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Oct
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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
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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
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asked In TDD, do tests need to be automated?
Oct
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Oct
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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?
Aug
17
reviewed Approve tools tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve tools tag wiki
Aug
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reviewed Reject Test Automation Design Question
Aug
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comment What is Functional Show Stopper in Bug Tracking?
I'm guessing "shop term" is a "shop term" that you came up with in your particular location or locale? :-) A quick Google search came up with nothing but offers to buy life insurance.
Aug
5
comment Learning about Ethical Hacking
I could see security being useful too, but I would expect a good tester to know a thing or two about it. Even if the intent is different, the goal is still to make the application do something unintended.