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Principal Test Lead in Microsoft's Windows Phone team.


Nov
17
comment Is a distinction between “testing” and “checking” useful?
Not all automation is rudimentary script-lets, and some automation designs incorporate things such as data variations and or state transition variations (model based testing or "automated exploration") that involves 'experimentation.'
Nov
14
comment Test cases in source code
As would I, but in some small shops test code unfortunately is sometimes scattered about local machines or stored on various servers.
Nov
3
answered how do i make the case to management for QA to get a new android for testing the mobile platform?
Oct
24
answered Using formal methods when you test applications
Oct
23
answered Approaches to evaluate competitor products for making quality assessment
Oct
21
comment What proportion of different types of software testing does your team use?
I wish I could upvote this many times over. Anna makes several excellent points here.
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.