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Articles, studies or experiences about the process of implementing test automation [closed]

I am writing a mémoire (a French version of a thesis) about software testing automation - more precisely on: How far should we automate testing in the development of Web applications? I found a lot ...
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automated acceptance testing / BDD & workflow for designing a system

Recently, I started reading the book Specification by Example, which relates to automated functional testing and BDD (from what I've understood till now). I've tried using Concordion (.Net), and ...
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How to efficiently troubleshoot or test new code when hardware setup to reproduce bugs is difficult or impossible to obtain?

I work at a mid-sized company (150ish employees, ~10 size engineering team), and most of my projects involve interfacing with lab equipment (oscilloscopes, optical spectrum analyzers, etc) for the ...
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How to show to management that unit testing is cheaper in the long run than manual testing? [duplicate]

In the company I work for there is a requirement that all the code should be covered by a test of any kind because they want to have as few user reported defects as possible. With this is mind I ...
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Which automated analysis tools can find the heartbleed bug? [closed]

After reading this description of the infamous heartbleed bug, and how the OpenSSL team is relatively small and lightly funded, I'm wondering: would this bug have been uncovered by coverity, valgrind ...
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Potentially shippable product requires automating tests [closed]

To always have a potentially shippable product at the end of each 2-week Sprint, we need to rerun a lot of regression tests at the end of each Sprint. This is very repetitive and time consuming, so ...
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How to test a function that updates the password in database?

I have a test database with few user accounts. I don't want to break any tests. If I am writing a function that updates password for user in db and one that reads the password. Should I ideally reset ...
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Unit (regression) testing scientific algorithms given floating point behavior

I have been working on a project and running into a very difficult problem. The problem can be stated simply as how to unit-test numerical algorithms. However if you just took this simple statement ...
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Automating tests in a browser not supported by selenium

I work on a company that have a payment system that runs under a executable kiosk instance of internet explorer 7. when the application is running the process name is not similar with iexplore.exe or ...
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Why does automated testing keep failing in my company?

We have tried to introduce developer automated testing several times at my company. Our QA team uses Selenium to automate UI tests, but I always wanted to introduce unit tests and integration tests. ...
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What features should be tested via automated UI testing?

We recently had a consultant tell us that if a feature can only be tested via automated UI tests (e.g. Selenium, Coded UI), then there is an underlying architectural issue. While this statement might ...
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How have Guava unit tests been generated automatically?

Guava has unit test cases automatically generated: Guava has staggering numbers of unit tests: as of July 2012, the guava-tests package includes over 286,000 individual test cases. Most of ...
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Test case as a function or test case as a class

I am having a design problem in test automation:- Requirements - Need to test different servers (using unix console and not GUI) through automation framework. Tests which I'm going to run - Unit, ...
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What is the best way to go about testing that we handle failures appropriately?

we're working on error handling in an application. We try to have fairly good automated test coverage. One big problem though is that we don't really know of a way to test some of our error handling. ...
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Copy-and-Pasted Test Code: How Bad is This?

My current job is mostly writing GUI test code for various applications that we work on. However, I find that I tend to copy and paste a lot of code within tests. The reason for this is that the areas ...
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TDD with SQL and data manipulation functions

While I'm a professional programmer, I've never been formally trained in software engineering. As I'm frequently visiting here and SO, I've noticed a trend for writing unit tests whenever possible ...
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Automation at GUI or API Level in Scrum

I am a Automation Engineer. I use QTP for Automation. I wanted to know couple of things. In a scrum Project which has 2 weeks of work, how can complete automation be done in that time frame (talking ...
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How would you unit-test or perform the most effective automated testing on graphics code?

I'm writing a game and the accompanying graphics engine on top of OpenGL in C++. Im also a fan of good coding processes and automated testing. Graphics code + testing seems pretty immiscible, since ...
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How can I do test automation using a python script to test a c program?

I was wondering if I can use a Python script to test a C program automatically. Suppose I have a very simple C program which reads data (numbers as test cases) from the console, calculates them, then ...
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Pushing for greater automated testing on a QA team [closed]

I'm a junior developer joining a QA team at my company. The QA team I had been interacting with while working as a developer was very solid and the business had been very good about encouraging and ...
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Can I use Ruby to automate everything?

I face various types of applications (web-based, GUI-based, command-line, etc.) on various platforms (Windows, Linux, etc.) to operate everyday. There is a great opportunity for me to automate tasks ...
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What are the disadvantages of automated testing?

There are a number of questions on this site that give plenty of information about the benefits that can be gained from automated testing. But I didn't see anything that represented the other side of ...
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What is a domain of automatic testing tools such as ScalaCheck?

I've seen not so many examples of testing with automatic tools, i.e. serializing/deserializing of JSON (which was paired in the following way: val actual = deserialize(serialize(string))), checking ...
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New sequential testing framework with the same rigor as xUnit?

Looking for books (published or upcoming) and frameworks (preferably free/open-source) for sequential tests. My understanding of sequential tests is that it is very similar to a Workflow System, ...
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Can software performance monitoring/profiling be automated to a high degree, as in unit testing?

Unit testing consists of executable code which exercise a certain functionality and then assert some conditions. The results are either Pass or Fail. The objective is always to have all tests ...