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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! :-)
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?