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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".


May
19
comment Is a distinction between “testing” and “checking” useful?
Thanks a ton for stopping by and posting! This is very helpful.
May
18
revised Testing of automated scripts
Added info about testing the test harness, which really does deserve extra testing.
May
17
answered Fitting regression testing in a Agile/ Scrum development cycle
May
17
comment Testing of automated scripts
Great point; I added a paragraph on mutation testing at the bottom.
May
17
revised Testing of automated scripts
mutation testing paragraph added at the bottom
May
17
answered What is the difference between “automated testing” and “automated regression testing”?
May
17
comment What is the difference between “automated testing” and “automated regression testing”?
Which is why we should give anyone conflating automated testing and automated regression testing a tongue lashing!
May
17
answered Testing of automated scripts
May
17
answered When is it inappropriate to use white box testing?
May
16
answered How do you adapt agile testing techniques to a regulated industry?
May
16
answered What benefit does having developer experience or background have on the effectiveness of a tester?
May
16
accepted Should I try the evaluation version of HP Quality Center?
May
16
comment Should I try the evaluation version of HP Quality Center?
I wish I could accept two answers . . . this is also very helpful.
May
13
comment Should I try the evaluation version of HP Quality Center?
Thanks, that was my gut impression.
May
13
comment Writing automated tests for System.Web.HttpApplication
I gave an answer, but would be interested in specifically what you are trying to test / abstract away. Are you trying to test the back-end code without having to think about UI? I generally work with devs who stick to thin clients and use services on the backend, so I just call their APIs for as many of my tests as I can, then do additional testing on the UI and E2E scenarios to get the rest of the coverage I need. I'm not sure how this compares to what you are dealing with.
May
13
answered Writing automated tests for System.Web.HttpApplication
May
13
asked Should I try the evaluation version of HP Quality Center?
May
13
comment What are the forms of testing that testers commonly forget?
+1, and I find the problem is exaggerated by people thinking it's not necessary. I remember usability testing, but it's politically inconvenient (company politics, not government), so it still tends not to happen.
May
13
accepted What are some good software QA community websites?
May
13
answered How does a tester's perspective toward software differ from a developer's?