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A Tactical Automation Case Study - Java, JavaScript, API and Dev Tools

Jan 14, 2019 - 6 minute read - Evil Tester Testing Test Automation

TLDR; Automating is not limited to “Test Automation”. With the ability to code, we gain the flexibility to approach problems in multiple ways. We can refactor tactical code to become strategic code.

I needed to migrate some data from one system to another. To do it manually would have taken me about 1.5 to 2 days. I automated tactically and was done in 2 hours.

Pro Con Critical Evaluation - but What If?

Jan 9, 2019 - 5 minute read - Evil Tester Testing Critical Thinking Test Automation

TLDR; Any time you see a list of pros and cons on the internet and ‘believe’ the pro or con, ask yourself “But What if…?”

I see a lot of pro and con posts and questions on the internet. They lack the context behind the pro and con identification, so I find it hard to use them directly.

Patreon for Software Testing and Development

Jan 6, 2019 - 3 minute read - Evil Tester News Patreon

TLDR; I create a lot of exclusive content at have you had a look at it?

I’ve been doing a lot of writing recently - but mainly on Patreon. I’ve started writing (as much as possible) daily logs covering, testing my work, tools, development, books, etc. And a lot of it is exclusive to Patreon.

A Testing Case Study for Merging Blogs

Dec 28, 2018 - 13 minute read - Evil Tester Testing Case Study Web Testing

This is a test report on the testing I performed after migrating my blogs on 28th December 2018, from 14:00 - 18:26.

New Blog RSS Feed locations

Dec 28, 2018 - 1 minute read - Evil Tester News

You may have noticed that the blogs are no longer running on Blogger.

Hopefully if you haven’t noticed then it is because your RSS readers have picked up the feed re-directs I’ve tried to add.

I’ve merged my blogs together: selenium simplified, java for testers and evil tester.

Tips for a Successful Test Automation Proof of Concept

Dec 5, 2018 - 6 minute read - Linkedin

A great way to start introducing automated execution and tooling into your test process is to conduct a proof of concept (POC).

A POC can often provide, in a few days, far more information than an extended RFP and trial evaluation process, assuming the right people are involved and the aims are clear.

Technical risk of moving to https

Dec 4, 2018 - 2 minute read - Evil Tester Testing Web Testing Web Development is a static site built using HuGo

I’ve been meaning to migrate it to https, but haven’t found the time recently.

Today I found the time.

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