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If I was being interviewed and was asked this question, first of all i would start off by trying to quench my curiosity. How much time do i have? What type of a toaster is it? How much power limit does it operate on as per the vendor? Does the vendor provide any user manual or claims documentation? How does it work? Is it timer based or manual toaster? ...


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When is a good time to develop new automated test, and who should be responsible for this? Developing the structure of the automation can begin very early on in the process. Once the requirements are set the objects can start getting built out, be put into classes and a lot of the assertions can be built that way all that remains is ToDos that hook ...


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I'd suggest starting with looking at the answers to these questions: How to become a more Creative Software Tester? How can a Software Tester use "Out of the Box" thinking approach to find more bugs? There are a lot of useful suggestions there. Some other things that can help: Practice pattern recognition: Take a large data dump or log ...


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As always, it depends. If the application developers have been building unit and integration automation that runs with each build, you aren't as far behind as you would be if no low-level automated checks existed. QA is usually in charge of automated GUI checks and may also be in charge of some of the high-level headless automated checks (such as API ...


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Usually developers write unit tests (because unit tests are close to the code developers know well). Automated GUI test use different instrumentation (Selenium?) so need a bit different skillset. Sometimes might be even developed in different language: because GUI tests are inherently slower, it might make sense to use language like Python which allows you ...


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Instead of thinking about the tests first - stress, functional, whatever - think about who cares about the results of the test, and what does that imply about the importance of the test? For a toaster, there is: The purchaser/toast-er. The want it to work, make good toast, look good in the kitchen, last a long time, and not electrocute them. (This is just ...


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Typical product company interview question. The primary intent for this question is to question the system, assumptions, design aspects and arrive at various possible cases in terms of coverage, localization aspect. Repeat Answers from link http://www.careercup.com/question?id=3428807 Its more of a practice / thinking process to assess / analyse / validate ...



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