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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.


Oct
22
comment Proxy setting for JMeter
In your browser with the proxy set up the way you show, are you able to navigate to google.com? Also, you may want to tell Firefox to use the system proxy settings, and change those, that way many other browsers and applications will automatically use those settings.
Oct
10
comment ElementNotVisibleException on Mac, not Windows
A Webdriver defect on one platform and not another is definitely not unheard of. One other possibility is that the web site itself has some forked logic for different browsers. Have you opened up the developer tools on a Mac and made sure that in the DOM, the identifier you are using in your code would still be valid?
Oct
9
comment How to make good impression as a functional tester in front of recruiter/employer
I agree with all of these points. As a hiring manager, number 3 has been one of the most important ones for me. It is an instant no hire when i ask someone a question and they tell me an answer that is clearly incorrect, but act confident about it. I would rather have someone tell me that they don't know something, or aren't sure about something then have them try to pretend like they know.
Oct
8
comment How to Implement Page Object and Page Factory Pattern in Selenium Webdriver?
You may also want to check this out: sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/3798/…
Sep
24
comment How to ignore/accept/avoid SSLHandshakeException while trying to check for broken links?
Does the url you are trying to hit require authentication? Does it prompt for a user/password if you hit it directly within your browser in an incognito window?
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
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
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
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
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
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
7
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
1
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
1
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