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.


A Testing Case Study for Merging Blogs

Dec 28, 2018 - 13 minute read - Evil Tester Testing Case Study Web Testing

This is a test report on the testing I performed after migrating my blogs on 28th December 2018, from 14:00 - 18:26.


Is Selenium IDE a Tactical or Strategic tool?

Dec 28, 2018 - 2 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver

Selenium IDE has been getting some press recently since AppliTools are resurrecting it.


New Blog RSS Feed locations

Dec 28, 2018 - 1 minute read - Evil Tester News

You may have noticed that the blogs are no longer running on Blogger.

Hopefully if you haven’t noticed then it is because your RSS readers have picked up the feed re-directs I’ve tried to add.

I’ve merged my blogs together: selenium simplified, java for testers and evil tester.


Two Java Beginner Coding Tips

Dec 28, 2018 - 2 minute read - Java For Testers

TLDR; Coding Tips for beginners.Write your code as temporary comments, remove syntax errors as soon as you see them.

Here are a few tips I’ve been verbally passing on when teaching people on my Java For Testers face to face training.