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Principal Test Lead in Microsoft's Windows Phone team.


Nov
25
answered Mutation testing: is it useful for assessing test quality?
Nov
21
answered Are metrics something important?
Nov
20
comment Are metrics something important?
CMMI is actually a model for continuous process improvement which is tangential to a development lifecycle model.
Nov
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to know the count of lables or fields in a particular screen using Selenium IDE
Nov
17
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Nov
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to know the count of lables or fields in a particular screen using Selenium IDE
Nov
14
comment Should tester fix bugs?
@bytebuster...your perspective is interesting, but you shouldn't be secure in your certainty wrt large companies. I have been at MS for 18 years in multiple product groups and have never been in a group that used a v-model as the SDLC and instead use some form of a cyclic model. But, as I have said, you experience may be different, and perceptions based on unsubstantiated hearsay are rarely reflect reality.
Nov
14
comment Should tester fix bugs?
@bytebuster tests at all levels are performed throughout all phases of the SDLC. The concept of 'levels of testing' is intended to increase the scope of testing coverage and potentially minimizing duplication. And really...you want to point me to an archaic V-model SDLC...really? Also, just as an FYI...my team does integration level testing (e-2-e coverage of components between UI and cloud) and we run tests on every new build at least once per day. You might want to see testingmentor.com/imtesty/2011/06/25/levels-of-testing for more on levels of testing.
Nov
14
comment Which are the prevention activities that QA executes?
@dzieciou, yes absolutely which is why I stated that we do code reviews prior to check-ins. Perhaps it is unclear that "we" refers to my test team :-)
Nov
14
comment Should tester fix bugs?
@bytebuster, based on your house analogy then logically we should not rely on the validity of unit tests since developers write the code and they also write the unit tests. So, it would then follow that it is wasteful to invest in writing unit tests. But, we know that is fallacious. Also, your assertion that testers compromise by "accepting/sticky-tape-fixing" is ridiculous. As is your assertion that specs are the ultimate judge and the role of the tester is to prove things are working. These are archaic and antiquated prejudices. Perhaps this has been your experience, but certainly not mine.
Nov
14
answered Which are the prevention activities that QA executes?
Nov
2
answered If verification is quality control, what is a validation?
Nov
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
29
comment Open-source functional testing automation tools for testing Silverlight based applications
White is an automation framework that can be used to design and develop tests for rich clients (GUI automation).
Oct
27
answered Open-source functional testing automation tools for testing Silverlight based applications
Oct
24
answered In what phase or stage of the project should QA testing start?
Oct
21
answered How to make sure your test data are correct?
Oct
16
answered How to test search engine results?
Oct
11
comment When should I do regression testing during each sprint?
Well, we really don't have enough context here. We don't know if they are getting daily builds. One could argue that with daily builds the entire suite could be exercised over cumulative builds, but that could potentially overlook something. We also don't know the cost (time to run) of the regression suite, or if the tests in the regression suite are the appropriate tests or just a bunch of things accumulated into a set over some period of time. Also, I will say "agile with no automated tests" is a big red flag to me that there are probably bigger problems.
Oct
6
answered BDD SpecFlow w/WatiN test during/after redirect