#32 Brent Strange

Gregg Yows Željko Filipin Brent Strange

Gregg Yows and Željko Filipin talk with Brent Strange on his blog post Testing in 2009, a Year in Review.

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A big thank you to Tiffany Fodor for editing the audio, and to Alan Baird for show notes.

Show Notes:

  • 0:28 – News:

  • 3:43 – Brent introduction (works for GoDaddy)
  • 4:21 – Strange Beer
  • 5:14 – How Brent Uses Watir
  • 9:02 – Training folks on Watir
  • 11:08 – test navigate and execute
  • 11:52 – Explain this pattern: using Test::Unit, there aren’t any assertions in test and navigate
  • 14:53 – What tools do you use? (team foundation server, SciTE, .net windows)
  • 16:16 – Watir v Selenium (or Why Watir?) – cost, support for multiple browsers, community support, ruby easy to learn. Worry about Selenium in a frame (not really an issue).
  • 18:48 – Record and playback helpers – lack of record and playback on ruby, it’s not the way to go
  • 20:21 – Selenium community support as good as watir
  • 20:42 – SWEA – established relationship w/ developer
  • 21:16 – what’s with you’re url? (www.1qainsight:8080) – he’s cheap
  • 22:58 – QA Engineer vs Software Tester – is there a difference? (going through the backdoor with agile)
  • 27:00 – The Software Testing Club Magazine – No 1
    Do Loop Until 0 comics
  • 29:00 – Roo/Rasta – just using it for reading spreadsheets, but they are moving away from it
  • 31:38 – What do you do when you aren’t at a computer – website dev for charity, gym, hunt (deer and elk), sports, church (Arizona)
  • 33:22 – Favorite Podcasts? – James Bach, church sermons
  • 34:44 – Closing thoughts – keep up the good work
  • 35:46 – qainsight.net
  • 36:00 – twitter? who uses that?
  • 36:28 – Do Loop Until 0, we can forget about that
  • 37:18 – oh yeah…we forgot to introduce ourselves
  • 37:28 – Hi, I’m Greg Yows
  • 38:42 – Hi, I’m Zeljko
  • 40:18 – licensing