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Apr
7
comment What skills & technologies should I acquire / learn for performing my role as a Test Lead?
Good answer (and not because you mentioned my blog!) Some Leads also have Scheduling and Estimation as part of their roles - if that's you, you'll need to acquire that as a skill as well. And while you may not have hire/fire responsibilities, you may have performance review/assessment responsibilities. That may need to be added to your skill set.
Mar
27
comment How can a Software Tester use “Out of the Box” thinking approach to find more bugs?
"Lessons Learned in Software Testing" - great book.
Mar
23
comment How much should a tester understand and rely on implementation details?
I don't understand what that means? You want them to test with fewer plans for you to review? What does the number of test plans have to do with understanding code or relying on implementation details?
Mar
23
comment How much should a tester understand and rely on implementation details?
Good answer. Every tester could test more. But that often takes more time. If they add timing and performance tests to their toolbox, will you as the manager give them more testing time? Or will they have to omit other kinds of tests?
Mar
23
comment How much should a tester understand and rely on implementation details?
Ok. So you are the manager, and you wonder if your team should be testing differently than they currently do. So - how are the results? Without regard to how they test, how effective are their tests? Are they finding bugs, or are important bugs making their way into production?
Mar
12
comment Give me some tips for testing Email client mobile application
You aren't familiar with email?
Mar
12
comment Invalid xml data generator
What volume of (invalid) XML is needed? Have you considered using a tool to generate valid XML, then modifying it (perhaps manually) to make it invalid in the ways you need?
Mar
6
comment Is it functional or invalid input test?
"Is this functional test or invalid input test?" It is both.
Feb
24
comment How to test the field with different languages?
@sathiya - you could use Google Translate
Dec
26
comment Is there any need of test suites for automated software testing?
Nice answer. And as always, it depends.
Dec
16
comment What is a good website to hack around using Selenium?
@I19 - The difference is a human using their site versus a tool. Websites are designed for business purposes, not for your testing pleasure.
Nov
27
comment Problems with reading from CSV in while condition in JMeter
Is this a Development question or an SQA question?
Nov
20
comment How to convince your colleagues of pairwise testing?
They are asking for "proof that these pairwise testcases suffice to make sure our software is running well". Why are you worried about "find all errors" and "less effort than exhaustive testing"? Neither of those answer the question being asked.
Nov
12
comment How are dependencies dealt with when writing tests?
This is a reasonable approach, but as always, it depends. If you are in a time-critical situation, and the risk of finding bugs is low, it may be preferable to just execute Test #3 = A + B + C.
Nov
8
comment How to report an issue to Developer about a bug that occurs seldom
Good answer. I have found that it's more important to report the fact that there is a bug, and to include what you do know about it, than to worry that you don't know the specific steps to make it reproducible. Often, others are in a better position than the tester to make it reproducible. allthingsquality.com/2010/04/non-reproducible-bugs.html
Nov
6
comment Best practices for managing code duplication?
"my experience is that there are no best practices anywhere" - bravo! There are no best practices. There are many "practices which have proven good in some contexts, but may not be good in others". No best practices. No silver bullets. No magic numbers. We each have to decide what works well in our specific situation, at our specific point in time. allthingsquality.com/2010/04/… BTW - what's the best color?
Oct
26
comment Issue tracking - project version tracking
@JamesStuddart - then manual is the way to go. Create a central document that everyone can access containing the "current" build number. Everyone who creates a build increments this number, then uses it. No more "disjointed" build numbers.
Oct
24
comment Issue tracking - project version tracking
A build server is the best way. Manually setting the build number to match some centrally agreed-upon value would work as well.
Oct
24
comment Issue tracking - project version tracking
Is there a reason you don't want to fix the "disjointed build number" problem first, and use more team-wide build number that has real meaning?
Oct
23
comment question if this job should be a red flag or not
"I am unemployed right now and this job would pay the same amount" Pay the same amount as what?