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Former applied math grad student, current automated GUI tester.


Jan
4
asked Plans For Testing a Web Application Before The Site Is Built
Dec
14
revised What online games (ideally with a bunch of glitches) would make for a good software testing training exercise?
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Dec
13
answered What online games (ideally with a bunch of glitches) would make for a good software testing training exercise?
Nov
10
answered Resume and job seeking advice - career change from Development to Testing
Oct
21
accepted Testing Unfamiliar Software
Oct
21
accepted Approaches to Testing a Scientific Library
Oct
17
awarded  Critic
Oct
17
comment In TDD, do tests need to be automated?
That is more or less what I meant. The whole idea of unit tests is that they provide fast checks on code at the unit level. Automating them makes them more efficient and standardized. Doing manual unit testing would likely be quite inefficient, not to mention unstandardized (especially if devs are under time pressure).
Oct
17
awarded  Commentator
Oct
17
comment In TDD, do tests need to be automated?
I really can't imagine non-automated unit tests, or how non-automated unit tests would be beneficial at all.
Oct
3
answered What bug statistics are most useful? Why?
Sep
22
comment How do you test for everything that could go wrong?
There's definitely a difference between having a dedicated QA team and a few people who just happen to be around. Having dedicated testers would be quite helpful here.
Sep
1
accepted Testing in Open Source Projects
Aug
23
comment What programming languages are good for novice testers to learn?
Definitely a good tip on languages with/without pointers. Of course, going the other way (C++ to C# for example) is awesome!
Aug
23
answered What programming languages are good for novice testers to learn?
Aug
17
comment What benefit does having developer experience or background have on the effectiveness of a tester?
I think there's plenty of people like this: some specific coding skills, lots of nonspecific technical and "soft" skills. Some of these people would make outstanding testers, so this is a great question!
Aug
16
comment Favorite troubleshooting tips for testers?
I always like the idea of "testing as a conversation". Making findings public can help with this.
Aug
16
asked Testing in Open Source Projects
Jul
26
awarded  Teacher
Jul
25
answered Should we reject QA candidates based on basic reasoning and math tests?