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.


Tips for a Successful Test Automation Proof of Concept

Dec 5, 2018 - 6 minute read - Linkedin

A great way to start introducing automated execution and tooling into your test process is to conduct a proof of concept (POC).

A POC can often provide, in a few days, far more information than an extended RFP and trial evaluation process, assuming the right people are involved and the aims are clear.


Technical risk of moving to https

Dec 4, 2018 - 2 minute read - Evil Tester Testing Web Testing Web Development

EvilTester.com is a static site built using HuGo

I’ve been meaning to migrate it to https, but haven’t found the time recently.

Today I found the time.


Do not look for Cheap Black Friday Deal​ Testing

Nov 23, 2018 - 8 minute read - Linkedin

Black Friday means cheap deals.

Testing is already the ‘cheap’ and undervalued relation in Software Development. Testers are paid less than programmers. Testing is outsourced more often and programming because it is seen as less valuable. Testing is viewed as more of a junior role than programming.

Every day is Black Friday for Software Testing.


Digital Marketing FIT Small Business Influencers

Nov 4, 2018 - 3 minute read - Evil Tester News

TLDR; tips for digital marketing - automate, create fast, promote


JUnit5 Assertion Migration Strategy

Nov 4, 2018 - 5 minute read - Java For Testers

TLDR; Rather than migration your assertions line by line, create an abstraction class to represent the new implementation and then perform inline refactoring.

I’m experimenting with migrating my projects to JUnit 5.

Many of the “how to migrate to JUnit 5” blog posts show differences, but not a lot of strategies. I used a Branch By Abstraction strategy to migrate JUnit 4 Assertions. This allowed me to experiment with using JUnit5 assertions or AssertJ assertions.


Postman Snippets to Assert API response status codes

Nov 2, 2018 - 4 minute read - Evil Tester API Testing Postman

TLDR; Postman snippets can help us get started with scripting assertions to support REST API Testing