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Why should a software QA engineer need to learn JavaScript?

Well, apart from the obvious answer like "QA engineer should learn JavaScript to be able to use TA frameworks which work with JavaScript" I would say that a QA engineer should learn JS because knowing ...
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What would be the strategy when too many bugs are found in the final round of testing?

It depends I've been in this situation more times than I care to remember, and the general process I use works this way: Triage all findings - At this stage I would be working to triage all bug ...
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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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Why should a software QA engineer need to learn JavaScript?

To answer your questions: 1: What is the use of JavaScript for QA? UI Testing of web pages, when the UI is written using JS-based UI front-end frameworks like Angular and friends as is the current ...
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How can I make a smooth transition from being a Black-Box Tester to an expert Automation Engineer?

Quote:- If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way. Automated testing requires more discipline compared to manual, Learning automation is not difficult but it requires a focused and ...
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Why should a software QA engineer need to learn JavaScript?

One of the reasons would be to write end-to-end automated tests using Protractor. Protractor is an end-to-end test framework for Angular and AngularJS applications, where you write tests in javascript....
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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 ...
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Is it possible to find testing mentors outside of job context?

Yes, It is possible to find mentors outside of work place even for testing. Well maybe you wont have actual project as you do at the work place, but you can always come up with scenarios and work ...
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What prerequisites does a tester need before testing a Machine Learning based product?

Don't worry too much about the idea of testing a product which includes machine learning algorithms - you just need to make sure that it's returning accurate results. Primarily, testing ML ...
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What would be the strategy when too many bugs are found in the final round of testing?

First of all this is a managerial problem, not test per-se. Secondly there is no right answer here and it all depends on the context, maybe it's acceptable to release a lousy product, maybe it's ...
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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 ...
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Why should a software QA engineer need to learn JavaScript?

I think the basic question should be "Why a software QA engineer should learn programming". Which programming language to learn is not important, it can always change. As a QA Engineer, you can work ...
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ISTQB Software Testing Foundation course

The official site for downloading syllabus and materials: http://www.istqb.org/downloads/syllabi/foundation-level-syllabus.html http://www.istqb.org/downloads.html Additional links to go thro: https:...
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Why should a software QA engineer need to learn JavaScript?

With the popularity of JS Frameworks like Angular, React, Nodejs, there has been a surge in the testing frameworks using JS- be it an E2E framework like Protractor, Nightwatch, Cypress or API testing ...
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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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What programming languages are good for novice testers to learn?

Everything has a context. Will you join or start an automation project? Follow the language of this project. Do you want a fast learning curve on the basics of programming and automation? Take a look ...
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Software Automation Testing Presentation Ideas?

As an addition I would also show/talk about these topics: The test automation pyramid (or test-EiffelTower). To show the balance between different testing levels Test First/Driven Development to ...
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Software Automation Testing Presentation Ideas?

Why we need Automation.(In order to test 100s of high priority TC within few hours we need test automation....etc) Manual tests are slow, expensive, for fast deployment, test automation is a must ...
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Why does the test always fails at the start in TDD?

D) There is no code This is the one and only correct answer because the idea of TDD is that you only implement code for which you have a failing test. It prevents you from implementing things you do ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What prerequisites does a tester need before testing a Machine Learning based product?

At the outset, the machine learning models have been termed as non-testable due to the absence of the test oracle. However, one could make use of pseudo oracle approach such as some of the following ...
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Which development skill/path will add more benefit/value to QA

It depends, both paths back-end and front-end have their testing challenges. I would start with front-end, because understanding the basics of a web-application is very useful when when creating end-...
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What books would you recommend to start learning about software testing

In 2018, for Agile, my bible is https://smile.amazon.com/Agile-Testing-Practical-Guide-Testers/dp/0321534468
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Software Testing certification

There are a lot of courses and certifications for testing, but everyone tends to start at Foundation Level and then works towards a certain specialism from there. The overview of available courses (...
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Open source software suitable for learning testing?

It seems to me that you are aiming for something that is likely too complicated for your audience, as they have no technical knowledge. From my experience using something like the machines from James ...
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Tree of HTML from JSoup?

Try to use this (children()) instead of getAllElements(). Because when you use the latter one, you get the node itself alongside with its children. Hence you will always be cycling between two methods....
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Is it important to know manual testing before learning test automation?

"Manual testing" is better phrased as simply "testing"; and "test automation" actually means "use of certain tools for testing". So, by definition, to use certain tools to test you must know how to ...
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