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Are special characters in names commonplace enough to test for?
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In short, yes. A bit longer a story: on the web in the US Actually there is no such thing. Worldwide is the name of the game. names like Amélie, Jôse, 王 Accents and such ARE important. People ...

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What is the Best Way to Manage Test Automation?
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There are two answers. You should move to one framework, of course. As you yourself pointed out, standardisation, flexibility and preventing duplicate effort makes this well worth the effort in the ...

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Open source tools to automate manual testing a desktop application
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There's loads out there. Sikuli is pure graphical GUI testing. What you see is what you can manipulate. Allows both Python and JRuby scripting. Needs Java. AutoIt is embedded into the Windows OS. ...

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When is a bug a story and a story a bug
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In short: A user story describes desired behaviour of the system focussing on results and written in plain understandable language. More formally: A user story is a tool used in Agile software ...

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How to test speakers (sound system)?
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This sounds like a generic 'how would you approach X' question. So, what is important about speakers? They reproduce sound Volume can be changed Sound quality is OK No electric shorts while they ...

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How should a tester deal with a bug found in production?
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First and foremost, analyse how the bug got past you. Find a way of preventing this, and things like it from happening ever again. Second and maybe even more important, talk. Talk with everyone ...

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Is there any software available in the market that can be used to automate PDF testing?
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What are you testing for? Tools: Typo's are easy, there are spell-checkers for that. Regression is fairly easy as well, a good compare tool will reveal all changes between versions. PDF validation ...

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Help Finding image in Sikuli X in Java
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If you get match failures your environment is OK. Usually these errors are due to differences between your pattern and the screen image, possibly due to resolution changes or some such. You can try ...

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How can I (or a company) get fake Test Accounts for a Banking website without consulting the bank?
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There are various possibilities out there. Fake credit card numbers are reserved especially for testing. Paypal has some online info on how to handle testing. Mangopay has a sandbox also supporting ...

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Different testing approaches for different teams?
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You are SO going to hate this answer. It is Yes and Yes. There is some possibility to integrate between TFS and fogbugz. http://www.fogcreek.com/fogbugz/docs/70/topics/sourcecontrol/setup/...

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Distractions in software testing
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One question: What is your office space like? Distractions often are ubiquitous. You can only try to circumvent. Headphones is one option, changing work hours is another. Changing your ...

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Career focus on single testing skills or multiple? (e.g. Manual, Selenium, Performance and or Security)
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It is hard to point you in any direction here. Specialization will make you grow, giving lots of solving power in the direction you selected. But it will cause you to fit in only that one slot, ...

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Android + Marshmallow 6.0 : How to clear cache of app on Android?
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How to clear app data and cache in Android 6.0 Marshmallow is slightly different from prior versions of Android: Open the Settings menu either through your notification shade (drop-down) or through ...

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Unit testing - what is a good way to do these quickly?
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One remark up-front: You are very aware of the cost of unit-tests. The yield however is sizeable as well. You cannot do without! That being said, I have some ideas for you: What is your goal? Unit-...

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Rolling Calendar testing
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Generic advice: Try for the edge cases. January 1, December 31, February 29, leap year, leap year exceptions, non-leap year, invalid date. How about when the day is not filled in? Can it be ...

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Sikuli selection of items in lists
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This going to be a bit cumbersome. The screenshot shows the list, just opened, with the scroll position indicator touching the top arrow up. There are 8 elements visible. Pseudo code: Until list ...

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What are some Problem solving techniques that can be used in testing?
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Think up who will use the offered functionality. What are the tasks of such a person? What are the main priorities that have to be safeguarded? Crawl into the role. BE the role. Think up hideous ...

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Suggest any open source projects to improve my manual testing skills
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You are demonstrating the need to learn. Very good indeed! Here is some advise: Correct language usage. If you want to come across well and communicate effectively you need to take the time for this. ...

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How to test Waiting/Progress Indicator?
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Depending on what you need to test: To test the progress indicator. Find a slow page in you system under test and verify the time between the command to open the page and the moment the page is fully ...

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What test recorders are available for mobile app testing?
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You can try: TestComplete, a multi-platform tool. iMacros, although it may be more slated for web tests. There is a nice list you may want to investigate as well.

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How do you handle your automation deadlines if Appium/iOS/Android versions keeps updating and these updates have issues?
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It is important to note the difference between system under test versus test system failures. It is also important to assess this risk as early as possible during test planning. General rule is to ...

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Giving test estimation for unknown application
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There are a few things you can do. Provide an estimate for providing the actual test estimate. Go and talk with people that DO know, then guesstimate. Add time for learning and for risk. Usually you ...

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Common localization bugs with Hebrew
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Hebrew is right-aligned and can cause trouble especially when mixed with left-aligned languages. There are a few tips here.

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Steps for identifying test cases to automate
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A generic answer here is: Essential stuff like login. It's a start. Easy to automate functions to acquire some coverage, fast. Bugs as you encounter then, this is good practice and already receiving ...

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Class Under Test vs Object Under Test
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Please note that this is a generic answer; your environment may have its own interpretation that differs. In short a class is the code that describes what the object does. The object comes into ...

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In need of wise peoples advice
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Your doubts are reasonable. It also may be that the requirements have been raised quietly. Never a good sign that. To know where to go, best ask feedback from the developers/testers you work with. ...

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How to Detect if Autoit script is failed or not in selenium (java)
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Mind, this is only a suggestion. I have some knowledge of AutoIt but little or no experience with Selenium/Java, so you will have to check out if this works for yourself. AutoIt has good Windows ...

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Problems with using CAPTCHA test keys in automation
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The solution using test keys is separate from test automation entirely. Key use is embedded in the application. I recommend you approach development to implement a test mode in the application that ...

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Suggest some freeware GUI Automation Testing tools for Windows Desktop Applications
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@Michael Durrant has pointed out a lot of the essentials in his comments already. From personal experience: I'd recommend Sikuli, which is strong visually but somewhat buggy overall. Also AutoIt is ...

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Programming language and automation tool to automate mainframe as/400
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I'd say Java is a good choice, but actually just take your pick: RPG, assembly language, C, C++, Pascal, Java, EGL, Perl, Smalltalk, COBOL, SQL, BASIC, PHP, PL/I, Python and REXX. There is also a set ...

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