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Aug
11
comment Should Copy Paste be allowed in Confirm e-mail address field?
Assuming the call takers are experienced at using the system, it seems odd to me to force them to enter the customer's email twice. I wouldn't design it that way. But if the field is there, I would probably disable the past feature.
Jun
6
comment Is it possible to test app behaviors without considering UI and client platform?
I understand, but some apps take a different path through the code when they detect the client is a desktop device rather than a mobile device. If you were watching, you would see a different series of GET and POST requests coming in from different clients. Perhaps it doesn't matter for your app. You could use a tool which abstracts the client, such as cURL.
Jun
6
comment Is it possible to test app behaviors without considering UI and client platform?
Are you assuming your application behaves identically without regard to the end user's platform? Many apps dynamically change their behavior in the presence of a mobile, small-screen client versus a desktop client. (That's how the app I am testing works, for example).
May
20
comment Testing calendar dates in database
Good answer. A few of these might help, too: allthingsquality.com/2010/04/…
May
14
comment Standards for documenting input validation rules & system/error messages?
I've something similar in the past (although I don't have an example around). Consider adding things like max length, target db table+column, etc
May
1
comment How to handle new “not reproducible” bug, that is known to exist but not known how
Good answer. In addition to the Product Manager, you can often enlist Customer Service in getting more information from the customer who reported the problem. Joining in on a phone call or webex might be in order, too. And perhaps this instance will help in your justification for a professional QA Team ;-)
Apr
27
comment Which Certifications is more demanding for QA, and Software Testing professionals?
By "demanding" do you mean "is in the most demand" by companies hiring Senior SQA Engineers?
Apr
27
comment What is a good website to hack around using Selenium?
@dzieciou - perhaps, but so what? When analyzing web logs, it's pretty easy to determine if the hits are coming from web crawlers or not. You aren't a web crawler, thus you are at risk of being put on a black list.
Apr
22
comment Changing my career field to QA
@MichaelF - fair enough
Apr
22
comment Changing my career field to QA
@MichaelF - but nothing about testing, right?
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.