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

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Aug
8
comment What is Functional Show Stopper in Bug Tracking?
You're funny, @glow, but looks aren't everything. ;-)
Aug
8
answered What is Functional Show Stopper in Bug Tracking?
Aug
2
comment List and role of different types of testing environments
Now THAT seems to be a much better worded question and one worthy of sqa.stackexchange
Aug
2
comment List and role of different types of testing environments
This seems to be taken straight from a list of common interview questions. allinterview.com/showanswers/3735.html
Aug
2
comment Test cases for find and replace function of notepad
This question was asked and answered, as @Todd pointed out, on another site. The question does not appear to really have had a lot of research or effort added to it, more like someone is looking for help with an interview or test question, hence the down vote.
Jul
28
comment Which tools should I start with?
Are you looking for information on automated software testing and their tools, or general software testing tools? There's a bit of a difference, really.
Jul
28
comment Calculate peak concurrent users on a website
I asked a very similar question a while back. Check out sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/710/… See if that helps you.
Jul
25
comment Should we reject QA candidates based on basic reasoning and math tests?
+1 for the list of talents... and, if I could, an additional +1 in support for the rant against managers who don't know what REAL testing is...
Jul
19
comment Moving to software QA from a non-IT QA role
+1 for point 3... not everyone is an automater. I'd add that not every test case is automatable.
Jul
18
comment Moving to software QA from a non-IT QA role
+1 Like @Lyndon, I cut my teeth in QA in an electronics manufacturing firm helping measure those environmental stress tests as well as making sure the test equipment along the manufacturing line (thermocouples, multi-meters, thermostats, etc) were all calibrated. But I agree that it's a mindset thing. My first real software testing was as a tech-writer for one company and found myself looking for bugs as I was writing and decided to formalize it. If you like that hunting, that puzzle-solving, that detective work, then you're a good fit for a tester.
Jul
15
comment How can a conference attendee get the most out of a testing conference?
+1 I was recently at a convention (last week actually) that, while it was not a technology convention, was more than just your standard "fanboy" gathering. And I'll say that, when it came to actually getting something out of sessions, networking with the presenters afterwards and then continuing conversations via e-mail and other contacts afterwards really helped in making the con meaningful and useful.
Jul
15
revised What is the best way to report test results?
Corrected the spelling of my "name"; explained, for testers, what a lack of e-mail would represent
Jul
15
suggested suggested edit on What is the best way to report test results?
Jul
15
comment What is the best way to report test results?
Question for you: Are you talking about an automated test suite of regression? Or are you talking about all test results, manual and automated?
Jul
15
comment What is the best way to report test results?
I like for testers to receive an e-mail even for successes as at least it indicates the tests actually did run. It doesn't need to be anything more than "Test XYZ Completed". For example, if there was a power outage over night during which the tests were supposed to run, when the power comes back on line, depending upon environment, the tests may not run at all. A lack of e-mail in this situation will indicate an adverse event that needs to be investigate.
Jul
15
revised What is the best way to report test results?
edited tags
Jul
15
answered What is the best way to report test results?
Jul
15
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
30
comment testing RESTful webservice with kerberos authentication
Is "narky" a technical term? I'm unfamiliar with it. ;-)
Jun
21
comment What is the difference between sanity and smoke testing?
Your mental image is accurate... mix in the smell of chemical fire-extinguisher and scorched silicon and you've pretty much described the situation...