Like most testers, you probably automate a certain number of websites.. Ever wonder how those websites work? What technologies does that website or blog use? What is the underlying software that the website runs on? These are all good questions before starting automation on a website and not always easily determined by just viewing a website. Sitonomy is a cool web service that you can use to get information about a website, such as what technology is used to run the website, what advertising the site uses, the programming language for the website, what kind of server it is running on, and lots more.
To add to that : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/396739/how-do-you-determine-what-technology-a-website-is-built-on
How to get XPATH for Internet explorer?
Alternate for firebug in Internet explorer?
Open IE in a new browser with a blank pageAdd a new Favorites and name it XPATH1Open the Favorites menu and right click the newly added favorite and select properties option.Select the web Document Tab. Enter the following in the URL field:
Here is a list of all time favorite software testing books in no particular order:
General Testing Books
Marnie Hutcheson, 'Software Testing Fundamentals' Wiley, April 2003
Erik van Veenendaal, 'The Testing Practitioner' UTN Publishers, Sept 2002
Paul Gerrard and Neil Thompson, 'Risk-based e-business Testing' Artech House, 2002
Louise Tamres, 'Introducing Software Testing' Pearson Education, 2002
Cem Kaner, James Bach and Bret Pettichord, 'Lessons Learned in Software Testing' Wiley, 2002
Martin Pol, Ruud Teunissen and Erik Van Veenendaal, 'Software Testing: a guide to the TMap Approch' Addison Wesley, 2002
Rick D. Craig and Stefan P. Jaskiel, 'Systematic Software Testing' Artech House, 2002
Ron Patton, 'Software Testing' Sams Publishing, 2001
John Watkins, Testing IT: an off-the-shelf testing process' Cambridge University Press, 2001
William E. Perry, 'Effective Methods for Software Testing' Wiley, 2…