SDET with 5 years of experience in software testing & BS in Computer Science. I'm also not very good at filling out "About Me" sections. I'm not as much of an expert as I'd like to be, so am trying to soak up knowledge as fast as I can while balancing work and "real life".

Mar
29
awarded Nice Answer
Jan
18
comment What are the deliverables of the QA department?
This is a good answer that clears up a major misunderstanding about the field of QA, and I'd love to see it expanded. There are many common types of information delivered to help make better decisions, and a brief analysis of the circumstances in which to deliver each would be wonderful (especially as this skill of knowing what to deliver when is key to developing beyond a junior or mid-level QA engineer). E.g.: bugs, risk analysis, advice on quality practices tailored to that company or team, metrics, and tools to gain quality information automatically.
Dec
1
awarded Yearling
Dec
1
awarded Yearling
Sep
28
accepted java compiling from the command line
Sep
28
comment java compiling from the command line
I'm accepting this one because it gives the explanation about the directory structure needed to match the package name. I hadn't understood what that meant, so this really clarifies. I'll try and fix this, since this is the actual problem - directory structure is poor.
Sep
28
comment java compiling from the command line
Thanks, I didn't know what Java was looking for.
Sep
28
comment java compiling from the command line
I want to get this style working first :-) Ant and / or Maven is on the to-do list, but I want a good understanding of this stuff first
Sep
28
comment java compiling from the command line
I did the second suggestion - compiling them together - and it worked. Do you know why? (I have to wait 2 more minutes to accept)
Sep
28
comment java compiling from the command line
javac test/*.java -classpath external/testng-6.8.7.jar:src gives the same :-/
Sep
28
asked java compiling from the command line
Sep
17
awarded Popular Question
Jul
26
comment Is it realistic to try to hire someone who is a developer and a tester?
The same thing goes for prestige. IME, "prestige" often translates into "respect and support to do my role well". I've often had to deal with huge amounts of overhead because helping the tester do their job just wasn't a priority for the team, even with 10-to-1 dev / test ratios.
Jul
24
awarded Excavator
Jul
24
revised What benefit does having developer experience or background have on the effectiveness of a tester?
typo fixed
Jul
24
comment Should a salary bonus be based on bugs in released code or other metrics?
You posted your (excellent) answer while I was writing mine :-)
Jul
24
answered Should a salary bonus be based on bugs in released code or other metrics?
Jul
18
accepted Load testing APIs & web services resource?
Jun
27
answered Is adding IDs to everything standard practice when using Selenium?
Jun
27
comment Automated unit testing, integration testing or acceptance testing
@MichaelFreidgeim, it ultimately depends on how stable the interfaces are. Automating high-level tests can quickly incur prohibitive maintenance costs if they go out-of-date quickly. In this case, automate lower to help build stability and use exploratory testing (possibly session- or checklist-based) for E2E and integration tests to avoid incurring obnoxious automation maintenance costs. Not all legacy projects have stable interfaces, though - especially if they are being refactored or re-architected aggressively.
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