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My manager wants regression testing in the QA environment - how to communicate against that?

I think it is not a good idea because regression testing is carried out once you complete integration and sanity testing followed by system testing. No, it is not necessarily a bad idea. You should ...
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Why is a QA automation engineer preferred to a developer or cross-functional team approach?

Having a specialist is not antithetical to having a cross-functional team. In fact, I'd say that having specialists embedded on the team or within a team-of-teams can help to promote cross-functional ...
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Why is a QA automation engineer preferred to a developer or cross-functional team approach?

I think these roles often end up being quality advocates/coaches, more than someone who's automating test cases. This often encompasses several hats, not just the typical QA role, but also devops to ...
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What are the tools that we can use to automate, before completion of the development?

You could start with unit tests, while the application is being developed. In Java you can use JUnit for this. If you don't have a fully functioning system yet, you can use mocking to mock objects. In ...
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Is checking web content for typos and spelling mistakes part of QA or testing?

I'm always on the lookout for grammar and spelling errors - purely because we're here to assure quality, and typo's aren't professional. It's usually not the developer's fault because they just copy +...
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How can QA honestly identify their own strengths and weaknesses?

Does it matter? Sounds like impostor syndrome. Your probably less confident about your skills than you should be, it is the Dunning-Kruger effect. In my book, you are good enough at anything, if you ...
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Selenium: getPageSource() returns previous pages' source

You may be getting the previous page source code because the getPageSource() method is called before the page arrives to the page you want. One thing I would like to suggest is before getting the ...
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My manager wants regression testing in the QA environment - how to communicate against that?

My Advice: Do not communicate your disagreement by email Schedule a time to meet with your manager and have the conversation with them. Emails do not work well for this sort of communication as it ...
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What is the level of coding needed to be a QA automation engineer?

I think the right answer is it depends. It depends on where you work and what you are going to do as QA engineer. At some places it is just manual testing. At some places it is manual testing + UI ...
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Is there any disposable email service that allows receiving verification emails at a temporary address?

With Gmail the sender can add a + and any combination of words or numbers after your email address and you'll still receive the email. if your [address is] [email protected], you could send mail ...
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How to explain what a software tester does to a 6 year old?

Pretend you are going to lend a toy (a teddy bear) to a friend 'cos they really want it. Before you lend the toy you want to make really sure it will make your friend happy. You have to have dinner ...
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My manager wants regression testing in the QA environment - how to communicate against that?

Very well put by Yu Zhang. I just want to add my two cents to cover another aspect of it. Even if we think that the manager's suggestion is incorrect. Before reacting, it is always good to spend some ...
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Is there any disposable email service that allows receiving verification emails at a temporary address?

Yes in the current scenario we have so many disposable email service providers available in the market. they provide the free public and private inbox for a temporary email address. recently I found ...
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How does the QA Team Lead role change in a cross-functional agile teams structure?

The QA team lead will often remain but their role should change considerably. They will now focus on supporting the individuals instead of a project Instead of being focused on specific current ...
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Will a developer be annoyed when a tester reports bugs one at a time instead of all at once?

The situation you describe happens all the time in many different contexts. It's not that unique as you might think. I feel really bad for doing this, that I just don't find all the bugs at the same ...
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Why is a QA automation engineer preferred to a developer or cross-functional team approach?

Who do you want looking for bugs ? A developer that wants to get the product out the door and work on something else, or a seasoned QA veteran that has an appetite for finding business critical bugs ?...
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My manager wants regression testing in the QA environment - how to communicate against that?

You sound professional by outlining specific issues you foresee if the testing is carried out as your manager suggests. I could imagine several such issues: regression tests require significant ...
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Responsibilities and suggested tasks of a QA/automation within an agile team?

...lack the engagement, commitment, and mindset of a quality lead...When given specific examples of what he meant, I have to admit he is correct. First, what examples did your manager provide? That ...
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Jmeter Expected closing bracket for IPv6 address at index 28

Never put the whole URL into "Server Name or IP" input. It's better to configure HTTP Request Sampler as follows: Server Name or IP: dot4ap-mms-cr Port Number: 8080 Protocol: http Path: /fms/Kernel/...
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Multiple product-specific QA teams vs a single generic QA team

Neither, QA should be part of the Agile delivery teams. I mean that the QA/Testers should sit with the developers and help them deliver tested features during their iterations. Read some Agile ...
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How unit testing helps QA testers?

On my mind comes at least three thing: If unit test are developed by developer with focus on testing simple functionality: then you as tester (this highly depends on experience of developer with for ...
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Want to move from development to QA

An interview is an interview, you should be interviewed for any position that you apply. If you have 1y experience as an Android developer does not mean that you are overqualified for a QA role, even ...
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Does ETL knowledge /development help in testing career

Yes but probably only a little Background: I've worked in Data Warehousing for 5+ years, Application Development for 10+ years and Quality Engineering for 4+ years Most of the tasks involved in ETL ...
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Which Agile certifications suits the Beginner or Medium level Agile developer?

Project Management Institute is one of the most well-known. More at https://www.pmi.org/certification/agile-management-acp.aspx Another leader is: https://www.scrumalliance.org/certifications which ...
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How to explain what a software tester does to a 6 year old?

Some of our current thoughts: build a fun Scratch program, then introduce "bugs" in it and ask her to find and fix them making the program work again. Then, explain that this is exactly what we are ...
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My manager wants regression testing in the QA environment - how to communicate against that?

As per me directly saying No for regression on QA environment is not a good idea. You should ask him/her questions like: why he wants you to do the regression on QA environment specifically? What he ...
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Is checking web content for typos and spelling mistakes part of QA or testing?

As a quality engineer we are here to provide the flawless experience to our end users to checking the spelling and grammar errors looks simple task but that make the impact in bigger way so my ...
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Is checking web content for typos and spelling mistakes part of QA or testing?

In my opinion it is good to look into the typo's in the webpage because you just go to the webpage which has a relavant content to your inputs. A webpage can be attaracted to the user because of the ...
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Is checking web content for typos and spelling mistakes part of QA or testing?

If your software is so riddled with spelling and grammatical errors your customers cannot understand it, it's not quality software, no matter how perfect the functionality is. Same goes for any other ...
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How to export test cases in the latest selenium IDE

This feature is not available in Selenium IDE new version. Try Katalon Recorder if you really need that function. Among Selenium-IDE alike tools, at this moment it is the only one with code export. ...
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