Demo of CounterStrings in Action finding a live bug in Github

Feb 26, 2019 - 2 minute read - Software Testing Technical Testing Web Testing Evil Tester JavaScript Exploratory Testing

CounterStrings are an underused technique. Primarily because there are not a lot of tools that implement it. In this blog post I explain how you can use them from within your browser, and as a bonus, using them to find a bug in Github.


Which is easier QA Engineer, Software Developer or QA Automation Engineer? Quora Answer

Feb 25, 2019 - 3 minute read - Quora Test Automation Security Testing

Q: Which is easier, being a QA engineer or a software developer? I’m terrible at coding and I’m debating on switching to being a QA automation engineer.


CloudApp Tool Review for Testing and Consultancy

Feb 22, 2019 - 3 minute read - Software Testing Evil Tester Tools Exploratory Testing

I use a variety of screenshot tools in my work and for sharing the images, animated gifs, movies and pretty much any file, I use CloudApp.


JavaScript Tutorial Creating a CounterString tool in Chrome Browser Dev Tools Snippets

Feb 19, 2019 - 5 minute read - Software Testing Technical Testing Web Testing Evil Tester JavaScript Exploratory Testing

I often talk about automating tactically and strategically. When we automate tactically we do what it takes to get the job done for us. When we automate strategically we build for the long term.

The same is true for programming tools. We can start small and tactical and scale strategically. In this example I create a Counterstring tool.


What is the best fuzzer (automated software testing tool) to find 0-days? Why? Quora Answer

Feb 13, 2019 - 1 minute read - Quora Technical Web Testing Security Testing

Q: What is the best fuzzer (automated software testing tool) to find 0-days? Why?

A:

0-day is a very broad statement.

I tend to use the payload fuzzers in BurpSuite and OWasp Zap Proxy, but these require me to identify the target that I’m testing, and the appropriate data scope and range to fuzz.


When getting rid of a browser, what are the advantages of using taskkill.exe over close method in Selenium? Quora

Feb 13, 2019 - 2 minute read - Quora WebDriver Test Automation

Q: When getting rid of a browser, what are the advantages of using taskkill.exe over close method in Selenium?

A:

I can’t really think of any advantages to using taskkill.exe over a close or quit method in Selenium.


Firefox is opening and test is running but there are errors in the logs

Feb 13, 2019 - 1 minute read - Stackoverflow Test Automation Selenium WebDriver

The drivers are often noisy, i.e. they write a lot to the logs. At first glance it might look like an error is being reported, it isn’t really.


Hacking JavaScript Games - Accessing private javascript variables at runtime via debugging

Feb 12, 2019 - 3 minute read - Software Testing Technical Testing Web Testing Evil Tester

I like to write little bots from the console to help with with application and game automation. But when the variables and objects I need are created from within anonymous functions I can’t get access. In this post I will explain how to access them.


How to Practice your JavaScript, Software Testing and Test Automation

Feb 7, 2019 - 7 minute read - Software Testing Technical Testing Web Testing Evil Tester

One way I practice my Software Testing, improve my JavaScript programming and practice my automating is by ‘hacking’ JavaScript games.


How to Pretty Print JSON using Browser Dev Tools

Feb 4, 2019 - 2 minute read - Software Testing Technical Testing Web Testing Evil Tester

Quick tips for pretty printing JSON in the Browser.