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Jun
17
comment What criteria do I apply to a highly complex development project to warrant getting “real world” data?
I can't tell you how many times I've gotten a spec from someone, looked in the code and found their feature already existed, they just had to turn it on...
Jun
17
comment Writing tests to learn the code
<puts on user hat> Our SME's are highly unlikely to spend time with a developer who isn't directly working on one of their projects. And they might be experts in manufacturing, but they know only enough to get by about the system. A lot has been lost to tribal knowledge when people left. Same with req's and specs. We do have user manuals and sample screens they can use, as well as development systems where they can't screw up any data (we just refresh the database every so often anyway.) That would allow them to explore (which is important for learning) while writing tests.
Jun
17
comment Writing tests to learn the code
<puts on mod hat> Sorry, there's no way to un-CW a post. I noticed that when you posted the question, but apparently there isn't a way. :-( Which is too bad, this is a good answer and I think you deserve the rep for it.
Jun
17
comment Writing tests to learn the code
I suppose their work does have to be reviewed. I don't know if they're skilled employees or not. When I graduated uni, I already had over 5000 hours writing production code (most of my peers said their internships were getting senior devs coffee and web-surfing. At the time I thought they were lucky; turns out I was the lucky one!) I don't know what kind of previous experience these guys have, their GPA, or anything. I'm just a dev here. But, I take my manager's words seriously when he says "try to find ways to improve the team." If he didn't actually mean it, he shouldn't've said it! :-)
Jun
17
revised testing Touchscreen driver
cleanup
Jun
17
revised Visual studio web performance testing for invalid input
grammar, cleanup
Jun
17
revised How do you drive what testcases to write based on a large decision table?
Seems to have been cut off mid-sentence
Jun
17
revised Tools for testing iPhone apps
grammar, cleanup
Jun
17
wiki created metrics description
Jun
17
wiki created metrics excerpt
Jun
17
comment Writing tests to learn the code
What I anticipate happening is either they go through ignoring things they don't know and falling into "getting it to compile" syndrome, or asking one of the more senior developers every time they run into something they don't know (which I'm not entirely opposed to, as long as they 'spread the damage' around :) ) I see what you're saying about having less value, but I guess the question is... is the value of the test they write, added to the value of them learning the code, greater than the value of other alternatives?
Jun
17
comment Writing tests to learn the code
The system is almost as old as they are, actually. (One of them was 6 years old when we purchased it, and of course it existed before that.) The "ui" is a telnet session. So the last paragraph is not applicable in -this- scenario, although for something more modern (and by modern i mean within the last 10 years) it might make more sense. :)
Jun
17
asked Writing tests to learn the code
Jun
16
answered How does one set up a Private By-Invite Beta Site for Android Apps?
Jun
15
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What kind of testing should a developer do before passing a build to the QA team?
Jun
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Who is ultimately responsible for issues that are found after software is released?
Jun
10
comment Do ISTQB/ISEB Testing Certificates prove that someone can test?
To be fair, if you read their ad and didn't update your CV accordingly, how can they expect you to actually read their specs too? Whether or not I agree with the philosophy of nixxing based on a certification, I do agree with nixxing people whose first communication with me shows they can't follow directions.
Jun
10
answered Workflow shortcut to meet the release deadline
Jun
10
comment Are code reviews considered part of QA?
Unfortunately that last sentence is not always true. Our business analysts have full access to the database tables and their layouts, and are permitted to dictate what goes where. Now, if they had even MORE information and understanding, it would be very nice, but they don't so they end up with just enough information to think they know what's going on and end up making things worse in the long run.
Jun
9
comment Do ISTQB/ISEB Testing Certificates prove that someone can test?
If you can get someone to hire you based on a certification, imagine what you can trick him into paying you! :-)