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Principal Test Lead in Microsoft's Windows Phone team.


Oct
21
answered Test cases in source code
Oct
20
comment In TDD, do tests need to be automated?
To say "most developers do not have the time or interest to do test automation" is a bit narrow and most dev's I know now definately have a different point of view compared to say 5 years ago. A dev who doesn't unit test his/her code is incompetent at best. Also, what the heck is a manual unit test? "Manual unit testing" is an oxymoron.
Oct
20
answered Align and maintain functionality across multiple platforms/programming languages
Oct
14
answered What would be a good term for continuous testing post-deployment?
Oct
14
answered Do you verify presence of text in your automated tests?
Oct
5
answered Can someone explain Modeling and Prototyping?
Sep
16
answered Is my test a perf unit functional smoke test or something else?
Sep
13
answered Is there an industry-standard term for choosing which tests to run?
Aug
30
comment How can I better educate testers about context driven testing?
Perhaps not, but often someone's perception is their reality. So the percieved value that some orgs get from standardizing on jargon such as "unit tests" is of more value than having everyone argue whether or not equivalence partitioning or creating logical groupings is a figment of someone's imagination.
Aug
29
answered What programming languages are good for novice testers to learn?
Aug
24
comment How can I better educate testers about context driven testing?
@Bruce, this seems to imply that people who call themselves "context-driven testers" and who work in the same organization don't have common jargon for describing sev 1 bugs, or understanding what a unit test is.
Aug
24
comment How can I better educate testers about context driven testing?
That's interesting because your perspective on standarization seems to be different than Bruce's. Besides, these things don't attempt to create standardization across "testers" as much as standardization among some testing processes.
Aug
23
answered If you could only give one book to a tester to teach them about testing, what would it be?
Aug
23
comment How can I better educate testers about context driven testing?
Hi Bruce, can you please elaborate on what you mean by "get standardization across individual testers?" I have been in the industry for more than 2 decades and I have never heard of an effort to get testers to standardize on a set of techniques or approach all testing projects from a singular perspective.
Aug
21
answered Why bother writing/executing a test whose results will never be used?
Aug
17
comment If a test mocks out one dependency but not another, is it still a unit test or does it become a functional test?
It seems to me you are mixing metaphors (e.g. Functional vs. Non-functional types of testing and unit and system 'levels' of testing).
Aug
16
answered If a test mocks out one dependency but not another, is it still a unit test or does it become a functional test?
Aug
16
answered What is the best way to test for Full Unicode compliance?
Aug
9
revised Test Automation for different Locale?
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Aug
9
answered My team codes in one language, I want to test using another. What can go wrong?