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Can we replace everything with automation or do we need manual testing?

IMHO, Anything which is monotonous & repeatable in testing can & should be automated. Having said that, manual exploratory testing is irreplaceable and should be utilized exclusively for ...
Vishal Aggarwal's user avatar
25 votes

Is it important to know manual testing before learning test automation?

It's not mandatory but It would be beneficial to know Manual testing before starting Test Automation. Test Automation is mostly used to reduce manual effort. Usually, in automation testing we don't ...
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How should a Software Tester deal with missed Defects/bugs in release

You will never ever cover all of the possible test cases. and found quite a few defects in the code. Most of them got fixed. Were any of the bugs related to these. Did you point out the possible ...
Lyndon Vrooman's user avatar
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Can we replace everything with automation or do we need manual testing?

The answer is "it depends". Let's say testing is divided into two main categories; Functional and Exploratory: Functional Functional means "Prove that something works as per defined ...
Stephen Byrne's user avatar
12 votes

Is it important to know manual testing before learning test automation?

It depends, but I would like to argue that it is not that important. Test Automation Team: As a test automation engineer, you could get detailed testcase steps from someone else and just implement ...
Niels van Reijmersdal's user avatar
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How should a Software Tester deal with missed Defects/bugs in release

So I can also give you an example in our situation. We had not exactly the same issue, but at production we also found a lot of issues and we were facing some troubles in the past. There were some ...
Daniel Boehm's user avatar
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8 votes

How should a Software Tester deal with missed Defects/bugs in release

The biggest problem with failure is not learning from it Management should will be grateful if you Acknowledge the failures and put together a plan to address them and future occurances Did they say ...
Michael Durrant's user avatar
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Is it important to know manual testing before learning test automation?

The simple answer would be that, If you see your self as a Manual tester, then you don't have to If you see your self as a Test engineer, then you have to Explanation: Manual testing: If you like ...
PDHide's user avatar
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Product Testing is getting boring. Is it useful for my career growth?

It depends. If you're doing the same testing, over and over again, some people will get bored with that. Others like that sort of stability, but are likely to see little career growth, because they ...
Kevin McKenzie's user avatar
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Which approach should be applied when automating stories? What are the approaches or methodologies for it?

Normal approach should we automate only functional flow not caring about the UI things like font of text, font type of text, color of text, background color, images, different panels on page etc. ...
Brian's user avatar
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How to execute test cases designed for white-box testing?

To answer your second question first, defects found in white box testing are the same defects that could be found in black box testing. The main difference is that some defects can be more easily ...
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Can we replace everything with automation or do we need manual testing?

This is a pretty straight forward question. I think everyone will agree to this: Is manual testing necessary ? --> A must Can we replace everything with automation ? --> Mostly NO. When it comes to ...
Kshetra Mohan Prusty's user avatar
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Is it important to know manual testing before learning test automation?

This depends on a particular company, in some, they are pretty happy if you come from say a developer role, in other, they want you to be more of a tester with some skills of automation. In some ...
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Bugged Mobile App To Test

I think you can just take any low-rated application from any application store and it will be highly-likely a "bugged mobile app". Another option is to install early-access application. Here is the ...
Alexey R.'s user avatar
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Can we replace everything with automation or do we need manual testing?

In summary, computers can only do test execution, and only a subset of it. Since testing encompasses more than execution, the answer is: No. For more details and other factors, see my blog post on it:...
João Farias's user avatar
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What is the difference between Partial Oracle and Self checks as oracle?

In software we don't have access to complete Oracles (a mechanism for determining whether the program passed or failed) only partial ones. This means we can only ever verify some aspect of the test ...
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What are the good non technical books every professional tester must read which helped someone in real-time projects with specific examples?

My favorite 12 from over the past 3 years Servant Leadership In Action - Leadership The Alchemist - Perseverance and Level Two thinking The Obstacle is the way - perseverance, focus The Art of Clear ...
Michael Durrant's user avatar
4 votes

How should a Software Tester deal with missed Defects/bugs in release

This might be a tricky situation, especially if you work with people who have never worked with testers, or have not much experience in software developement in general. I think there are a few ...
pavelsaman's user avatar
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Adding inexperienced automation tester into Automation experts team

By writing a very simple test, such as true == true. Then a tiny application method test. Run it on circleCI or another CI provider as a proof of concept. Learn mocking and stubbing with/from your ...
Michael Durrant's user avatar
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Adding inexperienced automation tester into Automation experts team

As it has been mentioned, it hugely depends on a company. You're at least writing about a team of testers, but what I see around is a lot of companies where you're the only tester in the house, so you ...
pavelsaman's user avatar
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Is it important to know manual testing before learning test automation?

No Everyone is already a manual tester becuase we all now use devices all day long and we experience what happens when they work and when they don't. Sure, there are some formalities to learn such as ...
Michael Durrant's user avatar
4 votes

Is it important to know manual testing before learning test automation?

The actual question being asked here ... What proficiency of manual testing should be achieved before attempting automated testing? 0% proficiency? Sure, that's technically possible if you're just ...
kraftydevil's user avatar
4 votes

Is it important to know manual testing before learning test automation?

I've been testing embedded devices since 1999, and I started from scratch as a manual tester and I'm now a full-time automated test software engineer developing both tests and systems/frameworks, so I ...
AndyW's user avatar
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Can you explain the "Level of Risk" for each features in the context of writing 'Test Plan: Features to be tested'? Note: test plan format- IEEE 829

Risk is the possibility of a bad experience for someone who matters. "who matters" may include users, sponsors, developers, testers, managers, regulatory agents, etc, etc, etc. "bad experience" may ...
João Farias's user avatar
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Automated tools fot testing Software Architecture

NDepend is the .NET equivalent of JDepend. You can find more info about the metrics here.
João Farias's user avatar
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Can we replace everything with automation or do we need manual testing?

We can't make Manual Testing as Zero but we could minimize it. Things which are critical and repeatable must be automated.There has to be a starategy in place for converting Manual tasks to automated.
user35633's user avatar
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Can we replace everything with automation or do we need manual testing?

Manual Testing is the main purpose of testing it self, it's definitely necessary. You can replace everything with automation, if you're working on a product that will be use by no one (which is I ...
BetaTester's user avatar
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Do we need to consider all manual test cases for coming up with total Automatable & Non Automatable test cases

Start again by answering yourself and management (the answers may differ) why do you to automate anything. Remember that automation has its cost and many times it's higher than manual tests- ...
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How should a Software Tester deal with missed Defects/bugs in release

All other comments have explained the situation and solutions pretty comprehensively, but i just want to add few thoughts: and found quite a few defects in the code. Most of them got fixed. Here ...
PDHide's user avatar
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How should a Software Tester deal with missed Defects/bugs in release

However exhaustive testing is not possible. we as a team consider following facts which might affect the coverage of Testing: Effective Communication with Business Analysts: I believe testers should ...
Dishti Patel's user avatar

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