Archive for December 2014

Process Explorer - Memory Utilization

I want to learn about Memory Utilization of each process running on my computer.

We all probably know about Windows Task Manager, to see the process or activities running on the computer.

But, i was thinking about a solution which can tell more information about the files or process or application running 

Process Explorer is a Sysinternals tool.



Website: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx  

"Process Explorer is an advanced process management utility that picks up where Task Manager leaves off. It will show you detailed information about a process including its icon, command-line, full image path, memory statistics, user account, security attributes, and more."


My observation: This tool helps to track down the memory usage and know about memory usage and kill the services.

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My Journey with TestEvents and Rob - 2014

It has been great pleasure working as volunteer with Rob van Steenbergen

How it Started?
Test events was a good website. It gave opportunity to know about testing events across the world.



Why i approached?
When i like to do something, I just do it from heart !

Was there any invite?
No invite.

I just took a step ahead myself, I approached him personally.
"Can i volunteerly help you?" 

How is the Journey?

Journey started from January 2014..

Firstly, he mentioned: Yes! - You can send out Conferences if missed.
Then again: There was an idea: Can we share - Conference videos and Podcast's for the events which happened.
He accepted my proposal and It started till December 2014.

Why Test Events is stopping ?
Rob wanted focus on his testing stuff. 

How was the Experience?

It was a good learning in my life, where some one has specially thanked me.

Journey Ends on .. 12th December 2014.

Vote of Thanks..

I wish Rob and his family, a good health and good life in his career.

Looking forward for "New - Test Events"

Hang on ! - Still website is available now. www.testevents.com 

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Skills for a Tester

Short Notes from my learning's:




  1. Questioning Skills - To get information or for clear understanding based on previous experience / existing knowledge.
  2. Story Telling - Ability to describe concepts, research questions, and ability to translate complex ideas into common terms.
  3. Testing Software as a user perspective.  -- Point to be noted, Tester is also a USER.


Testers may not write a code / do performance test - But they must use testing techniques to test the system to provide valuable information, which we PROMISED to CUSTOMER.

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Its time for 'Hour of Code'

My Friend on FACEBOOK, posted a picture where his 4 yo kid doing Hour of Code.

It was amazing and also sparked me to do some thing.

Then i took a day, and started with "Hour of Code" - Khan Academy.


It was very useful, and refreshing my skills.

--- Next Project going to start!

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Is Your Password Strength ?

Recently, there was posts on Password Strength - on different programming/testing Facebook community.

Here are some details:




(Note: I have translated to English)


Summary for the posts:
Secured password must have:
 At least 8 characters

A combination of: uppercase or lower case letters (A-Z or a-z), numbers (0-9) and special characters (?_!@#)

(or)

combination of: uppercase or lower case letters (A-Z or a-z), numbers (0-9) and special characters (which also includes - Alt+Special Chars)

The below table displays: An attacker can hack a password – based on the password rules implemented.









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