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Former applied math grad student, current automated GUI tester.


May
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comment What Are Some Unobvious Differences Between Testing a Web Application and a Desktop Application?
Automated UI testing can be a bit different. For a desktop app, controls are (usually?) tested by keyboard and mouse simulation. For a web app, controls can be tested by input simulation as well as by JavaScript API calls (ie calling click() or onhover() methods). This can lead to subtly different behaviours between the cases.
May
1
asked What Are Some Unobvious Differences Between Testing a Web Application and a Desktop Application?
Apr
26
comment How do I tune the probabilities in a Markov chain based load test to produce specific hit rates?
I hope it goes well. I'm always interested to hear about applications of Markov chains.
Apr
26
revised How do I tune the probabilities in a Markov chain based load test to produce specific hit rates?
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Apr
25
answered How do I tune the probabilities in a Markov chain based load test to produce specific hit rates?
Apr
7
comment Do Academic Researchers in Automated Software Testing Believe All Testing Can Be 100% Automated?
Thanks for the responses everyone. It would be great to hear from anyone within academia with related knowledge as well :)
Apr
5
accepted Do Academic Researchers in Automated Software Testing Believe All Testing Can Be 100% Automated?
Apr
4
comment Do Academic Researchers in Automated Software Testing Believe All Testing Can Be 100% Automated?
+1 for giving a nice example of "try to automate everything" vs. "solving problems in the most efficient way".
Apr
4
revised Do Academic Researchers in Automated Software Testing Believe All Testing Can Be 100% Automated?
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Apr
4
comment Do Academic Researchers in Automated Software Testing Believe All Testing Can Be 100% Automated?
Ok, fair point about saying whether "all" academics believe certain things. As for my experience, I have seen academics present models with potentially major issues in both their assumptions and analysis. Usually though, I understand why they did this from some standpoint. Here, I'm trying to see why an academic might even believe 100% automation is a good goal.
Apr
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Apr
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asked Do Academic Researchers in Automated Software Testing Believe All Testing Can Be 100% Automated?
Mar
29
comment Is Selenium the right tool for browser compatibility testing?
I've also heard this across mobile platforms. Something that might work on an iOS device might not work on a BlackBerry, for example.
Mar
24
revised Industry Average Bug Fix Cost
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Mar
24
revised Industry Average Bug Fix Cost
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Mar
23
answered Industry Average Bug Fix Cost
Mar
15
comment How do people express their ability to test software?
+1 for "simple and quickly cobbled together to help get things done faster". A good tester should know her way around a scripting language for two. So helpful!
Mar
4
accepted Are Exhaustive “Brute Force” UI Tests Worth It?
Feb
15
asked Are Exhaustive “Brute Force” UI Tests Worth It?
Feb
1
comment Why Isn't SilkTest More Common?
+1 for open source vs commercial products. It seems that commercial products are much more limited in terms of resources than open source equivalents (or similar, at least).