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I'm a Professional Software Tester and Scuba Instructor. I write on occasion.


Mar
27
comment Lean documentation
Can you explain what you mean by "do all the documentation"? What is an LR?
Mar
23
comment How do you test reports and analytic engines like BI/BW?
Can you can explain why this article might be useful? Besides the similarity in title?
Mar
20
comment Is it a good idea to use a GitHub repo to track test cases?
I do the same thing. This is what GIT was designed for = storing code.
Mar
3
comment Test Automation Engineer, no record-playback?
I use Ruby with Selenium. There are lots of free sources for learning Ruby like learncodethehardway.org/ruby, CodeCademy, etc. Also check out the Selenium Bootcamp: saucelabs.com/resources/selenium-bootcamp/chapter-1-get-started
Mar
3
comment Can someone clear-out these job posts for me once and for all?
It's also about creating custom solutions to the custom problems you have. Not every testing problem will be addressable by a vendor tool.
Feb
25
comment What is the process for developing a test plan?
@djangofan What evidence do you have that /most/ people use an ISO standard? Do you have /any/ evidence or observations that even a few people or testers use it?
Feb
16
comment Best documentation to start with before starting Automation
@user6336 I suggest you do the minimum necessary to explain things, only because you run the risk of being detailed in the wrong way / leaving out necessary information. That is of course the inherent problem in heavily scripted text - there's always something missing (it's the curse of knowledge).
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?