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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.


Apr
29
comment Crowdfunded feature request system - would it make users hate me?
A possible alternative would be to open source it, and if people want specific features, they can contribute those features, or anyone who is interested could come in and pick a requested feature to implement. If your goal is to monetize and make a little money, this may not be the best answer for you.
Apr
16
comment Automated Test Management: Running, Saving Results, Querying, etc
At my company we have also created custom solutions for much of this. I would love to see a response from someone with some tools that have "everything" you would need, but I don't know of any. It seems like a pretty big gap in the industry if you ask me.
Apr
3
comment how to test mobile application which uses wifi connection?
Do you really want to randomize the signal, or do you want to completely control it, with the ability to vary the signal strength? Randomizing the signal does not seem like the best approach for testing purposes, while varying the signal could be useful.
Mar
21
comment Automate functional testing for WCF services
I haven't used the form based input from SoapUI pro (I have only used the free version) but it seems like for manual testing purposes you can use tools such as Fiddler, or browser plug-ins such as Postman.
Mar
7
comment Load Testing Ajax application
That's true, especially if there is authentication, what will be recorded and played back by default is a session cookie, which will change with each log in, so you would need to execute the login request, extract the session cookie info and replace the session cookie in all future requests with that one, but that's a whole different question :-)
Mar
5
comment Selenium IDE newbie - click on button not working .net
Thanks Caroline, if you find an answer helpful please remember to upvote it as well. If an answer completely answers your question, you can mark it as accepted so that anyone else with the same question in the future will be able to easily find the correct answer.
Feb
25
comment Selenium IDE newbie - click on button not working .net
When you said "doesn't work" do you mean nothing happens, or an exception occurs? It could be an issue of an incorrect css identifier, but we don't have the button html to see if that is the case. Can you include the page's html, or the relevant part of it? We could then create css, xpath or alternative identifiers for you that would work.
Feb
19
comment SQL “sandbox” for new QA staff training: DB structure, approach, deployment and maintenance?
As for SQL vs Oracle, the concepts are going to be pretty much identical, however there are a number of differences in the syntax and built in functions: dba-oracle.com/oracle_news/…
Feb
11
comment Parse .htaccess credentials in Internet Explorer
You may want to include information about what sort of tests you are running, what tool you are using to execute them, etc.
Jan
31
comment Is there load/stress testing software that can be used for Ajax calls?
As user246 stated, they are just HTTP requests initiated by JavaScript. You can use a tool like fiddler, httpwatch or firebug's network tab to view the requests that get sent and then re-create those requests in jmeter or whatever tool you want to use.
Jan
29
comment What are the options for automated testing of screen reader in Web apps?
I recently also found this resource: a11yproject.com
Jan
28
comment What are some small, standalone or web applications for test new QA staff on?
Are you talking about using these in the hiring process before extending an offer?
Jan
28
comment Does anyone know of an automation tool that will perform actions on sending or receiving of an email?
Yep, you should definitely be able to do this under a CI server, you can either use SMTP (may be able to use the one your IT department already uses, if that is what they use) or you can go the route of using a gmail account, instructions in my first comment's link.
Jan
25
comment Does anyone know of an automation tool that will perform actions on sending or receiving of an email?
It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Do the e-mails need to be sent from a certain domain, or could you use a free e-mail such as gmail like in the answer I linked to? Can you give a bit more context about the scenario you want to automate? What is the goal of the automation?
Jan
25
comment Does anyone know of an automation tool that will perform actions on sending or receiving of an email?
Check out this answer: sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/3825/outlook-mail-testing/…
Jan
24
comment What are the options for automated testing of screen reader in Web apps?
Jaws is one of many accessibility tools. If you test on Jaws, why not Window Eyes, Hal, etc. Where do you stop? The time and cost required to test with any of these tools is much higher than ensuring you follow guidelines and best practices for accessibility. At some point you get into testing Jaws itself (which hopefully their own QA team has already done) rather than what you are intending to test, which is that your site is accessible. I briefly used Jaws and Window-Eyes back in the early 2000's for this kind of validation and quickly realized that it wasn't benefiting anyone.
Jan
23
comment How do I get Selenium Server to launch Chrome on 64bit Windows under Jenkins with Selenium Grid?
You should mark this answer as accepted so if other people have the same issue they can easily see that this was the solution.
Jan
15
comment Open source web security testing tools
Burp Suite also has a free edition portswigger.net/burp. The professional edition, while not free is extremely cheap compared to other comparable solutions at $299 for a license.
Jan
10
comment Selenium WebDriver: select value from KendoUI DropDownList
Ah, that would definitely explain it for that case. I was going off of the example that was provided in the question, which still had a select element with child options.
Jan
10
comment Selenium WebDriver: select value from KendoUI DropDownList
I'm still not sure what you mean. By "The controls you see on the page" what are you referring to? Once the JavaScript executes and you are looking at the DOM loaded in the browser, it for sure is just a select element with option elements as children.