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Your automation framework has BIG holes in it

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Your automation framework has BIG holes in it

Does your test automation framework suffer from holes so big that it will become unmaintainable in no time? Are you noticing small issues like variables spelled incorrectly and class names that are starting to creep into your automation codebase?

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Review – Creating an Automated Testing Framework with Selenium

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Creating an Automated Testing Framework with Selenium

I just noticed that when I was creating posts for some courses I was evaluating for my company a few months back that I forgot to post this one.

Have you ever wished that you could watch, step-by-step, how a test automation framework was created? Think of the benefits of seeing why certain decisions were made and what best practices were followed along the way.
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UFT 12.1 Released – Top new Features you need to know about

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HP Unified Functional Testing 12.1

A few weeks ago HP announced that they would be releasing Unified Functional Testing 12.1. This is a minor upgrade and I did not create a post at that time, because the install was not available from their software updates – download page. The good news is that it looks like UFT 12.1 is now available for download.

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Selenium Conference – How to migrate from QTP to Selenium

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Selenium Conference 2014

I just wanted to write a quick post to let you know that the tentative tracks for the Selenium 2014 Conference that runs Sept 4-6 in Bangalore, India have been posted.

Unfortunately, my company won’t spring for the airfare for me to attend this year, but it looks like it’s going to be a great time. I’m hoping they’ll post the videos of each session like they did last year.

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Unit, TDD and BDD Testing – What‘s the Difference?

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“If you wish to converse with me –define your terms” ~Voltaire

Maybe it’s just my luck. But whenever I talk to developers with whom I have to collaborate, inevitably there is some misunderstanding as to the definition of a unit test vs TDD vs BDD. The topic also seems to be the source of serious pushback from developers.
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What is QTP Essentials Edition?

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What is QTP Essentials Edition?

One of my coworkers recently had a contractor working with him that had QTP Essentials installed on his machine. He was trying to connect to our ALM 11 server, and asked me why they were having trouble connecting. After some quick research, I discovered that QTP Essentials only works with QC starter editions.

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Selenium: How to Handle Windows-Based Dialogs and Pop-Ups

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How to automate dialogs with Selenium

In my previous post, Selenium + AutoIT: How to Automate Non-Browser Based Functionality, I showed you how to programmatically use Java to automate the Calculator found in Windows.

Today I want to show you an example of how the same approach can be used to automate pop-up windows that you might encounter when using Selenium. Remember, Selenium only works for browser automation. Any time you encounter a non-browser window — like an authentication pop-window — Selenium will not be able to recognize it, since it is an OS-level dialog.
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QTP BPT – TestName Variable Issue

HP UFT 11.50

BPT TestName environment variable not working

A co-worker was recently having issues with some business process testing scripts that he converted from Quick Test Professional 10 to QTP 11. He asked if I had ever heard of any issues with using the TestName environment variable functionality in BPT when running from ALM. I was not aware of any issues, but after doing some quick research I found out the following:

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Winrunner – Life-Long Test Automation Lessons

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The Death of Winrunner

I came across some old HP test tool training manuals recently and they reminded me of that cold, fateful day in February of 2008 when I received the HP end-of-support email officially killing off WinRunner. The following is my automation tribute to its passing.

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Performance Testing Concepts – What are Concurrent Users?

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What are Concurrent Users?

If you’re new to performance testing, one of the first concepts you’ll need to grasp is what concurrent users are. This may come up, for instance, when a manager comes to you — the performance tester — and ask how many concurrent users your site/application can handle. It sounds straightforward enough, but many people don’t really understand what the term “concurrent user” means from a performance testing perspective. Concurrent users are a key performance testing concept.

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