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Embedded Software Engineer and member of MISRA-C Working Group.

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Nov
20
reviewed Reviewed Should tester fix bugs?
Nov
16
awarded  Quorum
Nov
15
comment Should tester fix bugs?
@Phil - if (as an independent surveyor) you are inspecting a house and find a lose nail, no you CAN'T fix it yourself. The same should apply to independent testers.
Nov
15
comment Should tester fix bugs?
Seems my comment about Microsoft incurred the wrath of the moderators :( Ho hum...
Nov
15
answered When can we say a defect is “Open”?
Nov
15
comment When can we say a defect is “Open”?
Good distinction.
Nov
15
comment When can we say a defect is “Open”?
Terminology is, as you say, key. I'd use Accepted for this status. To me Open is the antonym of Closed rather than a specific stage. But I agree with the extra step. In Progress means, er, in progress
Nov
15
comment What are the main role and responsibilities of a tester?
It very much depends how the project looks at it. If done in the right order, it can be VERY beneficial and cost effective. If looked upon as a box ticking exercise, to be left until later, it is a complete waste of time. Sadly too many companies think "box ticking"
Nov
14
revised What are the most useful KPIs for tester
Added Wikipedia link, expansion of KPI
Nov
14
suggested suggested edit on What are the most useful KPIs for tester
Nov
14
reviewed Reviewed What are the most useful KPIs for tester
Nov
13
reviewed Reviewed Which simulator I can use to do function testing for BB mobile application?
Nov
13
comment Which simulator I can use to do function testing for BB mobile application?
Welcome to SQA&T... your question is quite broad - can you narrow down your requirements a bit. As this stands, it is likely to be closed as "Not Constructive"
Nov
13
answered How to convince BA that her software requirement may cause problems?
Nov
8
reviewed Reviewed Validation and verification in CMMi, ISO, IEEE. What should I refer to?
Nov
8
comment Validation and verification in CMMi, ISO, IEEE. What should I refer to?
Welcome to SQA&T. I like the idea of Ve being the Va of Va - except that Ve tends to happen before Va ;-)
Nov
8
reviewed Reviewed The role of a software tester in an agile environment?
Nov
8
reviewed Reviewed Should programmers run automated tests written by QA?
Nov
7
awarded  Custodian
Nov
7
reviewed Reviewed Learning resources for Performance Testing and LoadRunner