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Oct
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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!
Oct
18
comment In TDD, do tests need to be automated?
Re: your edit. Your positive is actually what's causing it all :-) The champions are now being forced to create a document for the developers. So they write this document that says what the new feature or function is supposed to do, and we can follow that document. It also helps to stop them from changing their mind :-) And the downside is very big, because if they want work on the same function again, but just a different aspect of it, they're unlikely to go through the first test, only focusing on the second.
Oct
17
comment Should tool generated test data be deleted during tear down in test automation?
Well for identification I don't think it would be a bad idea to have a field in your data specifically for build number. This would ensure that your test data is identical (or at least, as identical as possible) for multiple runs, while at the same time giving you a clear indicator as to what code caused the data to exist.
Oct
17
answered Should tool generated test data be deleted during tear down in test automation?
Oct
17
comment In TDD, do tests need to be automated?
I know what I don't want is some certificate that says "We're doing TDD! Yay!" Rather, I'd like to apply whatever good principles I can wherever I can. And while I'd like to convince them to do automated testing, I'm willing to settle for better manual testing. I mean, the test documents from the analysts is something new. My primary goal is to find some ideas I can bring to the table given the environment I'm in.
Oct
17
comment In TDD, do tests need to be automated?
Well, I think (as you may infer from my other posts) is that they aren't sure what they want. They make billions in manufacturing, and every internal process they've ever had ran great under their manufacturing model. But it doesn't scale to technology and it's finally catching up to them. But reversing 20 years of a thought process is hard. So they go to conferences and pick up ideas and aren't entirely sure how to fit all the pieces together. So I would say that what they want is just better quality software. I'm not sure they could give specifics beyond that.
Oct
17
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Oct
17
comment In TDD, do tests need to be automated?
Actually, the project that needs the most love is in Progress ABL. The Java questions I have are mostly for my side projects :-) I know for a fact that automated testing won't fly with management because it's too big of an investment. But they're also saying they want TDD. But this has given me some insights for which I will update my question.
Oct
16
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Oct
13
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Oct
10
comment Best guidelines for bug reporting?
I really like "be careful of the tone" and "understand your audience" (which of course are good practices in ALL communication). Coming across as "you owe me these fixes because you're lowly development" is an easy way to get your fix sent to the bottom of the pile.
Oct
10
answered Best guidelines for bug reporting?
Oct
4
comment Should I unit test small projects?
This isn't so much an answer, but if the project is important enough to have 3 people working on it, it's important enough to get some testing on it too. I am torn about whether my single-person project should have testing on it!
Sep
9
comment Looking for a faulty application for training
Ironically, this has a key potential answer for the OP: weekend testing would be an excellent way to get some testing done, if they're willing to do it on the weekend that is.
Sep
4
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Aug
30
comment My team codes in one language, I want to test using another. What can go wrong?
You know, I only ever hear "what can go wrong" in movies, right before something really bad happens...
Aug
30
comment Transition from all manual testing to automated testing
Big +1 for simple stuff first. If you try to automate the more difficult tests, when they fail and there's something wrong in your test (as opposed to what you're testing) the naysayers will be all up in your face. "A ha! We told you this convoluted testing thing was faulty! Allow us to ignore the 50 bug reports already submitted and focus on this one, complicated thing that failed!" And honestly, I'm not exaggerating...
Aug
30
comment Is my test a perf unit functional smoke test or something else?
I'm having difficulty extracting your problem from your question. Perhaps you could rephrase it or add a clarification exactly what the problem is you're trying to solve?