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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! :-)
Jun
9
comment Are code reviews considered part of QA?
I'm reading this paper between queries at work here, and I really like it - I especially like the idea of not reviewing everything, and that intuition is part of the decision criteria for review! Any time you can inject common (or uncommon!) sense into the process, it's a win.
Jun
9
comment Are code reviews considered part of QA?
@user246 I clarified my summary. If there were two teams, a dev and QA team, would it be appropriate for the QA team to do code reviews instead of the dev team? Or would it be something the dev team should do, even if it is something that contributes to the concept of "Quality Assurance."
Jun
9
revised Are code reviews considered part of QA?
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Jun
9
comment When to start testing a solo project
I know this isn't the "best practice" for production code, but I'm far from a production state. If this made me any money, I would pretty much be forced to take a step back, throw together my tests, and go forward from there with a TDD approach, at least a TSTITNF approach (Test SomeTime In The Near Future, you can just put a little dash and my name by that, mmhmm) Until then, since it is indeed just a side project, I think this practical, balanced approach is the way to go.
Jun
9
comment When to start testing a solo project
I'm actually going with this as the answer. I know it isn't as popular as the "test now! test now!" idea, but it's very practical. I've been doing this approach for the past month now, and it's been working out well. Honestly, between a wife and daughter, work, social obligations, and R&R, I only get about 4 hours a week to work on my solo project - I certainly don't want to spend those 4 hours writing tests. But, I do want robust code. So I've been writing my code and when I run into something particularly tricky, I write the test around it.
Jun
9
accepted When to start testing a solo project
Jun
9
accepted How do you prepare yourself for a testing position?
Jun
9
asked Are code reviews considered part of QA?
Jun
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Newbie question: How do I run a JUnit 3 test on Portable Firefox 3.6 in Selenium RC (1.0.3)?
Jun
8
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
Jun
8
comment Using Scala to build unit tests for Java?
Hey, when I'm wrong I'm wrong. A quick search verifies my misconception: You can interact with Java code seemlessly, but the Scala code itself is much different.
Jun
8
comment Any good open source test management tools ?
I wonder if it has modularity that would allow you to drop in and out components you want or don't want. Then you can develop modules you do want, but you won't have to start from scratch on it. I personally have never even heard of it, but it might be worth looking in to. At the very least, most open source projects would love experienced people helping with development! :)
Jun
8
revised is it appropriate to do exception handling for every single test method?
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Jun
8
comment Using Scala to build unit tests for Java?
I could be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure it is. I know it is for Groovy (or at least, it's supposed to be - some minor inconsistencies exist.) Of course, I'm sure it comes with its own quirks - knowing syntax and knowing how to use it effective are two different things, and you will probably still experience some of the "new language jitters" when you bring people on board for Scala, regardless of if I am correct about it being a superset.
Jun
8
comment Using Scala to build unit tests for Java?
In regards to your third point, I believe all valid Java is valid Scala. There might be a couple exceptions/implementation errors, but barring that I'm pretty sure it's a complete superset. That's not to say that your point isn't a valid one to consider (especially for Java-->Clojure) but it might not be as applicable for Scala.
Jun
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on UI and Business Logic Testing, Am I Doing it Right? Should I Unit Test Anything Else?