Automation, Automation Framework, Design patterns, Java, Maven, Safari, Selenium

Running selenium scripts on browser Safari and Mac Operating System

Safari Logs

SafariDriver Launcher
 [ 0.007s] [safaridriver.client] Connecting to SafariDriver browser extension...
 [ 0.019s] [safaridriver.client] This will fail if you have not installed the latest SafariDriver extension from
 [ 0.020s] [safaridriver.client] Extension logs may be viewed by clicking the Selenium [✓] button on the Safari toolbar
 [ 0.071s] [safaridriver.client] Connected to extension
 [ 0.072s] [safaridriver.client] Requesting extension connect to client at ws://localhost:10975

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adb, Agile Testing, android, Automation, Functional Testing, Java, Mobile Testing

ADB for mobile quality analysts.

As we (QA) are growing more towards automation, we have now started exploring tools which developers are using for their development. Not just for developing our own testing framework but also for capturing logs, checking code smells, etc we can use adb.

And I think this is very cool and good to start exploring in this direction, as learning is never ending and shall never stop. Mobile testing is very dynamic and in this blog I will share some experience over adb for android testing and debugging.
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adb, Agile Testing, android, Automation, Mobile Testing, MTP, PTP

How to start mobile testing in android.

There are multiple approaches you can take to kick start mobile testing. For this you need to understand what you are actually trying to achieve and what constraints you have like how many team members, testing devices, etc.

The first thing you have to have a good environment to start with. There are two ways to do the same one via emulators, and the other on actual devices. Emulators are easily available, free of cost though they are very slow and real results are hard to capture in them. While real devices are fast which lead to real results and are easy to use. 
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Automation, Automation Framework, Selenium, System Testing, Testing, Web Automation, Web Testing

How to take screenshots via Selenium.

If we have to prove something to either a developer or a Product owner then we generally we have several ways via which we can actually show the idea to them, but what if whatever you want to show stop working when you actually want to demo it? This is silly, right? But it happens, You have to believe me!!
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Automation, Automation Framework, Browser, Functional Testing, Headless browser, Selenium, System Testing, Testing, Web Automation, Web Testing

How to run Selenium tests in headless mode.

Quick, pace, speed are some synonyms which describes us. We , humans, wants pace in each and every act of ours. We want to speed up things as much as we can do. So we try experimenting things as in we try to search for betterment of work, as we are growing in automating things, replacing human acts to programs or machinery.

If I talk about selenium, then the major time which is spent in framework is at execution. And if I go one step more deeper then the initial point where the execution takes time is when it is trying to open browser be it Chrome, IE or any other. So just to wipe out this pain point there is one such browser which works in headless mode, and is compatible with selenium as well.

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Automation, Automation Framework, Design Pattern, Design patterns, Page Object Model, Testing, Web Automation

Part II – One step deeper into Page Object Model.

As we have already discussed in my last post on page object model, why we need design patterns while coding. In this post, lets see what all pre-requisites are required to get a quick start so that we can get a better understanding of POM aka Page Object Model:

  1. The functionality classes (PageObjects) represent a reasoned common lineage between the pages of the application.
  2. The Page Object pattern act for the screens of your web app as a sequence of objects.
  3. It encapsulates the characteristics represented by a page.
  4. It permit us to mock-up the UI in our tests.
  5. A page object is an object-oriented class that work as an interface to a page of your AUT.

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Automation, Automation Framework, Exception, Java, java.lang.NullPointerException, Object Oriented, Selenium, Testing, Web Automation, Web Testing

at org.openqa.selenium.firefox.internal. NewProfileExtensionConnection.start

There are several phases in a tester’s life starting from working in a team to making automation framework. Along with this he/she has to make sure the integrity of the work-test life-cycle.

Today in this blog post I will share a problem which will come when people who has to work on a framework who was made by someone else and he/she has to maintain and extend it.
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Automation, Selenium, Selenium Errors, Testing

Selenium grid : I/O exception ( caught when processing request: Permission denied: connect

Today, in this write-up, I am going to share resolution of an issue which is not a frequent one and will not come rapidly, but yeah I have seen this issue while working with Selenium grid, so I am sharing this with you all.
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Agile Testing, Automation, Helium, Quality Analyst, Selenium, Testing, Web Automation, Web Testing

Helium .. a boon or not to all automation engineers?

‘Selenium’ is the hot-topic in the automation sector, if any developer or tester knows Selenium well, then it is considered  as he can do anything which is required to perform ‘Web automation’. Its been almost a decade when Selenium came up to the market, and as the time passed it became more and more popular. People started taking it more seriously. Not only as a stand-alone tool, merely with the combination of other tools like Maven, Jenkins, TestNG, etc.

Though the work goes on, and people started taking more interest in this automation area, people started finding flaws in this tool. However some were very genuine, on contrary some seems to make less sense.
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Automation, Exception, Internet Explorer, Java, Selenium, Selenium Errors, Selenium grid, Testing, Web Automation, Web Testing

Listening on port 32052:Exception in thread “main” org.openqa.selenium.remote. SessionNotFoundException


Started InternetExplorerDriver server (32-bit)
Listening on port 32052
Exception in thread "main" org.openqa.selenium.remote.SessionNotFoundException: Unexpected error launching Internet Explorer. Protected Mode settings are not the same for all zones. Enable Protected Mode must be set to the same value (enabled or disabled) for all zones. (WARNING: The server did not provide any stacktrace information)
Command duration or timeout: 1.21 seconds
Build info: version: '2.41.0', revision: '3192d8a', time: '2014-03-27 17:17:32'
System info: host: 'ksehgal', ip: '', 'Windows 7', os.arch: 'amd64', os.version: '6.1', java.version: '1.7.0_67'

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Automation, Functional Testing, Java, Selenium, Selenium Errors

java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Unsupported major.minor version 51.0 at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1

java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: com/xtr/parallel/QuickTestWinFF :Unsupported major.minor version 51.0 at
 java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method) at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClassCond(
 at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass( at at at$000( at$ at
 Method) at at
 java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass( at
 sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass( at
 java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass( at
 org.testng.internal.ClassHelper.forName( at
 org.testng.xml.XmlClass.loadClass( at org.testng.xml.XmlClass.init( at
 org.testng.xml.XmlClass.( at
 org.testng.xml.TestNGContentHandler.startElement( at at
 9) at at at$ at at at at at at at$JAXPSAXParser.parse( at
 javax.xml.parsers.SAXParser.parse( at javax.xml.parsers.SAXParser.parse( at
 org.testng.xml.SuiteXmlParser.parse( at
 org.testng.xml.SuiteXmlParser.parse( at org.testng.xml.Parser.parse( at
 org.testng.TestNG.initializeSuitesAndJarFile( at at
 org.testng.remote.RemoteTestNG.initAndRun( at

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Automation, Automation Framework, BDD, Behaviour Driven Development, eclipse, Functional Testing, Java, Testing

java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: com/CucumberOptions/RunCukeTest : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0

Hi all, I am trying to run an existing project of cucumber in my existing eclipse and faced an issue. In this piece of write-up I will be sharing the resolution of the Error I got while executing the project.
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Automation, Automation Framework, Functional Tests, JMeter, Load Tests, Performance Tests, Services Testing, Testing

JMeter – quick start from setting up to increasing size.

To set up Jmeter at your local you need to follow some instruction I have mentioned below. And this will depend on the type of OS you are using.

As we all know Jmeter is an open source tool and the Jmeter community is pretty active in taking questions over the issues , discussions of the tool. Lets get started then !
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Automation, Functional Testing, Services Testing, SoapUI, Web Automation, Web Services, Web Testing

Adding ‘Events’ in SoapUI projects

SoapUi provides a wide range of features, and via these capabilities we can not only test our web-services as a whole but also we can implement muliple functions to test an application’s services.
Today I will discuss ‘Events’ in SoapUi so let’s get started.

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Automation, DataBase Testing, Quality Analyst, Services Testing, SoapUI, Web Services, Web Testing

SoapUI Tutorial Part 4 : Effectively using JDBC connections and databases in SoapUI

In today’s world , if you are a tester, QA , developer or a UI developer , you can not escape from data. Data is everywhere on web ,in real life , in our computer , in mobile phones , in Television , in books , in files , in banks , everywhere. And as data is getting increased storing them has also became a crucial topic to discuss about.
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