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Staff Test Architect in a leading international company. Specialize in embedded software and hardware testing.


May
30
comment How do you design your test method/function
+1 at the end of the day developers need to reproduce the bug, when I tried combinations of tests in order to reduce the number of total test cases (actually this applies to testing in general, not just functions testing) I got a lot of complaints from developers.
May
28
accepted How to avoid duplicated bug reports, described from different user perspective ?
May
26
asked looking for a way to exercise Android web browser
May
26
accepted How do you approach a new project from a testing perspective?
May
26
accepted reporting cumulative test results
May
26
comment What are good guidelines to determine when to automate a test?
why not automate ? except for the obvious- a test that can't be automated (not uncommon in embedded systems) some reasons are: - the automated test is not the same as the manual test, for example using GUI events is not exactly the same as real usage. - automating the test requires too much resources, from people to test equipment or plain time - automatically parsing the results of the test is difficult, I once automated a complicated setup including a SmartBits machine, Wi Fi access point and several Wi Fi stations. Exercising it was easy, deciding a pass/fail result impossible.
May
26
answered How should I test the output of image renderers thoroughly, efficiently and in a branchable way
May
26
answered What are good guidelines to determine when to automate a test?
May
26
comment What proficiency should a software tester have in SQL?
The title should be changed to better match the question, "software tester" is a very broad term. Consider something like "database software tester".
May
26
comment How to avoid duplicated bug reports, described from different user perspective ?
This won't work, by definition words are less likely to repeat when describing something from another point of view.
May
25
comment How to avoid duplicated bug reports, described from different user perspective ?
Usually this isn't a real problem, but from time to time a symptom is severe leading to unnecessary extreme reaction, for example a code merge problem caused a show stopper bug days before the dead end for delivering the product. People were urgently called even before someone had the chance to do initial investigation. To answer your question- yes, we add make sure to add an analysis to each bug, and search our database every time anew bug arrives, most of the time the search is virtual since many of the bugs and bug reports are good enough to show the root cause.
May
25
asked How to avoid duplicated bug reports, described from different user perspective ?
May
24
answered Does automating your manual tests give you good automated tests?
May
24
comment How would you call on-device unit tests ?
I wrote BIST years ago, and they are a totally different beast... As you said BIST is meant to give PASS/FAIL results for malfunctioning hardware
May
24
comment How would you call on-device unit tests ?
not diagnostics, those are real unit tests- API tests, boundary values etc.
May
24
asked How would you call on-device unit tests ?
May
23
asked Is it possible to configure Android's Monkey test for better web testing ?
May
19
comment When is it OK not to have dedicated testers/QA team?
There are two problems with that-the first is that most developers lack testing skills and know-how, the second is that real system tests usually requires infrastructure and someone working 100% to maintain it.
May
19
answered When is it OK not to have dedicated testers/QA team?
May
19
answered What are some ways In which testing a mobile application is different from testing a PC application?