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Is it true "staging" if it uses a different configuration file than prod?

Rather than argue over the definition of staging, consider asking (1) what goals your staging environment needs achieve and (2) whether the approach you described meets those goals. Random people on ...
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Load/stress testing framework for AWS EC2 instances with startup/shutdown?

Before anything, I would recommend you to think about an important point: What is the main purpose behind your test? Try to define your SLO/SLIs first (KPIs). For example if the KPI is "...
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How can a quality automation engineer add value in aws?

Improving quality through automation in AWS There are many opportunities for adding value and improving quality by using automation within the AWS ecosystem. This continues the quality software path ...
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Are DevOps tools mandatory to survive in Automation Testing field?

I think you got your base assumption wrong, DevOps is not a silo skill and profession that you either have or not, belong to or don't. Knowing how to use AWS cloud, Docker, Kubernates or Google cloud ...
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Load Testing a AWS hosted Radio Station

It looks like you need to perform a stress test Example steps I would take: Assess which network protocol(s) is(are) in scope, i.e. how the streaming is implemented Choose a load testing tool which ...
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How to test if AWS SNS has delivered SMS successfully

To track the delivery status of text messages sent via AWS SNS, you can use Delivery status logging feature which will log delivery status as success/failure. You can view logs in CloudWatch. For ...
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Which AWS certification to pursue for a road towards becoming an SDET/test architect?

Nowadays it is more around DevOps and would recommend that you work out on the following: Cloud Practitioner: Best one for a starter course Architect Associate: Good for a QA or Test resource ...
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Is there any tool to automate desktop application which is hosted on Amazon AWS AppStream 2.0?

SikuliX automates anything you see on the screen of your desktop computer running Windows, Mac or some Linux/Unix. It uses image recognition powered by OpenCV to identify and control GUI components. ...
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How do you generate an AWS Signature in ReadyAPI/SoapUI

This is really easy if the use of the AWS JDK is an option for you. I tried many hours to generate my own signature for REST API access to AWS. After I discovered the AWS JDK it was a matter of ...
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AWS cognito service user login performance test with Jmeter

All AWS API requests has to be signed, the signature needs to be calculated on your side, you cannot extract it from the previous response, you need to generate it. Check out Signing AWS API ...
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How to choose AWS instance type

I would say it very much depends on your test purposes. If you want to test the performance of your application, then you need to define some SLO/SLIs with the help of your product people. Only ...
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iOS Automation Testing on AWS

You can save 90% of the time if you just use testRigor instead of Appium. It runs in the cloud and all you need to do to kickoff new tests is just to upload (via UI or API) a new version of your app. ...
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XVFB and Selenium on EC2 - Unable to view Chrome UI on VNC Viewer

I found the solution to this myself. For anyone who's having the same issue: What I did wrong was I used driver = new ChromeDriver(options); in my code instead of driver = new RemoteWebDriver(new URL(...
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Can a Test Automation engineer switch to a DevOps profile easily?

Yes, QA Automation Engineers, like any QA role, can move to other roles in the SDLC: developer, DevOps, etc. QA Automation is also more than "just using Selenium". Selenium 4 just came out ...
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Automated testing confirmation that item went to an AWS SQS queue

From your question I see that you want to make a smoke test on a production system. Testing on production could be very risky in some scenarios. So there are few questions that you should analyze: Do ...
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How to test AWS

I like to answers questions with questions during interviews. My first response would be that the question "How to test AWS?" is very broad. My first question would be: Which part of AWS ...
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Pros and cons of AWS Device Farm?

I did a Cost-Benefit-Analysis a few years ago (so take it with a grain of salt) and found AWS Device Farm - Worked really well for Android but didn't screen record iOS runs and the remote control mode ...
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View webdriver tests running on EC2

There are two issues you need to think about; You are running on headless mode, so there should be no visible Chrome window. You may need to disable it. If the Jenkins initiated the job; you can see ...
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Looking for a solution to run selenium tests on EC2 with GUI

Selenium allows us to take screenshots of the browser viewport, even if the browser is running in headless mode. We can use that functionality to generate a video recording. After all, a video is just ...
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Generating SRP_A for AWS Cognito user login for a performance test script using JMeter

You can generate this SRP_A value using suitable JSR223 Test Element and Groovy language. Here is example code you can use as it is or as a reference: import com.amazonaws.AmazonClientException import ...
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How to run automated selenium test scripts using C# in AWS Lambda and integrate them Amazon CI/CD pipeline

Unfortunately the 'answer' is that you need to learn a lot more. You have been given an assignment that will likely require several hundred hours of study for someone not familiar with those products....
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Automate AWS ec2 instance start up while running automation testing

Since you are running selenium, I am guessing you are using python for your scripts. If that is the case then boto3 is the way to go. https://boto3.readthedocs.io/en/latest/guide/ec2-example-managing-...
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Is there any tool to automate desktop application which is hosted on Amazon AWS AppStream 2.0?

For a streaming application image-based testing (e.g. Sikuli) is probably the only way you can test it with automation. This as the probably only the image is send to the view and the mouse and ...
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Regarding AWS device farm

Most of your questions are answered in the AWS device farm FAQ: Q: My app makes use of location services. Can I specify the physical location of the device? Yes, you can supply latitude and ...
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Errors when running Jmeter in non GUI mode

We are not telepathic enough to guess why exactly your script works on one machine and doesn't work on another. The reason is something different, where "something" could be: Java version JMeter ...
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AWS EC2 - Cucumber, Selenium-Webdriver, Capybara, Ruby, **Jenkins** - Not a File "/usr/bin/chromedriver"

Okay, so I really was stuck and I couldn't figure it out; so I decided to try something different. I disabled the docker image holding my Jenkins instance and instead loaded up my Apache2 Web server ...
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