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I am a professional programmer and web application tester. I'm sort of a jack of all trades because I work with almost every technology under the sun as a hobby, so most of the questions that appear on StackExchange sites are intensely interesting to me, and many of the answers that I come up with will prove useful to me in my pursuits in the future.

I have professional and serious hobby experience with system administration (client and server), desktop applications and web programming (mostly in higher level languages), audio processing and encoding, functional validation, and application security testing. My degree is in Computer Science but my interests are much broader than most of my peers.

Chances are, if you've got a question related to technology, I'm right there with you -- either I have the same question or have had it at some point in the past. I'll try my best to impart my own personal experience in the hopes that it is useful, but be wary that I sometimes jump the gun and post experiences that may not represent actual fact. I encourage everyone to verify the information they read on the internet before making important decisions based upon it, and my answers are no exception.

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Feb
8
comment Should A Formal Test Plan For Dynamic String Testing Include All Combinations?
Very detailed answer, thanks -- I had no idea that "allpairs" existed! In one of my real-life examples, I was able to take a truth table of 16 conditions down to 10 by eliminating impossible situations (sometimes the predicates are made up of conjunctions or other boolean logic that would lead to a contradiction), then down to 6 by using the allpairs tool to eliminate a few combinations. No, they aren't life-critical, but will lead to user confusion or support calls if it's wrong.
Feb
8
asked Should A Formal Test Plan For Dynamic String Testing Include All Combinations?
Aug
21
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
7
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Aug
7
comment How is the QA org chart across organisations?
You're unlikely to get many good answers without reading a management textbook. Actual management / organizational procedures that are in place at companies are often considered to be sensitive proprietary information and should not be disclosed. After all, if a company financially benefits from having a good organizational practice, why should they share it with you for free?
Jul
23
awarded  Revival
Jul
21
awarded  Teacher
Jul
21
answered What are some authoritative sources for smart phone market share for helping to determine test device purchases?
Jul
19
comment Analysis of test steps in HP ALM
If you found my answer helpful, you could +1 it or mark it as the answer... just a thought... (welcome to SQA by the way).
Jul
19
comment Analysis of test steps in HP ALM
...enable it and that is the reason why they don't want to turn it on. OR they think it's a security risk to allow regular ALM users to directly query the SQL, but I don't see how read-only access can be destructive, so... they have no problem enabling it here, at least. The admin's reaction was "Oh, you actually NEED that?! Nice, ok... no problem, it's on now, let me know if it works."
Jul
19
comment Analysis of test steps in HP ALM
I am not sure about whether this feature requires specific licensing, because I am not an ALM Administrator myself; I am simply a regular user of a very large ALM installation at a large enterprise. However, I have previously been a victim of having the Excel Report option grayed out. I was able to get it resolved by calling my ALM Administrator support team and they had to change permissions in the entire ALM Project. Apparently this setting is controlled at the project level. My guess is, it's either disabled by default and the Admin didn't change the default; or it costs money/licenses to..
Jul
19
answered Analysis of test steps in HP ALM
Jul
19
awarded  Organizer
Jul
19
revised Analysis of test steps in HP ALM
Added tag for QC (doesn't seem to be a tag for ALM11 but different version of same product)
Jul
19
suggested suggested edit on Analysis of test steps in HP ALM
Jul
19
awarded  Supporter
Jul
19
comment How to change status of all test cases in QC test lab
This is great! Very useful even in ALM 11. +1.