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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 ...
Yu Zhang's user avatar
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No tests in the legacy project - what to start with as tester?

In addition to reading Working Effectively with Legacy Code, I have a few recommendations from experience: Since there is little to no documentation, tour the software. Go through the software using ...
Kate Paulk's user avatar
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Retest whole system or just changes with regression tests

"Yes" If you have an automated regression suite, you should definitely re-run it. If your organization is really on the ball, this will happen automatically along with all the unit tests and other ...
Kate Paulk's user avatar
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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 ...
Michael Durrant's user avatar
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Manual Regression Testing in Agile

I'd start by looking at the answers to this question. If automated testing is simply not possible (it happens - I live there despite my attempts to get some kind of automated regression going. Being ...
Kate Paulk's user avatar
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How to reduce the time of our regression tests - interview question

Starting from your first question: Your answer did not give the interviewers any indication that you understand the technology challenges behind your automation suite. They were expecting answers ...
Kate Paulk's user avatar
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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 ...
Aalok's user avatar
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Is manual regression testing an technical debt for agile teams aiming for continuous delivery?

There are an awful lot of variables to consider here. But here are some points all the same. Manual Testing vs Automated Testing This point alone is probably worthy of a book and is one of the most ...
Chris Adams's user avatar
7 votes

Product testing consumes more time for doing regression cycle

A good start would be to review your test cases and prioritize them. The ones that cover the most important functionality aren't always the best choice to automate but they do at least represent the ...
Amias's user avatar
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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 ...
Dmitry Grigoryev's user avatar
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Is manual regression testing an technical debt for agile teams aiming for continuous delivery?

In my experience, when the lack of automated regression in a delivery pipeline becomes technical debt, you have exactly one option. Treat automated regression tests as code and sprint on them the ...
Kate Paulk's user avatar
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Is this a good re-testing strategy for Katalon Studio?

Do the test cases test a functionality representing a flow? If yes, then executing only failed test cases the second times does not test the functionality properly. If the test cases are to test one ...
Rishikesh's user avatar
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Is this a good re-testing strategy for Katalon Studio?

It is a common practice, but it should be handled with care. Some things worth thinking about- keep track of how many retries were made, it could represent a real bug and not a transient problem. ...
Rsf's user avatar
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Retest whole system or just changes with regression tests

It depends. What are the the risks? One of the risks that come to mind are code-depencies. A fix in a piece of code could be used in a lot of location. Not just the location that the original defect ...
Niels van Reijmersdal's user avatar
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Which tests to choose from a large regression test suite?

It depends. Some factors you might choose to take into consideration: Time - for manual regression testing, the amount of time you have available is a major factor in what you test. Priority - ...
Kate Paulk's user avatar
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How to reduce the time of our regression tests - interview question

How do you reduce the time of your regression suite? This may depend on what technologies the regression suite is based on. There can be technology/tool specific optimizations, like using faster ...
alecxe's user avatar
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Cron format, definition of H in .yml file

H stands for Hash H ( H ) 'H' is used in the Jenkins continuous integration system to indicate that a "hashed" value is substituted. Thus instead of '20 * * * *' which means at 20 minutes after ...
Niels van Reijmersdal's user avatar
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Regression/Automation testing for experimental(ABtest) features

Although I don't have a complete answer this question is special, the difference from the common "how do I test" questions is the high frequency of changes. Testing everything thoroughly is ...
Rsf's user avatar
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4 votes

How to identify regression tests?

It depends. Every application is different. Every organization is different. Every organization and application has a different risk tolerance that determines how many of your test cases need to be ...
Kate Paulk's user avatar
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4 votes

How to identify regression tests?

This doesn't have a single answer; it depends on the state of the code and the level you're testing at. At a high level, regression tests are tests that you have for things that currently work in the ...
Kevin McKenzie's user avatar
4 votes

Automation testing tool for BI Reports

BI VALIDATOR: BI Validator is the most comprehensive Regression, Performance and Stress Testing tool for Business Intelligence applications built using OBIEE, Cognos or Business Objects. It is built ...
Bharat Mane's user avatar
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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 ...
Bharat Mane's user avatar
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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 ...
Chintan Bhanushali's user avatar
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KPI/ways to identify areas in need of testing

You're actually in a reasonably good place, if the application is stable enough that there aren't a lot of defects reported and it isn't undergoing major development. Some suggestions: Survey ...
Kate Paulk's user avatar
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Is manual regression testing an technical debt for agile teams aiming for continuous delivery?

It depends. Part of me is concerned with the tone of the question, to be honest. I'd be concerned that automated testing is being done to the detriment of manual testing, although some types of ...
Kevin McKenzie's user avatar
4 votes

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 ...
Peter M. - stands for Monica's user avatar
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Is defect driven test automation an good idea?

As most things in life: It depends. A bug can be seen as a failure in planning, where the proper verifications for that behavior were not placed. And since it happened in the past, it is likely to ...
João Farias's user avatar
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Retest whole system or just changes with regression tests

Speaking only about the testing aspects: Obviously, you should only re-test of the part where there were bug fixes. The problem is to identify such area. One can do it: Backwards: E.g., frontend ...
João Farias's user avatar
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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 ...
Michael Durrant's user avatar
4 votes

No tests in the legacy project - what to start with as tester?

Reference material- Working Effectively with Legacy Code by Michael Feathers The books discusses working with legacy systems, not just testing them. Some of the suggestions are using a module's ...
Rsf's user avatar
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