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    Just because you can test it doesn’t mean you should

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    A wise test lead once said to me, “do as little as possible while still ensuring quality”. He wasn’t giving me tips on how to be a slacker =) I think what he wanted to say was there always seems to be more work than there are people...
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    Object Model Design

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    Recently I was asked my opinion on creating object models for automated UI software testing – do I prefer LFM or POM? There is no right or wrong answer here – because I own a framework for automating Web UI, I’ll speak to this topic...
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    Overcoming UI Automation Challenges

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    UI automation isn’t an easy task, as any UI feature test owner who is responsible for automating their areas can tell you. It is quite challenging in terms of getting more test coverage and higher test reliability from automation. Let's discuss these...
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    You write too many tests and open too many bugs

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    In my experience, many testers tend to identify with certain types of measurements and metrics which on the surface may seem to be desirable to maximize. These statistics can provide feedback to the tester to indicate that they are making progress and...
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    Testing In Production

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    One of the most useful resources for a test engineer dealing with web services is the production environment. This is the live environment that exposes the product to end users. Some of the challenges that the production environment provides us are the...
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    Code Inspection for SDETs, part I

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    (Note for those unfamiliar with the acronym, SDET stands for Software Design Engineer in Test. In simple terms an SDET is an engineer who develops code to test software) Code inspection has historically been a “high-yield for low cost”...
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    Creativity in Testing

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    One of the wonderful parts of testing software is that beyond the pure technical aspects of the discipline lie many opportunities for the tester to exercise their creativity in potentially game-changing ways. Although we work in a field where some of...
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    Playback Testing Using Log files

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    Author Vijay Upadya, vijayu@microsoft.com Abstract Most testers are familiar with record/playback testing. A variation of this approach is log playback testing. Instead of explicitly recording the user actions using a recorder, this technique...
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    Code Inspection for SDETs, Part II

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    In part I of this series, we looked at some of the benefits of the SDET discipline being fully plugged into the code inspection pipeline. These benefits include such outcomes as pushing quality upstream and raising SDET awareness of the code that is being...
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    Old World vs. New World

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    As software has become increasingly more complex and the demands placed on the test discipline have escalated, it is clear that the legacy approaches for testing software are not always adequate. Sometimes test teams get caught up in performing the same...
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    Service Upgrade Testing

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    To bring the windows live experience to life, we host a variety of interconnected services. These are large scale services which run on thousands of servers, and due to their scale cannot be upgraded atomically. One of the challenges is making sure that...
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    Hello world!

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    We are the senior SDETs (Software Engineer in Test) at Windows Live in Microsoft. We plan to use this blog to make our voices heard regarding anything and everything test related. So stay tuned for some interesting articles coming your way.
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