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  • Agile Software Development and Testing Consultancy in the UK and Europe
    • I can help you improve your Software Testing and Development through consultancy, coaching or training. If you are facing any of these problems then I have solved them for other clients and can help you: you want to improve your use of Test Automation? your team need to improve fast but you’re not sure about the next steps to take? you want to adopt Agile but aren’t exactly sure how to make your process work?
  • Agile Software Testing free mini eBook Brochure
    • Common Questions about Testing on Agile Projects Answered Download this free eBook Brochure answering the most common questions about how Software Testing fits into an Agile Software Development project. When you need help implementing Agile Testing on your projects then Contact Alan Richardson. Download Free Agile Testing Guide PDF Version Want to know when we create new guides? To keep up to date, sign up to our mailing list:
  • Automating and Testing A REST API Case Study Book by Alan Richardson
    • A Case study of Testing and Automating the Open Source Tracks REST API using: Java, RestAssured, Postman, cURL and HTTP Proxies This new book is a well rounded and detailed look at the thought processes and techniques for testing a REST API based application. Starting with interactive testing using the GUI, cURL and HTTP Proxies, we move on to automating the REST API using Java and REST-assured. Over 200 pages of actual hands on case study information that can improve your testing and automating of REST API based applications.
  • Automating from the browser with JavaScript
    • Welcome to this support page for the “Automating from the Browser with JavaScript” course. Resources The main resources you will are likely to use for adhoc reference to learn JavaScript are: Mozilla Developer Network Web Reference JavaScript Reference w3 schools Extra Material Courses I have a micro-course in my Patreon which shows step by step how to use the automating in a browser techniques to hack a simple game.
  • Bespoke Software Development and Testing Consultancy By Alan Richardson
    • I approach consultancy as a short term custom engagement where I work directly with the client to achieve a set of aims. It is custom because the aims are unique to each client It is short term because the aim is to help the client take action, rather than sell them additional staff/time etc. Typical approaches for a consultancy engagement: Health Check - an investigative overview into our current situation to identify risks, issues and actions for improvement Targeted Improvement - given a known issue, identify ways to improve the situation and experiment with solutions Quick Start - given a particular technology, have someone experienced, implement the technology against our application to determine feasibility, identify risks, and create a foundation to build on Mentoring / Coaching - work with a team to pass on experience and implement some improvements to create a more effective working process Knowledge Sharing - short visits to show & tell, and identify ideas for improvement A client relationship might involve multiple consultancy visits spread over the course of a few months or even years.
  • Case Study: Java Desktop Application Technical Testing
    • To help demonstrate the range of uses that Testers can put Java to in their projects, I have created a case study showing how Java skills can support technical testing of Java Desktop Apps. The case study takes the form of a FREE set of videos that run for just over an hour in length. Watch the Case Study Videos In this case study you will see different approaches for applying a Technical Testing approach to a desktop Java Application.
  • Contact Us
    • When you need help, you can contact The Evil Tester Team by completing the form below Your Email: Your Name: Message: Your details will only be used for responding to your request, they will never be shared, this contact will not add you to our mailing list. Alan Richardson Our principle consultant is Alan Richardson¬†of¬†Compendium Developments. Join Our e-Mailing List We periodically send out e-mails of notifications of trainings, discounts, webinars or just general goodness.
  • Dear Evil Tester - A Software Testing Book
    • Are you in charge of your own testing? Do you have the advice you need to advance your test approach? "Dear Evil Tester" contains answers to questions that you didn't know testers asked. Dear Evil Tester is a three pronged publication designed to: provoke not placate, make you react rather than relax, help you laugh not languish. Dear Evil Tester is a revolutionary testing book for the mind which shows the reader an alternative approach to testing built on responsibility, control and laughter.
  • Evil Tester Mentors on Patreon
    • “Alan Richardson is creating Better Software Testers and Developers Through Mentoring. Gain Access to Exclusive videos, articles and Q&A content for only $5 a Month” October 25th 2018 Update: “My Patreon content keeps growing. 147 Patreon Only Video and Text Posts, 22 Public Posts, 6 AMA Webinar Recordings, 3 Micro Courses, 1 Exclusive Conference Talk Recording. Patreon exclusive behind the scenes videos, tutorial videos, commentary on books, news, techniques and theory.
  • Evil Tester Talks - a course bundle of conference talks and webinar recordings by Alan Richardson
    • A bundle of live and 'office' recordings of public conference talks, keynotes and webinars. With bonus transcripts, slides, exercises and resources. There are also mp4 downloads of the talks suitable for offline listening. Enroll and start watching Testing Talks for Only $10 Watch Free Preview Videos Elevator Pitch Do you find conferences expensive? Did you perhaps miss one my talks at a conference since 2003?
  • FAQ: Can we have a guest post on eviltester.com?
    • I often receive emails and contact form requests asking if a company can guest post on my blog. I send people who persistently contact me, but provide no content or good reasons, to this page to explain why I have not responded to them. The answer thus far, has been “No”. I do not accept guest posts on my blog. Instances where that might change: you send me such amazing content that it needs to be on my site you want to collaborate on content that I will learn from and so will my readers you want to pay me to write something for you.
  • Get Your Message Out - a course for aspiring conference speakers
    • A course for Software Professionals who aspire to speak at conferences. This course walks you through how to build credibility via blogging. The whole sales pitch and promotion of your talk so you can be accepted to speak at conferences. How to practice and prepare. And how to handle the conference when you do get there: Q&A and what it is like to attend a conference as a speaker.
  • How to fix Flaky Test Automation a free Webinar recording
    • Replay You can watch the live webinar replay on the Eurostar Huddle site: https://huddle.eurostarsoftwaretesting.com/resources/test-automation/automated-execution-not-flaky/ The official recording does not appear to have worked properly - no slides, robot voice, etc. Fortunately I recorded it. I have uploaded the recording to my Evil Tester Talks Archive, which also includes the full 1.5 hour version with more detail and (at the time of writing) 7 other talks. Evil Tester Talks Archive And I have released it on YouTube.
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    • Alan Richardson at EvilTester.com offers Software Development consultancy, and training, to help teams improve their Agile approach in days rather than weeks. Need some Agile Coaching?Read Our Free Guide to Agile TestingExclusive Daily Patreon Content Contact EvilTester.comJoin Our Email ListRecent Blog Posts April 2019 EvilTester.com and Patreon Content Summary What to do if your Chrome Extension is Rejected from Chrome Store How to Release a Chrome Extension to the Chrome Store March 2019 EvilTester.
  • Java For Testers Book by Alan Richardson
    • People ask me what books I recommend to learn Java. I have a few books that I thoroughly recommend, but they are not aimed at beginners. Prior to writing my book, I re-read some beginner books and came to the conclusion that they would confuse more than help. They didn't help people become productive fast. I wrote a book that gets testers started fast, is easy to follow, and has examples related to their work.
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  • Protect The Square - a beginners technical testing course
    • If you ever wanted to learn how to use the dev tools and the basics of JavaScript then this fun course can help. You will be introduced to Technical Web Testing. Using a small JavaScript game called “Protect the Square”. Exclusively available to Patreon supporters. You can sign up to Patreon for only $5 a month and you’ll gain access to this course, as well as other exclusive courses and regular (often daily) tips, tutorials and advice on Software Development and Testing.
  • Recommended Reading List
    • This is a set of Amazon affiliate links for my Software Testing Recommended Reading List. Pick and choose from the list anything that seems interesting. I only recommend books which I have read, and which have actually influenced how I test, consult, manage, approach Agile Projects, and develop software. You can find all the books below on my Amazon Page `; var textSpanOutput = `${textspan.innerHTML.trim()}`; var htmlFromAmazon = bookLink+imgElementHTML+textSpanOutput+""; var outputTemplate = `${htmlFromAmazon}`; //console.
  • Remote and Onsite Test Automation Code Reviews By Alan Richardson
    • Code reviews can quickly help identify improvements to your Test Automation and are an effective way to share lessons learned from decades of experience. I can perform remote or onsite code reviews of your Automated Execution code. Experience based code reviews provide a fast track method for avoiding problematic approaches in Test Automation that lead to tech debt, brittle, and hard to change Test Automation. You should be able to continue to improve and evolve your automated execution code.
  • Selenium Simplified a Selenium RC and Java Book by Alan Richardson
    • This book is now out of print in paperback format, and available as a free download. Why? Because WebDriver arrived, the Selenium-RC interface is even further deprecated. While Selenium-RC is still supported in Selenium 3 you really shouldn't start using it now, you should use Selenium WebDriver instead Download PDF e-book now free if you are maintaining Selenium-RC Java Code Want to Learn Selenium WebDriver? If you want to learn Selenium WebDriver then you should check out my Online training course on Selenium WebDriver with Java.
  • Selenium WebDriver with Java - Online Training Course
    • "an excellent course" "I was finally able to pass a technical interview and I have just been hired as a Senior QA Engineer" "Excellent coverage and code examples!" "Highly recommend this course" "Invaluable course for learning Selenium WebDriver - can't rate high enough!" Enroll and start learning Selenium WebDriver with Java for Only $229 This course has been highly rated by the people taking it. You can read more of their comments.
  • Software Testing And Development Services Offered By Alan Richardson
    • This page contains details of the services by Alan Richardson to help improve Software Development projects and the skill sets of individual Software Development Professionals e.g. programmers, testers. Training Consultancy Agile Coaching Agile Testing Patreon Podcast Training Learn more about public and onsite training courses. I also train online. See my range of online courses here. Consultancy I can help you implement or improve your use of Selenium either through consultancy, coaching or training.
  • Software Testing Books Written By Alan Richardson
    • This page contains details of the books written and published by Alan Richardson to help improve the technical programming skills of testers. Java For Testers Dear Evil Tester Automating and Testing a REST API Selenium Simplified Migrating Selenium 1 to Selenium 2 An Interactive COBOL Interpreter and JSP Debugger Java For Testers People ask me what books I recommend to learn Java.
  • Software Testing Online Courses By Alan Richardson
    • This page contains details of the online courses created and presented by Alan Richardson to help improve the technical testing skills of testers. Selenium WebDriver with Java Technical Web Testing 101 Evil Tester Talks: Testing Get Your Message Out Test Ability Audit Protect The Square Case Study : Java Desktop Application Technical Testing Selenium WebDriver With Java
  • Software Web Testing Resources
    • Over the years we have created a lot of videos and blog posts related to Web Testing. On this page we’ll try to bring a few together to help you. Courses Technical Web Testing 101 Selenium WebDriver With Java Videos Webinar: Your Automated Execution Does Not Have to be Flaky Testability vs Automatability - Worked Example Testability vs Automatability How to Monitor Web Sites Insomnia REST API Client Exploratory REST API Testing with Postman Exploratory Testing a REST API with Proxies Firefox Browser Dev Tools YouTube Channel EvilTester Videos
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    • I can help you get your message out through objective value add advocacy or sponsored, unobtrusive, marketing. Blog Sponsorship Podcast Sponsorship Guest Webinars Don’t Convert, What Does? Video Marketing Credibility Sponsored Videos Sample Videos Contact For More Details Sponsorship Advertising Blog Sponsorship The obvious way to get your brand out to a different audience is to sponsor the blog. I have a sponsor bar on the site which you can pay to have your message displayed there on a month by month basis.
  • Tech Web Testing 101 Course - online training to improve your Web Software Testing
    • We need to test more technically in order to find more deeply hidden bugs. To investigate architectural risk. To improve our understanding of the applications we test. This course will help you perform more technical testing. It will introduce you to the basic concepts and tools you need to help you take the next step in your testing evolution. What our students have said: "I can't thank you enough Alan"
  • Testing Automation Consultancy in the UK and Europe
    • I can help you improve your Test Automation through consultancy, coaching or training. I have helped teams implement and improve their Test Automation and use of Selenium WebDriver and API Automating libraries. If you are facing any of these problems then I have solved them for other clients and can help you: flaky test automation and need experienced help to make it robust? you are using Selenium WebDriver are not sure how to make it even better?
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  • The Evil Tester Sloganizer - a motivational tool for software testing
    • A motivational tool for software testing How to access Sloganizer? You can find versions online here: Default The following are for testing workshops: Version 1 Version 2 Version 3 Version 4 Version 5 Version 6 About The Sloganiser Single Page App Generates Random “Evil Tester” Slogans Periodically shows an ‘ad’ for Book “Dear Evil Tester” Source https://github.com/eviltester/MobileSloganizer https://github.com/eviltester/sloganizer
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  • The Evil Tester's Test Ability Audit - an online software testing course
    • A course for Software Testers who take their understanding of the craft of Software Testing Seriously. In this course you will analyse and reflect upon, how you approach and think about testing, automating and your ability to test. Exclusively available to Patreon supporters. You can sign up to Patreon for only $5 a month and you’ll gain access to this course, as well as other exclusive courses and regular (often daily) tips, tutorials and advice on Software Development and Testing.
  • The Evil Tester's Testability Audit
    • Welcome to the Evil Tester’s Test Ability Audit Prepare to be audited Links To Suggested Apps to use When Auditing Zty.pe http://zty.pe/ Zombie CLI Text Adventure Download .jar from release page Protect The Square Java Script Mouse Clicking Game https://www.compendiumdev.co.uk/games/buggygames/protect_the_square/protect_the_square.html A Hypothetical Search Engine https://google.co.uk https://bing.com https://duckduckgo.com The Evil Tester’s Compendium of Testing Apps many javascript games a CRUD GUI App (The Pulper) A REST API (Restlisticator) and more… Download the Testing Apps Compendium Thingifier a Java Technology REST API Download Thingifier Blurb Ability is one of the key attributes that elevates your testing proficiency.
  • UK Agile Software Development Coach and Consultant
    • Help Your Teams Improve How They Test and Develop Agile Software You could learn Agile processes on your own, the hard way - using trial and error, and making mistakes. Or bring in an Agile Coach and Consultant. Someone who works with you to help you improve. Their job is to help you not need them. Alan Richardson is someone who has done all of this before. Combining a background in Testing and Programming.