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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".


May
13
comment What are the forms of testing that testers commonly forget?
+1, and I find the problem is exaggerated by people thinking it's not necessary. I remember usability testing, but it's politically inconvenient (company politics, not government), so it still tends not to happen.
May
13
accepted What are some good software QA community websites?
May
13
answered How does a tester's perspective toward software differ from a developer's?
May
12
comment How do I convince someone who's bought the Record-Playback line that object oriented framework is essential?
Thanks, it works now!
May
12
comment How do I convince someone who's bought the Record-Playback line that object oriented framework is essential?
FYI, I can't get the link to work.
May
12
asked What are some good software QA community websites?
May
12
answered How do you approach a new project from a testing perspective?
May
12
comment Performance testing - a way in?
IMO, "load testing" clarifies the intent well enough. You could look at Amazon Web services, people discuss using EC2 to generate multiple "users" hitting your site - but you'd need an external testing site for that.
May
12
comment Is a distinction between “testing” and “checking” useful?
Thanks a ton for the Michael Bolton link, which is what I was getting at. I'll throw it up in my question.
May
12
revised Is a distinction between “testing” and “checking” useful?
Details, link added from a good answer - helps clarify where I am coming from
May
12
awarded  Nice Question
May
12
answered How do you prepare yourself for a testing position?
May
12
comment How do you prepare yourself for a testing position?
+1 for OP having a good idea of the basics - I was trying to figure out from glowcoder's questions and answers if (s)he was already an SDET or a really savvy dev.
May
12
revised Is a distinction between “testing” and “checking” useful?
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May
12
comment How do you provide proper tests when there is little documentation
+1 for writing up assumptions and exploratory testing for "undocumented features"
May
11
awarded  Quorum
May
11
awarded  Editor
May
11
revised What the most efficient way of testing cross platform (i.e. iOS and Android) applications?
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May
11
answered What the most efficient way of testing cross platform (i.e. iOS and Android) applications?
May
11
comment Do you test using VM, User Agent, MutlipleIE etc?
I think the only reasons to mention company names are (a) the company name is recognizable (b) the info is positive (c) the use of the company name adds credibility, e.g., "This is how Fog Creek does things" or "Google does that" or "Microsoft and Amazon do this differently, but both approaches seem to work OK". I mention my previous experiences at MS by name when appropriate and positive, but not my current (small and unrecognized) employer.