Mike Curn

Senior SDET

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Dedicated Senior SDET with software experience spanning manual and automated testing, development, business process improvement and release engineering. Guides teams in best practices and goals for automating repeatable processes that don’t require complex decisions and augments the management required manual operations. With a mind for easing pain points on development teams, this engineer enjoys helping teams automate builds, releases and test processes including promoting code from one environment to another.

Previous team member: Taylor Chaparro Next team member: Eric Edmonds
Mike's Blog Posts

Deciding to Write a Wrapper

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October 10, 2017 / No Comment

Two things happened around the time I finished up writing a wrapper for Microsoft’s UITestControl class: I wondered if I should do the same thing for a web testing technology like Selenium, and I discovered that at least some discussions exist on if wrappers could be considered an antipattern. As I began to investigate writing a wrapper for Selenium, and […]
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The Feasibility of Test Automation

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May 26, 2017 / No Comment

With proper tools, technical approaches, and processes, automated testing improves software quality, time to market, and reduces overall costs. Starting early in the development process and maintaining a pragmatic approach will maximize chances of success. However, there is no “one size fits all” approach; proper approaches vary based on team resources and project needs. The correct approach will result in […]
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Scrum – from a QA Perspective – Part 2

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December 16, 2015 / No Comment

In a previous blog I talked about the benefits of being part of a scrum development team in a QA role. I also mentioned some of the pitfalls and bad habits I noticed were easy to fall into.
There’s another problem, though; one originating from outside the team. That problem is one of expectations, adherence (or lack of adherence) to […]
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Scrum – from a QA Perspective

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August 6, 2015 / No Comment

I work QA but am not solely on a QA team; I am a member of a Scrum team. Like the other members, this means I am a part of the development team, I just happen to specialize in QA practices. This is the first position at which I feel like I have the capability to truly fulfill the role […]
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