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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.


May
1
comment Recommend a Good QA Book
While I'm at it I recommend online blogs and lectures on the subject. Mainly because they are fantastic and free.
May
1
comment Classification of typical software bugs
A system of bug classification is entirely context-specific. I think that the problems over endless software bug classes have more to do with the infinite complexity of projects and the desire to segregate issues in a way that suits the processes of a particular context. So +1 to this answer, even though bug taxonomy is what the question was after.
Sep
20
comment How to add screen shot for pass status in UI Automation
You need to word your question more carefully to get targeted answers. I presume you're testing a software GUI. What tool(s) are you using for testing? Are you testing a web front-end or an application front-end? You mention a "default setting" but not the program in which the setting exists. At the moment the answers to your question are infinite, and most of them won't be helpful to you. Hope that helps!
Jul
5
comment Tester Versus Test cases written by the tester
This is a minefield at the moment. We have many "What are the best" and "what would you use" and "what's your experience of" type questions right now, and I think we need better FAQ guidelines.
Jun
30
comment Any personal experiences on EggPlant, cross platform and application automated testing tool?
Is this question asking "are there any reviews" or "has anyone implemented a large scale automated testing project using it" or "what are people's experiences"?
Jun
28
comment Is drag-and-drop possible in watir-webdriver?
Yeah I do wish QA would migrate to SQA&T. Thanks for the advice, though, I shall do a crosspost of victory.
Jun
28
comment Is drag-and-drop possible in watir-webdriver?
Many thanks. Should be noted for other users that wd is part of the private API so shouldn't be used for large projects that cannot maintain a change to it. Luckily I'll use whatever I can get, and for non-IE testing this may prove very useful
Jun
23
comment How many types of testing i should perform?
Most welcome. I live to give.
Jun
23
comment How many types of testing i should perform?
Some examples of "done" for an agile environment are here: sqa.stackexchange.com/q/1108/729
Jun
23
comment How many types of testing i should perform?
You do, but you can't produce a sensibly complex project with no bugs. You can only aim for the highest quality you can acheieve with your time and budget. Saying "ok" to the project going live is basically saying something like "this project is in such a state that the critical areas of the system work as expected, there are no bugs that prevent the core use by the users, and all other bugs are as low as we can get them"
Jun
22
comment What is the difference between “automated testing” and “automated regression testing”?
Am I being dense when I say that "Automated" means "without manual input"? The tests are independant of the testing mechanism, so automated regression testing is a subset of automated testing. Remove the term "Automated" (the mechanism by which the tests are run) and you have "testing" and "regression testing". Also the first of the two types of automated test in the OP seems to be automated smoke testing. I tried to illustrate terminology confusion in sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/1216/…
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
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!