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Jun
10
comment Best free (or very cheap) automation tool for Windows GUI testing?
+1 TestApi is a nice little framework.
Jun
9
answered Are code reviews considered part of QA?
Jun
9
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Jun
8
answered What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
Jun
8
comment What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
you can email them to alanpa at where I work dot com :}
Jun
8
comment What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
If it's possible to sanitize the docs enough to share, I'm happy to poke around a bit with them myself (still no reply from my Word contact).
Jun
8
comment What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
@Bj - the compare function is part of the word object model - the vendor is MS :}
Jun
7
comment What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
Other random ideas to try (only if you want) would be to change the order (open doc2 first then compare with doc1), or compare doc1 with doc1, then doc2 with doc2 (or edited variations) to see if it's one of the docs that is causing the problem. Still waiting to hear from my Word contact.
Jun
7
comment What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
I pinged a colleague on the Word team for ideas. In the meantime, have you tried renaming the files - I just wanted to rule out that the filename or location wasn't the problem.
Jun
7
comment What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?
Do you know which line is causing the command failed message? I assume it's the Compare command, but I wanted to make sure. Then, is there anything interesting with the content with the docs that fail (embedded objects, etc.)? Finally, what happens if you try to compare the docs outside the script - i.e. using the Compare feature on the Review ribbon?
Jun
7
comment Developing Unit Tests While Refactoring Legacy Code?
+1 - the Feathers book is pure gold
Jun
6
comment Recommend a Good QA Book
+1 - love this book and love the tester as a detective analogy
Jun
6
comment Recommend a Good QA Book
Can this be community wiki - there's no "right" answer for this question.
Jun
4
answered How should you interview for QA Automation positions?
May
31
answered Who is ultimately responsible for issues that are found after software is released?
May
30
comment How do you design your test method/function
@Tarun - I'm saying it's "easier" - nothing is easy :}
May
30
comment How do you design your test method/function
This approach works best in an editor that has something like Intellisense in Visual Studio.
May
29
answered How do you design your test method/function
May
29
comment How do you design your test method/function
I think @glowcoder is referring to How We Test Software at Microsoft - but it doesn't answer this question (but I'll try below)
May
26
answered Is model-driven testing a viable technology for real applications yet?