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Principal Test Lead in Microsoft's Windows Phone team.


May
4
comment What are anti-patterns in test automation?
Driving automated scripts via key mnemonics is rarely a good practice, especially if you need to run your automated tests on localized environments
May
4
comment What are anti-patterns in test automation?
An exception in software is not always a security issue. Exceptions are thrown all the time during runtime. Unhandled exceptions are bad, but not all pose a security risk.
Mar
30
comment What is the difference between regression testing and re-testing?
I down voted this because this list from an unknown source is filled with many incorrect assertions.
Mar
12
comment Testing localization
Your question is a bit confusing. Are you using the IP address to customize the content/information that is displayed to the customer, or to select which language to display the information in?
Feb
25
comment How to categorize defects?
We use 1 database to track all "bugs" which we identify as any anomaly in the entire software development lifecycle. Therefore I could have a bug against automated test code (which is compiled with the product code) as an issue type "Test Code Defect," or a bug in the product code which would be an issue type of "Product Code Defect," or a bug in the spec which would be a "Spec Issue" etc. Essentially, "Issue type" is a way to classify the type of bug it is and who is involved and the workflow.
Jan
22
comment How to test the field with different languages?
You can try installing Mono (mono-project.com/Mono:OSX) and running the tool. (Sometimes there are UI issues running a .net app with Mono.) Also, there are some online data generators such as generatedata.com
Dec
5
comment To mock or not to mock with 'Automated Acceptance Tests'
I am not quite sure what you are asking. In my group all automated tests (unit, functional, non-functional) are ran at least daily on multiple branches. The entire team has immediate feedback to the results via internal/intranet web services. Any failing tests are investigated and triaged.
Sep
13
comment Is there such a tool for manual testing?
So, if I understand your comment, essentially you want a tool that dictates specific instructions to a "tester" to do manually, and then rely on some automated oracle to check the outcome of the test. Why don't you just automate the tests? In the explanation of your magical tool you don't need a tester...you need a robot.
Sep
11
comment What are the pros and cons of using selenium and TTCN 3 for automation? Which one of the two is better in which scenario?
Priya, your question is a little vague and would require much more than a brief answer. You might limit your question by defining your project and the scenario's you intend to automate. Then do the leg work to list pro's and con's of each framework and then ask others for their experiences.
Sep
8
comment How do you test a backend API
@dzieciou - I assume you are referring to a headless agent where there is not GUI (graphical user interface) but there is still (usu.) an interface to the API.
Sep
5
comment How do you test a backend API
The "backend" adjective is misleading, and the question overall is very open-ended. Can you be more specific?
Jul
27
comment management of images in sikuli
What exactly are you doing with the images you have saved?
Mar
26
comment What are features of MS Visual Studio Coded UI Test framework that are not present in other tools?
No problem Kate. Let me know if I can be of assistance.
Feb
8
comment Should A Formal Test Plan For Dynamic String Testing Include All Combinations?
Joe, the "research" on random combinations is a random selection from all possible combinations, and not simply randomly selecting combinations and how the random selections are performed is also a factor. In general, a well-known combinatorial tool such as Hexawise, PICT, ACTS, etc. is a more viable solution in this case. I would also recommend reading csrc.nist.gov/groups/SNS/acts/Crosstalk0806KuhnLeiKacker.pdf
Jan
29
comment Automated network capture and analysis?
Yep....I read past that part :-)
Jan
22
comment How to read data from Excel by using loops?
I see it very differently, the question is about refactoring test automation.
Jan
4
comment Industry standard on testing zoom levels
Your right Sam. As my eyes get older I am very thankful of the ability to zoom :-). Another place we use zoom quite often is when presenting a site or projecting the desktop for a wider audience.
Dec
17
comment Should I re-test fix at system level when the issue is at unit level?
It is really sad to believe that people still promote a "don't trust developer" attitude. I trust my developers, and they trust me. Dec and test should have a symbiotic relationship of mutual trust and respect. Also, any dev who only looks for the easiest fix without considering the ramifications of that fix is either lazy or incompetent. It is unfortunate if that is your experience, but it is certainly not the behavior of "most" developers I've met.
Dec
17
comment Should I re-test fix at system level when the issue is at unit level?
It is really sad to believe that people still promote a "don't trust developr
Nov
28
comment UI test automation tools for Windows Phone 8 metro apps?
Windows RT is currently in use on the Surface using the ARM chipset. The question was about automating tests on Windows Phone platforms.