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bio website musingtester.com
location Calgary, Canada
age 33
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As much as I love to code, my passion is in testing. I truly enjoy when I get to marry the 2.

I'm currently in my ideal setting where 130% of my time is allocated. I get to deploy 2-3 times per week and still work on building new and exciting applications.

I started out testing in the electronic manufacturing field. After a long long break, I ended up moving to a UAT coordinator role at the company that I was with and my passion for testing was ignited. I haven't looked back at other non-testing roles since.


May
20
answered How is Selenium different from other GUI automation tools?
May
20
comment How is Selenium different from other GUI automation tools?
Thanks for rephrasing the question
May
20
comment How is Selenium different from other GUI automation tools?
I think that if you were to rephrase the question with a little more flushed out detail of what you are testing, and ask about the benefits of using Selenium that you wouldn't find in WebAii, it would be a much more valid question.
May
19
comment Selenium2 assert questions
works beautifully. thank you!
May
19
accepted Selenium2 assert questions
May
19
answered How do you calculate the number of virtual concurrent users to use in a load test given data on actual site traffic?
May
16
answered Developers have code kata to practice skills. What test equivalents are there?
May
16
awarded  Quorum
May
14
comment Should I try the evaluation version of HP Quality Center?
This has been my experience as well. We're currently migrating away from it.
May
13
answered How does a tester's perspective toward software differ from a developer's?
May
12
comment Internal Acceptance Test (not automated): How long should it take?
I absolutely love this answer. To add to your point on Bug Analysis, I would recommend that Laura (and anyone else) read Gerry Weinberg's "Why Software gets in trouble" (smashwords.com/books/view/25884).
May
12
revised How do I convince someone who's bought the Record-Playback line that object oriented framework is essential?
realized I had a bad spelling mistake
May
12
comment Performance testing - a way in?
Rather than just addtional power on the machine, I've found it usefull to run multiple machines at once if possible. Too many requests from 1 machine and I've seen my results become skewed.
May
12
revised How do I satisfy external auditors that automated tests are at least as effective as manual tests?
added BDD tools for Ruby and Java
May
12
comment How do I satisfy external auditors that automated tests are at least as effective as manual tests?
Unfortunately, they are both only for windows. I'll add references to tools for other languages to my answer
May
12
answered How do I satisfy external auditors that automated tests are at least as effective as manual tests?
May
12
answered What techniques are available to determine which browsers to test?
May
11
comment Security testing resources
Is Grendel Scan still maintained? I see the last blog post for it was in 2008.
May
11
answered How do I convince someone who's bought the Record-Playback line that object oriented framework is essential?
May
11
accepted UAT involvement