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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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Jun
21
accepted What criteria do I apply to a highly complex development project to warrant getting “real world” data?
Jun
21
comment What criteria do I apply to a highly complex development project to warrant getting “real world” data?
I like this answer best, although the one by @user246 is good to. Essentially, it seems that with such a highly complex system you'll always run into this kind of situation where customer data might need to be used but that customer data isn't ALWAYS the right answer.
Jun
20
comment Is there a way to identify that a Disk is removable ?
+1 for a concise and useful little piece of code. Sticking this in my code library.
Jun
20
comment What criteria do I apply to a highly complex development project to warrant getting “real world” data?
I hear ya, @glow... the problem is too often "Well, yeah, it exists, but can you make it make my coffee as well?"
Jun
17
asked What criteria do I apply to a highly complex development project to warrant getting “real world” data?
Jun
16
comment Bugs keep reappearing in our GUI software during development. How should this be addressed?
@user246 Depending upon the tool, the interface may change but you might not break the automation. The tool I use has a feature that maps components and objects to a hierarchal tree with user defined aliases. The component may change, the internal hierarchy of the application may change, but there's enough flexibility in the tool via the aliases that the majority of the automation does not need to change.
Jun
16
comment Bugs keep reappearing in our GUI software during development. How should this be addressed?
+1 for referencing the developers needing to test their work. GUI components and objects shouldn't be that difficult to work with so the fact that their rendering and such are breaking on almost a build to build basis indicates that the developers aren't even exercising their code on a high level.
Jun
13
comment What goes in your definition of done (DoD) ?
The idea behind "steel thread" is that there is a single, focused feature/path being covered in any one user story. For example, a user story may say "A user will click button X in order to verify data record Y". Anything other than making sure button X verifies data record Y is not the steel thread. So, providing an option for reversing the verification, that's not steel thread and should be relegated to a different user story.
Jun
13
answered What goes in your definition of done (DoD) ?
Jun
10
answered How does one set up a Private By-Invite Beta Site for Android Apps?
Jun
10
comment Are code reviews considered part of QA?
I'm with @glow on this. EXCELLENT paper. I've shared the paper around the office here and sent it back to my previous place of employment as well.
Jun
10
comment Workflow shortcut to meet the release deadline
+1 as this reflects the nature of Software Quality Assurance being everyone's job. Additionally, the principle of open communication and collaboration within a project is key even if there are clearly written specs. Sometimes even a clearly written spec leaves out key details that only a collaborative effort can discover.
Jun
9
answered Are code reviews considered part of QA?
Jun
8
accepted What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
Jun
8
comment What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
+1 Bravo, @Alan! As I suspected, it was something that was simply an unexpected condition on the documents. The thing is, the revisions that are in the two docs are not visible, necessarily, and so opening up the documents did not expose them.
Jun
8
suggested suggested edit on What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
Jun
8
comment What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
@Alan I'll take a look and see what needs "cleaned up". Should be pretty straight forward. How do I contact you to send the docs?
Jun
8
revised What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
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Jun
8
comment What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
@Alan I have tried comparing doc 1 to doc 1 and doc 2 to doc 2 with the same result. I've also tried reversing the doc order, also with no effect. Obviously, a serious mystery here.
Jun
7
comment What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
Location I know is not the problem. The locations in the code above are not the same locations as on the machine with Word 2010 so directory name isn't the problem or drive location. Also, I've replaced the spaces in the filenames with underscores and that hasn't had any effect. I can try shortening both but, again, other docs with equally long names (or longer) are working fine. For whatever reason, these two docs are giving me grief and I can't figure out why.