Do not look for Cheap Black Friday Deal​ Testing

Nov 23, 2018 - 8 minute read - Linkedin

Black Friday means cheap deals.

Testing is already the ‘cheap’ and undervalued relation in Software Development. Testers are paid less than programmers. Testing is outsourced more often and programming because it is seen as less valuable. Testing is viewed as more of a junior role than programming.

Every day is Black Friday for Software Testing.


Digital Marketing FIT Small Business Influencers

Nov 4, 2018 - 3 minute read - Evil Tester News

TLDR; tips for digital marketing - automate, create fast, promote


JUnit5 Assertion Migration Strategy

Nov 4, 2018 - 5 minute read - Java For Testers

TLDR; Rather than migration your assertions line by line, create an abstraction class to represent the new implementation and then perform inline refactoring.

I’m experimenting with migrating my projects to JUnit 5.

Many of the “how to migrate to JUnit 5” blog posts show differences, but not a lot of strategies. I used a Branch By Abstraction strategy to migrate JUnit 4 Assertions. This allowed me to experiment with using JUnit5 assertions or AssertJ assertions.


Postman Snippets to Assert API response status codes

Nov 2, 2018 - 4 minute read - Evil Tester API Testing Postman

TLDR; Postman snippets can help us get started with scripting assertions to support REST API Testing


Instagram Private Information not private on Business Accounts

Nov 1, 2018 - 2 minute read - Evil Tester Security Testing

TLDR: The “Private Information” section of your Instagram profile does not mean that when you switch to a Business account.


October 2018 Summary Report

Oct 31, 2018 - 6 minute read - Evil Tester News Month Summary

TLDR: Lots of content this month.


Amending HTTP Traffic within a Browser - Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge

Oct 26, 2018 - 2 minute read - Evil Tester Testing Web Testing

TLDR: Firefox now lets us Edit and Amend requests in the network tab, for other browsers we can convert to cURL or fetch (or use a proxy)


How to Take Screenshots in a Browser

Oct 24, 2018 - 2 minute read - Evil Tester Testing Web Testing Dev Tools

TLDR; All major browsers allow taking screenshots within them. Firefox currently wins with its range of options.

Do you still need a screenshot tool when testing web? Can’t browsers help us do that already? Well yes they can. Chrome. Firefox. Safari. Edge. All offer some sort of screenshot functionality.


Luck, Opportunity and Contextual Advice

Oct 5, 2018 - 5 minute read - Linkedin

I find advice interesting.

How much of that advice is based on ‘luck’ and how much on ‘deliberate and strategic choices’.


Lead without authority by having courage

Sep 21, 2018 - 2 minute read - Evil Tester Testing Leadership

TLDR; Lead without leadership authority by assuming that courage is contagious

I suspect most emotions are contagious. Laughter is contagious. Fear is contagious. Courage is contagious.

All of these I’ve used as tactics in my work communication.