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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.
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revised What benefit does having developer experience or background have on the effectiveness of a tester?
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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 :-)
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answered Should a salary bonus be based on bugs in released code or other metrics?
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accepted Load testing APIs & web services resource?
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answered Is adding IDs to everything standard practice when using Selenium?
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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.
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answered Testing for SU Sprints
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comment Deployment Testing - when to perform
Can the process of creating the RIP be automated?
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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.
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comment Test team names
I'd be less worried about internal reputation, and more concerned about external presentation - think hiring. Obviously the company knows what we do or can be educated to better understand it, but we want to send as many signals to potential new hires as we can that will help them understand if they might be a fit for our culture.