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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".


Jun
21
answered Can exploratory testing replace executing manual functional tests?
Jun
21
answered What is the difference between regression testing and re-testing?
Jun
16
comment Should a test method test only one condition?
Good point about unit tests pointing to broken code more quickly if they just check one thing.
Jun
15
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Jun
15
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Jun
15
answered Should a test method test only one condition?
Jun
11
comment Is it easier to write “correct” software in functional languages?
This is probably a better question for programmers.se
Jun
10
comment Workflow shortcut to meet the release deadline
We use a Q&A section on our functional specs on our team wiki to help spec out gray areas. As the whole team gathers information, they update the Q&A section of the wiki so we have the information in one place.
Jun
8
answered Test Strategy Documentation
Jun
7
answered Under what circumstances is Sikuli better for test automation than Selenium or Watir?
Jun
6
comment Writing automated tests for System.Web.HttpApplication
I'm not talking about Selenium or UI testing. "Record and Playback" with mocks means queuing values to return (recording), and then when your test calls those methods, they get returned (playback). Rhino Mocks is an example of this. See ayende.com/wiki/Rhino+Mocks+Introduction.ashx for examples of this style of mocking. Incidentally, while writing this comment I learned that Rhino Mocks has moved beyond Record and Playback to Arrange, Act, and Assert: blog.benhall.me.uk/2008/05/…
May
31
answered Who is ultimately responsible for issues that are found after software is released?
May
31
comment Should automated tests be efficient?
There was a joke on my old team that tests that don't do anything have the best performance. There was also a joke that when all the tests passed, there was something wrong with the test system.
May
31
answered Should automated tests be efficient?
May
27
comment Is a distinction between “testing” and “checking” useful?
Thanks, this is a great response. I like your point about guessing.
May
27
comment How can I select a file to put into a file_field without using the absolute path with Watir / Ruby?
I like it here, too. There is some overlap between SE sites. I just wasn't seeing many answers at that time :)
May
25
comment How can I select a file to put into a file_field without using the absolute path with Watir / Ruby?
This might be good on Stack Overflow, since it's essentially a coding question.
May
25
comment What proficiency should a software tester have in SQL?
+1 for mentioning creating test data, and also for mentioning that it's not a core skill (at least for most testers).
May
25
comment Database code unit testing tips
What environment are you using? There are some special tools available for some environments.
May
25
accepted Does anyone have a good list of steps for reducing a bug?