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I am currently a QA lead at Nike, leading a team of 4 in manual and automated testing efforts.

Prior to Nike, I was at Webtrends for 2+ years, and prior to that was at Microsoft for 13 years. During my time at Microsoft my responsibilities evolved from test planning and manual testing on various projects to --> writing automation and overseeing manual testing efforts from vendors to --> Developing automation tools and processes for the Windows Live organization including a web UI automation framework and a test result reporting platform as well as other smaller tools. At Webtrends I was the most senior automation engineer and was responsible for creating and executing on an automation plan for the company. We went from no automation to significant coverage via UI automation for both of our legacy products as well as near 100% web service automation for one of our new products. In addition, I created performance test suites for 3 products and was involved in hiring 5 additional developers in test for the company.


Sep
9
answered How to work with changing element id in the html code
Sep
9
comment How to click on Canvas element?
What browser and version of web driver are you using? I have extensively automated a canvas application and using the selenium click method has worked just fine. I did have issues doing more complex actions (like drag and drop) using actionBuilder and had to instead create javascript to create and execute events. I could share that if interested, but it does not answer your question.
Sep
9
comment want to scroll down page/form using selenium webdriver
Are you trying to find a particular element by scrolling, or you just want to arbitrarily scroll down? If you want to scroll in order to view a specific element, you can use the scrollIntoView or scrollTop javascript methods.
Sep
9
answered Windows Desktop Test Lab
Sep
8
comment Software Tester: experience first, formal skills then
A couple of other answers that may have some useful information: sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/3846/…, sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/9406/sr-qa-interview-questions/…
Sep
5
comment Does cascading tests violate the “one assertion per Test” principle?
To expand a little bit, you may also want to move register into a class setup, so you register a single user and re-use that for multiple tests. In addition, you could even create a method that will register a user via direct http requests, or inserts into a database to speed things up when that is not the primary thing you are validating, but it is a pre-requisite for other validations to occur.
Aug
21
answered Measuring code coverage in end-to-end tests?
Aug
11
awarded  Yearling
Aug
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I switch to new window using webdriver?
Aug
7
answered Sr QA Interview Questions
Aug
5
comment Pre-load database for testing
If it should be exactly the same, could you back up the database and simply restore it before the automated run? That might be simpler than executing a bunch of updates programatically.
Aug
1
comment Single threaded browser
Hmm, I have used it to increase the number in the past, I have not tried putting it down to 1. I assumed it would work, but apparently not.
Jul
31
answered Single threaded browser
Jul
30
answered Selenium picture Captha validation
Jul
29
comment Are there any unit test frameworks for Java that have a checkbox style UI?
Ah, I didn't realize you could use a checkbox to select which tests to execute, you see a list of tests with pass/fail ticked for each, and can select tests to run via marking them with annotatins, or just right clicking the scope you want to execute, but you are right that it does not allow you to select via a checkbox.
Jul
29
answered Are there any unit test frameworks for Java that have a checkbox style UI?
Jul
23
comment Best Opensource Tool available for Security Testing of Web applications
Ah, sorry. They have a free version, but you are correct, it is not open source.
Jul
22
answered Best Opensource Tool available for Security Testing of Web applications
Jul
22
comment What mathematical skills does testing require?
I'm testing a financial planning tool now and for it, there is probably a requirement for algebra level math. As noted by the answers below, for normal testing and even automation, the required math is pretty minimal.
Jul
21
comment Is it possible to automate Silverlight in windowless mode?
Dmitry's answer below is correct. In addition, a Silverlight plug-in in windowless mode is only an issue if the there is a layer of html displayed over it. If it is the top layer, you shouldn't see any issues. If it is not the top layer, that means that you would not need to interact directly with the Silverlight elements because as a user, the html layer would be intercepting all clicks anyways, and you would just interact with those instead.