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bio website a1qa.com
location Minsk, Belarus
age 32
visits member for 1 year, 10 months
seen Nov 11 at 11:56

QA Manager with comprehensive, cold-blooded, goal-driven approach, determined in achieving success for any project I'm involved in.

Tech strengths and expertise:

  • Excel: from pure-formula to advanced 3rd-party based integrated solutions for data access, gathering, analysis and processing.

My greatest SO achievements so far:


Nov
23
comment How to convince your colleagues of pairwise testing?
Incredible, priceless piece of advice and practical experience! Would give +100 for that.
Aug
26
comment Test Data Bank creation: approach, important points, useful links, data generators, file storages?
Accepting this one - among the rest of nice answers below - as the most valuable advice for me)
Aug
26
comment What are some good approaches to separating test data from test scripts?
+1 for plain text / CSV suggestion. Brilliant!)
Aug
16
comment Who do you use/recommend for ad hoc QA testing?
+1 with no doubts: comprehensive, professional advice with real pros & cons!
Aug
11
comment Writing test cases before implementation?
@AwayFromMyDesk You're welcome buddy, good luck with your proposal and projects!
Aug
10
comment Writing test cases before implementation?
Great piece of valuable advice! May sign as well under to understand the motivation behind the requirements paragraph. My +1!
Aug
9
comment Web Portal localization testing estimation as % of estimated functional testing efforts?
Thanks Kate - hints about memory overflow and space leak are definitely new assumptions for me!
Aug
8
comment Web Portal localization testing estimation as % of estimated functional testing efforts?
Thanks for your time Joe! I do understand that perhaps my approach is too risky and against common sense, but at the moment I need to provide at least indicative numbers for possible QA efforts. Sure thing as reqs become more accurate - I'll be able to provide more definite estimations. Perhaps that will surprise you - but that's quite a common practice for us to use such estimations as %% of something, e.g. for test documentation, management, communication, etc.
Aug
8
comment Web Portal localization testing estimation as % of estimated functional testing efforts?
App comes to test with 1 of 2 common languages applied by default - I suppose that's the answer you'd like to hear) So I need to estimate 2 more languages: common and uncommon.
Aug
8
comment Web Portal localization testing estimation as % of estimated functional testing efforts?
In the requirements doc I have sample names for 2/3 of elements, but only for 2 common languages. 3rd language, as well as the rest of labels are not yet defined.
Aug
8
comment Web Portal localization testing estimation as % of estimated functional testing efforts?
As always, thanks for the quick and valuable answer, Joe!) About 80% of planned localization are menus / dialogs / buttons on pages. I'd say domain is quite common: credits and finances, so no troubles here for common languages (at least for my team). As my question states, system is currently at reqs refinement stage - so NO actual localization at the moment to evaluate difficulty. Perhaps these details will help!
Aug
8
comment Estimating a testing project
Links are TRUE masterpiece! Thanks soooo much!
Jul
24
comment Tips for QA lead?
I'm QA Lead for the offshore team, so basically I represent the opposite party to OP, but I cant add anything to your suggestions. Brilliant!
Jul
24
comment Tips for QA lead?
+1 to @SuchitParikh
Jun
21
comment Typical software & tools short-list for *manual* QA specialist (tester) working environment
Thanks, the list is really nice! Liked Pencil and Sizer the most) As for the rest - use almost all of them, or at least familiar with.
Apr
26
comment Testing for SU Sprints
+1 for NOT the size of update matters - but its overall impact on the app / functionality
Apr
19
comment Typical software & tools short-list for *manual* QA specialist (tester) working environment
Hi Ron, thanks for the answer!.. What's the virtual platform you use most - VMware, VirtualBox or smth else?
Mar
11
comment Typical software & tools short-list for *manual* QA specialist (tester) working environment
Finally accept it as the most detailed and valuable suggestion. Thanks again!
Mar
3
comment Radiobutton group with NO default option: bug / acceptable / it depends?
@testerab thanks a lot for the links - they're appreciated! However, this is NOT about usability, although very close to it: I don't tend to discuss whether or not default choice should be for this or that particular case from the usability standpoint. What I want as answers - is expert / experienced QA opinion whether this or that case is most likely an issue - and WHY. I need such proofs as my base to decide for future cases whether to submit bug or not - and that's why we have SQA site established. Please suggest how to rephrase the question to fit SQA format. Thanks in advance!
Mar
3
comment Radiobutton group with NO default option: bug / acceptable / it depends?
thanks soooo much for the valuable chain of choice)