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Jun
7
comment Free tool(s) to test both Windows desktop apps and Web apps, interconnected
Do you have test scenarios, when changing a thing in Web app will affect behaviour of GUI app or vice versa? If so, you would probably need a tool that can access both types of applications or a couple of tools/libraries that be combined together within one test scenario.
Jun
7
comment Open source Projects for Performance/Load/Stress Testing
The OP was not asking for a tool like JMeter to learn, but project to participate in, where through participation he could learn performance testing. Read my comment and his answer.
Jun
7
comment Free tool(s) to test both Windows desktop apps and Web apps, interconnected
Are you sure you want to test via GUI instead of testing the backend or tier behind the GUI directly? That would remove the problem of GUI design changes.
Jun
7
comment Free tool(s) to test both Windows desktop apps and Web apps, interconnected
Whatt are locally installed GUI front-ends? Dekstop app or Web apps with application/HTTP server installed locally? If desktop then what OS they sit on?
Jun
7
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Jun
6
comment Open source Projects for Performance/Load/Stress Testing
Joe, OP is looking project requiring performance testing, not the tool for performance testing. Unless JMeter requires itself that kind of testing ;-)
Jun
6
comment How to test your tests without having the system under test?
This answer my question. Thank you. But this approach means I will have even less time to automate tests, as I will be testing the same feature both manually and automatically. How do you handle that in your team?
Jun
6
comment Open source Projects for Performance/Load/Stress Testing
I understood you would like to work in a team that develops a software requiring performance testing, rather than used for performance testing (e.g., LoadRunner or JMeter as Joe Strazzere suggested in hist answer). Correct me if I am wrong
Jun
5
comment Open source Projects for Performance/Load/Stress Testing
Have you looked for data processing projects? ETL, data warehouse, message routing (Camel?), XML stream querying projects? What about graphics processing/rendering tools? What about DBMS (relational, in-memory, XML, graph-based, object, etc.)?
Jun
4
comment How to test your tests without having the system under test?
So what QA should do before devs complete development? My understanding was that QA works in parallel to feature development. Once features gets completed, there's not much time within iteration to automate tests.
Jun
3
comment How to test your tests without having the system under test?
Can you elaborate on your second point? Particularly, what do you mean by "make sure the new feature is completely tested until it is completely stable"? Do you mean I should start automation only when the feature is developed and stable?
Jun
3
comment How to test your tests without having the system under test?
Re 5: I think that would make sense in GUI-based system. We have backend system tests, so automated tests are often easier to perform than manual ones, so in our case that could be a waste of time. But I think the idea here would be to make tests that are more black-box, more decoupled from the code, and so not that much depending on internal details.
Jun
3
comment How to test your tests without having the system under test?
Re 3: We sometimes do so, but I think it does not resolve the problem alone. Passing or failing test won't drive the development correctly if the fault is in the test, not the system under test.
Jun
3
comment How to test your tests without having the system under test?
Re 2: You meant "provide to devs"?
Jun
3
revised How to test your tests without having the system under test?
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Jun
2
comment What should be a role of a QA person who is doing Pair Testing with a Developer before code commit?
And one more. How large where those commits? Did QA performed black box testing in the practice you describe, or he was rather supposed to know the code well and do unit testing?
Jun
2
comment What should be a role of a QA person who is doing Pair Testing with a Developer before code commit?
Just to understand the practice better. Have your devs practiced pair programming? Did you have code reviews in any form (Peer reviews or more formal)? What was the benefit of QA pre-testing over those practices? What things QA found that devs overlooked?
Jun
2
comment What should be a role of a QA person who is doing Pair Testing with a Developer before code commit?
Why QA needs to track those issues? To me this looks reviewing and extending unit tests, the same way as in pair programming, only the peer doing a review is QA. And when a peer finds and issue it just tells dev to correct it or correct it herself.
Jun
2
comment What should be a role of a QA person who is doing Pair Testing with a Developer before code commit?
Given the low tester/dev ration and large number of commits per day I would say that either informal interaction with dev is preferred (as in pair programming or informal code reviews) or if you want to track the problems, then reviews should be less torough or not for every commit.
Jun
2
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