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May
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answered Are state transition diagrams a good software testing technique
May
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comment How do you prepare yourself for a testing position?
How do you get yourself into a "thinking outside the box" mindset? Hmm. Read Edward De Bono - and do the exercises. Read interesting material outside the field that's relevant to testing - about how we make decisions, heuristics, perception and biases. Try mindmapping, or other ways of getting info into visual form. Every time you run a test - ask yourself, can I think of at least 3 different ways to achieve this task? Do I know which ones the user will pick? Learn about heuristic test oracles like HICCUPPS and use them. Practice test katas. Get hold of Elizabeth Hendrickson's Cheatsheet.
May
30
comment Will the new ISO/IEC 29119 Software Testing standard work with agile methodologies like Scrum?
@sean_robbins You've got further than I have then. I requested a draft copy at the time of the original post, and have yet to even get a response. Agreed on the ppt not looking promising.
May
30
awarded  Civic Duty
May
30
comment Good Watir or Watir-Webdriver tutorials/resources for new-to-automation testers?
Thanks Marc - the book looks like it'll be a great resource for Watir beginners.
May
29
revised How do you design your test method/function
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May
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comment How do you design your test method/function
thanks for editing, much clearer now!
May
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do you design your test method/function
May
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revised What are some tools for fuzz testing?
added link to video tutorial
May
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asked Good Watir or Watir-Webdriver tutorials/resources for new-to-automation testers?
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comment How do you design your test method/function
Tarun - I realise you don't want to put your approach in, but it's a bit hard to figure out what your question is here! I'm always interested in test design questions, but I can't figure out what you're trying to ask here - can you add a bit more detail?
May
28
comment How do you prepare yourself for a testing position?
@glowcoder - it's not 8 hours, it's usually just 2 hours for a session. Not sure you're in the right timezone, but there are people doing weeknight sessions too now.
May
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comment When is it OK not to have dedicated testers/QA team?
I've worked in teams where test and dev reported in to the same manager, and teams where we reported into different managers. In my experience, the greater the separation, the more politics there were, which made the testers' jobs so much harder. Given a choice, I'd always now choose to be embedded alongside devs.
May
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comment What is meant by “Automated tests don't find new bugs”?
Not always. You might be working on a legacy app, where most of the code is completely untested, or you might be working on a waterfall project where the "testing phase" doesn't start until the "development phase" is done.
May
26
comment Is it possible to configure Android's Monkey test for better web testing ?
Rsf - I think in order to get answers, you'll need to give a couple of examples of something you're having difficulty doing at the moment.
May
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comment System for keeping track of regressions reported by RSpec
On those lines - this Stack Overflow question might be useful: stackoverflow.com/questions/5004286/…
May
26
comment looking for a way to exercise Android web browser
why is this a separate question from your original one? I'm confused by your statement that you don't want to test the browser, but lower layers, followed by the request for advice on Selenium - could you give an example of something you want to achieve?
May
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awarded  Talkative
May
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revised How can I select a file to put into a file_field without using the absolute path with Watir / Ruby?
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May
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comment What proficiency should a software tester have in SQL?
You didn't specifically ask for this in your question, but if you're looking for resources to brush up on SQL, I asked this question over on the DBA stackexchange and got a ton of good resources: dba.stackexchange.com/questions/29/…