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Test Analyst focused on internal IT Development Initiatives. A strong believer in agile practices, self organizing teams, continuous integration, and automation.


Aug
2
comment After writing selenium test cases and integrating them with ANT, where can i see the results?
I find your question a bit confusing. You ask where to "see" the results, but you clearly state that the output goes into the reports folder. So you know where the reports are, what can't you "see"
Jun
11
comment QA Methodology: Do you retest every change on a new build or only changed code?
+1 Death to the gatekeeper mentality. We provide information so stakeholders can make informed decisions.
Jun
5
comment Remove WSDL from SoapUI project without removing test suite [To reduce size of SoapUI project file]
how large is large? Most of my projects are kb in size...
May
5
comment How to automatically break Unit Tests when their related Requirements change (before any code change)
Haven't heard of this before. Why fail tests that could be fine? Just because requirements change wouldn't mean that a unit test for a class would need to change. I would think code coverage would work better. If you fail builds when unit tests aren't added wouldn't that accomplish something similar?
Mar
5
comment Deployment Testing - when to perform
CI, CI, CI! Start small. CI is a lot of work but the value it supplies is hard to measure. Everyone wastes time with manual deployments. When you get to a certain point where builds, deploys and automated tests are automated together the system can seem almost magical.
Dec
2
comment Should tester fix bugs?
Much like everything in testing, it depends on the context.
Dec
2
comment Enforcement of quality as a runtime requirement
Why leave company 1? :)
Oct
1
comment Who writes stories and tests in Agile? BA or tester?
Could you better define your question? From the contents and the title I'm not sure what your question is. Is it what does a tester do in BDD if he isn't writing acceptance tests?
Oct
1
comment Who writes stories and tests in Agile? BA or tester?
@user246 why would giving examples create a bad tester? A bad unmotivated tester is just that, examples or no. I would think that giving a tester examples would empower them to understand whats expected, allow them to automate and then exploratory test the remaining pieces. I'd say the missing piece is working together as a team to come up with the examples, Tester, Dev, and BSA together. To me reviewing later just leads to wasted work.
Sep
28
comment Why isn't Sahi more common?
Thanks for your input you can see my comment above. If you encourage a more open community that would increase its use.
Sep
28
comment Why isn't Sahi more common?
Thanks for the info. The fact that I didn't get any Sahi users to answer is negative enough for me. If there isn't an active open community discussing its use, I wouldn't adopt it.
Sep
28
comment What is automation testing and why do we need it?
Manual testing is expensive. Ask yourself, do we have the time or money to check all functionality each release manually? Running automated tests is much cheaper and repeatable (if done right).
Sep
13
comment Language preferences in the QA community
Javascript is as common as the web, so any tester with coding and web experience would have knowledge. codecademy.com is a great place to send those who want to start learning it. As BJ mentioned, its more important to focus on programming concepts.
Aug
28
comment What does a Sofware QA Person Need to Know to Perform Their Job (Essentially)?
See sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/3238/… for another well put together answer.
Aug
19
comment Software testing: a first step to development?
Your career is what you make it. I've seen testers transition into many different roles - Scrummaster, BSA, PO, Developer, etc. Being a great tester doesn't make you great at a different role, that's the persons choice (which includes staying an awesome tester). I personally would not take a testing job unless I wanted to be a tester, it isn't a stepping stone.
Aug
19
comment Is there a way to use variables in SoapUI?
Answered a similar question on Stackoverflow. You may find it useful. stackoverflow.com/questions/11647467/how-to-use-the-properrty/…
Aug
19
comment What are the best practices for Integration Testing of a middle-ware?
This system sounds quite broad much like the question itself. Do you have a specific question about testing it or challenges with testing it? What have you tried? There is no way anyone could answer it in its current context.
Jul
26
comment Is it effective to have the tester of the software also be the business analyst?
Yes it can work, but in your situation it sounds like it doesn't. I don't think you would be asking this question if you felt it works. Maybe a better question would be how do I get more testing resources on an understaffed team. Just my feeling from what you have written.
Jun
25
comment How to test the test scripts?
+1 for testing your code and making unnecessary Hitchhiker references. Always keep a towel at your desk.
Jun
23
comment How to test the test scripts?
To clarify: are you talking about making a test fail gracefully (as in the test finds a problem and needs to fail)? Or the testing a test user246 described?