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What approach do we need to follow for projects without a test environment?

This depends on what kind of limitations you are experiencing. You can come up with virtualization. This will let you run several environments in a single host.You can also approach with ...
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What approach do we need to follow for projects without a test environment?

If your current Agile practices and approaches are: Some projects are Agile where continuous feedback from client will be coming, and the developers need to work on the existing item if it's in ...
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Typical software & tools short-list for *manual* QA specialist (tester) working environment

One more important thing people forget communication tools, a tester should always ask questions, so we need some communication tools like Hipchat, Skype, slack, whatsapp...etc or any client email ...
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Virtual vs real display for testing

The only difference I have found in practical terms is colour replication. It's not Bad, just not exact (in my experience). On the whole, it's not a problem, but if you are making a site meet AAA ...
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Strategies for load testing in a Live or Dev Ops environment?

A few suggestions: If you can mock or fake the responses of the integrated apps, you could avoid the need to test live. It does require more work to set this up, but you then have a non-production ...
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Strategies for load testing in a Live or Dev Ops environment?

If you have Live environment only I'm afraid you're limited to testing in "dead" times like overnight or weekend. Also make sure your tests have proper setUp and tearDown logic in place so your test ...
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Writing different tests for different environments

if it makes sense to write some environment-specific tests ? Absolutely! This is also frequently the job of smoke tests which basically assert that the latest deployment was successfull with very ...
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Is it okay to mix or couple many testing environments?

I firmly believe in having a completely separate QA environment (at least the very first environment where the QAs are going to test the application); nothing shared I understand that how difficult ...
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Is it okay to mix or couple many testing environments?

While it's great to have completely isolated environments, that also has issues (e.g. getting good data sets). In my experience, companies are going to do what makes sense for their problems. My ...
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Copying Production Data to a QA Environment

The problem with production data is that that the cases are extensive but not exhaustive. Many cases that the system should take into account may not have shown up in the productive system, and if QA ...
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Typical software & tools short-list for *manual* QA specialist (tester) working environment

2018 In the 5 years since it was asked I also seen the following useful tools gain prominence: Docker Even for manual testing, using docker, aws and containerization generally is a great way to set ...
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Is it okay to mix or couple many testing environments?

Ideally, testing environments should be independent of each other; otherwise, coupled testing environments would introduce extra time and effort to isolate a variable. What you described in your ...
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How to configure testing for different environments, databases, etc

In addition to Michael's answer, if you have a continuous integration or continuous deployment environment, you can configure your environment to set different values in the test config file to match ...
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How to configure testing for different environments, databases, etc

Use environmental variables, e.g. $> $> environment='UAT' $> You will need to export them to make them available in other processes, e.g. $> export environment='UAT' You can then ...
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Can cucumber tag a single step?

Not directly the step, but the step can inspect the scenario context. scenario.getSourceTagNames() would return the list of tags - thus you can add a @testEnv tag on the scenario and just perform the ...
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What approach do we need to follow for projects without a test environment?

You mentioned there is a handoff from development to test even within the sprints. Would the team be willing to do paired work? Sit with the developer early in the sprint, talk about unit tests they ...
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Multiple Testing Environment Policy

Having multiple code environments is a common practice. Other aspects that we aren't aware of: How do the environments differ by branching strategy? What is expected to be deployed on each ...
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Is it possible to manually run one browser and have the commands copied to other browsers?

With the tool BrowseEmAll (https://browseemall-documentation.readthedocs.io/en/latest/manual.html#browser-compare) you can test manual in multiple browsers at the same time.
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How to configure testing for different environments, databases, etc

You can use an external file such as a properties file to store environment variables. Your automation framework can read from the file to determine which base URLs and authentication tokens you ...
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QA Access to QA is Being Denied

The 'case' for access is doing your job. If your job responsibilities aren't documented that that's the first thing you need to do - sit down with your management and agree on the job responsibilities....
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Copying Production Data to a QA Environment

The problem with using large scale production data is that you cannot find what you do not know to look for. Spot checking 500M records does not work very well because you get lost in a sea of correct ...
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Copying Production Data to a QA Environment

It is a spread practice, but please be concerned about regulatory implications. In industries and countries with strict regulations this cannot be done easily or done at all. In this cases the system ...
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Typical software & tools short-list for *manual* QA specialist (tester) working environment

So many tools are used in Quality Assurance daily process. Some tools are open source and some are paid. Tools list are varied based on projects purpose and scope. List stated below is used mostly. ...
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