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How can a Software Tester use “Out of the Box” thinking approach to find more bugs?

Well, I am a black-box tester and I don't think out of the box. I just think about happy paths, thus I want to improve. I always read that testers should have great critical, analytical skills and ...
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Testing a web application that sends activation link to newly added users

I have to add new users in a web application. Users need valid email addresses and users are activated by clicking activation link sent to their emails. As I have to add dozens of users so I cannot ...
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How do I test an application for SQL injections?

I'm supposed to test a web application for SQL injections. I'm new to this type of security testing and I'd like to get some tips on the matter. Are there any best practices or do I simply search on ...
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How do you calculate the number of virtual concurrent users to use in a load test given data on actual site traffic?

When working on performance testing, one of the problems I've faced is trying to translate real-world web application traffic to simulated traffic. A practical example is for an eCommerce site. ...
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How to clear localStorage using selenium and webdriver

I want to call localStorage.clear() before running a group of specific tests but the thing is I don't know how. I can see CLEAR_LOCAL_STORAGE variable mentioned here but still failing to understand ...
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Automation and bypassing Google No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA

My client want to use Google's No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA (NCRC) to prevent robots completing an application. QA have automated this process, but if the business introduce NCRC into the form, then this ...
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Calculate peak concurrent users on a website

I am looking at setting up some website load testing scripts and need some help in finding a formula to estimate how many concurrent users are browsing a website at peak times, based on common metrics ...
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Testing cloud based applications

Is there any fundamental difference in the way applications/services hosted in the cloud are to be tested versus a traditional web based application? It looks essentially the same to me except the way ...
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How to plan security testing of a web application?

Security testing requires thinking out of the box, it noes not have clear test cases, and it is not repeatable, meaning running same set of actions over and over again will never assure security. ...
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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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Adding tests to a half-finished project

Background: We are a small dev team in a larger org. We have no testers allocated to us. We have had our backs against a wall for five months developing something as quickly as possible. In that time, ...
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How do you determine critical areas to test when verifying multiple browser support?

With Microsoft putting out a new version of IE every year or so, competitors like Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari also doing the same, there are questions, frequently, as to whether a web ...
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How to check if web app speed issues are due to a slow network connection?

Sometimes, while testing a web application, the app responds much slower than usual. There could be many reasons for this such as bugs in backend, outage in some of the servers, slow internet on ...
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Are there some well known pitfalls to avoid when starting with unit testing on a “legacy” web application?

I am participating on the development of the web application which has several years of history behind it and there never was enough value and effort put on refactoring, so considerable part of the ...
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Less “hackish” way to do fast input (faster send_keys) in WebDriver besides JavaScript execution?

elements.send_keys() works fine in most cases, but I have a particular test case where I need to input very large strings into a textbox, and send_keys() is far too slow. (The test takes 28 minutes to ...
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Load-Testing an SMS application

HELP! Any developers whom have ever created a service that interacts with people via SMS, how did you test you application for integrity under heavy load? Im in the middle of helping the company I ...
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What Are Some Unobvious Differences Between Testing a Web Application and a Desktop Application?

In the same flavour of this question, what are some unobvious differences between testing a web application and a desktop application? I've recently started looking at automating some GUI tests for a ...
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Why should I have a “closed beta”?

I am running a test on a new Rails app and am doing an open beta from the start. You see these companies with private betas, and I'm wondering, what is the exact point of a private beta. If you inform ...
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Which browsing mode is better for Web App Testing? Incognito mode or Normal mode?

I have a web app for testing. Can someone tell which browsing mode(Incognito/Normal) is better? What are pros and cons of testing Web App in Incognito mode and Normal mode? My mentor advises to use ...
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What is a cost-effective way to load test a web application using 1200 virtual users?

I need to run a UI load test against a web application with 1200 concurrent virtual users. I've looked at several products, and they seem to cost upwards of $1500 for a one month licence. I'm ...
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Web Application Quality Metrics

Is there a defined list of web application quality metrics? I'm looking for a list of metrics like performance, reliability, usability, ... with a reliable source (w3c, ...). I want to describe how ...
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Does a tool for testing web applications with different bandwidths exist?

I am currently starting to develop a web-application. This application should also upload a significant amount of data. Does a tool exist, with which I can limit the upload and download speed for ...
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Can't click this checkbox using WebDriver / Selenium — ElementNotVisibleException

See attached image. The element is visible to me as a user, but I keep getting the ElementNotVisibleException error. It seems to locate the element via multiple methods, but the .click() fails. Is it ...
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Performing administrative test cases in Selenium IDE

For a Drupal site, I have written a test script in Selenium IDE that logs in as the administrator, adds a new user and peforms a series of tests on the registration page. Once this user has been ...
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RESTful JSON Web API Testing - what tools?

My company is working on its API which is RESTful JSON Web API. So far, all my testing was done using Selenium WebDriver. Starting from one and more tests I manage to create some sort of framework. ...
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What to do when defect is found in production but not during the QA phase?

In one of my interviews, I was asked this question What to do when defect is found in production but not during the QA phase? I answered it this way: Check for impact on the system. And if is of ...
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How to create test plan when there is one website and one tester

I want to create a test plan for one website which is of medium size. I have got many test plan templates from the internet but those are too lengthy and perfect for testing team and big websites. ...
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Credit Card Testing (Paypal Payflow API)

I am testing the payment gateway of my e-commerce website. Our developers are using PayPal Payflow API’s, i.e., the card processing (gathering/saving the card details) will be happening in our ...
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Accessibility Testing - Should it be considered functional testing or non functional testing?

Well, I am not going to say what falls in functional/non-functional testing as it might vary in your work place. But if you carry out a11y testing then do you have it marked as functional testing or ...
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Running Selenium test on TFS

I am currently working on implementing UI tests of .NET web application using Selenium RC. The tests are now coming together and I am beginning to look at how these will be incorporated into TFS. ...
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Testing CSS styles and design elements of website

How to find the CSS attributes for website. For eg: I have a testcase where I need to test the styling and design of a Button for webpage. How can I retrieve the elements, if for example I need find ...
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Can you trigger a credit card declined message through the PayPal Sandbox interface?

Can you somehow configure a test account in the PayPal Sandbox testing environment to return a credit card declined failure message when that user tries to submit a payment or trigger a failure ...
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Where to start when testing web pages with large number of options

I have inherited a web application that has no useful requirements/specifications, and no tests. The page that I am currently looking at sets the configuration options for the application and consists ...
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How to modify HTTP request header in Selenium WebDriver with Java?

I want to add "iv-user" request header to log into web app. I'm using the newest ChromeDriver. Using extensions like ModHeader or ModifyHeaders is not working in this case. Fiddler is working, but I ...
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How do I validate dynamically changing data using Selenium

I have to use Selenium to test an application with a live time stamp. My code is: String validationmessage=driver.findElement(By.xpath("//div[@id='part_log_details']/p[1]")).getText(); System.out....
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Estimating maximum users that an application can support

I am analyzing a web application and want to predict the maximum users that application can support. Now i have the below numbers out of my load test execution 1. Response Time 2. Throughput 3. CPU I ...
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Efficient way of figuring out whether web apps are forward compatible with a new browser?

So my company has web applications created in .NET/ASP.NET which are fully supported in IE 8 (current company standard). We want to move our company standard browser to IE 10 or 11. Also, we have ...
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Print Stylesheets - how do you effectively test them?

We have a pain point at the moment - we are trying to implement 1 print stylesheet across many different templates/styles of websites. The problem is that they seem to be like a waterbed - you push ...
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How do I automate front-end testing for a web app with Javascript?

I am introducing myself to devops engineering and I'm stuck on "how to automate testing for web applications". I consider that backend and api test automation are relatively simple and the concept is ...
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Using Selenium Webdriver For Firefox Testing

I have been doing research into implementing Selenium Webdriver (currently version 2.49) for testing on Firefox. Currently I am capable of testing Chrome with the framework, but would like to extend ...
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Best Opensource Tool available for Security Testing of Web applications

I'm on to an R & D task for testing the security vulnerabilities that can happen in a web application. I wants to use an open source tool. There are many type of vulnerabilities like Cross Site ...
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Getting nose test runner to execute a test against multiple browsers / configurations?

Surely someone else has run into this problem. I'm trying to figure out how to loop through Firefox, Chrome, and IE in conjunction with nose. Right now I have: "setup.cfg" file that specifies ...
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How to read log files from Tamper Data Firefox add-on?

I have a few log files of request\response for web application and I need to analyze it somehow. The log files have been made with the Tamper Data Firefox add-on, but I can't find any way to use ...
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What is Guerilla testing?

What exactly does Guerilla Testing cover? What can be done in Guerilla Testing? Why is Guerilla Testing used? Is Guerilla Testing especially for UX Design?
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What to test when “testing” a PDF download?

What should I test if I have created a scenario with Python (bottle + mako) and web front-end to download a PDF file for registered users? I can use selenium to start Firefox, login and trigger the ...
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How to make clicking more robust in web testing?

The specific tool I am using is Oracle Openscript, part of the Oracle ATS package. However, their web-based component uses xpath-based object identification, so it has a lot in common with other, more ...
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What knowledge should i possess before testing a web application?

I have been testing a desktop application for two years.I want to test web application.So, what knowledge should i possess and what should i learn before testing a web application?
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Can I test an app on all devices without purchasing all devices?

Is there any way to test an app on all devices without purchasing all devices?
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Plans For Testing a Web Application Before The Site Is Built

An acquaintance of mine is building a website for his (non-profit) organization. Since I'm currently an automated tester on a desktop-based application, I thought I could help him do some web testing. ...
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What are the best tools available to test performance of a MVC web site

I am new to QA. I need to find best tools available to test performance of a MVC web site. Please help me.