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You already have a very solid foundation to build on, with your impressive knowledge about QA and your professional skills. If you can supplement that with more technical skills and expertise in test automation, you will have a very valuable (and rare) profile on the job market. From my experience with the many excellent people I have had a chance to work ...


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Dont forget about www.udemy.com as its a great resource and the teaching is well structured. Now flipping this around a bit, where would you Tod Hostetler start if you had to teach someone on how to become a competent QA Manager as I seem to be getting more and more calls for a Technical QA manager with a development background. Cheers.


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This is an excellent question. I had multiple times slowed down to ramp up. I would suggest to keep one core strength and develop on others on the fly. Set Learning Goals and Identify Coding Exercises Coding for basic web service, writing unit test code Basics of Java Programming - Datastructures, basic programs exercises Basics of TestNG, Test mobile ...


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You have really good experience and it would great if you learn automation tool properly. According to me you should learn following tools : 1 - Selenium IDE [Basic selenium using firefox selenium addon to record and verify things] 2 - Selenium Web driver [Using this you can write your own automated script] 3 - Jmeter [It allow you to do best load/stress ...


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As a start, I would recommend going through this guys blog and working out all of the exercises on his site.


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This is a very strong "yes". You might want to limit yourself a little in the overall validation, but checking response codes only is a strong fail in my opinion. Additionally just checking the result by checking a single phrase or word is not enough. Update: This response answers the topic question: "Should load test validate functionality?" and does not ...


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The load test should reflect the kind of traffic you expect to see in production. If that means a lack of button presses when a page is in a certain state, that's what you should do. The fact that the server allows workflows that the client prevents is good to know, but apparently your customer believes most traffic will come from users who use the ...


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Ideally, test automation should be subject to the same level of validation production code gets - which of course tends to lead to the "turtles all the way down" problem with test code that tests the test code which tests the test code which... ad infinitum. What I've found as a viable alternative is a collection of practices and strategies that generally ...


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In my experience, solely testing ETL isn't a viable career path. As Brent suggested, it would be a part of Business Intelligence but not normally something that can be done by itself. In answer to your other question, ETL development would be creating the functionality that enables the Extract - Transform - Load process to work, whereas ETL testing would be ...


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ETL basically stands for Extract Transform Load - which simply implies the process where you extract data from Source Tables, transform them in to the desired format based on certain rules and finally load them onto Target tables. There are numerous tools that help you with ETL process - Informatica, Control-M being a few notable ones. So ETL Testing ...


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As answered above there is no such thing as "waterfall testing". Waterfall Model is a software development methodology. There are various other methodologies also. All design technique have their own pros and cons. which methodology to follow, depends on what strategy and processes are followed in ur organization. U can go through the book by Rex Black ...


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As far as I know, there is no such thing as "waterfall testing". The term "waterfall" is used for one approach to the entire software development lifecycle. See the generic Wiki article here. That being said, test design techniques (and most test-related topics) will remain relevant, regardless of the specific process in your company. I would recommend ...



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