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I have been a tester, or led test groups, for over 15 years. Working in Windows, *nix and distributed environments I've come in as the first part of QA and built groups or joined existing groups. I like process and am an evangelist for process improvement. I also dabble in tool smithing, while I am not a great coder I stick with it and have built up a nice array of tools over the years in Perl, Ruby and PowerShell. I've also used a lot of tools and have been busy as well over in the SQAForums.com site for a number of years.


Aug
8
comment What is the best way to handle minor intermittent automation failures during cross browser testing?
Actually this is not my problem, I use page objects for running the automation scripts so HTML changes don't really affect my changes. My issue is more focused on the framework having issues where it generates a false negative and how I can handle/deal with that.
Aug
7
comment What is the best way to handle minor intermittent automation failures during cross browser testing?
This sort of solution is what I need to settle the issues I am having with the failures, I was doing a similar resolution already so it looks like I was not the only one. Thanks!
Aug
6
accepted What is the best way to handle minor intermittent automation failures during cross browser testing?
Aug
6
comment What is the best way to handle minor intermittent automation failures during cross browser testing?
I think my issue stems from my tests, being browser only due to the application, intermittently fail somewhere in a chain where I cannot verify the immediate error since a subsequent check passes. In general I have confidence in the Framework, but the individual failures trouble me, but perhaps unnecessarily due to the nature of the Web Framework and Browser. Thanks, this sort of gives me a better frame of mind to look at the failures with.
Aug
2
asked What is the best way to handle minor intermittent automation failures during cross browser testing?
Jul
16
answered How to handle self-signed SSL certificate error in IE8? (Selenium Webdriver + Java)
Jul
15
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
10
comment How do you manage the expectations of the management that the QA team would find all the bugs in their owned feature?
@pgraham I never agreed with that because you can always find something new that does not work.
Jul
9
answered How do you manage the expectations of the management that the QA team would find all the bugs in their owned feature?
May
11
comment What's the difference between code coverage and test coverage?
+1 for having the same definition as me! :)
May
4
comment How should you interview for QA positions?
I used to like the "test this <object>" question and got some good use out of it, but after awhile it became stale as people either heard about it or I just got tired of the same responses. I like the whiteboard and use that now when I can, give a diagram and start a discussion and that works out well.
May
3
awarded  Yearling
May
2
awarded  Critic
Apr
2
comment Promoting Non-Functional Testing
I'd almost answer this with Load and Stress testing, since this seems to be what is being asked in the first sentence. But that would not mean less focus on testing during the UAT phase if you are looking to front-load testing...which is how I would read this.
Feb
8
accepted Is it good practice to combine my Test and Prod BDD tests in one Framework?
Feb
8
accepted What would be a good term for continuous testing post-deployment?
Feb
6
comment Is it good practice to combine my Test and Prod BDD tests in one Framework?
If the Framework is built to run only specific tests in each environment the impact can be mitigated, this is something I tried with Tags and SpecFlow unsuccessfully. Some tests are ideally suited to run in both environments and provide some Acceptance Test capability in Prod. I think part of this stems from my comfort level and these answers are making me think that I should be more than able to run them in both if I deem them capable.
Feb
3
comment Is it good practice to combine my Test and Prod BDD tests in one Framework?
This has been my experience as well, but I built up my tests this time to cover more functional areas; plus what I am testing doesn't really allow itself to manipulation or a framework.
Feb
2
comment Is it good practice to combine my Test and Prod BDD tests in one Framework?
I've always tended to run a Test Suite in test and that has been the most automation I had, running automated acceptance suites in Production is slightly new. Before I just used a checklist, and some Use Cases from the code package. I'm not sure about downsides, but in some ways I feel like I shouldn't be using the same tests in both environments even though I know its simpler for me. I don't worry about load, since when this is run it's late at night when usage is light or we are in a maintenance window.
Feb
2
revised Is it good practice to combine my Test and Prod BDD tests in one Framework?
updating title