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Nov
17
comment Proper way to create an object repository in Selenium project
Linked sites disappear sometimes without trace. Please try to include the most important parts inline into your answers and link only additional information.
Nov
17
comment Could someone suggest a website to host a small a time boxed quiz with Questions for a set of people, MonkeySurvey is one but it is not time boxed?
In my opinion this question is not related to software testing. Any site for doing polls could be used to create polls about testing and it doesn't make it a testing site.
Oct
28
comment Protocol testing - Finite State Machine and test generation
No problem with the bounty. :-) I update the answer a little.
Oct
28
comment Freelancer Job For QA
In my opinion this board is not meant for job seeking and any answers to this question won't be useful for others in the future.
Oct
20
comment Protocol testing - Finite State Machine and test generation
Not a complete answer, but if you haven't already, search for "model-based testing". To me it seems that your problem fits well to that scheme: create a model of expected behaviour and let the testing tool run millions of tests to check the implementation. AFAIK this is not really formal in a way of proving the behaviour of the system under test, but anyway could give you much better coverage of the whole.
May
20
comment Mutation-testing generation
In the bottom of the first page there is author contact info. I believe you get much more help from there.
Apr
3
comment Method or tool to alter reported free disk space for software installation test
Did you search for this? Googling for "fill windows disk" I found for example blog.edgoad.com/2010/08/… and stackoverflow.com/questions/528567/… which provide couple suggestions like creating ramdisk, or filling the disk with fsutil.
Nov
10
comment Are there any part time jobs related to QA?
possible duplicate of How should I plan for a QA job where I work at home, part time?
Nov
10
comment Are there any part time jobs related to QA?
4/5 hours per week or day?
Sep
22
comment Fixes hard to verify because of poor quality bug reports
Of course the situation here is not wanted and sometimes your first comment is the best you can do. About the trust: I trust that the developers are able to analyze the situation and decide if it's enough to make small fix or if larger changes are needed. My job is then to verify that the fix actually covers all the situations and that it didn't break anything else. I find bugs made by all our developers so I'm not passing testing based on their word.
Sep
15
comment Load testing only on stable code?
I would say that whatever may have load in the real situation. Back-end is almost always good candidate. On the otherhand slowness of GUI may be really irritating even if components work in the end.
Mar
1
comment Radiobutton group with NO default option: bug / acceptable / it depends?
@PeterL. Hmm, do you want to order () book, () audiobook, () DVD? Accidentally selecting any default choice would probably make people angry, but it wouldn't be catastrophe. Do you want to pay () by bill, () online, (x) never? The default choice is easy to make in this case. And your age case is actually a good example where we can't know what is the correct default. If the question is about life insurance, it is ok to require an answer. If it's just statistics for survey, it may be ok to accept empty answer.
Mar
1
comment Radiobutton group with NO default option: bug / acceptable / it depends?
I agree with the answer. To put it differently, don't provide default answer if the user needs to make a conscious decision when answering and it is ok to give an error message if no selection has been made.
Mar
1
comment Radiobutton group with NO default option: bug / acceptable / it depends?
@user246 Why shouldn't usability be tested? I think it's very important thing.
Feb
4
comment Software Testing as a career path? Becoming a test architect
As checking that sorting algorithm works correctly is something anyone can do, no-one should need to do it but it should be automated. Testing this kind of things manually is boring and not worth it. Manual testing should be about looking at combinations and patterns, thinking ease-of-use and end user, challenging decisions, exploring...
Jan
25
comment Does anyone know of an automation tool that will perform actions on sending or receiving of an email?
If you are just testing the capabilities of the software and not any public domains, I would suggest you run locally some small mailer and smtp server, and use those from the test script for sending and receiving the emails.
Jan
15
comment What common browser plugins should be tested against?
@PhilKirkham Good point. At least for adblock statistics are available at addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/statistics/… and answer seems to be about 15 000 000 daily users.
Jan
14
comment What common browser plugins should be tested against?
AdBlock, NoScript, Ghostery...
Nov
13
comment Is it fair to report a bug discovered during code review without performing a test?
All those could work fine. Bug tracking system would be probably easy place, if you can enter them in a way that doesn't bother everyone every day.
Nov
5
comment How Does System Testing Differ From System Integration Testing (SIT)?
@Dan If you build all those parts yourself and they are all complete programs, you do integration tests for subparts of A and B, system tests for A and B and system integration tests for combination of A and B. If A and B are not complete systems themselves, you don't have any system integration testing to be done.