Bj Rollison
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What is really tested in an integration test?
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I agree with user246 in regards to always confirming implied meaning of terminology. I was taught and have always used this reference wrt understanding the abstract "levels of testing" and wrote a bit ...

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Can someone explain Modeling and Prototyping?
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Code Complete by Steve McConnell is an excellent book and I recommend it to folks who want to understand more about software engineering in general. Since the chart lists modeling or prototypinig they ...

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Accessibility Testing - Should it be considered functional testing or non functional testing?
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In traditional models, accessibility falls under non-functional testing; however, because in commercial software accessibility often falls under legal or regulatory requirements it may also be ...

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Documenting Unit Tests
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In the traditional sense of the word a unit test is designed to test the smalled functional unit of software such as s single method or function. Unit tests are intended to provide limited testing of ...

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Verifying an unlimited number of combinations
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First of all, this is NOT a combinatorial testing problem. Combinatorial tests are based on 2 or more input parameters that accept multiple argument values. In this case, you have a single argument ...

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How to call a WinAPI function in QTP/UFT having a parameter that is a pointer to an application-defined callback function?
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Take a look at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms633494(v=vs.85).aspx, and http://www.pinvoke.net/default.aspx/user32/enumchildwindows.html This is a c# example, but you wrap ...

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Where should a test server be hosted?
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It really comes down to overall reliability and speed. If you can guarantee that you have 24/7 access to your 'test server' via the Internet, with guaranteed > 10Mbps download/upload speeds, and you ...

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How to categorize defects?
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Let's step back a moment and try to look at this from a different perspective. If your team is using a defect tracking database to track bug backlog, then we should agree that the primary purpose of ...

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What are the advantages of CMMI over ISO 15504 (SPICE), and vice versa?
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I apologize for being a bit crass here, but if you are writing a paper to compare the process models and the only thing you came up with so far what amounts to cost, location of acceptance, and time ...

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Are there standards describing the different processes for software QA on software that you buy/obtain?
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This link can provide you some guidance on IT requirements for regulatory compliance such as SOx, HIPPA, etc. http://www.metricstream.com/insights/IT_sys_val.htm

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Functional requirements and release criteria
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In our organizations, functional requirements are usually too detailed to list each one as separate or specific release criteria. Functional requirements usually stem from user stories or scenarios, ...

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How to read data from Excel by using loops?
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jyotsna, the answer to your question is right in front of you. :-) Look at these 2 statements compared to the same statements in your code above and identify the variable that is changing. ...

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Should web pages be tested for ZOOM levels?
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I agree with Usman. Your site should be tested at various zoom levels since most browser clients and devices support zooming functionality and your customers may zoom regardless of whether you want to ...

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How to check that some string contains a substring in the unit test code?
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I find it hard to believe that this is a unit test (unit being single function/method). This seems more like a basic functional test through the user interface. As Sam says there are many ways ...

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Approaches to evaluate competitor products for making quality assessment
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IMHO the approach used here seems quite backwards (you built a product then you want to compare against competitor products). If you think you can build a better mouse trap, then you start by ...

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Is there an industry-standard term for choosing which tests to run?
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In my group at MS we refer to this as targeted regression testing and I wrote about it here (http://www.testingmentor.com/imtesty/2009/11/18/the-minefield-myth-part-2-the-value-of-regression-testing/)....

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If a test mocks out one dependency but not another, is it still a unit test or does it become a functional test?
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A unit test is a type of a functional test. I am not sure what distinction you are trying to make, or why it is important to you.

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What is the best way to test for Full Unicode compliance?
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RTL (right to left) or bi-directionality is a property of the textbox or edit control. The Turkish "i" issue is an common character mapping problem in ANSI encodings or thinking between Unicode and ...

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Test Automation for different Locale?
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If your application supports Unicode then I really don't understand the reason for segregating input or output test data by language or language family. If somewhere in your product code you thunk ...

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Is it easier to write "correct" software in functional languages?
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Correctness is subjective. Whether or not software is 'correct' depends on your idea of correctness. WRT F# and Scala, they are just programming languages. There are benefits and limitiations for the ...

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UI and Business Logic Testing, Am I Doing it Right? Should I Unit Test Anything Else?
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Sorry for another lengthy explanation and an alternate approach via the Model - View - Controller pattern. This is another pattern that isolates the user interface (UI) from the business logic (e.g. ...

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Regression Testing Functionality Of Code In Button Press?
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As Stuart suggested it is generally a best practice to separate business logic from your UI layer. See http://www.testingmentor.com/imtesty/2010/02/02/api-testing-testing-in-layers/ Ideally, you ...

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What criteria do I apply to a highly complex development project to warrant getting "real world" data?
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Configuration testing is a common software testing challenge. Configuration matrices can help outline common customer configurations and potentially even help identify some 'interesting' combinations. ...

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system testing and alpha testing
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I agree with user3557882. You are mixing metaphors. "System testing" was described by Boris Beizer in a model outlining of theoretical levels of testing (see Levels of Testing By contrast we have ...

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Give me some tips for testing Email client mobile application
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Your question is rather vague. There are different types of email protocols, and your overall test strategy depends on which protocol(s) your client supports. But, some basic areas for testing email ...

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Automatically only run the fast tests?
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This is one reason why it is important to know how long each test takes, and to refactor if necessary. A lot of times folks will just continue to pile on functionality into a test, use unnecessary ...

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how to test mobile application which uses wifi connection?
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Unless you application is an app to accurately measure wifi signal strength then you haven't provided enough information about your app. Do you really expect different functionality from your ...

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Automated network capture and analysis?
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You might want to take a look at Fiddler

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UI test automation tools for Windows Phone 8 metro apps?
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The Windows Automation APIs (UIAutomation) is a robust framework for automating Windows Phone 8 apps. For more information see Automating the testing of Windows 8 Apps

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Are metrics something important?
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IMHO, the single biggest problem with software metrics is that people seem to love to measure simply for the sake of collecting data. But, some problems with mindless metrics include: Wasteful data. ...

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