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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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May
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answered How to avoid duplicated bug reports, described from different user perspective ?
May
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comment Can someone offer suggestions for client based cross browser testing tools
My bad... I thought I had read recently that they added Safari support... perhaps not. :-)
May
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revised Can someone offer suggestions for client based cross browser testing tools
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May
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revised Does automating your manual tests give you good automated tests?
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comment Does automating your manual tests give you good automated tests?
How do we merge this answer with the Wiki? i think the combination of Kate's observations here with the points in the community Wiki make a more complete answer.
May
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answered Can someone offer suggestions for client based cross browser testing tools
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revised When is it inappropriate to use white box testing?
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comment Does automating your manual tests give you good automated tests?
The first point here is EXPECIALLY important when it comes to automating GUI validations. Does the check box have the right color, is everything spelled right, does the tab order on screen work right, etc. All this stuff takes a LONG time to code for when a human can quickly popup the screen, do a few simple tasks, and then sign off.
May
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comment Will the new ISO/IEC 29119 Software Testing standard work with agile methodologies like Scrum?
I agree with Mr. Y that we do need some sort of standard, but as @James points out below, the standard being created is being done by people who, themselves, are not testers and, therefore not qualified to come up with software testing standards. So, I'm down voting this answer as it is reactionary instead of an objective answer and it is not well researched
May
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comment When is it OK not to have dedicated testers/QA team?
Ya know... for some reason, it seems rather odd to me that, at the time of this comment, seeing James Bach with only a rep of 91.
May
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comment When is it OK not to have dedicated testers/QA team?
That much I agree with. Unfortunately, I have yet to experience that in practice.
May
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revised How do I write a script to be executed by Hudson to automatically restart test environment machines?
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May
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comment What additional benefits does an QA /Developer engineer bring to a project
That goes back to the question sqa.stackexchange.com/q/545/453 of how testers and developer mindsets differ. Again, a tester could have a developer mindset as well and vice versa. What this means is that BOTH mindsets are necessary to build good, robust, full-coverage tests.
May
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comment Fitting regression testing in a Agile/ Scrum development cycle
Automation should itself be a task in Kanban/Scrum. It's possible to get to the end of a sprint and not have all tasks on the sprint done but supposedly, while you're running the sprint, you prioritize things so that stuff for any one user story is not half done. That allows you to ship SOME. Anything left over is backlogged to the next sprint, that includes automation. The problem I've run into is that automation, while backlogged, is then never prioritized as a "top" item ever again and, therefore, never gets done. This is a project management problem in that case.
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revised What are some tools for fuzz testing?
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