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

Personal website: http://www.cken.st
Software testing blog: http://www.mytechfetish.com
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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.
Oct
29
comment from Merchandising Major to QATester
I think the ability (skill) to do internet research well is something broadly useful to most disciplines - not just testing. I also think it's important to write about the solutions to problems you find in case someone else has the same problem.
Oct
29
comment from Merchandising Major to QATester
No one is ranting - I'm merely stating an opposition to your use of the word. I think what you have written proposes a narrow view of testing and maybe an overly-broad view of someone's impact on ensuring quality. That's fine, we disagree.
Oct
29
comment from Merchandising Major to QATester
I disagree with your use of "please avoid the term 'tester', especially in interviews". That's how I self-identify and I think it's a more accurate term.
Oct
29
comment Testing matrix: occurence/impact/probability of bug
"I would expect testers to document every possible way they could test their owned areas.. This allows them to communicate what they WILL and WILL NOT test. Both are equally important for communication up the management chain." - I completely disagree. The higher you go up the management chain the less the executives care about the details of 1. documenting everything (bad idea in general) 2. the specifics of what you did / did not test.
Oct
29
comment Testing matrix: occurence/impact/probability of bug
I would be careful about stating you know what communicating professionally is like at a company you don't work at.
Oct
29
comment Testing matrix: occurence/impact/probability of bug
Do you use the Heuristic Test Strategy Model (satisfice.com/tools/htsm.pdf) when designing tests? Is that in your curriculum?
Oct
28
comment Will getting a Software Testing Certification benefit me in my career?
There's no age requirement and you can never have too much experience. Does your company provide promotions and salary increases with certifications? Have you asked them?
Oct
28
comment Exploratory Testing
Hi Ishan, exploratory testing is not a "type" of testing - it's not a technique it's an approach and those two differences are important.
Oct
26
comment Resources to learn about testing theory
Here's James Bach's talk on Becoming a Software Testing Expert: youtube.com/watch?v=GhfVK_ubk8U
Oct
26
comment Resources to learn about testing theory
Udacity's course covers some theory but it's more geared towards glass-box testing (which can be useful).
Oct
14
comment ISO standards implement in Software Quality assurance/testing
I've never used this - I'm only trying to help. You can create a template by using the information on the wikipedia page under quality model and then brainstorming ideas / characteristics. I'm not going to do the work for you. =)
Sep
27
comment ISO standards implement in Software Quality assurance/testing
ISO/IEC 9126 has been withdrawn and replaced by ISO/IEC 25010:2011. See here: iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/…
Sep
26
comment What is the difference between Software Test Engineer, Test Automation Engineer and Software Developer in Test (SDET)?
I think this whole question depends on the context of the organization. Many companies might not even use these titles. Then what?
Sep
26
comment Fixes hard to verify because of poor quality bug reports
It depends on how you use your bug tracking system and it depends on the type of problem it is. If its an intermittent issue than yes you can file it as an issue as opposed to a bug. If the customer is reporting something that you can't understand / reproduce without more information you can wait to report that until you have enough evidence to support a conclusion that its a bug, issue, other.
Dec
5
comment What is a good training to signup for to get training for my SQA department?
There are similar events. I haven't done much research into events in Europe but I remember seeing this: ministryoftesting.com/training-events