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A test strategy is the set of big-picture ideas embodying the overarching direction or design of a test effort.

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Should I seperate my API tests from E2E tests

I have a system that display data it gets from API calls. There are multiple objects and every object has 7-8 properties. User is not allowed to change values and the system has a simple UI. I want to ...
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How to accelerate the release process by rethinking test automation

Background: web security company which was acquired by a bigger one. It was a startup with only manual testing, test automation started after the acquisition with a contractor team with mostly UI ...
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Test Strategy for the Reverse Sync process by using KAFKA

How can I test (Test Strategy) for the Reverse Sync process implemented by using KAFKA? Any inputs on this? Detailed Flow: The data from Database 2 will be published into the KAFKA topic via the ...
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How to effectively test randomness in item ordering?

We have a function that introduces randomness in item ordering, e.g.: the order in which a number of given items are presented to a user is random For this scenario, there needs to be automated test,...
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Avoiding GUI test overload working on legacy systems

I'm currently tasked with automating a 10+ year old, and rather large application. There are no exposed APIs, it's built as a monolith. There are no unit tests, nor promise of unit tests to come. The ...
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Test Strategy Documents seem obsolete in agile teams. Am I wrong?

Test strategy documents are obsolete? Is Test Strategy document no longer relevant for testing in the 2020s? No one cares what it says, only that it exists to because some people want it. This ...
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No tests in the legacy project - what to start with as tester? [duplicate]

I've just joined a project, which is developed for internal use for over 10 years now. There are no unit tests nor any other manual/automated tests designed. I'm going to be the only tester. What ...
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File transfer test cases for different OS's

What are the cases for a test suite that verifies an app compiled to run on Mac/Unix/Windows10 does the job of copying files (not folders) from one place to another (not necessarily over a network). ...
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Automation of Functional Testing across all browser

This answer Will the DOM structure vary for same HTML based on the browser made me think that if DOM renders the same for all browser then why do I need cross-browser functional testing. For example, ...
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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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Test Plan/Strategy of an application which has API +DB

I have faced this question numerous times during interviews. Given a simple application diagram (like below) how would you test it or what will be your test plan or test strategy. I know it is a very ...
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How to track which stories / functionality in an agile project have automation test coverage?

I'm a developer trying to find some guidance for the testers on our team. Our strategy regarding selenium automation testing has been rocky to this point. (A .NET project for context). We started off ...
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Documentation which is used while onboarding new Tester

What do you call a document which is created to help new Tester in a team to understand the product/Application?
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Knowing the defect (mitigating false positives)

During testing, there are areas you need to be sure are covered before you are sure you found a bug: technology (are you sure you are understanding the technology behind the AUT - how stuff works) ...
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A standalone framework for testing multiple products/services or individual frameworks per product/service?

I'd like to know what advantages/disadvantages to testing a range of different sites, applications or services using a single, standalone framework? Let's say that some of these sites combine to form ...
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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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Which document is used for post deployment and what is its name/content?

Which document is used for post deployment or what is the name of that document. And what things does this document include?
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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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Writing test automation in Java, while the company domain uses C#/.NET

I´ve recently got a job as a automation tester in a company, that basically only have manual testers (except me). The short term plan is to come up with a good test strategy for identifying which of ...
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Strategies for discovering undocumented API

Inspired by this question: How to approach API testing. The first point of a checklist in the above question is "API Endpoints". But, what to do when you don't have the endpoints documented because ...
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How to Automatically Test Statistic Data Which is not Aggregated in Real Time

I want to write automated e2e / functional / acceptance tests for a statistic service which calculates the numbers only once a day. For the tests I need to make sure that I know which numbers the ...
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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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What is best approach to run regression Automation in Agile

We are following agile methods in manual testing. We had not done any automation until sprint 10. Our current sprint is 15. After sprint 10, We started automation using Java, Maven, and Selenium ...
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Is there a better way of carrying out basic text and form validation instead of doing it at E2E?

My understanding of E2E tests is that we should be carrying out tests that run through the whole system to check if everything works together via Selenium (for a web application). However, I've seen ...
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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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What books or sites you recommend for learning how to create the best testing strategy for a product?

I work for a very complex and configurable product and I need to improve testing strategy for it. I dont want to deep dive into each of numerous test cases created for it before - instead I want to ...
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How to inspect elements on pages with 'loading' spinners?

Note: This is intended as a Q and A post for sharing successful strategies. Please, feel free to add more solutions! Problem background: Automating a web application Tester with limited access to ...
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No Encapsulation in my project

It's been a long time that I am writing Test Automation scripts in Java, but I never had encapsulation in my code (code hiding). Creating Interface, Abstract Classes or Java beans were never part of ...
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Test approaches for micro services architecture related application

We have an application now developing with Micro services architecture. From the testing perspective what sort of testing practices / strategies should follow
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A service oriented company with deadlines on go live what approach need to be taken?

I am working now in a service oriented company where client already specifies about go live date. Developer estimate their timeline and as a tester i also provide my timeline. Since go live cannot ...
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How to approach testing of a mature application

What should someone prioritize when deciding to add automated tests for an application that has already been in the market for a long time(3-4 years) though it still receives updates? Assume that most ...
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Test strategy/plan creation

I have to create a test plan for my project and present it to the stakeholders. The Test plan should comprise of : Testing types Test Environment Test Data Project components : Thick client ...
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Is an inverted test pyramid really an anti-pattern?

I know that the inverted test pyramid, i.e., having more end-to-end tests than unit tests is an anti-pattern. However, I've started to think, what could be advantage of having less unit tests then ...
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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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What is the correct protocol for collating replica bugs and requests from Beta testers?

I am looking to have a web application tested and already have a large pool of Beta testers ready to go. I am interested to know the best way for me to collate the feedback they give in terms of ...
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What are the Best Practices for structuring a Test Plan

When working at small organisation in a small IT team gaining maturity with a one person test team. Using Test Manager in VSTFS 2015, what are the best practices for test plan structure? The Team ...
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Functional Testing - How do you track your test cases?

So I'm the sole-developer maintaining a software project owned by a non-profit. Being the sole CS guy on the project, I'm finding myself wearing many different hats. One of those is of your typical ...
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How should ImplicitWaits be removed without resulting in code bloat?

Refrence: Speeding up end-to-end tests I tried removing ImplicitWaits and I found myself ending up writing too much code for every click and sendkeys etc. I have to put wait condition for every base ...
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I got test idea from former issues. How can I categorize this? [closed]

I'm a newbie in a testing world. I'm confusing about categorizing my work as a formal word of testing. The situation is this. Our app added video plugin functions in advance at Windows OS. At ...
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How do we effectively use mind maps (or anything similar) to demonstrate key areas (to test & impacted) while planning testing of complex new feature?

I was recently testing a new feature that impacts all most the entire application. While I was trying to communicate the business impact to my team I found it difficult to emphasize on it by the ...
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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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What experience do you have with the idea "QA designs, Developer develops"

There is the opinion that QA should design cucumber scenarios, define the right data for tests, communicate with business and end users to fully understand use cases, focus to semantics and look also ...
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Test Strategy for a Data Centre Move [closed]

I'm looking for a good example of a Test Strategy for a Data Centre Move. My company is physically moving locations. This means that our IT Systems will need to be migrated as part of physical ...
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Test strategy for a backend engine moving from legacy to latest Java stack - interview question

One of my interview questions was: Assume you are working on a desktop application. Client application communicates with Backend engine for biz logic and as well rendering of data. Come up ...
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Defect prevention audit

This is testing certification question .I think the ans will be B . Need your opinion During an Audit , Auditor asked for evidences that the defect prevention activities are effective.Which of ...
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Test automation | Are we focusing more on automation than testing?

Take a very specified example of web application testing with selenium: It seems obvious that (almost) everyone is suggesting using element ID as the best locator strategy, and that your GUI-...
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How should I handle failing tests caused by external dependencies?

I have a situation where an dependent application is down and I cannot execute the test case. The test execution is automated. The test first calls the dependent application API and this API returns a ...
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Test Strategies for Stream Processing / Event Processing

My org is looking into the possibility of using Kafka data streaming as part of our applications. In order to understand this a little bit more I have been doing some research online and think I've ...
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What are some recommended selenium strategies for deal with long list of input options that update a live preview? [closed]

I am testing an app that loads an email in an iframe. Next to the iframe is a long list of options (hundreds of options). Writing text in an option updates email text in the iframe. selecting a border ...
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How to create test template in Agile?

I am new in the team and they asked me to create test template in Agile. Right now we are in POC phase. This template will help us in future when we will be in real development phase. I don't have ...
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