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For issues related to tools that support testing.

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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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Capture screen during exploratory testing

While doing exploratory testing it would be nice to be able to record the screen (in a non-intrusive way), so if a defect is found the steps to reproduce it can be easily reviewed. Are there any good ...
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Tools for Python software testing

Similar to Tools for Server application testing, I'm looking for Python-related testing tools/software (as Python is my most frequently-used language).
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Tools for testing iPhone apps

I was wondering if there any automation tools out there that can help with the process of testing an iPhone application on the device itself and not on a simulator. Ideally, it would have to simulate ...
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In house built testing tools

I've been having to deal with a lot of testing tools lately for testing tasks that should/must be automated. These include things like performance/load testing, webservice testing, vulnerability ...
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Best free (or very cheap) automation tool for Windows GUI testing? [closed]

I used to use vTask Studio, but it seems they've abandoned it. No updates in almost a year. Is there are any other automation tool for Windows GUI testing?
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Performance testing - a way in?

We have an a browser based application that is built on the Microsoft Stack, specifically .NET 3.5. It also uses Ajax, iframes, jQuery etc. At the moment we are just guessing at the concurrency ...
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How can I spoof HTTP request data while testing?

I'm testing a Windows desktop application, that requests data from a server during certain operations. I want to make sure the application can handle all possible responses, including bad ones. What ...
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What test management tool to manage Cucumber tests?

In my company we have our tests specified in Gherkin (Cucumber), and we use Jenkins to schedule the execution of these tests. We have the need of a management tool, where we can associate the tests ...
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Maintaining automation framework for different browsers like IE and FF

How to maintain automation framework for different browsers like IE and FF? In my current set up, I maintain two different configuration properties files, one with xpath locators that FF supports ...
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Tools for Server application testing [closed]

I'm currently working (almost finishing) a Java project that consists on a server application and some client applications on the same network, that will communicate with the server only to request ...
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Why isn't Sahi more common? [closed]

So I was doing some website test automation research, I stumbled upon Sahi. Open source, setup was easy, API easy to understand, javascript, java, ruby support, notepad ++ plugin, etc. After trying ...
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Can someone offer suggestions for client based cross browser testing tools

I am looking for a tool that might allow my company to test a number of internal/private sites for browser compatability. I am particularly interested in being able to test IE, Firefox, Chrome and ...
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Alternatives to Session Tester for recording exploratory test session results

I'm interested in hearing suggestions for ways of recording exploratory test session notes. We currently use a mixture of Session Tester and a wiki for recording test notes. I like many things about ...
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Should I try the evaluation version of HP Quality Center?

I'm trying to determine if I should spend some time working with a trial version of HP Quality Center. For a number of reasons, my time is very valuable to me right now both at work and in my ...
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Are Mind Maps useful as a testing tool?

I don’t know much about Mind maps but I’ve seen expert testers (James Bach and Michael Bolton) use them to plan out their test strategy – usually in a demonstration. It seems like a plausible way to ...
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Load testing tools vs. making your own

I've never needed to work with commercial load running tools before, as our test infrastructure is pretty immature here and I've used internal tools in the past. We're working on a .NET technology ...
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Tools for tracking automated tests

I have used STAF/STAX in the past, and liked the way that information was tracked in the tests. I'm currently investigating Technologies to tie together a few tools that use XML-RPC, and am ...
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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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AI Driven Testing (AI-DT) open source tools

I am new to AI Driven Testing (AI-DT). I've explored few tools like testim.io, endtest.io. Is any other open source tools are there to achieve this?
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Where tools for automated UI test like selenium or Coded UI fits in Dev Ops cycle

My manager asked me to look into how we can utilize automated UI testing to gain productivity and help testers automate basic functionality of the system. I developed few test suites and cases using ...
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Tools to measuring page rendering time

I'm using Jmeter at my organization for performance testing. The application is a secured web portal that provides a lot of reports and documents to its user. A major issue that I've run into is ...
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Why isn't SilkTest more common to use?

The title says it all. I've been using SilkTest for about a year now in my current role. It wasn't my choice to use, and I've never used it, or even heard of it, before this role. There are definitely ...
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Looking for a faulty application for training

As part of training for new QA resources, I would like to have them practice testing against an application with known issues. I know there are security examples of this type of application (i.e. ...
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What are some small, standalone or web applications for test new QA staff on?

I'm permanently stuck with the following trouble: being Senior QA I need to quickly check and hire people for short-time testing projects. I specialize mostly in manual testing, while the range of ...
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Best guidelines to create images for bug reports in big testing team?

Which set of guidelines should be used in a big testing team to reduce differences in created screenshots. Devs and PMs could go crazy from different ways five testers create screenshots and highlight ...
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Automated testing of Oracle Forms

What is the best test automation tool you'd recommend for testing Oracle Forms and why? Assuming a Windows desktop environment.
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Headless Functional Testing For Your JavaScript Web App?

JavaScript is everywhere right now. With the advent of jQuery and other associated JavaScript frameworks it's amazingly simple to add very powerful user interactions to web sites and web applications. ...
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Replacement for Microsoft's USB Device Simulation Framework (DSF)

I am looking for a replacement to Microsoft's USB Device Simulation Framework (DSF) which is deprecated on the Windows 7 WDK, especially for one supporting USB 3.0
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C++ coverage tool for QA personnel

Background: Our QA organization is considering using NCover Collector to gather code coverage information for manual and automated GUI tests (this is a desktop application). NCover will only work on ...
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Is there any tool for generating decision table from cause effect graph?

I learned about cause effect graphing and it looks like a valuable test case generating method. The issue is that it's hard to generate the decision table from the graph by hand. So I was wondering if ...
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How to further expand knowledge in Software QA?

I recently passed the ISTQB Foundation Level exam and even though I did pretty well in the exam I have the feeling that I haven’t learned much at all except maybe some basic concepts and a few ...
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Favorite troubleshooting tips for testers? [closed]

At CAST2011, Chris Blain spoke about troubleshooting tips he's found helpful as a tester. Ones I especially identified with: Model Take no one's word, and make no assumptions Look for other causes ...
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Are there any non-selenium based tools for Automation testing? [closed]

I'm aware of automation tools like- Selenium, Appium, Selendroid. Is there any other tool available in the market which is used for automation testing outside of the selenium group?
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How to test a location based application

Our application is location based. We have tested its main functionality, (using mock locations) and now it is time to test how it reacts on real cases using GPS. So, what are the main limitations ...
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When a new testing tool is purchased, it should be first used by whom? ISTQB Foundation Level Examination sample question [closed]

The following question has appeared in several mock exams I did. When a new testing tool is purchased, it should first be used by A smaller team to establish the best way to use the tool Everyone ...
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In TestComplete 8, what tasks are best suited for keyword tests and which ones are best suited for “hand coded” scripts?

With version 8 of the automated testing tool TestComplete, the vendor has introduced a new feature called "Keyword Tests" that provides a visual interface for creating automated UI tests without ...
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Tool to minimize tests number and maximize code coverage

I am currently undergoing black-box testing campaigns for applications that require file input in linux environments. For that I need sets of test files of different formats that can be used to be ...
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What tools are available for testing client/server software in various network topologies?

For testing a client/server platform that communicates over TCP/IP, is there a tool available to mimic various types of interposed network component, such a firewall with NAT or a SOCKS5 server. ...
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Is there some software to document the results of functional software testing?

Can anyone recommend some software that can be used to document the results of functional software testing? This is not at developer level, it is for testers to follow documented procedures/scripts ...
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Which tools should I start with?

I'm new to software testing. During the last few months, I was studying software testing terms/terminologies and how to create test cases from requirements etc... It started to get boring and I think ...
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Documentation tool in Session-Based Test Management (SBTM)?

I wonder if anyone have experience of a tool for session-based testing? Nowadays we use SharePoint lists where we can write down our session plus other relevant info about the session (requirement, ...
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Comparing Sqlite databases

I would like to compare Sqlite databases with each other, both schema and data. I know that a rather crude method exists by comparing the database dumps with each other. But are ther any other methods ...
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Do Academic Researchers in Automated Software Testing Believe All Testing Can Be 100% Automated?

While surfing today, I found this article on attitudes on automated software testing among academics and practitioners. Since I am currently an automated tester in industry, I agree with the ...
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Testing a system with scheduled, event-driven data changes

I am testing a software system that forces users to take action on their data every 60 or 180 days. The users get notified when the due date is approaching or if they have missed one. These users can ...
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Functional tests for Flash

We are using a rich client developed with Flex. We would like to build automated tests to test whole features. I saw a module for Selenium, Flex Monkium, which could do the job. Did you try it out? ...
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Getting Started - Newbie Question

We are an IT company which provides Automated Vehicle Location (GPS Based) services. We provide dozens of web apps in our ecosystem, and none has ever been thoroughly passed an SQA process. Our ...
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What test generators do exist?

What tools exist to automatically generate test scripts (or test script templates) from a formal specification or a program's source code? EDIT: The background of this question is, that I’m ...
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Setting up QA Department from Scratch (Web Development)

So im going to be starting a Job here in a few weeks, i've been doing QA for about 6 years now. Pretty much your standard Test Plans/Testing with a little normal SysAdmin stuff that sometimes comes ...
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QA friendly stubbing and service virtualization tools?

Wikipedia lists several tools used to virtualize services (create stubs). Some of them are purely focused on developers, some of them have GUIs and are more QA/tester friendly. The ones that look QA ...