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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.


Oct
12
asked What would be a good term for continuous testing post-deployment?
Oct
11
comment Best guidelines for bug reporting?
It's really hard to get more than this list, anything I would have done Joe has listed. Nice work! :-)
Oct
11
answered Best practices to test PowerShell cmdlets?
Oct
11
comment Problem with IE9 security certificate when accessing HTTPS URLs using Selenium 2 WebDriver
Self-signing I have found is the best solution in many of these scenarios, I did get the Security Exception add-ons for FF and IE8 to get around this in my environment. Have yet to try IE9 in my environment but I'm hoping it will be the same.
Oct
7
accepted What is a good way to refresh page elements when using WebDriver .Net with IE 8?
Oct
3
answered What is a good way to refresh page elements when using WebDriver .Net with IE 8?
Sep
30
revised What is a good way to refresh page elements when using WebDriver .Net with IE 8?
Adding in page source change that will indicate change
Sep
30
comment What is a good way to refresh page elements when using WebDriver .Net with IE 8?
So what I need to try and do is determine the change from <div class="RoundedBox Tab inactive" onclick="toggleActiveTab(this, 'ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_PersonalizationTab')"> to <div class="RoundedBox Tab" onclick="toggleActiveTab(this, 'ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_PersonalizationTab')"> and I believe this will be resolved. Not sure how to do this though...
Sep
29
comment What is a good way to refresh page elements when using WebDriver .Net with IE 8?
I think this might be my problem is that the tabs contain the element, it's a matter of what is displayed or not. So even when I do a FindElement it will succeed because the element exists within the page whether or not it is displayed.
Sep
29
comment What is a good way to refresh page elements when using WebDriver .Net with IE 8?
Is there a sleep for Web Driver? I've seen wait and used that but haven't found a sleep - or a pause, that would allow me to wait until the second tab fully displays before looking for objects there.
Sep
28
comment What is a good way to refresh page elements when using WebDriver .Net with IE 8?
Well I'm using the same FindElements syntax when working on Tab1 and on Tab2, which as far as I know should get the current DOM. I avoid XPath whenever I can and am using the ID's of the fields which don't change, so even on intial load the ID's should be the same as any further refreshes. Using Firebug I have verified this is true.
Sep
23
asked What is a good way to refresh page elements when using WebDriver .Net with IE 8?
Sep
23
comment How do you wait for jQuery Ajax calls to complete in Selenium 2
I do use wait with success most of the time, but I do find the timings on some JQuery pages is not quite right and I either end up with errors on the field I am trying to capture as its caught but then not there. Either I end up with Element is not displayed or Element is no longer valid. JQuery definitely takes work with Web Driver to get things just right.
Sep
23
comment How do you wait for jQuery Ajax calls to complete in Selenium 2
I'm finding issues with this that the Wait's are not working for on one particular page I am testing. Did you ever get a working solution for this? I have made multiple waits and field checks on the page but nothing has worked yet.
Sep
22
comment How do you test for everything that could go wrong?
If your UI Tests are brittle then do fewer, I had many UI changes coming in but as I started using the site as Page Objects rather than a recorded UI I had less breakage. Your mileage may vary. I give this one a +1 as it sounds more along the lines of what your problem is, data and inputs, not so much environmental.
Sep
21
answered What are my options for non-local environment creation?
Sep
20
comment How to add screen shot for pass status in UI Automation
If you have a screen shot for failure how did you get it? Can't you use the same tool for a pass as well as a for a failure?
Sep
14
answered Is there some software to document the results of functional software testing?
Sep
13
comment Is there an industry-standard term for choosing which tests to run?
Considering the plethora of terms and overloading of defintions in Testing there is nothing I would call an "industry-standard" perhaps best practice would be a better term to use?
Sep
12
comment Looking for a faulty application for training
I've also used this one for discussions on coverage before, it's a nice break in a presentation and gives the people involved some ways to interact and use their brains.