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Welcome to SQA. As @user246 says, there's nothing intrinsically wrong with using your application under test to generate your test data - although you probably do want to have tests that validate the data you generate that way. While you technically don't need to have test data reflecting real usage conditions there are times and cases where this is a ...


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Whenever I see something like this I start to think "it depends" on many things. What are your expectations for the migration? What are your coworkers expectations? Do they mesh? What is your intent going forward? It's hard to really say what the best practice is, without really know what you hope to achieve with this. My experience in this area has ...


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I don't have a good answer about best practices, but can share some experience- An in house bug tracker was replaced by another in house bug tracker. the new tool was totally redesigned from the floor up. During the transition we made an effort to close most of the old bugs, the important once were migrated and the less important once were left at the old ...


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I'm a workmanlike Tester who's had the good fortune to work with some excellent people over the years. When I hire people, there are some key characteristics I look for: Eye for detail This is the obvious one. Testers need to be able to see the little details that others miss. You know those Facebook questions? The ones that go: Spot the mitsake : 1 ...


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I'd like to add something I haven't seen in many of the other answers - I think that the passion for QA is extremely important in a person looking for a QA position. It seems like a no brainer, but the reality is that there are many people out there who see QA positions as a stepping stone to development. I think that someone who truly wants to be a dev in ...


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I will add to the above answers: Pays attention to details.



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