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May
18
accepted How do I convince management that we need a formal QA department?
May
18
answered Should I use “the test fails if” instead of “the test succeeds if”?
May
18
comment What measures do you use to assess software quality?
So what you're saying is, cutting support means happy customers! That's a win win situation!
May
18
awarded  Critic
May
18
comment What are the most popular bug tracking tools?
While I don't consider it to be off-topic, I do consider it to fall under the "Not a real question" category. I wouldn't consider it answerable in its current form.
May
18
comment What measures do you use to assess software quality?
fixed a serious typo in the title... :-)
May
18
revised What measures do you use to assess software quality?
fixed a serious typo in the title... lol :-)
May
17
comment What is the difference between “automated testing” and “automated regression testing”?
You know it's ironic. As programmers (there's a little programmer in all developers, QA, PMs, DBAs, etc) we are taught that what we say to a computer must adhere to strict syntax and grammar rules. There is no debate about what a statement means when we code. You would think we would apply the same standard to inter-geek (for lack of a better word) communication! Why do we let ourselves get taken by buzzwords and let the blogosphere define our vocabulary?! Where is the standards committee for agile definitions?!
May
17
comment Testing of automated scripts
first sentence: you and me 95% of our industry! (Hey that rhymes...)
May
17
comment Testing Unfamiliar Software
Keep in mind that you don't necessarily need either one to be a great tester. You just need to keep a sharp eye for how to break things! Technical ability will give you insight into how to break the program, and domain knowledge will give you insight into how to break the requirements. Both are very useful. But if I had to choose, I'd pick good "tester sense" over either or both any day.
May
17
answered What is the difference between “automated testing” and “automated regression testing”?
May
17
awarded  Enlightened
May
17
awarded  Nice Answer
May
17
answered Testing Unfamiliar Software
May
16
comment How do you adapt agile testing techniques to a regulated industry?
tl;dr The primary goal is to keep flaming/fighting to a minimum, and usefulness to a maximum. (Re: Signal to noise ratio) Objectivity lends itself to usefulness, but so can reasoned professional opinion!
May
16
comment How do you adapt agile testing techniques to a regulated industry?
In regards to the "subjective question quasher", I suspect the "How do you" is an automatic flag for subjectivity. In my experience, both on SO and this board, subjective questions answered based on experience and research and that meet the criteria in the FAQ welcome, and I feel unavoidable. I believe you cannot objectively answer a "how" question, because there are many ways to approach a problem, all equally valid (even if one is going to be the best) but that doesn't mean it's not allowed. There's a lot of subjective questions on SQA, and many are truly good questions.
May
16
reviewed Reject suggested edit on reporting cumulative test results
May
14
comment What is meant by “Automated tests don't find new bugs”?
I wouldn't say it's any sadder than any of the other misconceptions and mis-defined words and phrases in software development. For a set of people who make or break programs based on the tiniest change, it's surprising not only what we are willing to accept as incorrect, but often refuse to change even when corrected.
May
14
comment What is meant by “Automated tests don't find new bugs”?
In all honesty, every place I've worked has dropped the word regression and called what you would call "automated regression tests" simply "automated tests." Whether it be proper or not, I find it to be fairly common.
May
13
comment How to deal with automation naysayers?
Actually, I find that while people don't resist things that are easier, they do resist things that are different with no logical reason why other than they're afraid of it being different.