According to Wikipedia, Acceptance testing is a test conducted to determine if the requirements of a specification or contract are met.

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Why is GWT so difficult to write automated Acceptance Tests for?

Background Working a project responsible for integrating a mix of locally developed web applications and web apps developed by sub-contractors. The web applications all reside in wars running in ...
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Do I need a suite of unit tests for inner business-logic class? Since it's going to replicate the acceptance test suite for 90% [duplicate]

I'm new to TDD and wondering about methodolody. Given: A simple project which implements functionality of, for example, a console calculator. It has the following structure: Fairly simple ...
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How do I get a project owner to participate in acceptance testing?

I have started using Pivotal tracker for a project I'm working on. Conceptually, this seems really cool and I'm interested in using the agile model. However, I have one problem with everything talked ...
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How should I validate code when there is no one to do code review? [duplicate]

I'm used to working in a large development environment where code is peer reviewed and tested by the client, who is usually an IT person themselves. I am now working at a very small company where I'm ...
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Is there a software engineering principle that relates reuse and regression test cost on a production system?

I've worked on a large financial transaction system for a bank that looked after Pensions and Investments. After 15 years of feature changes, the manual regression test cost had climbed to $200K per ...
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Software without a testable goal

I hope you bear with me here. It's difficult to explain this problem, especially so without direct reference to the specific domain. I work on a component of a larger system which performs ...
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Tender vs. Requirements vs. Solution Design

Conventionally, which of the above documents is deemed to hold the most weight when it comes to system acceptance? I recently had a conversation along these lines: It was argued that the initial ...
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What is the difference between requirements and acceptance criteria?

I am trying to understand the difference a little better as it seem like they are the same thing. I have work in projects with no use of the requirements and everything is an acceptance criteria, and ...
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Should programmers itemize testing for projects? [closed]

I recently hired a programming team to do a port of my iPad app to the iPhone and Android platforms. Now, in a separate contract, I am asking them to implement a bunch of tips on how to play the ...
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How to practice ATDD if design is not yet emerged from TDD?

Despite being very stakeholders friendly, ATDD aimed to provide a "stop" line when a feature has just been done. This avoids wasting time to add non-focused (and sometimes useless) code. That's why ...
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End-to-end tests versus unit tests, should tests be decoupled?

At our company we typically make sure that we write an end-to-end test for our websites/web apps. That means we access a URL, fill in a form, submit the form to another URL and check the results of ...
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Documenting reports for end-users

I have an application that has about a dozen reports that provide totals and summaries of data in the database based on date ranges given as parameters. The application is near the end of user ...
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Agile User Stories and acceptance criteria

I am writing some agile user stories and acceptance stories for the first time, and was hoping for some feedback from an experienced product manager or developer. I only need to capture the main ...
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Randomness in Acceptance-Tests

I've got a simple authentication solution, where a user can log in with either email or username. Since I want to show the little feature in the acceptance tests but don't want to pollute them, I ...
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Functional testing and Acceptance testing leading to redundant code

What I know is: A Functional test aims to test a single component (like a WebApp's Controller) from the point of view of the developer. => Did I achieve all the requirements to make it work well? ...
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How to test the same software on all products in a product line?

In my team we have been working on a firmware for a product. The product was released some years ago but we still implement new features in the firmware and regularly provide a new firmware for our ...
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Acceptance tests for large multi-step online form

I have to extend/fix a large online form written by other developer. There is a lot of code, mixing PHP and JS. It's kind of write-only style of coding and I want to redo it completely, but currently ...
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Isolating test data in acceptance tests

I'm looking for guidance on how to keep my acceptance tests isolated. Right now the issue I'm having with being able to run the tests in parallel is the database records that are manipulated in the ...
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User Acceptance Testing Defect Classification when developing for an outside client

I am involved in a large development project in which we (a very small start up) are developing for an outside client (a very large company). We recently received their first output from UAT testing ...
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How would you test Google Maps “Get Directions” feature?

(I imagine this would be a good interview question, but in my case it's more pragmatic than that.) We have a large & complex application that models an extremely long and sophisticated chemical ...
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Inserting validation in Data Driven Tests

I am working on a testing tool that provides image comparisons. For test data insertions, I am using excel and csv files that supply the tests with text that is used by the tool to mock actual user ...
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introducing automated testing without steep learning curve

We're a group of 4 developers on a ajax/mysql/php web application. 2 of us end up focusing most of our efforts on testing the application, as it is time-consuming, instead of actually coding. When I ...
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Getting from a user-story to code while using TDD (scrum)

I'm getting into scrum and TDD and I think I have some confusion which I'd like to get your feedback about. Let's assume I have a user-story in my backlog, in order for me to start developing it as ...
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BDD to replace the test teams work - how best to do it?

The system we are developing, using .NET, is extremely large, complex, and some modules are poorly written. We have a large user acceptance test team that is aiming for 100% business scenario ...
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Any recommendations for setup/teardown of browser automation testing?

I have been doing some browser automation testing recently using Selenium (and Watin a bit too) and have reached a point where I am looking for recommendations on controlling the environment I'm ...
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Changed The Customer's World - how do we handle this?

Some time ago, we were tasked with a project to come in and replace a customer's old Mainframe system with a new intranet ASP.NET solution using SQL Server as the back end. Part of this was a ...
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Cucumber Web Interface for business

I am trying to find a way to make the projects I work on more transparent to the business size, even though backend programming is not quite visible all the time. So in order to this I want to try ...
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Using automated bdd-gui-tests to keep user-documentation-screenshots up do date?

Are there developpers out there, who (ab)use the CaptureScreenshot() function of their automated gui-tests to also create uptodate-screenshots for the userdocumentation? Background: Whithin the ...
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Where should Acceptance tests be written against?

I'm starting to get into writing automated Acceptance tests and I'm quite confused where to write these tests against, specifically what layer in the app. Most examples I've seen are Acceptance tests ...
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Is it practical to retroactively write specifications documenting a system via automated acceptance tests?

If a project was coded without much (or any) formal documentation and is without unit tests, does it make any sense to use tools like Fitnesse and SpecFlow to write automated acceptance tests as the ...
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Automated Acceptance tests under specific contraints

This question is a follow up to my previous question, which was a bit general, so I shall be more specific with this one. I want to automate acceptance testing on a web application. Briefly, this ...
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Who should write the test plan?

I am in the in-house development team of my company, and we develop our company's web sites according to the requirements of the marketing team. Before releasing the site to them for acceptance ...
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Do bugs from Fuzzing belong in my system tests?

I have recently implemented fuzz testing over one of my projects. Several bugs have come up, generally classifiable as (dare-I-say trivial?) input validation bugs, and I've fixed them. In no case so ...
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Writing Acceptance test cases

We are integrating a testing process in our SCRUM process. My new role is to write acceptance tests of our web applications in order to automate them later. I have read a lot about how tests cases ...
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What is the role of QA in a BDD-driven project?

If running a project using BDD with 100% coverage of user stories with automated acceptance tests, what would be the role of a tester / quality assurance person? I guess I am imagining that ...
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Automated unit testing, integration testing or acceptance testing

TDD and unit testing seems to be the big rave at the moment. But it is really that useful compared to other forms of automated testing? Intuitively I would guess that automated integration testing is ...
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What is the difference between Acceptance Test-Driven Planning and Acceptance Test-Driven Development?

What is the difference between Acceptance Test--Driven Planning and Acceptance Test--Driven Development? Are they the same?
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What acceptance test frameworks have you used? What are the pros and cons? [closed]

For business or tester facing tests on projects (not unit tests), I've typically used FitNesse, but I've dabbled with RSpec and I'm interested in learning Selenium and Robot. Do you have experience ...