Questions tagged [testing-environment]

A testing environment is a setup of software and hardware on which the testing team is going to perform the testing of the software product.

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How to create a test environment? [closed]

I'm currently starting work on a project. Neither I nor the person I'm working on the project with are professional developers and neither of us have actually worked on actual projects that are ...
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What are some good practices to reduce test redundancy across environments in deployment pipeline?

Background: In an agile team, working on complex front end application relying on heavy backend (implementing complex business logic) where new features are being released in a pipeline which goes ...
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Writing different tests for different environments

We didn't implement automated deployment yet to our Angular 7 project, so environment-based variables (e.g baseUrl) are changed manually, causing the application to crash after deployment a lot due to ...
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Can cucumber tag a single step?

The application that I'm testing receives input from an outside sensor, but sensor data is unavailable on the test environment. Therefore, I use mock data. The problem is, mock data requires some more ...
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What approach do we need to follow for projects without a test environment?

We have multiple website projects running in our company and, as it's small firm, we cannot afford a separate QA environment. So, we are now testing in development server. Right now, what we do is; a ...
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How to configure testing for different environments, databases, etc

The application I work with needs to be tested in multiple different Unix-based environments. Currently we have things like application paths/URLs, user logins, and test data hard coded so we have ...
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Strategies for load testing in a Live or Dev Ops environment?

I am working on a strategy/plan to load and performance test a web-based application hosted in Azure. The application integrates with a couple of other hosted apps that we do not host (i.e. do not ...
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Is it okay to mix or couple many testing environments?

I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask my question. Please transfer it to the right forum if needed. I have come across a real testing environment setup where we have SETS of environments ...
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Virtual vs real display for testing

When doing QA automation, during testing it is generally recommended to simulate the environment and all the conditions of an actual real user of the application under test. But, when running end-to-...
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QA Access to QA is Being Denied [closed]

My QA team is being denied access to the QA environment. Yes, really. Is there a precedent for this? A good reason? Is it as monumentally stoopid as I think it is? Are there any resources or ...
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Can a proportionately scaled down testing environment find performance load issues?

At my company, we are working on ways to improve our testing of database changes, in our testing environment first. Since there are no resources to have a production like volume of data in servers ...
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How should I set up a test environment before automated tests are run?

Most of our apps work against a set of files (files that have to be analyzed, backed up, converted etc.), so before running an automated test, the system running the application needs to be in a state ...
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What items do you look for in a staging(test) environment

I have been asked to come up with a document for a staging environment and what requirements QA would have for such an environment. My main question would be "What do you look for in a staging ...
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Best practices for isolated lab setup

I am setting up a lab to do some testing. Per policy, the lab must be separated by a jumphost. This lab contains database and application servers that mirror the production environment. I am about ...
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What is white box testing? what the testers exactly do while doing white box testing?

I am a manual tester and want to move further into depth of white box testing. I do know and have the experience of black box testing but I am pretty much curious about white box testing. Can anyone ...
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Get older versions of Internet Explorer

How can I get installer for older IE version? For testing, I often need particular version and have found compatibility mode to not be good. Where is some nice directory of every version? Extra ...
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Windows Desktop Test Lab

My firm develops a secondary product which is based on Win32 desktop application. That application has to be tested on multiple configuration (Windows version, service pack, installed flash version ...
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Setting browser to display notifcation for all errors - good idea?

Our product is a web based SaaS application. Internet Explorer has a setting to Display a notification for every script error that QA has turned on (for manual and automated testing). This causes some ...
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uiautomator for android, path problem

i'm a newbie on linux, android and QA at the same time. following this tutorial: http://developer.android.com/tools/testing/testing_ui.html#sample I came across to this situation: filip@TowardMac:...
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Using virtual machines for OS compatibility testing of software

I need to test a software across different operating systems for compatibility. Is using a virtual machine with different OSs installed a good way to test for compatibility? Is there a repository ...
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Monitoring DB setup in a way convenient for DBA

Our DBA is very eager to help us with monitoring DB status. We had recently some problems with buggy deployments scripts (both manual and automated) that set up DB incorrectly or incompletely. So his ...
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Strategies for automating testing on features that are only on certain environments

Say we have a dev environment, an integration, a pre-production and a production environment. We have features A-G that are on everything, while new feature H is on dev+int only, so far. We want to ...
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Copying Production Data to a QA Environment

Many companies have a match of their production platform available in a QA environment, with the only difference being that the QA environment connects to QA datasources (which generally contain fake ...
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SQL “sandbox” for new QA staff training: DB structure, approach, deployment and maintenance?

Complex DB solutions are not rare nowadays, so I have an idea to deploy a SQL "sandbox" for staff training before real projects come. Mainly I interested in 2 things to have: Oracle 11+ DB instance. ...
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Test Data Bank creation: approach, important points, useful links, data generators, file storages?

Being Senior QA, I often face one and the same problem: for every project I'm involved in I need to prepare / collect / generate various sort of testing data. It might be VERY different - below are ...
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Typical software & tools short-list for *manual* QA specialist (tester) working environment

For QA workstations preparation (Windows-based PCs) our IT department uses typical batch deployment tools. I'm not at all interested in the details of such process, but IT guys ask me: What typical ...
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List and role of different types of testing environments [closed]

There are numerous of different testing environments that I have come across with, and ALL of them seem pretty useful and helpful but which ones are necessary. For example ... I have seen: ...