How to bypass no paste controls on a web form

Feb 3, 2019 - 2 minute read - Software Testing Technical Testing Web Testing Evil Tester

Just because a site says we can’t paste into a field, doesn’t mean we have to believe it.


What does the EvilTester Patreon Contain?

Feb 1, 2019 - 3 minute read - Software Testing Patreon Evil Tester

How do you keep motivated and accountable to improving your testing and technical skills?


Evil Tester Content Summary For January 2019

Feb 1, 2019 - 4 minute read - Software Testing Summaries Evil Tester

TLDR; New patreon bonus - pdf collation of posts monthly and more micro course content.

In case you missed it here is a summary of January 2019, blog posts, some notes and patreon roundup.


How to download a file with RestAssured

Jan 25, 2019 - 4 minute read - Java For Testers RestAssured API Testing WebDriver

TLDR; Downloading a file with RestAssured is as simple as taking the body of a request as a byte array and writing it to a file.

When automating I often have to download files. One very common FAQ for WebDriver is “How do I download a file with WebDriver?”.


What is Boundary Value Analysis? Software Testing Technique explained with real world examples.

Jan 24, 2019 - 3 minute read - Software Testing Testing Testing Techniques Evil Tester

TLDR; Boundary Value Analysis is a simple technique and with additional exploration can add value in the real world.

Boundary Value Analysis (BVA) is one of the most basic test techniques that we learn.

Often taught at the same time as Equivalence Partitioning.

In this post I explain the technique and use it it find a bug in Chrome and Firefox.


How to convert SVN Subversion to Git on Windows

Jan 22, 2019 - 2 minute read - Java For Testers Git Subversion

TLDR; Using Visual SVN, svnserve and local SVN repositories I was able to easily convert SVN to Git on Windows.

I hit every error possible when converting SVN to GIT. I eventually figured out the simplest way to avoid errors during the conversion process.


How to install Bonobo Git Server On Windows

Jan 16, 2019 - 2 minute read - Java For Testers Git

TLDR; Bonobo is a free and simple to install Git Server for windows.

The Bonobo git server install page instructions don’t fully match the process I had to use to install, so I’ve documented the process here.


A Tactical Automation Case Study - Java, JavaScript, API and Dev Tools

Jan 14, 2019 - 6 minute read - Evil Tester Testing Test Automation

TLDR; Automating is not limited to “Test Automation”. With the ability to code, we gain the flexibility to approach problems in multiple ways. We can refactor tactical code to become strategic code.

I needed to migrate some data from one system to another. To do it manually would have taken me about 1.5 to 2 days. I automated tactically and was done in 2 hours.


Pro Con Critical Evaluation - but What If?

Jan 9, 2019 - 5 minute read - Evil Tester Testing Critical Thinking Test Automation

TLDR; Any time you see a list of pros and cons on the internet and ‘believe’ the pro or con, ask yourself “But What if…?”

I see a lot of pro and con posts and questions on the internet. They lack the context behind the pro and con identification, so I find it hard to use them directly.


Patreon for Software Testing and Development

Jan 6, 2019 - 3 minute read - Evil Tester News Patreon

TLDR; I create a lot of exclusive content at Patreon.com/eviltester have you had a look at it?

I’ve been doing a lot of writing recently - but mainly on Patreon. I’ve started writing (as much as possible) daily logs covering, testing my work, tools, development, books, etc. And a lot of it is exclusive to Patreon.