Plan view, how do you Move a Test Case to another Test Suite in the same Test Plan? I am not able to drag and drop the test case to another ...
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Does the test and test tooling differ from Magento to other test tools or solutions?

I am on my way to one of my next Magento projects. Currently there is no test environment, no test days, no concepts or test plans. Even a team has to be set up first. I have already worked a lot in ...
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How can I test some feature in all major mobile devices(android, apple etc) in minimal amount of time?

Someone asked me what strategy will you follow to test some important features of your application before prod release so that it will work on almost all the mobile devices? I gave Suggestions like: ...
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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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Is there a kind of check list for the project start in the area of test management or test engineering?

Actually a very good question and somehow hardly discussed so far. Is there a checklist - for test engineers and test managers when they start into a project? Basically yes clear at least from ...
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Agile test procedures in Waterscrum + Staging Enviroment

Currently, I am working in several teams at the same time. The project teams work in Waterscrum and have defined an agile sprint of - one-week development + one week testing. All teams work with ...
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How to provide Product Owner with estimates for unit testing?

"How long does it take his developer to write a unit test?" This is exactly the question the project owners keep asking me. The question is not actually how long it takes to write the unit test, but ...
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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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Legal test (on pre-producten Stage) slows down deliveries. How can I structure or accelerate this process?

In the course of, among other things, legal test procedures in the staging area, we have integrated a further step, namely pre-production, in which our lawyers check the texts of the pages to be ...
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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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