1,394 reputation
1831
bio website ballymennoniteblogger.blogspo…
location Southeastern, Pennsylvania
age 41
visits member for 3 years, 2 months
seen Feb 13 '12 at 17:46

I'm an automated and manual tester, specializing in the use of Automated QA's TestComplete testing tool for load testing and regression testing

profile for TristaanOgre on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites


Oct
24
comment Using formal methods when you test applications
I gave an answer to this, however, I think this question can be reworded. As it stands right now, it seems to be aimed at gathering a lot of opinions and anecdotal experience rather than practical knowledge.
Oct
24
answered Using formal methods when you test applications
Oct
14
awarded  Civic Duty
Oct
14
comment Testing font button
Okay, I've just gotta put a +1 on this one simply for the humor...
Sep
21
comment How to add screen shot for pass status in UI Automation
Based upon my experience and the limited detail in the question, I answered using TestComplete as the tool. However, a targeted answer will not happen until the tool is specified.
Sep
21
answered How to add screen shot for pass status in UI Automation
Aug
31
comment Should coverage analysis be performed on test code?
+1 for pointing out that most code in test automation tests for errors and those error paths may not get exercised in a "clean" regression run.
Aug
25
comment USB storage emulator
+1 As usual, Alan, your "insider" knowledge is indispensable.
Aug
25
revised Transition from all manual testing to automated testing
Reformatted the numbering
Aug
25
suggested suggested edit on Transition from all manual testing to automated testing
Aug
25
comment Transition from all manual testing to automated testing
As an reformed automated testing evangelist, while I am a strong advocate for automated testing, I do NOT advocate doing it like most companies implement software testing: insert quality at the end by utilizing technique X in testing. Automated testing is not just another cop-out for doing GOOD software development. It is a tool, and a VERY good tool, but a tool that needs to be used properly, diligently, and wisely or it will be more of an impediment to development and less of a help.
Aug
24
comment What are the benefits of using dedicated testing languages for writing tests?
For this reason, I like tools that utilize standard programming language for their automation. TestComplete allows you, actually, to select from several languages (JScript, VBScript, C#, DelphiScript). The only "vender specific" stuff are the objects that they incorporate within the dev environment (much like the VCL objects you'd find in say the Delphi IDE).
Aug
23
comment If you could only give one book to a tester to teach them about testing, what would it be?
Would this be better converted to a community wiki? It seems that it will have a lot of different answers without one specific one emerging as "THE" answer.
Aug
22
revised What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
edited tags
Aug
19
comment What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps?
Welcome, @Shane! Glad to see you here!
Aug
18
answered What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps?
Aug
15
comment How to create Testcases and Validate the controls in Testcomplete
I've provided an answer below however I would suggest that a quick search in the help files available is usually the best place to start and, as pointed out in my answer, will yield some good information on the features you're asking about.
Aug
15
answered How to create Testcases and Validate the controls in Testcomplete
Aug
15
revised How to create Testcases and Validate the controls in Testcomplete
edited tags
Aug
8
comment What is Functional Show Stopper in Bug Tracking?
You're funny, @glow, but looks aren't everything. ;-)