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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".


Dec
14
answered Reviewing unit tests before implementation
Dec
6
comment How can my team move away from record-and-playback when not everyone has scripting experience?
+1 for DSLs (Domain Specific Languages - like Cucumber's Gherkin) that allow people to write scripts in English or near-English with code-behind written by a developer.
Sep
20
comment Is my pay fair, just based on the fact I have little experience
Great answer. Career-building skills and experience are worth more early in your career than salary these days. At the same time, don't be afraid to move on if you can get a better offer - as long as you can learn in your new position also.
Sep
20
answered Is there a name for these kinds of tests?
Aug
15
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
23
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
12
revised Fundamental classification- discrepancies
Added note at the end on normalcy of frustration w/ lack of consistent definitions
Jul
12
answered Fundamental classification- discrepancies
Jul
12
comment Are Exhaustive “Brute Force” UI Tests Worth It?
Another point on UI testing for the wrong reasons: Resorting to rigorous UI testing can be a sign of untestable code, that isn't being tested at lower levels well enough. UI testing should be essentially just making sure the UI responds the way it should - and not functionality testing (with some exceptions, e.g., end to end tests). Unit tests, API tests, component tests, etc. should cover functionality. UI tests should be a small part of the overall testing effort in most cases.
Jul
12
comment Suitability of functional testing to problems with many interrelated inputs
Do you know where you read this? A link might help us understand the context of what this person meant by "functional testing".
Jul
2
comment Where should test fixture code live?
Changed the accepted answer to match what I actually did in the end . . apologies if this has led to any confusion
Jul
2
accepted Where should test fixture code live?
May
4
awarded  Yearling
Feb
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
20
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
14
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
14
comment Resume and job seeking advice - career change from Development to Testing
@gbjbaanb, MS isn't actually a bad place these days, at least not from a work/life balance standpoint. Flexible hours, options to WFH, and little to no overtime expected on most teams that I saw.They also have great HR and benefits support for mental health. If you are a manager or lead, there's a fair amount of pressure - but they generally do a good job of sheltering the individual contributors :) I guess they've learned from their past mistakes . . . they aren't a perfect company, but I thought work/life balance was one of their strong points when I was there.
Jan
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
19
comment Is browser version matrix a thing of the past?
One site I test skews heavily towards older browsers - we don't test IE9 and do test IE6 because of what we see in the web logs. We'll be keeping an eye on these numbers, but otherwise don't see major changes coming.