Webdriver Script005 : Read Data from Excel


This script will read all the content present in excel file. You can simply use this code just by putting your file location in File Object.

Note : - Reading Excel file requires jxl package to be import.


 Title  : Webdriver Script_005 : Reading Data from Excel
 Author : Gaurav Khanna


package com.gaurav.webdriver;

import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;
import jxl.Sheet;
import jxl.Workbook;
import jxl.read.biff.BiffException;

public class s005_ReadingDataFromExcel {

    public void tests005_ReadingDataFromExcel() throws BiffException,
            IOException {

        // Creating File Object
        FileInputStream f = new FileInputStream(

        // Reading File as WorkBook
        Workbook wb = Workbook.getWorkbook(f);

        // Reading Sheet by Name
        Sheet sheet = wb.getSheet("register");

        int r = sheet.getRows();
        int c = sheet.getColumns();

        // Printing Total Number of Rows and Coloumns
        System.out.println("Total Rows : " + r);
        System.out.println("Total Coloumns : " + c);

        for (int rows = 0; rows < sheet.getRows(); rows++) {
            for (int cols = 0; cols < sheet.getColumns(); cols++) {
                // Print all the Values present in Excel Sheet
                System.out.println("(" + rows + "," + cols + ") : "
                        + sheet.getCell(cols, rows).getContents() + "\t");
You can download the script from Free Books and Scripts page.

Who is Test Architect ?

The Test Architect (TA) role is a senior position in the organization and is treated on par with equivalent Management positions in terms of rewards, recognition, visibility and influence. However, one basic factor that distinguishes a TA from a Manager is the absence of direct-responsibility for managing people. While Management tends to have people management as a core feature of the job, the TA does not directly manage people. However, this in no way lets the TA off the hook, so to speak, from influencing, mentoring, coaching and providing direction to members of the Testing Organization - all very important responsibilities of the TA.

Role of Test Architect :

provides Technical Leadership and Strategic Direction to the Testing Organization (TO)

is responsible for Test Strategy formulation

helps Formulate & Develop effective Test Architecture per organizational needs

is Technically responsible for all the Testing performed by the TO

is the foremost Technical Authority and is responsible for the overall Quality of deliverables across all parameters, both functional and non-functional including performance, security, usability, etc.

is expected to pro-actively analyze current processes and practices and suggest/ drive improvements. Also, defines processes as needed

has wide-reaching scope, impact and influence extending beyond the confines of the TO and spans across the entire product organization

is the counter part to the development architect

is involved in driving organization-wide Quality Process initiatives and their implementation to ensure Quality of deliverables

maintains a “big and complete” picture view of the product, its dependencies, organizational goals, technology arena, etc. and helps guide & direct the functioning of the TO appropriately

influences the product organization's future direction, strategy and planning

collaborates effectively & on an on-going basis with all constituents involved in product development & release activity including development, testing, technical publications, marketing, program management and other entities to ensure execution & deliverables per plan

is involved in customer engagements and provides customer facing organizations with necessary technical product support in making presentations, demos, pocs, etc. Also, receives and analyzes existing customer feedback to identify gaps as well as work with deployment / sustaining organizations as needed. Customer engagement activity also spans alpha / beta trial opportunities and acts as a liaison with customers and partners while ensuring Test strategy is aligned appropriately

helps with Test plan development

is responsible for design & development of the TO's Test Automation framework / harness and any in-house tools required. Where tools do not fully meet requirements of the TO, the TA writes code / develops components that can extend available tools or even design & develop tools as needed

is involved in understanding Business requirements and works with the development architect to translate requirements into solution architecture designs. Reviews requirements and seeks clarity as required, participates in product design reviews and works with the development architect and development team to make any design improvements and refinement as needed. Also helps incorporate Testability requirements into design

Analyzes competitive products and technologies and makes appropriate suggestions (may use demos, pocs) to influence product / technology direction

has overall product knowledge and is able to guide both junior and senior team members

influences Technical direction and use of technologies after making necessary evaluations

involved in hiring activities for the TO and mentoring of TO team members

pro-actively seeks to make continuous improvements to Test coverage, execution and automation

is results oriented and has a high degree of accountability, commitment and responsibility. The expectation is that involving a TA in a project is a guarantee of obtaining positive outcomes

participates in test planning for all products handled by the TO and owns the test artifacts such as test specs, code, etc.

Growth upwards from a TA level is towards a more senior role with wider scope of activity & influence across the organization. Needless to state the obvious, there is considerable enhancement in responsibilities and charter as progress is made upwards on the growth path

Extensive Technical skills covering Product, Technologies and Competitive knowledge. Sound knowledge of domain / areas being handled is essential. Its not sufficient to be a specialist in any one area or technology and requires a wide and fairly deep understanding of a gamut of technologies and tools

Knowledge of current industry wide Quality & Test processes and practices, Tools and techniques

Ability to work with teams. This point cannot be emphasized enough since at this level, the last thing that would be acceptable is silo behavior or merely trying to be an individual star performer. Being able to get the team to perform at an outstanding level is absolutely essential here. The “ability to influence” despite not having direct reporting relationships is very key. In this position, a high EQ is as much a necessity as a high IQ. The ability to collaborate and co-operate is important

Excellent communication skills – within and outside of the TO, across teams, with customers – both horizontally and vertically, is important. Effective negotiation skills are very important too.

Another facet that is extremely important is an excellent working relationship with the Manager. No i don't say this because i'm viewed as being on the Management side ! The fact is to be a successful TA, requires working in tandem and close co-operation with Management, keeping Management abreast and updated of developments, seeking and providing inputs and feedback, regular reporting, etc. is very important. This attribute cannot be stressed enough

Ability to focus and prioritize is important. Understanding the distinction between the urgent and the important and effectively prioritizing tasks is key

Needs to focus on the explicit & implicit customer / user needs

Self-management is a key attribute expected of a TA. Being able to work without the need for follow-up or “too much” management is important. The TA should be self-motivated and a self-starter. No, this does not absolve the Manager of the responsibilities of managing the TA as needed !, but a TA should require very little following up to get things done. The expectation is when a TA is assigned to a product, project or specific area, positive & agreed upon results are guaranteed almost always

Ability to motivate self and others is important. Also, vital is being able to set a good example for the other members of the TO to follow

Ability to set goals is also key. In many instances, the TA will need to define and set goals including stretch-goals as appropriate

Patience and a touch of humility is valuable, especially in all dealings with team members. This is especially true when trying to mentor or guide other team members, the ability to articulate in ways that are understood by the listener at their level is necessary while also possessing good listening skills. The humility to acknowledge need for continuous learning and to undertake a program of learning to constantly update skills and keep abreast of current developments in the industry is vital

Ability to strategize and look ahead and at the big picture

A great deal of maturity, accountability, high degree of integrity, highest levels of pro-active behavior, ability to take initiative and professional behavior is naturally expected of a TA

Sound Project Management abilities is important

Software Analysis & Design knowledge/experience is needed while also having a solid background in Software Quality & Testing. Must have hands-on experience having performed both functional and non-functional testing and be able to review requirements, design and even code as needed.

Penetration testing Sample Test Cases / Scenarios

1) Check if web application is able to identify spam attacks on contact forms used in the website.

2) Proxy server – Check if network traffic is monitored by proxy appliances. Proxy server make it difficult for hackers to get internal details of the network thus protecting the system from external attacks.

3) Spam email filters – Verify if incoming and outgoing email traffic is filtered and unsolicited emails are blocked. Many email clients come with in-build spam filters which needs to be configured as per your needs. These configuration rules can be applied on email headers, subject or body.

4) Firewall – Make sure entire network or computers are protected with Firewall. Firewall can be a software or hardware to block unauthorized access to system. Firewall can prevent sending data outside the network without your permission.

5) Try to exploit all servers, desktop systems, printers and network devices.

Webdriver Script : Oracle Database Connectivity


Title  : Oracle Database Connectivity
Author : Gaurav Khanna


package com.gaurav.webdriver;

import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DriverManager;
import java.sql.ResultSet;
import java.sql.SQLException;
import java.sql.Statement;

import org.testng.annotations.Test;

public class OracleDatabaseConnectivity {

public void testoracleDatabaseConnectivity() throws SQLException {

System.out.println("-------- Oracle JDBC Connection Testing ------");

try {

// Causes the class "oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver" to be
// dynamically loaded (at runtime).
} catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {

System.out.println("Oracle JDBC Driver not found !!");



System.out.println("Oracle JDBC Driver Registered!");

// Declaring Connection type variable
Connection connection = null;

try {
// Create Connection Object
connection = DriverManager.getConnection(
"jdbc:oracle:thin:@localhost:1521:orcl", "gaurav",

} catch (SQLException e) {

System.out.println("Connection Failed! Check output console");



if (connection != null) {

System.out.println("Database Connection Successful !! ");

} else {

System.out.println("Connection Failed !!");

// Set Auto Commit to False

// Declaring Statement type variable
Statement stmt = connection.createStatement();

// Storing result in Result Set type variable
ResultSet rset = (ResultSet) stmt
.executeQuery("select * from user_tables");

// Extracting data from result set
while (rset.next()) {

// Closing Statement and Connection