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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Suite of automated tests - owned by devs or testers?

Extending and maintaining automated tests costs time, but if your team are slaves to updating tests you are doing it wrong. :) One of the biggest reasons to create automated test coverage is to ...
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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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A bug is fixed in Development environment but cannot be validated in Integration environment

Push to make everything testable in the integration environment. The location you are testing in should mimic the production environment as closely as possible. Most payment providers should also have ...
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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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How to test dynamic GPS location in mobile

• For Android Lockito application should work for you. It allows to emulate movement from one location to another one. You can set the speed, the route is based on Google Maps. • For iOS There are ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Selenium training in C# or Java

Honestly, it depends. If you're with a C# shop, it makes more sense to work with C# so you can collaborate with the developers and share code. Similarly, if you're working with a Java shop, go with ...
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What to test after code change in a single module?

I would say there is no concrete answer to this. Sure there are idealistic 'regression test everytime', but we are rarely afforded the luxury. So it then comes down to risk management. Is this ...
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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 - ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Suite of automated tests - owned by devs or testers?

Why either/or? Work as a team with testers providing test ideas and expertise that the devs can code up. I would also shy away from an emphasis on GUI automation and get the devs working at a unit/...
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Visual Regression Testing

The most efficient tool for testing the appearance of a website is still the human eye and brain. That said, if you want or need to automate, image comparison is probably the least effective method ...
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Advice required qa & testing

I am technically a manual tester and I just changed companies and literally had a slew of companies trying to recruit me. QA work in general is exploding as companies see how much value it offers them ...
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Suite of automated tests - owned by devs or testers?

Here's how I would approach this kind of situation: Unit tests - Evangelize the living daylights out of unit testing. Any kind of business logic automation should be handled by unit tests, as should ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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