REST API Open Source Workshops

Aug 20, 2020 - 2 minute read - Test Automation RestAssured API Testing

TLDR; Release of my open source API Workshops.

Automating Calculator From Console

Aug 19, 2020 - 7 minute read - JavaScript Test Automation

I was asked how I might go about automating an online calculator application. I have a calculator app of my own so I was interested in comparing the two apps and experimenting with a canvas based JS App.

Episode 014 - How to Recruit Testers - The Evil Tester Show

Aug 17, 2020 - 2 minute read - recruitment

In this podcast I discuss How to recruit testers: the job spec, and the audition process.

Unit Testing FAQs and Lessons Learned

Aug 7, 2020 - 15 minute read - Java Unit Testing JUnit

TLDR; Unit Testing and Code Coverage can lead to emotive discussions. These are personal lessons learned around Unit Testing and TDD. Keep things simple. Keep refactoring. View Test and Main as symbiotic.

July 2020 and Patreon Content Summary

Aug 3, 2020 - 8 minute read - Monthly Summaries

TLDR; July content contains links new practice applications, code and a new course.

API Testing Challenge - Debrief - POST challenger 201

Jul 31, 2020 - 3 minute read - API Testing API Challenges Evil Tester

This post and video discusses what we can learn from the challenge POST /challenger 201.

API Testing Challenge - How To - POST challenger 201

Jul 31, 2020 - 1 minute read - API Testing API Challenges Evil Tester

This post and video shows how to complete the challenge POST /challenger 201 using Insomnia.

API Testing Challenge Activities - a gamified playground to practice API Testing

Jul 28, 2020 - 2 minute read - API Testing API Challenges Evil Tester

Use Challenges to Practice API Testing

How can you learn and practice API Testing? With a set of challenges designed to guide you through the basic technologies and principles, built into our online gamification learning environment.

BrowserStack - Breakpoint 2020 - Talk

Jul 23, 2020 - 8 minute read

I spoke at the Online BrowserStack Breakpoint conference.

Much of the automating we do to support testing involves detecting change. Once our tests pass, they fail when the system changes and the automated execution alerts us to the change. There are other ways that automating can help us.

Automating To Detect Change

Jul 17, 2020 - 8 minute read - Test Automation

Much of “Test Automation” falls into the set of “Automated Execution to Detect Change”, in this post I will explain what that means and provide some examples.