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bio website musingtester.com
location Calgary, Canada
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen Oct 20 at 14:39

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.


Mar
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answered Test planning for an Agile sprint
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awarded  Commentator
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awarded  Editor
Aug
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answered Is there much thought towards internal diagnosis testing within an enterprise application?
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awarded  Yearling
Jun
20
comment Writing selenium tests, should I just get it done or get it right?
+1 for removing automated tests that aren't automated. Also, the fine folks over at sta.stackexchange have a little (well, a lot of experience) with Selenium (and most other test automation libraries).
Jun
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awarded  Constituent
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awarded  Caucus
Jul
12
comment What problem does automated user interface testing solve?
+1 for your first point. Absolutely critical for a successful test automation suite!
Jul
12
comment What problem does automated user interface testing solve?
@S.Lott - Michael and StuperUser had it right. Manual and prefereably exploratory testing.
Jul
12
answered What problem does automated user interface testing solve?
Jul
12
comment What problem does automated user interface testing solve?
+1 for most of your points. However, if automated test cases are the only way to demonstrate that the functionality exists, do the testers ever get a chance to test, or just write automated checks?
Jul
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
8
answered How does one securely and privately address security concerns inside code
Jul
6
answered How do you test software that is time sensitive?
Jul
6
answered What is the / your most effective QA process?
Jul
3
answered Finding and managing a group of testers
Jul
2
comment Is it realistic to ask your team to take on a 100% automated test coverage goal as a stretch task?
As a QA this is the exact approach that I take to legacy applications with no test automation.
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awarded  Teacher
Jun
26
comment What are the differences between QA engineers and software engineers?
Even if I had enough rep on this site to downvote, I wouldn't as it's a valid opinion, and those people do exist, although maybe not as many as you might believe. In all of my years in QA, I've only met a handfull of colleagues who wanted to become dev's, and that was only because of the money involved.