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Former applied math grad student, current automated GUI tester.


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?
Jul
20
accepted Can someone be a good automated tester and be terrible programmer?
Jul
19
comment Can someone be a good automated tester and be terrible programmer?
I'm pleasantly surprised by the warm encouraging and professional responses to this question. Perhaps I was being a bit too tough on myself, but I also thought this is an interesting question. +10 to the SQA community here!
Jul
18
asked Can someone be a good automated tester and be terrible programmer?
Jun
3
awarded  Scholar
Jun
3
accepted Should automated tests be efficient?
May
31
comment Should automated tests be efficient?
This really makes me wish I had either many machines/licenses at my disposal (I don't) or a massive parallel computing cluster I could use (I don't, but used to once upon a time).
May
31
comment Should automated tests be efficient?
This is actually a great tip. I've also come across tests that always passed. After wising up to things, I took a look at the test bodies: the whole thing was commented out, so the test did nothing. Clearly they always pass :)
May
31
awarded  Editor
May
31
revised Should automated tests be efficient?
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May
30
asked Should automated tests be efficient?
May
17
comment Testing Unfamiliar Software
+1 for Technical ability vs Domain knowledge. That is a really helpful distinction, and one I'll keep in mind from now on.
May
17
asked Testing Unfamiliar Software
May
12
awarded  Supporter