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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".


Jul
15
comment Making scrum-fall work for the short-term
I like "Wagerfall" in this case. I feel like I'm wagering on the PM eventually getting the spec together and no one expecting too much from me in the meantime :p
Jul
15
revised What is the best way to report test results?
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Jul
15
comment What is the best way to report test results?
@Tristaan, I was thinking from the stakeholders' point of view. I agree that more emails makes sense for testers, and will update my answer accordingly. @Aruna, what form would this test report take? If it's emailed for every test run including successes, then you run into the "I get too much email, I will just ignore this" issue again. If you are sending emails for failures only, I would definitely recommend including a link to the online test results there.
Jul
15
answered What is the best way to report test results?
Jul
13
accepted Are testing conferences usually worth attending?
Jul
12
comment Are testing conferences usually worth attending?
@Laura, if you make that a separate question, I'll vote it up. I think it deserves its own replies.
Jul
12
asked Are testing conferences usually worth attending?
Jul
11
accepted Making scrum-fall work for the short-term
Jul
7
asked Making scrum-fall work for the short-term
Jul
7
comment Adapting agile testing
It might help to post these as separate questions, or collapse them into a question about whether there are practices in testing that are inherently non-Agile.
Jul
6
answered How to eliminate \ reduce invalid failures in automation due to GUI changes?
Jul
6
revised Testing a data de-duplication and matching engine
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Jul
6
answered Testing a data de-duplication and matching engine
Jun
28
comment Question: C# Selenium: Read rows from html table until the last row is found, and Store in array
What is the question? Why does QuickWatch say this?
Jun
23
comment Where should test fixture code live?
Went over this with the developer, and it sounds like in order to use the typed objects, etc., we'd need to have an interface we could include to get code to compile :( Instead I'll provide an interface for inclusion in SUT test projects. The SUT test project will include the only the fixture interface and fixture implementations. Then I'll use Reflection in my test harness code to load the implementations of the interface and execute them. I have access to their solutions in source control, so can set up the test projects myself. Getting interfaces from devs, not so easy.
Jun
23
comment Where should test fixture code live?
Thanks, that's what I was looking for. I think I'm trending in that direction right now. The dev has some code snippets already available that I can borrow (I'm pretty lousy at Reflection). Can you edit your answer to include your comment? I'd like to have it be a bit more visible for anyone else looking at this question in the future :)
Jun
23
comment Where should test fixture code live?
Yeah, I strongly suspect that I will be maintaining fixtures partly to avoid this sort of dependency on the developers. So, it sounds like the fixtures in your system dynamically load the production code, but are all in their own solution? Thanks, this is helpful.
Jun
23
comment Where should test fixture code live?
And, thanks much for including your source code
Jun
23
comment Where should test fixture code live?
So far, what we are doing sounds similar - except it looks like all your tests can be executed without knowing anything about the SUT's actual code (e.g., by going through the browser). Am I right? What about testing a .dll that was going to be part of a larger system? Would you include every .dll you are testing in your test solution, or put your actual test code into the .dll solution? or would you create multiple solutions for collections of related .dlls that you are testing that include the .dll and your tests, and have your harness dynamically load their compiled code at runtime?
Jun
22
asked Where should test fixture code live?