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.


Ordering Headers In HTTP Requests with RestAssured and UniRest

Jul 6, 2020 - 3 minute read - Test Automation RestAssured UniRest Tips

TLDR; RestAssured does not support ordering headers in HTTP Requests. But UniRest does.


RestAssured Tips for Proxies and Logging

Jul 6, 2020 - 2 minute read - Test Automation RestAssured Tips

TLDR; Some tips for seeing traffic when using RestAssured.


June 2020 EvilTester.com and Patreon Content Summary

Jul 6, 2020 - 11 minute read - Monthly Summaries

TLDR; June content contains links to a lot of updated WebDriver content and new code repos to study.


Fluent Helper Classes for SlowLoadableComponent Page Objects

Jul 2, 2020 - 3 minute read - Practices Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver

I generally caution against ‘Helper’ classes and Static Helper classes when I’m consulting. SlowLoadableComponent isLoaded methods can be very ugly but are a good example of where helper classes can help, and in particular fluent helper classes.


How to Create Fluent Page Objects

Jul 2, 2020 - 3 minute read - Selenium WebDriver FAQs Test Automation

Fluent Page Objects can help make code easier to write, but we have to be careful not to couple too many classes together.


What are my next steps after writing my first Selenium WebDriver test?

Jul 2, 2020 - 2 minute read - Selenium WebDriver FAQs Test Automation

You have installed the tools? You have an IDE setup? You’ve written and run your first Selenium WebDriver test? What next?


Difference between Selenium WebDriver getText and getAttribute

Jul 2, 2020 - 3 minute read - Selenium WebDriver FAQs Test Automation

What is the difference between getText and getAttribute? Answer, inside, with some nuances explored.


Why Does Selenium Not Work With This Alert?

Jul 1, 2020 - 2 minute read - Selenium WebDriver FAQs Test Automation

Q: “Why does Selenium not work with my Alert?” or “Why can’t Selenium handle the alert in my application?”

A: “Because the thing you think is an alert, is not an alert”


How to Select a Web Element using CSS when id containing '.'

Jul 1, 2020 - 1 minute read - Selenium WebDriver FAQs Test Automation

TLDR: Selecting an id with a fullstop or period in it requires a little escaping with CSS selectors. \.