Wednesday, November 12, 2008

October 6 - November 9, 2008

For the past month, I have been involved with tasks surrounding the latest 2.6 changes, including:

  • Version 2.6 changes - updating tasks into Confluence from JIRA

  • Testing - Binary version of Sakai 2.6.3

  • Testing - SAK-13994, SAK-13913

  • Testing - Announcments Tool

  • Testing - Assignments Tool

  • Testing - Gradebook Tool

  • Preparation of Summary Document - Assignments Tool Testing

Since my return to Trinidad, I've been commuting 60 miles each way to work at the University without my own car. That changed just a week ago. Now that I'm mobile, I'm home a lot more and not struggling with public and hired transport. No more testing after midnight :-)

Until next time...


P.S. The image is a view from my back porch at home, taken a couple of days ago. I like to sit out there and work.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

September 22 - October 5

Back again,

Still recovering from illness, but during this period I worked on the following:

I've also been following up on the distribution list emails. Immersing myself in them is helping me to get a good overall picture of the project (it's big :-)


Angela on Sakai

Monday, September 22, 2008

August 18 - September 21, 2008

Angela's back...

It's been a month. Remember when I said I would update the blog every two weeks? Oh, well... I've been a bit (actually a lot) under the weather for the past 2-3 weeks and my poor blog is suffering from lack of attention. Easily resolved - today I return!

Since my last post, I have been familiarizing myself with the kind of documentation that Sakai needs. I started working on documentation for the Assignments tool, but due to my background in training end users, the documentation was focused too much toward them and not enough to the QA tester. I've made the adjustment - in the process of regression testing the Assignments tool (on QA3-US), I saw exactly what was needed and set to work. There are many areas where the test conditions exist but need to be fleshed out, and I've been eagerly ceating Excel spreadsheets listing the test conditions for various tools. After I attend to this blog, my next step will be to update my Wiki page with the documentation I've created.

For the past month, I have worked on the following:

  • Documentation - Assignments and Resources
  • Regression Testing - Assignments (create, submit, grade, full regression suite)
  • Regression Testing - Resources (full test conditions)
  • Testing - Samigo Tool (SAK-13930)
  • Testing - The win demo version of Sakai 2.5.3

I'm currently working on testing the win binary version of Sakai 2.5.3

See you again in two weeks...

Angela on Sakai

Sunday, August 17, 2008

August 4 - 17, 2008

My first two weeks as a Sakai QA Analyst have come and gone. I spent a lot of time familiarizing myself with the systems in place, and I learned a lot - it was exciting and didn't seem like work (the best kind of work to have). I'm using this blog to chronicle my activities. On average, I'll post every two weeks, but if something big comes up, you may hear from me as it happens :-)

Following is a brief summary of my work for the period August 4-17, 2008:

Review and Familiarization
  • Test and Standard conditions
  • Automation
  • Release Workgroup
  • Assignments Project
  • Installation of Sakai 2.5.0 and 2.5.2 (demo versions)
  • JIRA
  • Nabble and Sakai QA lists
Testing and Verification
  • SAK-12842 Forms issue (OSP QA 1 server)
  • Sakai 2.5.3 Maintenance Release (SVN trunk on HSQLDB)
  • Sakai 2.5.2 (installed and tested demo version on my computer)
Documentation - Assignments Tool
This first post is rather stodgy - as time goes on I will inject more narrative into the continuing saga of Angela on Sakai.