Jonathan Kohl is going to be back in Australia and New Zealand in February with his mobile testing course, as well as with a new course on mobile application user experience. Courses are being run through SoftEd in Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne and Sydney, so check it out!
I currently have a vacancy in my team for an assistant test lead to carry some of the low-level planning, bug and environment management load. They would also be hands-on.
See Transurban’s career site for details or contact me if you have questions.
Five years ago I wrote, somewhat flippantly, on automation failure, but apparently some people never noticed. It still seems relevant, so please go and read (or re-read) ‘Automate your way to ineffective testing with my twelve step program…‘
On the off chance it helps someone else, when firing up CA Workload Automation for the first time, it failed to start with the message ‘JVM terminated, error code=-1′.
There was no obvious cause for this, the install was a fresh one on a newly set up machine. I reinstalled the JDK, and still the same error. A bit of reading suggested there may be issues with an ini file related to eclipse. I found the CAWADesktopClient.ini file and had a look. The file looked a bit messed up, with lines being broken in odd places.
After making it look like this…
…everything is working as it should be.
Hope this helps someone.
This came out of the blue, and I don’t know much about them, but someone from Yodle.com asked me if I would spread the word about their open tester position (New York-based). On paper, it looks pretty interesting, and my readership is mostly US-based, so hopefully this might help someone out: http://www.yodle.com/yodle-careers/jobs/new-york/qa-engineer/
Based on some current work, I’m going to need to extend my test strategy mnemonic to include ‘Accountabilities’. That gives me a ton of options, such as ‘Gated Script Rats’, ‘Script a test drag’, ‘Attracts Red Pigs’ or ‘Egad! Script tarts’.
It’s cheap both in dollars (free) and time (less than 15 minutes if you’re quick).
I’m currently looking for two testers, a junior and slightly-less-junior to come and work as permanent employees in my team at Transurban.
You can view the current PD at http://www.transurban.com.au/532.htm. I haven’t had time to update it (it was created prior to me starting here), but I think it’s a reasonable statement of the technologies involved. If you do have any questions before applying, feel free to contact me via the ‘About’ page on this site.
Tim seems to be pretty busy now that he’s a free agent, so I’m looking forward to trying this new(ish) gem he announced recently for querying browser performance stats.
I can’t believe it’s been as long as it has since I last posted. This has mostly been because I’ve been busy preparing to become a dad. I’m a dad as of two weeks ago, and have a new job, so as things settle down I hope to get through my backlog of posts, mostly on technical topics and tools.