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Questions tagged [testing]

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Dedicated board | place for Microsoft exam discussion

I know that according to the NDA which you accept before taking the exam it is prohibited to discuss, reveal, share etc but the question is very hot - let's suppose I've faced a bunch of questions ...
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How is question quality measured in A/B tests?

As sites grow, there's a noticeable increase in community unhappiness with question quality. Quite a bit of the problem is simply a matter of scale, but sites sometimes optimize for extremes. Bad ...
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We're Formalizing How We Announce Tests A Bit

We're going to be running a whole lot of tests in the near future (mostly on Stack Overflow) and we'd like to take a moment to set everyone's expectations consistently when it comes to how, what, when ...
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Please consider testing (on select sites) the removal of annoying restrictions like the title word filter and 6-character edit minimum

This question and its comments and answers inspired me to write this post. There are lots of little rules and restrictions in place that can catch users by surprise and prove to be very annoying, ...
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Different notices for the unanswered question

I posted a question in MSO about adding style to the Can you help? text. This text will appear for those posts that don't have any answer yet, like: Can you help? Stack Overflow depends on everyone ...
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Can a site have an A/B test?

Health SE has an discussion about the name. In short, most of the mods agree that Health is not a good name, but there is no consensus for the replacement. In my opinion, there is no fact-based but ...
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Exposing the existence of inbox emails to drive-by users

We're soon going to start split testing a new feature: adding a checkbox by the answer field that allows users to opt-in to receive unread inbox items via email. To be clear: This will roll out ...
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Is careers advertisement block being a-b tested?

Usually, my side bar careers block is orange, but on some occurrence it's blue ! Is stack exchange proceeding to a-b testing to see which color is the best ? Is it random ? Is it based on some ...
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Do “This was a test” edit approvals show when you fail? [duplicate]

I've seen a number of requested question edits and votes which were obviously bad, so I turned them down. I'll occasionally see, "This was only a test. You passed!" My question is: Does StackOverflow ...
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How can we measure the cost of displaying comments?

As you can see from Jay's answer we have some internal disagreements about how much signal we lose from displaying comments and, more critically, how much hiding that signal would cost. I waved my ...
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How TDD-oriented is the SE team?

Stack Exchange is my role-model for application development. I've tried to learn as much as possible from the blog and podcasts, from thought process to design, architecture, convention, etc etc. I'...
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Sandbox for Android App

Testing the android app effectively will have to include exercising all its features, but I don't want to pollute real sites with test data. Could the alpha test app get access to test sites? You ...
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Can we see some of the AB testing results that StackExchange run?

Following on from this question: Stackoverflow questions not displaying in chronological order in Chromium webbrowser it would be interesting to see what some of the other AB tests that Stack ...
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How is Stack Overflow developed, tested and deployed? [duplicate]

I am not talking about technologies or stacks. Stack Overflow is one of the largest ASP.NET applications around, and I am interested in development methodology, testing methods and deployment ...
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Why are all comments by Community User on 14 May?

On the comments tab of the activity page on the network profile of the Community User, all comments are dated 14 May. They're all on Meta and of the nature of We detected an invalid link in your post, ...
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What testing tools should be used in conjunction with Stack Overflow?

What testing tools should be used in conjunction with Stack Overflow? By "testing tools," I mean online tools for testing code like jsFiddle and Codepad. It seems that the most common ones in use are ...
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Help us test the advantages of using a CDN

We're looking at putting our static content – JavaScript, CSS, images, etc. – on a CDN. Currently we're serving this content from http://sstatic.net. While this works great, it means that ...
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Is there any “Share your project” areas in stackoverflow? [duplicate]

EDIT 2: As ChrisF commented, https://codereview.stackexchange.com/ is the solution. Well, the title says most of it. I have my own website that I intend to post this on also, but I don't want to ...
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Where should we ask software testing questions?

We've got stack overflow for developers, super user for "computer enthusiasts", server fault for IT pros and network admins and meta for questions on policy of other things. So what about software ...
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Unit testing here or somewhere else?

Are unit testing questions in scope for this site? I found a stack exchange (bugoverflow.com) site geared for testers but I'm not sure of where to go for unit testing questions as this is primarily a ...
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Does Stack Overflow have automated tests? [duplicate]

Does Stack Overflow have automated tests? If yes, what kind of (unit, integration, etc)? How are they organized and used?
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Can I ask people to test a program?

I've just finished working with a huge program for demonstrating a routing algorithm (using LinkedLists in Java). And although it seems to be working fine, I would like for more people to look it over ...
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Can I join Stack Overflow's testing team?

How can I participate in the Stack Overflow testing team?
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Flagging testing questions

Flagging behavior is not particularly well-documented in the FAQs. It's unclear whether or not flagging a question or a comment is an irrevocable action, or whether it will pop up a dialog for ...
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Formatting Sandbox

Note: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye. As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment: You can use ...
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Will Meta ever be used for new feature tests or trials? Should it be?

Will Meta ever be used for new feature tests or trials? Should it be? I'm leaning heavily on the "trials" part of the question. I wouldn't expect the team to put something here that wasn't thought to ...
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Can we get a test.stackoverflow.com?

Or better yet: xyzzy.stackoverflow.com to test against? ETA: sandbox.stackoverflow.com is a much better name, and better encapsulates my idea. Thanks dbr.