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How to handle security certification errors using selenium web drivers & eclipse

Below is one of the approach on how to handle https (i.e. approves security certificate) for websites when your test script is being executed for Internet Explorer.



While accessing any website, you may have come across the message that is shown below;…

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Added by Pinaki Mohapatra on November 18, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

A survey on static code analysis tools

Hi group members,

As part of our research on Static Code Analysis technologies (inspections, reviews, walkthroughs, and static analysis tools) at Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden), we are conducting a survey aims at reflecting current state-of-practice in the field as well as identifying and bridging the gap between research and industry.

Please provide us…

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Added by I Saeed on November 17, 2013 at 18:40 — No Comments

Selenium 2.0 WebDriver – How to Configure Selenium Webdriver in Eclipse and execute some simple test script.

Steps to install Selenium web driver in Eclipse:



Step 1: Install Java on your computer.



Download and install the Java Software Development Kit (JDK). You download the JDK file from this location:…

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Added by Pinaki Mohapatra on November 11, 2013 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

Few basic tips that we need to keep in mind for testing Desktop Applications

Depending on the mode of accessibility, the softwares are often broadly classified into two significant categories, Web Applications and Desktop Applications. Typically a desktop application is a software utility that resides on a standalone machine which may or may not support communication among other machines through LAN/Intranet. Such applications are meant to cater the static needs of the customers. Unlike the web-applications these ones can only be accessed on the…

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Added by Pinaki Mohapatra on October 19, 2013 at 1:38 — No Comments

Finding the right mix with your Testing Methods

Any comprehensive testing strategy is going to rely on the right mix of tests for the product. There are various methodologies that can be employed, but rather than viewing them as separate, discrete approaches, it is worth remembering that they all lie on a common continuum. At one end we have mechanistic automated testing, and we pass through scripting, beyond exploratory testing, and on to private and public betas at the opposite end.

The testing journey starts from a tightly…

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Added by Sellers Smith on October 14, 2013 at 14:32 — No Comments

WebDriver- Java code to select Browser

I was trying to run my script in other browsers like IE and chrome.

Came up with below code to select any browser you set.

Before that you will need to download the browse driver file for IE and Chrome, as highlighted below.

Download and save those in local drive. Provide that…

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Added by Prakash on October 11, 2013 at 8:55 — 3 Comments

iSQI CTAL-TM_UK & CTFL_UK Exam by International Software Quality Institute

What is a CTAL-TM_UK test?

A CTAL-TM_UK test is a test that is provided by the International Software Quality Institute, better known as the ISQI provides for young and hardworking IT personnel. Any person that is in a field related to IT or is in an IT based field can register for this exam and can try to pass it. If a person wants to appear for the exam, they will first need to register themselves and enroll themselves. After doing that, they will be able to appear for the…

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Added by Mary Desilva on October 8, 2013 at 6:30 — 3 Comments

How to create test plan in Jmeter ?

How to create test plan in Jmeter ?

1. Download the binary



You can get the binary here.



2. Unzip the tarball/zip file



I extracted it file to /Users/theo/tools/jakarta-jmeter-2.3.1

3. Start up JMeter- It seem like to (Double click on Jmeter.bat files)



 Create a Test Plan:



4. Create a Thread Group:



Thread Group:

Thread Group is the beginning point of any Test Plan. Thread Group is set of request that simulate the user actions…

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Added by YogiKag on September 5, 2013 at 12:24 — No Comments

Smart testing with web browser add-on(s)

My relationship with add-on(s)

Web browser add-on(s) have been very helpful in my testing activity. When I explored and landed on http://addons.mozilla.org/ I was blessed to be there. I downloaded very few add-on(s) first and then I continued my journey of exploring web browser add-on(s). With the journey, I could see…

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Added by Santhosh S Tuppad on July 5, 2013 at 5:58 — 6 Comments

Software Testing Skills that you must have: An overview

If you want to be in quality assurance and testing profession you need to understand what it takes to be successful. While talking to qa testing experts we came across their views and suggestion regarding the essential skills that can help you to be software testing professional.

In today’s world Software Testing industry is growing at a very rapid pace. The number of people pursuing software testing as a career…

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Added by Mack Gill on June 26, 2013 at 4:19 — 4 Comments

Survey on Exploratory Software Testing in Estonia and Finland launched

Exploratory Testing is a new paradigm that is quickly gaining ground in industry. But what exactly is ET? We know what the guru's say ET should be. But what do testers actually do when they think they do ET? How do they blend ET into the commonly known test techniques, test types, test levels? Is ET used just like another test technique or is it used as new approach transforming all (or some) activities traditionally summarized under the label 'software testing'?

At the University of…

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Added by Dietmar Pfahl on June 19, 2013 at 12:00 — 7 Comments

No, Testing is NOT boring

  1. No, Testing is NOT boring.

After about a year as a test analyst, I can say I've actually said the above statement a fair number of times.

Mind you, that conversation is usually had with friends who also work on IT projects (e.g. Business Analysts and Developers) where we take the mickey out of each other and tell each other how to do their jobs. So I suppose it's all in good nature.

But then often I find myself having to constantly tell…

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Added by Nicola Owen on May 27, 2013 at 22:30 — 6 Comments

Defect clustering & Pesticide paradox

OVERVIEW:

Many testers have observed that defects tend to cluster. This can happen because an area of the code is complex and tricky.

Testers will often use this information when making their risk assessment for planning the tests, and will focus on known Area called as 'Hot…

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Added by Ranjeet Jawale on May 7, 2013 at 11:41 — 6 Comments

Prove your assumptions: a skills survey story

I’ve always been concerned about the overrating of technical skills in the testing career, probably due to my lack of technical background. I’ve stated my opinion (that is, they are important, but sometimes overrated) in several places, like in my Spanish blog (here) and,…

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Added by Mauri Edo on May 5, 2013 at 17:48 — 6 Comments

Testing Community

Testing is a continuous process of putting into practice the knowledge gained and applying it as and when the context demands it.

I am in the process of unlearning and learning every day. The testing community is here to help the testers learn and grow.

For a true sense of learning every day, it is necessary to be connected with the testing community.

 

It is great to be a part of this community who are helping other test enthusiast's in their journey of learning…

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Added by Jyothi Rangaiah on April 29, 2013 at 16:20 — No Comments

Context of the knowledge?

Yes. All knowledge has its context. Unless you know the context, you may not understand the point.“

While reading one of the latest sensations from “Amish Tripathi”, I have encountered a couple of statements that struck me hard. Below are the highlighted extracts from his sayings and my testing implications toward those.

“Any philosophy, no matter how perfect, works only for a finite period. That is…

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Added by Suman on April 26, 2013 at 11:52 — 9 Comments

The TestBash 2.0 discovery

A few weeks back, I attended TestBash 2.0 and had a great time, heard interesting talks, met cool people... and made a discovery, and now I am about to tell you.



Well, not immediately, bear with me for a couple of paragraphs, ok? ;-)



According to the organisation, TestBash 2.0 is “a one day…

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Added by Mauri Edo on April 11, 2013 at 21:34 — No Comments

Difference between Regression and Retesting

Difference between Regression and Retesting is most haunting software testing question asked in any interview by Interview and we normally get confuse between Regression testing and Re-testing.

We as tester do Retesting and Regression testing all our life, Whether we reach on the top of ladder of this profession or has just started the profession.

Since we people are linked with the testing of software, we all would be pretty familiar with the…

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Added by Sandeep on April 11, 2013 at 5:57 — 7 Comments

How a troll killed my job at Microsoft (but will hopefully make me a better tester)

True story.

Many years ago, long before I joined my current company I was attending an interview at Microsoft in Dublin. If I recall correctly, the post for which I was being interviewed for was Test Lead for the MSAccess group.

The interview had lasted all day and…

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Added by Seb Gevers on April 8, 2013 at 8:21 — 2 Comments

Guy at the watir-cooler

(What follows is a little stream-of-consciousness, the result of an ongoing fever and associated stomach bug. Apologies in advance, but I really shouldn't be at work)

April is always a quiet time of year for those of us coming off projects and waiting to move on to the next 'Big Thing'.…

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Added by Seb Gevers on April 5, 2013 at 9:30 — 5 Comments

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