Roll Call Time...

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Roll Call Time...

Post by Ciege » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:13 pm

So since most users have not added a location to their user Control Panel Profile I was wondering what the demographics are here. If you don't mind, 1st add your location to your profile, then give these questions a go...

1) Where are you?
2) What type of software are you using Ranorex to test with?
3) Ranorex IDE or Visual Studio?
4) Automation language of choice?
5) What other automation solutions do you use?
6) How long have you been in QA/Dev/Automation?
7) If you live somewhere exotic (or anywhere I have never been) will you let me sleep on your couch the next time I want to take a trip? ;-)

My answers:
1) I am in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Scottsdale is a suburb of the capitol city of Phoenix. ... 8&t=h&z=11
2) I use Ranorex primarily for testing a Client/Server .NET app as well as some web based apps.
3) Visual Studio.
4) C#
5) I write custom code in C# and VB.NET as it is needed for our use. I also use AutoIt for doing things like builds and administrative stuff on my and other machines on the network.
6) I have been in various roles within QA/DEV/Automation for more than 15 years (and I still enjoy doing it!).
If this or any response has helped you, please reply to the thread stating that it worked so other people with a similar issue will know how you fixed your issue!


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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Re: Roll Call Time...

Post by atom » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:45 am

1) Dublin, Ireland
2) Windows GUI Financial Application, mixing MFC, WPF, .Net, Dev Express
3) Visual Studio
5) ExamXML (comparing of xml files), Test Partner
6) QA (10yrs), Automation (5yrs)

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Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:50 am
Location: Bracknell, UK

Re: Roll Call Time...

Post by devenb » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:08 pm

Here are my answers:

1) I am in Bracknell, Berkshire, UK.
2) Using Ranorex for testing a Client/Server .NET app and Ajax web based application.
3) Ranorex IDE.
4) C#.
5) Other automation solutions worked upon consisting of Selenium, SOAPUI. Even I use AutoIt for executing small windows based tasks. Use batch files extensively for deploying releases on test servers. Current setup includes deploying WebService release and Ajax based web application release, executing SOAPUI test plan and Ranorex Automation Suite upon successful release deployment and then mailing the test results to concerned business stakeholders after execution (all part of Continuous Integration Setup). Majority of the stuff is done by batch files and AutoIT scripts.
6) I have been in various roles like Test Engineer, UAT Support Engineer, Test Lead (current) and Automation (current) for last 6 years.

Deven B.

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Re: Roll Call Time...

Post by lingzhou » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:25 pm

1) Austin, Texas USA
2) We use Ranorex here to test all application in our shop: Adobe flash, web app, windows app. The good support of Flash application is the main reason we choose Ranorex
3) Ranorex IDE, want to get rid of it and use visual studio, but still need some help from record/replay function of Ranorex
4) C#
5) In my current company, no. In my previous company, we use QTP and some customer java code for test automation
6) 7 years QA, all in Performance testing and test automation area
7) Let me know when you come to Austin, I'll buy you a drink

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Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:28 am

Re: Roll Call Time...

Post by chrisgeorge » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:50 am

1) Cambridge, UK
2) Plug-ins to Microsoft SQL Server Management studio, but in the future may be rolling out Ranorex across all projects in the company, most of which are standalone apps.
3) Visual Studio
4) C#
5) We use NUnit as our test framework, plugging in the Ranorex assemblies where we need them. A very nice solution!
6) Since 1996, so thats 12ish years... done lots of unit/integration level testing as well as GUI automation(Visual Test, TestComplete and now Ranorex)
Chris George
Test Engineer

Red Gate Software Ltd

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Location: Dundee, Scotland

Re: Roll Call Time...

Post by sdaly » Mon May 24, 2010 4:43 pm

1) Dundee, Scotland, UK
2) C++. Flex and ColdFusion Healthcare apps
3) Ranorex IDE
5) T-Plan Robot
6) QA - 2 Years, Automation - 3 months

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Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:59 pm

Re: Roll Call Time...

Post by Thor222 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:59 pm

1) Seattle, WA.
2) Flex and Web apps.
3) Primarily VS and exporing the Ranorex IDE
4) C#
5) unit tests
6) 10+ years.
7) Seattle is not very exotic, but the Hoh rainforest on the Olympic Pennisula is not too far away. I've been told there are only 6 or so "temperate" rainforests world-wide.

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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Re: Roll Call Time...

Post by artur_gadomski » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:23 pm

1) Copenhagen, Denmark
2) Windows Application, Driver testing for some reason
3) Visual Studio - Lack of integrated Spy and Repository outweighed by refactoring possibilities in VS
4) C#
5) Tried out Test Complete 7
6) about 1 year
7) No. But if you're in Copenhagen I can buy you a beer.

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Location: Toronto, Canada

Re: Roll Call Time...

Post by slavikf » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:32 am

1) Toronto, ON, Canada
2) testing our C++ MFC win application and XBAP web-app
3) Ranorex IDE
4) C#
5) also using Selenium
6) 4 years experience