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I'm a Software Tester and Scuba Instructor. Cool, huh?

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Jan
21
comment What is the name of new feature testing in maintenance process?
Sanity testing can also be called smoke testing and is generally done with new features but can also be done with old features that /you/ (as a tester) are new to.
Jan
21
comment What is the name of new feature testing in maintenance process?
I would argue you should /never/ attempt to confirm defects are fixed because its too easy to fall into a confirmation bias and miss important problems. Instead you should try to prove the fixed defects were not fixed and if you can't then state so.
Jan
17
comment what is the relation between test plan, test suite and test case?
Check out this answer explaining what a Test Plan is: sqa.stackexchange.com/a/11723/1455. Are you asking this question in general or referring to a particular type of tool? Different vendors / tools / sources may use terms differently depending on their context and the more you can add to this question the better your answers will be.
Jan
14
comment Is Exploratory Testing a Core part of Agile Methodology?
Just as a reminder, exploratory testing isn't a technique it's an approach. Time boxing is a great idea no matter what task you do (especially if they are open ended).
Jan
8
comment Leadership/Management versus Technical Roles
This question sort of reminds me of this article by a developer at Spotify about how the career ladder is designed to getting people out of Technical roles and into Management roles - as if that's the only / best option: hakkalabs.co/articles/climbing-cto-ladder-fall-2
Jan
8
comment How to Write Test Plan
@Piyush What does this response have to do with the question that was asked?
Jan
5
comment Comparing the term “Build Verification Testing” with “System Testing”
How can communication be successful without placing an emphasis on terminology (if terminology doesn't matter)? Yes coming to an understanding is important but that usually means settling on a definition among team members.
Jan
4
comment Get older versions of Internet Explorer
@TankorSmash Good to know!
Jan
3
comment Can every test be done by automation?
Pointless? What about exploratory test automation? I think it's valuable. FYI: kaner.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/…
Jan
3
comment Blended testing strategy in agile. Is it really possible to do efficiently?
@user970696 What book are you referring to? In risk-based testing you don't /have to have a spec or requirement doc/ but if you have one it might be useful information that effects our view of risk. I could see many ways to use a requirement document in this blended approach and that's why I don't understand your logic. Also it is possible for the authors to be wrong - ever consider that? Why are you so focused on explicitly testing requirements?
Jan
3
comment Blended testing strategy in agile. Is it really possible to do efficiently?
@user970696 verification of requirements can be a crucial aspect but it's not the only thing and it's usually not the most important. In my experience those who focus primarily on requirements don't have a lot of experience in testing.
Jan
3
comment Selenium RC with Firefox portable (Windows)
Why are you using FF portable with Selenium? If you're worried about browser versioning might I suggest virtual machines and/or SauceLabs?
Jan
3
comment Open source web service testing tools comparision matrix
What elements do you want to compare? What decision are you trying to make and why do you think a comparison matrix is useful?
Dec
2
comment How testing of Banking/Insurance Domain is different then any other website testing?
@paul experience (and hopefully coworkers) will help you really define what domain you are in.
Nov
30
comment Asking for help with this Therac 25 bugged code. I don't understand the explanation
For an additional reference on Therac 25: youtube.com/watch?v=izGSOsAGIVQ
Nov
3
comment Training for Penetration Testing
I'm glad that mindmap helped a little!
Nov
2
comment from Merchandising Major to QATester
@SJRose Glad I could help. If you feel one of these answers does in fact answer your question you can mark it by using the check mark next to the votes.
Nov
1
comment Is it possible to covert telerik test studio tests to selenium?
How did you write the tests in Test Studio? Coded using C# or using their record feature?
Oct
31
comment Responsive website testing tools
Firefox has a built-in responsive design tool (tools > web developer > responsive design tool) and so does Chrome (in the developer tools).
Oct
30
comment Is there a good mature SaaS development checklist?
Building (or adding to) your own checklist is probably the best solution since it will be customized to meet your needs. If you have a blog it may not be a bad thing to publish the more general items for others to see and get ideas from.