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May
9
comment How to test a search engine?
This isn't really enough for a full answer, but comparing to other search engines is probably a good start.
Mar
28
comment How can a Software Tester use “Out of the Box” thinking approach to find more bugs?
The answer to "How do I think outside of the box?" is "Think of everything you can. Then, try and come up with stuff not on the list." To put it another way, the trick to breaking out of your default mindset is to identify what that mindset is, then try a different one.
Mar
26
comment Changing course from Pre-Med to SQA engineering…what should I do?
+1 for preparing for a wide range of options. QA is an awesome field, but if you're only just starting to explore options outside medicine there's likely to be a whole host of fields you've never heard of that you'd be even more passionate about if you did.
Jan
14
comment What are the deliverables of the QA department?
Possible duplicate: sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/3381/…
Oct
21
comment Thoughts on pairwise testing
@Robert.Sie I'm having trouble parsing that last comment of yours, but I think you're asking whether it's possible to dump some of your existing tests in response to overlap, rather than some of the new ones. Am I right?
Oct
18
comment Thoughts on pairwise testing
@Robert.Sie Ah, so your question is "Is it possible to exclude tests from the full set dictated by pairwise testing methods if those tests would be redundant with already existing tests?" If so, then the answer is yes, it is possible; Though it may take some careful analysis to determine what your existing tests already cover, depending on how they're constructed.
Oct
17
comment Thoughts on pairwise testing
I'm not entirely clear on this... What exactly is your question? "What is the purpose of pairwise testing?"
Oct
17
comment Thoughts on pairwise testing
+1 for the second paragraph, which cuts to the heart of the matter.
Oct
14
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May
30
comment Is unit and component testing sufficient?
+1 for "How do you know those units together do what they are supposed to do?" There's no point in all the cogwheels spinning properly if there's an odd number instead of an even one and the last one turns the wrong way.
Nov
1
comment What are the main role and responsibilities of a tester?
It's true that suggesting improvements might not be in a tester's job description, but keep in mind that job descriptions are rarely clear-cut, and people often wear multiple hats to some extent. It's not uncommon for someone whose primary job is testing to suggest or even implement improvements, especially in small companies. Also, the line between improvements and fixes can be surprisingly blurry, especially if the product lacks a formal specification, which makes the situation even fuzzier. Other than that, good answer.
Oct
24
comment Under what circumstances is Sikuli better for test automation than Selenium or Watir?
This. Test automation is all about efficiency, and using each tool for what it's most suited for can be much more efficient than trying to find a one-size-fits-all solution.
Oct
4
comment How do I keep Selenium test cases DRY?
It's probably overkill to write every test entirely from scratch every time. Depending on your circumstances and tools, it may be sufficient to record a test, then to refine the living daylights out of it. In any case, +1.
Aug
29
awarded  Civic Duty
Jul
6
comment Tools for Python software testing
You can write Squish test scripts in a couple of other languages as well, but Python is the default, possibly because it was the language used to code Squish. Oh, and you can get Windows and Mac versions of Squish, too.
Jun
26
comment How to test the test scripts?
@user246 Excellent! You have my upvote.
Jun
25
comment How to test the test scripts?
@user246 "A some point you need to be able to write correct code without writing tests; otherwise, you should not write code." Taken to extremes, this would suggest that software quality assurance is unnecessary. However, since I'd like to think I'm not a parasite, I must ask: How do you determine where to draw the line? How many layers of tests and meta tests are appropriate? The answer seems to be at the heart of the OP's question.
Jun
5
comment Fundamental Requirements For an Entry Level QA Engineer
Might I suggest giving your professors a link to this question? It might help prevent this sort of misunderstanding from affecting future students.
Jun
4
comment How do you provide proper tests when there is little documentation
-1. This does not answer the question, which already presupposes that knowledge of a system is needed to test it effectively.
May
29
comment How can I convince Squish to recognise the menu bar on Mac OS X?
Oh-ho! That solved it. Thanks for that. Give yourself a metaphorical pat on the back for helping out with such an old issue.