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bio website musingtester.com
location Calgary, Canada
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 4 months
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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.


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).
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
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
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.
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.