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I'm an Australian software developer working in the Oil & Gas industry. Programming in C#, WPF and Go. Big Raspberry Pi fan. I'm on twitter @dodgy_coder and write a blog at dodgycoder.net


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comment Encouraging project teams to define Edge cases
Pernilla, maybe you could start by asking the development team to simply give you a list of their unit test method names. This might be a good start, and is quite useful since these are normally quite descriptive and related to their exact purpose.
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accepted How to test the graphical contents of a bitmap or a PDF file?
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revised How to test the graphical contents of a bitmap or a PDF file?
added an update for the method used to determine image similarity
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comment How to test the graphical contents of a bitmap or a PDF file?
Great points here, thanks.
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comment How to test the graphical contents of a bitmap or a PDF file?
@user246, yes I am testing what happens before the image generation in separate unit tests, e.g. reading and processing the data which is used to generate the graphics. So I'm viewing this particular test more like an integration test.
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comment Encouraging project teams to define Edge cases
RE: "probably they are covering this in their unit testing but we ... do not have much visibility of this". The devs should be happy to give you some detailed information about their unit tests which would be a good start for you. In my own experience with QA teams (as a dev), this doesn't happen nearly enough, probably a bit of fault on both sides.
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answered What methods do you use to analyze / define attack surface for a software?
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revised How to test the graphical contents of a bitmap or a PDF file?
Added some information in the first paragraph.
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asked How to test the graphical contents of a bitmap or a PDF file?
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answered Under what circumstances is Sikuli better for test automation than Selenium or Watir?
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comment Best free (or very cheap) automation tool for Windows GUI testing?
SIKULI is outstanding for WPF work as it doesn't rely on any window IDs/classes/HREFs based methods that can quickly become unstuck when testing a WPF app. It has also got the added advantage of being completely independent of the Visual Studio and the .NET environment, which is a good thing when it comes to independent testing.
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comment What are key properties of a great QA team member?
+1 for diplomacy ... a poisonous atmosphere can easily spread throughout an organisation due to an unecessarily combatative relationship between the dev team and the qa team.
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comment What goes in your definition of done (DoD) ?
So are bugs found on the steel thread called steel bugs?