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Manual testing is better than Automation testing. Is that true?

Imagine you are working in environment where new features come out rapidly and builds happen every few hours. Every new feature has a potential to break something existing in some part of the system. ...
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Manual testing is better than Automation testing. Is that true?

I think the most appropriate answer to this is IT DEPENDS. With manual testing you can always improvise and adjust your tests on run time and look into unexpected conditions and handle them well. ...
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Manual testing is better than Automation testing. Is that true?

The short version - It depends The long version Depending on the type of testing you are doing, some form of automation may be the best choice, it may be a helpful way to get yourself set up to ...
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Difference between Test case, Test specification, Test procedure and Test design?

While studying for the ISTQB exam, I have shrinking down to a more summarised text to help me understand and remember the topics at the exam. Here's a bit of what I have shared in my blog last year. ...
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Difference between Test case, Test specification, Test procedure and Test design?

Think it this way: Test case = is a set of conditions under which a tester will determine whether an feature can function as expected. Test specifications = well defined conditions that will ...
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Boundary Value Analysis: Why would you test valid values inside the boundary?

We took 0 and 101 to test for INVALID data scenario. We took 1 and 100 to test whether = part of <= and >= is working or not. We took 2 and 99 to test whether VALID values are also working in(...
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How should you interview for QA *Automation* positions?

We faced this during recent hiring and it took 6 months. We finally learned: Test their automated test writing skills i.e. the thing we want them to do on a daily basis! Yes we started off with ...
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Statement Coverage Question : ISTQB Foundation Level

Is there anything wrong with my flowchart? Yes and no. It is correct functionally: it describes exactly what the code is supposed to do. However, in code, Display_messageZ is called in two places (...
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Manual testing is better than Automation testing. Is that true?

I would like to make a strong case for automated testing through the following points: Coverage. Automated tests are much faster and give much better test coverage. What's not covered is potentially ...
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Boundary Value Analysis: Why would you test valid values inside the boundary?

In your example, yes, it might be overkill if you are performing white-box testing. However, if you couldn't read or didn't have access to the code (i.e. black-box testing), these tests would be very ...
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How to determine quality measures for correctness of dropdown sorting?

You should use the order that the company expects in the dropdown That should be the order that makes most sense to your users based on their context There is no 'best' way or simple standard other ...
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Introducing contract-based testing

Here is how I have seen this implemented before: The consumer B produces a "B to A consumer contract file" that contains example requests and responses that it expects from A. B will contain a ...
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Manual testing is better than Automation testing. Is that true?

Neither is better than the other. They aren't competing, really, but simply different approaches for a problem. Let's use an analogy. Feet vs Car Manual Testing (Feet) Think of manual testing like ...
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Manual testing is better than Automation testing. Is that true?

Costs With manual testing you also need to write scripts. If you do not make your testing efforts reproducible you will keep reinventing the wheel and maybe even forget functionality which is not ...
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How to delegate defects to developers by tester in ALM tool?

Testers should never delegate or assign defects to developers. The tester have a signaling function, you signal that something is out of order. Now someone else should decide what to-do with this ...
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How should you interview for QA *Automation* positions?

This is a good question, from my experience you should be breaking down the technical skills you expect the candidate to master into 3-5 essential must have skills. For example: Knowledge in ...
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Manual testing is better than Automation testing. Is that true?

Manual Testing for when you need human intelligence (Exploration Testing) to really try to screw with an interface and find weaknesses. Or when your software project is really small and doesn't ...
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Statement Coverage Question : ISTQB Foundation Level

The answer for this question is 3. Here's why, There are 2 if statements here. Each if statement has 2 possible out comes. Hence for each if statement 2 test cases would be required. In the case ...
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What can be used within individual workbenches to produce the right output? - ISTQB question

Tools and techniques allow you to test in a specific way (depending on the tool, or on which technique used). They will produce correct output (as in: the product has been verified correctly by using ...
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How do I test a ranking system?

What should be the approach to test such a system? Generating all possible combinations of data would be exhaustive when the number of students and subjects increase. You are looking for ...
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Equivalent partitioning for alphabet or characters

Short answer is NO. EP is not applicable to specific type of data format like numbers or alphabets/name Equivalence Partitioning : In this technique, input data units are divided into equivalent ...
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How to massage or format html in order to parse with xmlstarlet?

I think you have to pass it the HTML spec or also it does not understand the format. -N n="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" Also see this question for some examples: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Validating adherence to software architecture/design after implementation

If the non-functional requirements have been documented and have a specified target, then they should be testable. The problem comes in designing the tests to measure non-functional requirements. ...
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What contract is in consumer-driven contract testing?

At the risk of sounding sarcastic, yes and no. The consumer and provider contracts must define the syntax of requests and responses. If there are dependencies (indicating that the service is probably ...
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Introducing contract-based testing

To answer your question Is this correct understanding? Am I missing anything? The mechanism of sharing API Contracts depends on the contract testing approach you choose. Consumer Driven Contract ...
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Statement Coverage Question : ISTQB Foundation Level

Correct flow chart -- Answer is C = 3 A,B, F,G A,B, C, E, D, F, G A, B,C, E, F, G
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All-pairs table vs orthogonal array

I believe this post and associated links over on Stack Overflow give a pretty comprehensive treatment on those and other techniques - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22595283/orthogonal-and-...
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What is Use Case Testing?

I'd say, yes, you are right, it's always just verifying a requirement with a test. It doesn't have to come from a client. I'd say the term use case testing helps to define the level or granularity of ...
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What is Use Case Testing?

Use cases are a way of defining requirements often in the form of a use case diagram. Use case testing as terminology could mean testing that a use case is complete and correct. As in you test the use ...
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Manual testing is better than Automation testing. Is that true?

I would like to add my 2 cents. I believe both has its value. What's really important is the person who creates the test whether for manual or automated execution. All tests should be created for ...
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