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Currently the sole test specialist for a team of 10. Building automation from scratch and having fun. I write SF & Fantasy in what I laughingly refer to as my spare time, and I'm a few cats short of Crazy Cat Lady.


Aug
29
comment How to import test results to Testlink
Have you looked at the Testlink API? That defines the file format required to upload information.
Aug
29
comment How to create and write Excel .xls file using C#
You may find something more helpful with these references: leniel.net/2009/07/… and stackoverflow.com/questions/10100901/… (which has a list of references in the answer). Let me know if these help and I'll add them to my answer.
Aug
26
comment How to manage a lot of automated test cases
Rafael, the dependency thing is ugly. I've spent entirely too much time with applications where there's no way around it, and it's horrible.
Aug
25
comment How to login a page using JMeter?
@milinpatel17, I've added your comments to your answer because they provide useful information to anyone who has this problem.
Aug
22
comment Microsoft Test Manager tool
Honestly, I wouldn't recommend it - it would be much harder for you because you would need to write a custom interface to TFS before you could link your tests to test cases written in MTM. I'd suggest you search "TFS API" and look at the information there before making any decisions.
Aug
20
comment What about Squash?
Is this something your company has decided and you have to follow, or are you looking for alternatives? It's not clear from your question whether you want advice on working with Squash or whether you want to know if there's something better for your needs.
Aug
14
comment QA tool with feature for automatic recording of user actions
please update your answer with that information.
Aug
14
comment Systematic approach to test case generation
Even with the change, it's still very opinion-based - could you perhaps consider the slightly different question of when it's better to use one type of test case generation over another?
Aug
14
comment QA tool with feature for automatic recording of user actions
Could you give some more information about the tool you're suggesting? There isn't enough information in this response to be really helpful.
Aug
12
comment Looking for an excellent example of using a spreadsheet for test case management
Eric, could you perhaps give some information about why this template works for you (or not) and what you think is good or bad about it?
Aug
11
comment Are there any detailed tutorials for TFS, Visual Studio and MTM?
Actually, since TFS 2012 it's been possible to create, update and execute tests from the TFS web portal - and each interface into the TFS repositories has things only it can do. In 2012, tagging is web-only, assigning automation routines to test cases is VS-only, and managing test environments is MTM-only.
Aug
8
comment Sr QA Interview Questions
I've also been asked how I would go about mentoring junior test specialists and asked for examples of things I've done as a mentor.
Aug
8
comment Selenium 2.40 driver select tag issue
Could you add some explanation for why this would work for the OP? We prefer answers to have more context than just the code.
Aug
6
comment New to testing - need direction
It would help if you expanded on your answer. A one-line answer in this case doesn't provide enough information to the OP.
Aug
5
comment Pre-load database for testing
It would depend on which database flavor you're using - generally something like this is one you base off the production database and modify to suit your needs, then your automation includes restoring the backup of that database into your local system. I know this can be done by a command line with MS SQL, and I'm pretty sure command line will work for all the other major database servers.
Jul
29
comment What is the difference between integration and interface tests?
@Lord_Gestalter - thanks! I've corrected it.
Jul
28
comment What is the difference between integration and interface tests?
@Twaldigas - so many aspects of testing depend heavily on context, and that does include the definitions - which is not always a good thing. It would be nice to have more widely accepted definitions so we didn't need to build our own glossaries, but at the same time, we still need to communicate where we work which means using the definitions there.
Jul
24
comment Exploratory Testing
This is really too broad for this site - there will be no "correct" answer. If you edit your question to ask for the benefits and drawbacks of having no specific testing phase, it would fit better into the format here.
Jul
24
comment What is the meaning of J in Apache Jmeter performance testing tool?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about why a piece of software is named the way it is
Jul
21
comment Browser Testing
Generally before release, although if there are major look/feel changes they'll get a quick look.