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A young, fresh-faced QA Analyst. Popping the why stack and punching ducks.

I work for a very fine software company in the UK, I like to help others with their problems, and I like to get help with mine. I'm also a lock picker, a gamer, a programmer and a terrbile cook and these are all reasons I get on so well with StackExchange.

If you are a QA or Automation type I direct you to the QA stack exchange site: http://sqa.stackexchange.com/

I'm now also a budding Arduino user! I have blown the dust off my soldering iron, and off to work I go.


Jun
22
comment What is the difference between sanity and smoke testing?
It does. The delimitation of definition and domain discussion does deal definite damage to discernment. There is a conceptual difference, though, even when they are the same in practice.
Jun
21
comment What is the difference between sanity and smoke testing?
I envisiage a smoking wreck with a "no further testing required" sticker on the side :). I've suffered a capacitor explosion myself in a speaker system, it caked the inside of the casing with smoking dialetric, so I know from whence you come! Many thanks for your kind words
Jun
21
comment What is shakeout testing?
+1 for "say something defensible". And yes I'm serious.
Jun
21
revised What is the difference between sanity and smoke testing?
corrected spelling of "help"; added 12 characters in body
Jun
21
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Jun
21
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Jun
21
revised What is the difference between sanity and smoke testing?
adding more detail
Jun
21
answered What is the difference between sanity and smoke testing?
Jun
10
comment What are key properties of a great QA team member?
+1 for diplomacy. Nobody likes people pointing out what is wrong with what they have done. It also helps a healthy relationship with the developers, and someone who says "I see what I can do to help the developers" before "I found a mistake in the developers' work" will go further.
Jun
8
comment How should you interview for QA Automation positions?
+1 for if you hire an automator. If one knows exactly what automated tests need coding you need a developer. If one does not one needs a tester who can code.
Jun
7
comment Good Watir or Watir-Webdriver tutorials/resources for new-to-automation testers?
+1 for ask Stack Overflow. There's always someone ready to jump in with a quick how-to, no matter how simple the answer!
Jun
7
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Jun
7
awarded  Autobiographer