Tag Archives: Software Testing

When Social Media meets QA

TweetIt seems like my job description evolves a little every day. This isn’t a bad thing; quite the opposite. In the year and a half or so I’ve been working on the “community” aspect of the video game industry, I’ve … Continue reading

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Cubic Test for Selenium- What I didn’t like

TweetFor a while, I was evaluating Cubic Test as a possible tool for the QA department. I liked the graphical editor and the promise of making selenium a little easier and more robust to work with for large regression suites. … Continue reading

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Test Escape Reports

We just had a big launch at work, which of course leaves me thinking about test escape reports. Continue reading

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Sauce Labs

Tweet We got set up with Sauce Labs last week and are starting to play around with it. It seems like it will be a great addition to our automated testing. We are in the process of redefining how we … Continue reading

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Become a Better QA

TweetWhat do you do to become a better QA? It is easy to get distracted by the rush of every day work as a tester. Over time, you get practice and your skills develop and you progress. But it seems … Continue reading

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Agile Conference 2010

TweetI arrived in Orlando with my team last night. We are looking forward to a week at the Agile Conference 2010. Our company has been moving more and more into true agile all year, and we are learning as we … Continue reading

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Selenium IDE breaks firefox update 3.6.6

TweetThe new firefox update won’t start if the Selenium IDE is enabled. System: OSX 10.6 (snow leopard) firefox 3.6.6 Selenium IDE I updated my firefox version, then tried to start the browser. nothing happened. I opened firefox in safemode with … Continue reading

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The "Mythical" QA schedule

What was most interesting to me was the importance he placed on software testing. In his planning for software schedules, he allots half the project time to testing and bug fixes. Continue reading

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Maker's Schedule vs Manager's Schedule

TweetI just read Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule by Paul Graham. It got me thinking about how readily it applies to QA and to so many of the projects I have worked on- especially as I get more integrated with the … Continue reading

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When Low Priority Bugs Should be Fixed

TweetSo you file a UI issue. No functionality is broken, the site looks ok. The deadline is close, and it makes sense to launch it. No one wants to delay a deploy because of a few pixels. When do you … Continue reading

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