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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?
May
25
comment Does anyone have a good list of steps for reducing a bug?
Not trying to win, just explain what I'm looking for :) I know it's a weird idea, but these truly difficult-to-repro bugs that matter are so rare yet often so serious when they do occur that I can't afford to wait until I encounter all the possible issues and learn this stuff through personal experience. BTW, I really appreciate your answer and comments; I think I learned as much from this discussion as I did from the answers to the original question.
May
24
comment When is it inappropriate to use white box testing?
Nice blog post :) Thanks for the comment, it's a good point!
May
24
comment Does anyone have a good list of steps for reducing a bug?
Hrm . . . actually, I could give a list of ideas for reduction of a cookie recipe (or an issue in a cookie recipe), if I knew the domain well enough. Someone does it right here: allrecipes.com/HowTo/perfect-cookies/Detail.aspx This is the cookie equivalent of what I'm looking for in bug reduction.
May
24
revised Does automating your manual tests give you good automated tests?
added pros section for when to automate directly, added one more point against automating
May
24
comment Does anyone have a good list of steps for reducing a bug?
+1 - your last paragraph is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for. My own "product / feature" is huge, encompassing multiple services, applications, and web pages (small company, each employee has a large area to cover), so almost every tip will apply to one product or another.
May
24
awarded  Self-Learner