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Selenium Installation Testing Tools

How to install Java Development Kit (JDK) on Windows

What are the pre-requisites to writing automation scripts in Selenium? Obviously, you need the tools first. Additionally you need to finalize the programming language you will be using to write test scripts and install the associated IDE. As ‘Java’ is the most popular & widely used programming language across the world (both for development & automation testing) – we will be focusing on writing scripts in Java using Selenium. For that first you need to have the ‘Java Development Kit’, Eclipse IDE and Selenium WebDriver. Let’s start with installing ‘Java Development Kit’, popularly known as JDK.

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Interview Q&A Selenium Introduction Testing Tools

What is meant by Selenium WebDriver?

The biggest name in ‘Software Testing’ now-a-days, or at least from few years – Selenium. What’s Selenium? The Android of Web Automation! And what makes it so popular? Yeah! Its open source, but – though free it still need to be useful to gain popularity of such momentum. What makes it so appealing? So useful? Appropriate? Easy-to-use? Powerful? The answer is – Selenium WebDriver!

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Interview Q&A Mobile Testing

What are some typical Mobile App errors & defects?

A mobile device performs a lot of functions simultaneously – connectivity, location, lighting, UX, Functions, Battery Use, Data Handling, Touch screen, Sensors, etc. To uncover the defects and the errors in mobile app a proper Test Strategy needs to be implemented with great precautions. But what are the common Mobile App Errors or Defects? Let me try & answer this…

Mobile App Testing | 13 Key Challenges
Mobile Testing

Mobile App Testing | 13 Key Challenges

Today’s mobile applications deliver complex functionality on platforms that have limited resources for computing. The movement towards mobile devices has brought a whole different set of challenges to the testing world. Mobile users are not forgiving and finding an issue out in the wild might mean leaving the application for good. Diversity presents unique challenges that require unique testing strategies.

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Interview Q&A Mobile Testing Types of Software Testing

Desktop vs. Mobile | Why Testing Mobile apps is different from Desktop Testing?

Why was this not tested? Aaah! QAs were accustomed to testing Apps only on a selection of devices, but carriers required more money for procurement. OMG! Mobile Testing is completely different compared to Desktop Testing. If we understand the distinction and challenges of testing Mobile Apps, it will be a bit easier to tackle.

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Functional Testing Industry Wisdom Testing Fundamentals

Vande Mataram | What it means for Testing team

Independence & Freedom – everybody likes it. Wants it. Fights for it. And finally celebrates it. It gives you the objectivity to express your views & opinions. It is essential for a thriving society where the mind is without fear & the head is held high. As India celebrates its ‘Independence Day’ on August 15th, let’s see what it means for a Test team.

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Testing Fundamentals

Old but Relevant | The 7 fundamental principles of Software Testing

The world is driven by beliefs. It may be in God or Technology. Over a period of time every society lay down a set of philosophies or values for better organization & operation. Similarly, any technology has its own fundamental principles which have been proven right as the time elapsed. ‘Software Testing’ is no different – it also has a set of 7 fundamental principles that are proven right over the time.

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Testing Fundamentals

Different means to Test | What’s your Testing approach or method?

Will you start testing in parallel with development or only after the development is completed? What about testing at the code-level? i.e. code reviews to ensure best practices are followed. Will it only be reviews or will you actually run the application to identify defects? How about utilizing some automation tool to ease the process? Or will it be hybrid?

Development vs. Testing
Industry Wisdom Interview Q&A

Take it easy, Developer. It’s not personal!

Agree or not, once in a while every one of us enjoy criticizing something – a person or a situation. A conflict between a developer & a tester is not new – it has been there since the inception of Software Testing. After all, nobody likes it when their mistakes are pinpointed & written on the wall. What they don’t understand is – it’s not about ‘You’, it’s about the ‘Software’!

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Smartphone Basics

Mobile Widgets | The unsung Hero

Widgets and applications do not mean the same thing, but they are similar terms. In mobile computing, for example, we tend to think of widgets and apps as “objects” that enhance the user experience. But widgets and apps are separate types of programs that run on a Mobile phone and they serve different purposes. Please visit my earlier post “Desktop & Mobile | Applications & Apps” to understand Desktop Applications & Mobile Apps.

Test Strategy and Test Plan
Interview Q&A Testing Fundamentals

Test Starter | ‘Strategize’ & ‘Plan’ your career, Finalize on the ‘approach’ & practice some ‘Techniques’!

What’s your strategy & approach to career development? Already planned it? Or still planning? You can surely utilize some industry-proven techniques, right? Similarly ‘Software Testing’ is also a process which involves strategy, approach, proper planning & using the best techniques. But before jumping on to these terminologies, first & foremost – Test Strategy & Test Plan are actual documents whereas Test Approach & Test Technique are conceptual. Test Strategy document will include your project’s particular Test Approach, apart from other details.

Interview Q&A Test Automation Framework

What is Test Automation Framework? Simply put, it’s ‘The Constitution’!

Let’s take a simple example to understand what is Test Automation Framework. How do you think Indian Democracy, the second largest in the world, is functioning? Is it ad-hoc? Nah! There are basic processes and structures that drive Indian democracy – The constitution of India. What if Constitution wasn’t there? What if people weren’t driven by any guidelines? Yeah! Total Chaos.