From my 6+ years of experience I'll try to answer your questions:
How long do you stay working for the same project.
Between 3 days and about 6 months. I've worked in average on about 20 projects/year until now.
The same product at the…"
"I tried using Xenu, but after 8-12 hours of digging it gets stuck. Then, it's a pain to filter through millions or hundreds of millions of URLs. It's not very useful to filter and find patterns and so on with Xenu to identify the actual…"
"Would you let a recruiter spend a day with your team? What do you think? No.
Usually you don't show people the internals of the company, even people from other departments within the same company. It's some kind of law or…"
"What I see confusing in your paragraphs though is who you're addressing to: "testers should know", "think about the risks of your product..and then decide on the most appropriate tests".
For automation checks there can…"
"At what point are decisions made to automate something?
Depends on the type of application. As far as I've experienced:
Web UI - stable UI.
API - stable specs
Desktop App UI testing - stable controls/core/UI stable enough.
"I am a fairly new tester.
I started by writing and running test-cases and having free time to do bug hunting after that. I was really focused on finding as many bugs as possible.
I was putting myself targets of min. 500 per 6 months product…"
"Though those points might come up.
1. "it appears you are not aware that testers like Lisa Crispin, Elisabeth Hendrickson, Janet Gregory, have been contributing to the agile conversation since the very start and are still working in that…"
"What can we do to help change the perception of software testing?
My impression is that there's too much talk between members of community, then we start philosophizing and we argue between us about stuff that's irrelevant to the main…"
"You are nothing without people that hire you to do testing.
So one definition could be: Testing is whatever you do to satisfy the person that hires you, usually related to the improvement of the quality of a product."
"Here's something I just thought about on the spot:
1. Testing is context dependent so learning is also connected to that. The amount of Information the brain can store is limited so use it wisely.
2. Make friends with as much people as possible…"
"Because testing doesn't produce anything most of the time it has to be justified as a good activity all the time. So anyone wanting the testing to be known and still exist should not be tired of justifying it.
The blog articles above and…"
"I'd guess because they want to only have to test once and then automate the tests so that they find issues when something changes in the system.
I can't point to exactly what's in their head, but as some said - less money spent on…"
"Success means different things for different people.
I can see a few types that require very different strategy and learning objectives and life decisions to be made:
1. money (steady income) - go to a high paying country like Switzerland and do…"
"I see this news as cost cutting which started with QA team. Development staff reduction will start soon also.
This is the main process that's followed by companies that want to increase or maintain the profit.
This is how testing will die, or…"