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I am currently a QA lead at Nike, leading a team of 6 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.


Aug
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answered Sr QA Interview Questions
Aug
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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
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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
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answered Single threaded browser
Jul
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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
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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
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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.
Jul
16
comment Which queue implementation to choose to model a queue of test cases to be run?
Why do you need it to support priorities? Why can't you use the built in junit/nunit/mstest/testng (whatever) annotations to basically tag your tests and then execute only tests tagged with what you want? Would that get you what you want? Sounds like maybe you want to create a list of both manual and automated tests to execute and then track progress? Can you give more details? Again, I'm not sure I understand your need for retrieval based on some parameters? Can you give a more clear example?
Jul
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answered What practices are used to avoid constantly testing the login screen in web driver tests?
Jul
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answered Script when passing values from one HTML page to other in Selenium IDE
Jul
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comment How credible are WebDriver tests?
Can you give a little more information about the specific scenario that fails manually? How does it fail? What is the failing behavior?
Jul
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awarded  Curious
Jul
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comment CSVs and JMeter: using variables from a line in multiple samplers
What editor are you using to create the csv file? If you open it in notepad++ or an editor like that where you can view white space characters, try making sure you don't have any extra line feed characters or anything like that.
Jul
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comment Accessing a sub menu within a sub menu using Webdriver with python on IE8
Good to hear, can you share what was wrong so if someone else has the same problem in the future they might learn from it?
Jun
30
comment eclipse is automatically running unwanted selenium tests
You may need to include the entire class in your xml as described here: groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/testng-users/ciy1C9Bt9FY
Jun
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answered Accessing a sub menu within a sub menu using Webdriver with python on IE8