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Former applied math grad student, current automated GUI tester.


Jan
16
comment Web application GUI automation best practices
@PhilKirkham Automating at the GUI level can have benefits, particularly in regression testing or acceptance testing. I wouldn't say to do no automated GUI testing.
Jan
3
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
22
answered Check for Windows version in Silktest Classic Open agent 2011
Sep
18
comment Outlook Mail testing
Definitely go with C# or other .NET tools with Outlook. In my experience with SilkTest and Outlook, Outlook does not play well at all with third-party automation tools.
Sep
10
revised Replacement for Microsoft's USB Device Simulation Framework (DSF)
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Sep
9
accepted What Are Some Examples of Why Explicit Sleep Statements Are Bad
Sep
7
comment What Are Some Examples of Why Explicit Sleep Statements Are Bad
+1 This is the kind of answer I'm looking for. I've mostly tested only desktop applications without much concern for networking aspects, so this helps me picture what can got wrong.
Sep
6
asked What Are Some Examples of Why Explicit Sleep Statements Are Bad
Aug
20
comment Testing random number generation
The Beautiful Testing chapter is actually really good, since it talks about testing without getting into any heavy-duty math or statistics. I really recommend it.
Jul
11
awarded  Organizer
Jul
11
revised Rule of thumb for using wait()
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Jul
11
comment Rule of thumb for using wait()
+1 This question applies to more than just Selenium/Webdriver.
Jul
11
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
27
answered Testing with no QA team in an agile development environment
Jun
27
comment Testing with no QA team in an agile development environment
Have you considered creating a formal QA/test team? One that works along side/in parallel to the development team?
Jun
5
comment Fundamental Requirements For an Entry Level QA Engineer
Overall hint: searching public online job boards (Workopolis, Monster, etc) for entry level software positions can be a very frustrating experience, because 1) entry level jobs are the minority of jobs posted there and 2) public online job boards are the last resort for companies looking to hire. I would recommend looking elsewhere :)
Jun
4
answered How to isolate a bug?
May
30
answered What are the possible reasons you can think of which could be making selenium test script performace slow?
May
29
comment Why run unit tests on mobile devices?
I'm no expert as well but this is what I was thinking. Mobile devices are drastically from desktop/laptops in terms of hardware and networking, so this sounds like a good answer.
May
28
comment Why run unit tests on mobile devices?
Unit testing on mobile devices? Links please, it might help potential answers.