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Should Software Testers say that functionality is "working fine" or should they say that "it seems/appears to working fine or looks good"?

It depends What matters is that you are able to effectively communicate the current state of the software in test to your leads and management. How you communicate that information will depend on ...
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Sr QA Interview Questions

As dzieciou commented, this can vary pretty dramatically. I will give you some ideas about what I look for when interviewing an experienced QA Engineer. One of the most important things I look for -...
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How should I do functional testing without Requirments?

Because there are no requirements, I would say go with your first option. You are relying on normal expectations based on the button text. If the bug is rejected, you can ask why. Better yet though,...
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Should the developer provide steps necessary to test?

No, absolutely not. One of the reasons for developers and testers to be different people is because it's very easy for someone who developed some function to know how it should work, and test the ...
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Should Software Testers say that functionality is "working fine" or should they say that "it seems/appears to working fine or looks good"?

In the ideal world you as a tester should say "The actual behavior of the application under test corresponds to the given requirements". However to make that ideal situation having the place you at ...
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Who is typically responsible for integration testing?

The one and only correct answer to this question do not exist. It depends on many factors. It depends on the software development life cycle model, on the team and developer to tester ratio and so on. ...
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How to ask better questions as QA to business analyst regarding functional specs to add value?

As others have said, communicate the way the BA is most comfortable with. Some other suggestions: Start by confirming your understanding of the functional spec/feature behavior - I can't stress ...
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How do I continuously stream Logcat data from a usb connected device to a file on PC until I decide to disconnect or stop testing?

adb logcat -v long time > C:\Users\username\folder\logcat.log
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Should the developer provide steps necessary to test?

I've noticed that the advantage to have a person that is focused on quality and testing is having a point of view different than the developers one. However, since you're new in the project someone ...
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Automated Unit Testing

User is able to change profile picture. Dev's automated unit test: As its name suggests, unit test is normally a functional test of a single function, e.g. test against a unit to a bigger picture. ...
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Is functional testing different from regression testing? How?

Depending on where you look, you'll get slightly different answers. Functional Testing : Testing the features and operational behavior of a product to ensure that the application is developed ...
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How can functional programming be used for user acceptance tests?

You can use functional programming for acceptance tests. The F# library canopy is one that builds on Selenium, and could probably work with .NET tools like SpecFlow. I suspect that there are similar ...
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Password field testing, few questions

If you don't have specific requirements you should design test cases based on best practices, best user experience and security. It's not a bug, because it does not behave differently from ...
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What are the disadvantages of using SaaS companies for Regression and Functional Testing?

One of the disadvantages of using SaaS for regression testing is that you need to allow outside organization access to your pre-production test environment. In most organizations, it has significant ...
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Who should perform functional testing?

In general I would say it is a good practise to have at least one person (tester/qa) in the team who is in the lead with regards to functional testing. By having this person constantly focus on tests ...
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How to ask better questions as QA to business analyst regarding functional specs to add value?

It's not an easy question and I am not sure it belongs in SQA, but have you tried to set up meetings and ask the questions face to face ? Many times a small demo or a few minutes of screen time can ...
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Regression Testing: Set Proper Test Boundry After a Bug Fix or Refactor

I believe it is important to look at test coverage at something that Needs to be adjusted as features grow and change (proactive) as opposed to Ensuring that things that happened in the past are ...
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What is intermittent issue in Testing?

The simple answer is: an issue that occurs at an irregular interval or not in a continuous or steady manner. Another way to define this "a mysterious and undesirable behavior of a system, ...
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How do I improve my Test Idea generation ability?

This question has been asked many times before on this forum. So you should try to research a bit before adding this question. Take a look at Here where there is a list of good thinking tools and ...
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How to do more effective database testing?

Reposting from my blog notes Database Testing involves the following Activities for a OLTP System Verify Table Schema, Column names as per Design Document Verify Column Length and DataType Verify ...
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Test engineer embedded in development organisation

I did and do now, but you didn't go far enough with your model. The test engineer is part of a team, not a stranger dropped into it. Some, like Microsoft, take it to extreme and drop the "test" title ...
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How to manage to learn Selenium, Jmeter on your own so that you could use it to your best knowledge on your new automation role

I am in no way trying to be rude, but I think the hiring team may be setting themselves up for failure. Having worked on many many automation projects and worked with many people of varying skill ...
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Compare screenshots of rendered web pages

Here is a tool that will make visual comparison of different versions of your website dpxdt. Here is a video explaining how the tool works and how to use it: The Secret to Safe Continuous Deployment. ...
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QA/testing training and practice

There will be longer and doubtless more complete answers but I think that if you understand the core principles of testing, you'll be fine. Know what the product is supposed to do. Determine if it ...
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Should the developer provide steps necessary to test?

Usually steps required to test should be provided by system analyst - they are the goal for developer to attain. You need to receive good user-level training about how to use the system you are ...
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Should the developer provide steps necessary to test?

Take your example: Rename Excluded Words at the Topic and Subtopic levels to be Not in Topic and Not in SubTopic As a tester, you're supposed to use the system similar to a customer. Does the ...
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Is it a good practice to run functional tests with coverage?

First of all, coverage isn't coverage. There're several coverage criteria, but most used are: Function coverage – Has each function (or subroutine) in the program been called? Statement ...
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Should Software Testers say that functionality is "working fine" or should they say that "it seems/appears to working fine or looks good"?

"Working fine" and "seems to be working fine" will be interpreted identically, it's obviously based on your personal observations when it's you saying it. If you want to improve report quality, say "...
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How to compare two files without looking at the contents

That depends on what you mean when you say "open" and what result you anticipate when you compare. You have to read both files in some way to compare them. File size won't give you reliable result. ...
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How to compare two files without looking at the contents

How about hashing the contents and comparing the results? As other folks say this requires opening the files in some fashion. So if you aren't allowed to see content you might need to create this as ...
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