Tools / Resources

  • Tools & Resources
    • Selenium – friendly, powerful, once Firefox only, it now has 3rd party support for all popular browsers including iOS and Android. Free Support forum.
    • Sahi – excellent tool, works with all browsers. Free and Paid Support forums
    • HP’s Quicktest Pro, LoadRunner, Quality Center, Performance Center, now integrated in their UFT Suite
    • jMeter – 90 proof HTTP engine for quick and dirty load testing and SOAP/ReST emulation
  • QA Community / Resources

  • Jobs / Tasks in progress
    • Sample Resume
    • RSS Feeds by Region and Specialty
      • San Diego
      • Seattle, Portland
      • Japan
  • “DOS is Güt” – legacy tools and Old Timer showcase
    • Unix Terminal Emulators: PuTTY, kiTTY, MobaXterm … top 10 …
    • Excel Macros for timestamps, metrics and data conversion
    • Editors: vi / vim alternatives and shortcuts
      • TextPad, NotePad++, EmEditor, ...
    • More by request – this is an “ad-hoc”, very relaxed, sometimes-work-in-progress – inspired by challenges from outside and within…
  • Methodologies
    • Agile
      • short fixed length cycles “Sprints”, rigorous Scrum formats …
      • Kanban – a “JIT” variant that is task oriented, flexible cycles
    • Waterfall / Spiral / Hybrid (a more linear SDLC methodology)
      • slower / longer dev/qa/reporting cycles – still used by FDA, and government regulated industries
    • CMMI – Capability Maturity Model Integration
      • Carnegie-Mellon’s page
      • Microsoft’s spin
    • Kaizen – distant cousin to Kandan, also from Toyota’s JIT philosophy
      • https://www.kaizen.com/about-us/definition-of-kaizen.html
      • http://www.isixsigma.com/dictionary/kaizen-event/