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Jan
17
comment Should data validation be automated in a rapid development environment
Could you elaborate on this? I'm all for learning new tools but perhaps you could add about how it assists in solving OPs problem.
Dec
15
comment Is browser version matrix a thing of the past?
Agreed, this is something you have to evaluate on an app-by-app basis.
Dec
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on If you could only give one book to a tester to teach them about testing, what would it be?
Dec
13
comment How to find QC removed test scripts and bring them back
Srihari, while I haven't worked with QC for a while and can't say for sure, it doesn't seem like there's enough information in this question to really answer it on its own. Perhaps editing some of the information from your esnips document into your question will help get the answer you're looking for?
Dec
7
answered How can I “play” with QualityCenter OTA API without having a QC server?
Dec
7
answered Impacts of BDD on QA Teams
Dec
5
comment Is the “Joel Test” appropriate when looking for a QA job?
@Ethel I feel you there. Bearing in mind that our PMs also do the testing, we only within the last 2 months got approval to have them test the projects added in the release. They can't believe how many of them don't integrate with the rest of the system, and then come back on the developers for it. In time, I'm sure they'll realize this is a normal part of development. :)
Dec
2
revised Can't open webpage using Firefox WebDriver using Selenium
added 66 characters in body
Nov
15
accepted In TDD, do tests need to be automated?
Oct
21
answered how do i make the case to management for QA to get a new android for testing the mobile platform?
Oct
20
comment In TDD, do tests need to be automated?
Being quite familiar with the Joel test, I have scored my firm as a 3.5. (In order, yes no no yes no no no no yes no (yes, but not dedicated) no.) However, it really is just a mechanism by which you can compare various teams. Also, we're not a software firm - we're a manufacturing firm, putting us at the whim of those who are not so "best-practicey" savvy. As such, I am trying to find small process changes that either feed into government requirements, or are entirely contained within development, as a way to circumvent corporate inertia (which is a serious factor).
Oct
20
comment What's the difference between “testing” and “quality assurance”?
As far as customer interaction is concerned, as I stated, quality is already defined: what gives customer satisfaction. So a customer doesn't not need to be a judge of the product, but rather a judge of whether they like the product. As far as assurance not being real, this is where we get into the difference between assurance and guarantee. You don't put a stamp on that says "100% Free of defect". You put a stamp on that says "Probably good enough to go live". As far as between me and a dev, I actually am a dev, and we have to grab our ankles for our testers.
Oct
20
comment What's the difference between “testing” and “quality assurance”?
As a further note, quality is not necessarily free of defect: rather quality is that which produces customer satisfaction. As a tester, you put yourself in the shoes of the customer to determine if they would be satisfied (even with the bug) with the product. If you feel that as a customer you would not be satisfied, due to a bug, a missing critical feature, an incredibly awkward key combination or menu structure, or anything else, you deny the build from continuing.
Oct
20
comment What's the difference between “testing” and “quality assurance”?
To be fair, there is a difference between "Assuring" quality and "Guaranteeing" quality. No one sends a build for release testing saying "There are zero bugs in this build", but instead "Our testing has has revealed no bugs in the build." It's about building confidence in the build. As far as quality control, I think it IS quality control. You do testing, you find significant problems, you prevent the build from going further: you control the flow of the build.
Oct
20
comment How do I convince management that we need a formal QA department?
I hope you don't mind that I converted your answer to a comment (since it's a request for clarification). To answer your question, because right now we have no one doing a real QA. We have analysts who go down the list of projects to make sure they still work, but no one tests the other aspects of the system. There's also no standards for testing, it's just whether or not they feel it "should be approved" or not. For a team with 12 developers and 8 analysts, we should have at least 2 or 3 dedicated QA personnel.
Oct
20
comment What proportion of different types of software testing does your team use?
I agree with Lyndon that will want to provide details of your environment. If you're working with a web-service it's very different than a legacy order entry system!
Oct
20
comment In TDD, do tests need to be automated?
That's interesting, but we don't actually do builds in our development environment. We... we send the code out to the various systems and compile on the production box. That's another aspect of the process I'm trying to get changed :-)
Oct
19
comment How do I start the Internet Explorer WebDriver for Selenium in Python?
Aaron, I can understand your frustration. It does seem like a silly requirement, but a lot of new users on a SE site will post comments or edits as answers. So the reputation requirement is there to make sure someone has exposure to the community before they are allowed to fall into that trap. The unfortunate consequence of this (and other 'features' of its kind) is that it seems to punish those who actually read the FAQ and understand how to use the features available. Fear not, 100 rep is... pretty easy to get :-) and you'll be able to post it in no time.
Oct
19
comment How do I convince management that we need a formal QA department?
Development has been trying to 'sell' it to BA for about two years now. It only recently has started to gain any traction. Judging by past experience, it would actually hurt relations to suggest that. For example, the BA-lead used to share my office when he came by for the bi-weekly meeting. I asked him his thoughts on the BAs doing the testing as opposed to a QA team, and he said there's nothing wrong with BAs doing testing. He also hasn't come to my office since. shrug
Oct
18
comment Turning software testing into an internal service
Is the transition from manual to automated? Or is it from your team to separated amongst the other teams? If it's the former, I hope they don't expect automated testing to completely replace manual testing!