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comment What proficiency should a software tester have in SQL?
Excellent answer, John! And your second bolded point is what I've been doing. "Every day you learn something new is not a day wasted" is one of my personal sayings...
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comment What proficiency should a software tester have in SQL?
@Rsf - There are many software applications that make use of databases. Even if it's not just testing a database, there is still need to have some SQL skill.
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comment What proficiency should a software tester have in SQL?
Is there a base level that a Testing Manager would be looking for, though? Is it simply just the select statements, or is there a higher level of proficiency that is typically required, regardless of product? Taking the C# example, supposedly there's at least a base level.
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answered How to avoid duplicated bug reports, described from different user perspective?
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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. :-)
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.