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SDET with 5 years of experience in software testing & BS in Computer Science. I'm also not very good at filling out "About Me" sections. I'm not as much of an expert as I'd like to be, so am trying to soak up knowledge as fast as I can while balancing work and "real life".


Jan
18
comment What are the deliverables of the QA department?
This is a good answer that clears up a major misunderstanding about the field of QA, and I'd love to see it expanded. There are many common types of information delivered to help make better decisions, and a brief analysis of the circumstances in which to deliver each would be wonderful (especially as this skill of knowing what to deliver when is key to developing beyond a junior or mid-level QA engineer). E.g.: bugs, risk analysis, advice on quality practices tailored to that company or team, metrics, and tools to gain quality information automatically.
Sep
19
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
26
comment Is it realistic to try to hire someone who is a developer and a tester?
The same thing goes for prestige. IME, "prestige" often translates into "respect and support to do my role well". I've often had to deal with huge amounts of overhead because helping the tester do their job just wasn't a priority for the team, even with 10-to-1 dev / test ratios.
Jul
24
awarded  Excavator
Jul
24
revised What benefit does having developer experience or background have on the effectiveness of a tester?
typo fixed
Jul
24
comment Should a salary bonus be based on bugs in released code or other metrics?
You posted your (excellent) answer while I was writing mine :-)
Jul
24
answered Should a salary bonus be based on bugs in released code or other metrics?
Jul
18
accepted Load testing APIs & web services resource?
Jul
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
27
answered Is adding IDs to everything standard practice when using Selenium?
Jun
19
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
4
comment Load testing APIs & web services resource?
Nope, I'm looking for general information. We're getting a lot of value from our load testing, and I'm trying to get ideas about how we can best improve what we are doing to get more value out of it. I'm hoping to avoid digging through resources tailored to a relatively specific use case to extract the generally useful bits, though it looks like that might be the only option. I'm really surprised that there doesn't seem to be a good book on this subject - load testing web services seems to be a hot thing these days.
May
26
awarded  Popular Question
May
4
awarded  Yearling
May
1
answered Testing for SU Sprints
Apr
22
asked Load testing APIs & web services resource?
Feb
19
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
18
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
21
comment Deployment Testing - when to perform
Can the process of creating the RIP be automated?
Jan
21
comment Test team names
We ended up going with a fun acronym that includes "QA". It works for our company culture. We refer to ourselves as testers or SDETs (we're geographically close to Microsoft, so this makes sense). So we're kind of straddling the test / QA argument. Since two of the top 3 answers are defending testing, I'm picking the top test-defending answer. But, I think Joe's answer is a great response, too.