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I am a software developer working for Microsoft in Cambridge, UK. I am working on the coolest boxed product in the world - Visual Studio. I am working on features part of the Ultimate version of VS, specifically those related to ALM (app lifecycle management).

I originally come from Bucharest, Romania, where I did my studies (BS in Computer Science and Engineering and MS in IT Project Management) and started my career (I’ve been developing for since 2006 in Bucharest). After that I moved to Paris, France where I worked for 2 years for Microsoft developing various projects around entertainment - music, video and xbox.

I’ve worked on quite a few projects and came to love industry programming with all it’s ups and downs.

I’ve been involved in training quite a lot, starting from assistant professor at the university and then doing crash courses in programming for manual testers that wanted to move up.

I like discovering things, so you’ll often find me reading some on some research project, new methodology (although those are mostly boring) or doing a proof of concept.


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comment How to automatically break Unit Tests when their related Requirements change (before any code change)
You would set the test work items in TFS as "invalid" or "not up to date" or smth.
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answered How to automatically break Unit Tests when their related Requirements change (before any code change)
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answered Recommendations for code coverage tools?
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answered Load testing APIs & web services resource?
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comment Why testing, by definition, cannot find deadlocks and stack overflows?
Not really sure what you mean in your last sentence, could you reformulate?
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Apr
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comment Why testing, by definition, cannot find deadlocks and stack overflows?
I've read the document you refer to. It is very general and focused on code-level testing, which is not appropriate for a specialized QA nor is it effective in commercial products (not talking about mission-critical systems). Devs should do unit testing and code reviews. Automatic code analysis depends on the capabilities of the language - Java / C# are much better than C++ and good luck with javascript and co. I have not seen manual code analysis performed other than code reviews.
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awarded  Teacher
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comment Does system testing precedes system integration testing?
Nice example with the Federal Reserve :)
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answered Finding client-side bottlenecks in Silverlight
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