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Contract developer at iSoftStone, avid Science Fiction reader, devoted husband and father of three.


Aug
18
comment How do you test a backend API
Also, if the back-end expects heavy traffic, it brings in a whole other category of load and performance testing.
Aug
18
comment How do you test a backend API
Nice answer. I'd also specifically call out the network as another one of those dependencies you'll want to consider in your testing - the back-end must behave reasonably when the network gets wonky, which it will. (Wonky means things like missing responses and broken sessions.)
Jul
21
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
14
awarded  Critic
Dec
14
answered What is a good website to hack around using Selenium?
Dec
14
awarded  Commentator
Dec
14
comment What is a good website to hack around using Selenium?
I like this answer less because if a single person both writes and tests the page, you will make it very easy to test - unique 'id' attributes on all the useful elements, for example. A lot of the more interesting functionality and learning can only be done on a page where everything isn't "just right".
May
4
awarded  Yearling
May
4
awarded  Yearling
Dec
8
comment Is there some published JavaScript with a list of 'interesting' test strings?
The tests-for-strings.html one looks pretty good, thanks. I asked for a JavaScript object because I was hoping for something pretty plug-and-play, to save myself some typing.
Dec
2
comment Is there some published JavaScript with a list of 'interesting' test strings?
Given enough volume, random is probably better than just guessing, but I'd still like to have some list of "known problematic" strings. The character set offered on that page also seems quite limited: no unicode, no punctuation.
Dec
2
comment Is there some published JavaScript with a list of 'interesting' test strings?
I certainly would have guessed that all those things are out there, but a while spent fruitlessly searching Google and StackOverflow seems to say they are not.
Dec
2
awarded  Student
Dec
2
asked Is there some published JavaScript with a list of 'interesting' test strings?
Sep
24
comment How do you test for everything that could go wrong?
Oh, and if you happen to run your app in a data enter, go talk to your ops guys; they will give you plenty of ideas for additional testing.
Sep
24
answered How do you test for everything that could go wrong?
Sep
24
comment How do you test for everything that could go wrong?
Root cause analysis is key. Find out what failed, figure out why you didn't catch it, and fix that.
May
12
awarded  Nice Answer
May
11
revised Which locator do you use with Selenium CSS or XPath?
updated the grammar
May
10
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