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Anatomy of a Test Automation Data-Driven Framework

09/25/2014
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A Data-Driven testing framework refers to the repeating of the same test case scenario using different data sets – making the test case, data centric. As a result, a QA Engineer is able to test multiple scenarios using one single test case. This article will explain the anatomy of a Data-Driven test, followed by an…

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Difference Between White Box and Black Box Testing

09/23/2014
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  At 3Qi Labs we are constantly looking and recruiting for QE (Quality Engineers), and with all of the interviews we have conducted we have seen a huge range of answers to the simple question “What’s the difference between White Box and Black Box testing?”. This post is our attempt at breaking down the fundamental…

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Types of Automation Frameworks

09/19/2014
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“Frameworks” is an overused, yet necessary, part of any successful automation effort. Automation has been around for a long time (Mercury Systems which is part of HP since 2005 was founded in 1980!) and many of the approaches are the same as they were back then, but the underlying technologies and tools have evolved. So today,…

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Safari Inspect Element & Mobile Device Emulator

08/26/2014
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Safari’s native development tool is Safari Inspect Element. Unlike the other browsers, Safari Inspect Element is not activated by default, this article will be showing step by step instructions on how to activate it.  Safari also offers a different feature from the other browsers where the user can view any webpage in a mobile device emulator. For mobile webpage…

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Internet Explorer Inspect Element: DOM Explorer

Testing Internet Explorer is essential for Quality Assurance because it is the default browser shipped with Windows products. For testing IE the QA Analysts at 3Qi Labs use the Internet Explorer Inspect Element web developer tool, DOM Explorer. For Internet Explorer 6 and 7 it was introduced as a toolbar, whereas on Internet Explorer 8…

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Chrome Inspect Element Tool & Shortcut

Chrome Inspect Element is a native development tool pre-built into the Chrome browser making it very accessible, especially when it has shortcut command options. Below are the options for opening up the Inspect Element tool with keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard Shortcuts: Mac Cmd+Opt+I to open the Developer Tools Cmd+Opt+J to open the Developer Tools and bring focus to the…

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Chrome Inspect Element Tool & Shortcut

Chrome Inspect Element is a native development tool pre-built into the Chrome browser making it very accessible, especially when it has shortcut command options. Below are the options for opening up the Inspect Element tool with keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard Shortcuts: Mac Cmd+Opt+I to open the Developer Tools Cmd+Opt+J to open the Developer Tools and bring focus to the…

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Firebug: A Plug-In to Inspect Elements in Firefox

Firefox is the default browser for WebDriver and hence, tends to be the browser of choice for most Automation Analysts.  Inspecting HTML, CSS Elements, and the DOM Structure in general constitute a quintessential part of the Automation Analysts’ job, and Firefox’s Firebug plug-in is our preferred tool to Inspect Elements in Firefox.  Firebug can be used to…

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Implementing WAVE Accessibility Testing with Firefox Toolbar & Cucumber

08/07/2014
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WAVE (Web Accessibility Versatile Evaluator) is a free tool that was developed by WebAIM, which evaluates the accessibility of online content.  Within the context of test automation, WAVE can be implemented by loading its’ Firefox plug-in and running the compliance report on any site rendered by the browser. This proof of concept leverages both the WAVE Firefox…

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