SilkTest Question 51: How to conduct testing with SilkTest via Microsoft Remote Desktop?

To execute testing the SQA Engineer needs to install SilkTest on the remote machine, but during exertion of automated test cases SilkTest would treat via Microsoft Remote Desktop windows as the GUI application under test. It means that in case you minimized or exit desktop window the SilkTest Agent cannot control anymore the mouse and keyboard and test cases would fail. Remote Desktop can only be used for automated testing when it is non-minimized. Of course there is some work around: connect via Remote Desctop session into first test machine and from that machine hook up into machine with SilkTest installed. Then when someone closes Remote Desktop from the first machine, the remote machines session would stay open. It is weird solution, but it work in our QA Lab environment.

Interview with Google

I read yesterday My Interview With Google article and would like to leave a few notes.

I would NOT recommend interviewing with Google without a Computer Science degree. You need to be able to look at a function and know the Big-O for it immediately. Specifically, you need to look at YOUR OWN functions and know the Big-O immediately.

I'm not sure that knowledge of Big-O is requirement for Software Test Engineer.

The worst part of the process was my fourth and final interview of the day. The guy was from Moscow, and he had a very thick accent. All of my life, I’ve had immense trouble with accents, even slight ones. My project manager at work has a thick accent from Italy, and she basically sounds like Chewbacca to me. My interview with the Moscow Guy resembled one of those satellite interviews on the news. He’d say something to me, and there’d be this long pause before I responded. To make matters worse, he told me his first question was going to be “an easy one”, so when I barely understood what he said at all, I imagine I looked like a complete imbecile. “What was that? You want me to WHAT two numbers together? Mo de ploy? Mah dah bu? Oh, multiply! Right, two times two is four. I’m obviously partially retarded.

It is Bay Area and there are no any high-tech company without people with accent.

SilkTest Question 50: What is the difference between frame and include files?

The main difference between frame and include file that both file can contain window declarations, constant, variables and functions, but only frame file can contain DefaultBaseState declaration.

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