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How to deal with automation naysayers?

In my team, there are a number of experienced QA people. I work mostly on developing tools to make the QA process easier for these guys, such as developing test automation. The uptake has been slow, ...
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Estimating a testing project

How do you estimate a testing project? What are the things to be take care of while estimating the time for a testing project ?
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Capturing screen shots in selenium tests

How do you use screen shot capture in selenium tests? If anyone is using, how effective do you find it ?
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What is the difference between “testing” and “quality assurance”?

Is there a difference between "testing" and "quality assurance"? If so, what are the main goals of each process? What are the critical differences?
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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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What are the advantages of automated user acceptance tests?

I'm completely new to this stuff, and for what I've seen it takes a while to get used to it. I once tried, but felt I was spending way too much time just writing the tests, or just fixing them 'cause ...
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Does writing “Given” “When” “Then” BDD style test cases scale up to larger, end-to-end scenarios

Traditionally, structured test, especially long scenarios are commonly written in the step, expected, actual format. Behaviour Driven Design replaces this with the style of "Given", "When" "Then", ...
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Should end-to-end tests be self-contained?

I am automating web UI tests using Selenium. These tests are written partly in the spirit of Unit tests, that is they try their best to leave the application in the same state in which they found it. ...
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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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How to deal with testers who do more than test

In my firm, we don't have testers, exactly. We have analysts who translate business requirements into specifications. (Think the guy from Office Space, except these guys actually provide some value. ...
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Suggestions for “Selling” TDD, and BDD to sceptical non engineering managers

Let's say you are a developer (specifically, the team lead) and you want to improve the quality of your company's products. Since you cannot change the whole company, you focus on what you and your ...
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How can I teach QTP to treat a control as another similar control?

I have a third party check box control in my AUT that QTP does not recognize. Is there a way to have QTP treat it as a regular .NET check box?
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How do you wait for jQuery Ajax calls to complete in Selenium 2

I use Selenium 2 in C# to automate testing of our web sites. When building non-Ajax functionality, using webDriver.FindElement(By.Id("element-id")) to find elements on a page works fine, but when ...
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When do you stop testing? [closed]

When do you decide to stop testing, for me it boils down to - Allocated time is exhausted No high severity/priority defects are found Any other pointers which you consider while deciding to stop ...
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1.5 Million lines of code. 0 tests. Where should we start?

I'm a Java developer by trade. I was 'brought-up' in what you could call best practices. Then I took my current job. I had a choice between the Java/SOA team, and the ERP team. I was told that joining ...
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How to organize test documentation?

Testing process involves plenty of documentation. How to organize it, so that it is easy to get an information that is needed?
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Should QA be able to code tests?

Having a development background, I am convinced that record and replay testing tools have their drawbacks, especially by making tests brittle. See Automated Testing != Record-Playback Tool for a good ...
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Test management product recommendation

I am looking for a test management product to structure our current manual testing. What I would like to it handle is: recording of test cases, including parametrised ones; historical analysis of ...
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Selenium2 assert questions

I've recently started converting my automation suites from WatiN to Selenium2. In both cases, I've been using C#. Although these may seem like simple questions, I've been searching for answers for ...
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Has automated UI regression testing helped you in finding critical defects in system?

I have heard a lot of "abuse" about automated testing, especially UI bases automated tests. As UI is very fragile and prone to change (especially in agile shops). Personally my automated tests have ...
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What are some real world strategies for testing ETL and data warehouse applications

Does anyone have any advice to share on how to successfully test BIG ETL or data warehouse applications? I have my own ideas of-course, but there only appears to be one main article on line that ...
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Preparing for ISEB

I recently asked this question on a less active exchange and as a result didn't get the range of opinions I was after so am repeating it here. I've been working as a tester for the last 6 months (in ...
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Can Selenium and Bromine 3 execute overnight and email the results

I would like to automate the testing with selenium - even when I am right now a beginner with automatic testing and especially selenium. Therefor I am working with Bromine 3 RC 2. Is there a way ...
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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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Is there any reliable way to write unit test against the CSS itself for a site?

is that a feasible idea? what tools do you use? what do you call this kind of testing?
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Can every test be done by automation?

Can every test be done by automation? Or is there anything that cannot be done by automation?
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Should testers be worried about Quality Assurance? [closed]

In some companies, the testers are expected to do Quality Assurance. In my opinion, this is not the way to go. Testers normally don't have the mandate to push things thorugh on a higher level. Because ...
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Are your UI automated tests dependent or ordered?

While writing UI automated tests, I've come across situations where test dependency looked like a must. For example, say I have two tests, where the second is dependent on the success of the first. I ...
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What needs to be tested besides compliance with functional requirements?

Should the tester check usability, security, reliability, anything else?
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What are the best practices in quality assurance process measurement? [closed]

How do you measure quality assurance and quality of products in your teams? What metrics do you use? What tools do you use?
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How do I resolve a “Lock file still present” error?

I've got a Perl-based Selenium instance running on my Win7 workstation. When I fire up a test script, I get an error "Lock file still present!" Caused by org.openqa.selenium.server.browserlaunchers....
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Is the “Joel Test” appropriate when looking for a QA job?

The "Joel Test" lists 12 items to look for in a software company: Do you use source control? Can you make a build in one step? Do you make daily builds? Do you have a bug database? Do you fix bugs ...
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Should programmers run automated tests written by QA?

Perhaps programmers have their own unit tests, perhaps as the result of doing Test-Driven Development. They run these tests very often; perhaps every few minutes, but at least a few times each day. ...
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How should you interview for QA positions?

Joel has his "The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing (version 3.0)", but that's really for programmers. How should you go about interviewing testers? We ask programmers to program on a whiteboard; how ...
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How do you tell a programmer they're not testing their own code enough?

Suppose you're working with bright programmer, but every time you test the code you find a serious, obvious bugs. Things the programmer could have noticed if they did their own testing before checking ...
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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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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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What books would you recommend to start learning about software testing

I'm trying to learn more about software testing, so I want to know which books you would recommend on this topic
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Will recordings made with Test Manager in IE8 work in IE9?

I've had a quick read around this subject and it looks like Action Recordings can be made in Internet Explorer 9 and then played back with fast forward. However my question is about recordings made in ...
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Python coverage and external executables

I have a project that has almost complete unit test coverage. There's only one statement that isn't covered and I can't work out a good way to do so. Say the project is called foo, I have foo/commands....
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When to start testing a solo project?

I'm building a solo project myself. (Java backend, Java AWT frontend. No lectures about AWT vs swing vs *wt, please :-)) It's fairly straightforward Primary server - keeps user information Content ...
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How do you write a great bug report? [closed]

"Is this going to be a stand-up fight sir, or a bug hunt?" - Hudson I've always wondered what the secrets were to writing a great bug report. Over time I've narrowed down the activity to three ...
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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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Writing automated tests for System.Web.HttpApplication

I am currently using Moq to write automated tests for System.Web.HttpApplication in C#: public FakeHttpApplication CreateBaseMocks() { MockContext = new Mock<HttpContextBase>(); ...
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What are the different things to capture in a test case?

In our Project we have a test case based on Rational Test Manager (RUP Process). This test case includes: description, preconditions, steps expected results for each step and finally a notes ...
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Building “slow to break” regression tests

I need to build a lot of regression tests for our product at work and I plan on using Selenium. I am concerned about building tests that will become quickly outdated and broken based on the fast pace ...
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What are the key properties of a great QA team member?

Provided you are ready to hire your first (or next) QA team member, what are the key properties of a person you will pay attention to?
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Upgrade SilkTest automation scripts to work with IE9

We use SilkTest 2010 Open Agent to perform Automated Web Testing. Our scripts currently work on IE6 - IE8 and on Firefox 3.X. IE9 has changed modal boxes to unintrusive pop-ups at the bottom of ...
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What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps?

I'm thinking along the lines of a Firebug for the iPhone/iPad/Android/BB that can truly give more insight on the markup/scripts. Even when testing on the simulator/device, it's hard to truly simulate ...

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