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Jun
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answered Creating test cases for site registration using Selenium IDE
Jun
6
comment In agile (Scrum) practices, where do I start with making QA (testing) more efficient if the team is transitioning from waterfall to agile?
I'm humbled that you felt this was an awsome post, especially in light of the other good advice being given in the majority of the answers below. It is interesting that few if any conflict with what I've said or other answers, and that they tend to dovetail to create a pretty good set of comprehensive advice.
Jun
6
comment Capture screen during exploratory testing
Snagit is hands down one of the best, and they even have a Mac version now. I've used it for creating step by step how-to documents, screenshots for web blogs, and of course endless bug reports. The annotation features are fantastic, and it is far superior to any other such tool I've ever used. The speed and ease of use more than justify the reasonable license fee. Download and try it free for a month, you wont ever want to go back to printscreen&paint.
Jun
6
answered Performance testing resources
Jun
6
comment Problems with escaping the equals sign in a Watir Robot argument
I don't know if there is a robot framework tag on the main StackOverflow site, but this might be better off being asked there. I know for Watir help posting to SO is preferred as more Watir folks monitor it than here. Not sure if the same is true of Robot Framework as well or not.
Jun
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answered In agile (Scrum) practices, where do I start with making QA (testing) more efficient if the team is transitioning from waterfall to agile?
Jun
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comment Can someone offer suggestions for client based cross browser testing tools
oh assuredly virtualization is a great tool for a tester.. in my last job I ran a farm of 40 some different testbed VM's (various configurations that needed to be tested) off a single 2U rackmount server (with dual quad core cpu's and about 24G of memory). Way cheaper and easier than maintaining even a small handful of physical system. But I think of a VM itself more like a magic sandbox to do my testing in, it won't do my testing for me, but it provides the venue to be sure.
Jun
1
comment What are good guidelines to determine when to automate a test?
snort. doesn't seem like anything new to me, I've see other tools that go by screenshots. firstly, brittle as hell, all it takes is a change in resolution, a small configuration tweek to a browser that adds or removes menu bars, or a designer who's seen some cool 'look' on some other site and decides that your applications needs a facelift. Or adding some new tab or feature that causes stuff to get re-arranged. and in any case, show me how a tool like that tests for usability
May
30
revised How can I select a file to put into a file_field without using the absolute path with Watir / Ruby?
fixed up the code formatting which had some concatenated lines
May
30
comment Will the new ISO/IEC 29119 Software Testing standard work with agile methodologies like Scrum?
The thing is in draft state, not easily available. and a lot of respected people in the test community are saying it's a waste of time. When you add that all up, I think the chances of finding anyone that has actually 'used' then standard are low.
May
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May
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comment Will the new ISO/IEC 29119 Software Testing standard work with agile methodologies like Scrum?
standards != respect (in many cases it can even be the reverse)
May
30
answered Can someone offer suggestions for client based cross browser testing tools
May
30
comment Can someone offer suggestions for client based cross browser testing tools
in terms of testbeds yes, but I think the question was perhaps also looking for tools to automate the testing etc.
May
30
comment What are good guidelines to determine when to automate a test?
These are good considerations that go into the ROI you will get when automating something. I especially like that you covered Utility items.. this is a case where automation is a test tool to aid manual testing (or other automated testing), it might be getting the system into a known state, or populating with known data etc.. This is a great use for automation beyond the automating of test cases, and is something that should not be neglected when considering where to utilize automation resources.
May
30
comment What are good guidelines to determine when to automate a test?
let me know when you find a cheap and easy way to automate usability. Or look and feel. Especially ones that don't require a ton of test time to update when some designer says 'that bar should be a gradient instead of a solid color' Also there may be OTHER tests that will yeild a lot more ROI that you could be automating instead of the borderline ones where they payoff won't be seen for several years. I'd agree that most functional tests ought to be able to be automated in most conditions, but there's a lot of other classes beyond functional many not suited to being automated.
May
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answered How do you design your test method/function
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May
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comment How can I select a file to put into a file_field without using the absolute path with Watir / Ruby?
I'd prefer this kind of question be placed on SO. There's more of the watir people monitoring that site, and also better assistance for aspects of these questions that end up dealing with things like Ruby, JQuery, etc