How to Randomize your Software Testing Thought Process

Oct 18, 2019 - 5 minute read - Software Testing Evil Tester

TLDR; Variation in testing often leds us to test data, flows and environments. We can increase the chance that we learn something relevant by reading more blogs, watching YouTube and attending conferences. We can also trigger insights, that we ourselves have gained, by reading meaning into unrelated text, content or koans.


September 2019 EvilTester.com and Patreon Content Summary

Oct 1, 2019 - 7 minute read - Software Testing Evil Tester Summaries

TLDR; More code to study, conference slides to read, useful tools and more…


August 2019 EvilTester.com and Patreon Content Summary

Sep 3, 2019 - 3 minute read - Software Testing Evil Tester Summaries

TLDR; New code to study, some apps to test. And some blog posts…


Overview of LEAPWORK Web Automating Tool

Aug 30, 2019 - 5 minute read - Software Testing Test Automation Evil Tester Marketing

TLDR; LEAPWORK tool helps automate web applications and APIs using graphical building blocks instead of a programming language


Example of modelling an application flow as a diagram for Software Testing

Aug 14, 2019 - 7 minute read - Software Testing Exploratory Testing Evil Tester

TLDR; An example of modelling the application flow of a simple functionality. Modelling helps think through coverage and test ideas and think about what next for your testing.

I chose the very simple I Feel Lucky functionality on Google to use as an example application for modelling to support exploratory testing. I recorded the modelling session and explained my thought processes as I went.


July 2019 EvilTester.com and Patreon Content Summary

Aug 11, 2019 - 4 minute read - Software Testing Evil Tester Summaries

TLDR; A new course. And some blog posts…


I need a tool... no, you need to work on the system

Jul 17, 2019 - 7 minute read - Linkedin

I was asked a question over email, and I’m paraphrasing the essence as, “given our project issues what tool can we use to automatically pull out all this data and automate the app to let us test it properly?”.

Unfortunately most of the time, when I’m asked this, the answer isn’t what people want to hear.


An Introduction to API Based Documentation Automating

Jul 12, 2019 - 5 minute read - Software Testing Test Automation Evil Tester JavaScript API Testing

TLDR; The formal api documentation specifications ecosystems have tools that can help create documentation more easily and use the documentation to automatically validate e.g. Dredd, Swagger and StopLight

I’m working on an API for The Pulper, and I want to write documentation in a formal spec and use tools to validate it. Sounds Easy.


June 2019 EvilTester.com and Patreon Content Summary

Jul 3, 2019 - 4 minute read - Software Testing Evil Tester Summaries

TLDR; Two online events, one workshop, a podcast, and a tonne of Patreon content.


How to write a link checker in the browser with Vanilla JavaScript

Jul 2, 2019 - 7 minute read - Software Testing Test Automation Evil Tester JavaScript

TLDR; A simple link checker running from a snippet or console has some secondary advantages like jumping to the links and showing CSP and CORB errors