Whenever a new bug is found, the tester will need to create a defect in the defect tracking system they work with. This defect needs to contain clear steps to reproduce the problem, so that developers can identify the root cause of the issue. Here are some tips regarding bugs and reproducing them.
Let’s go way back to basics for a second: Java naming conventions. I wrote a post a while back regarding how to compose the name for various Java items, like classes or variables. In this post i want to emphasize the naming conventions, which relate to the use of upper/lower/camel cases when naming things.
This year, at several conferences, i did a talk on troubleshooting tips and techniques. One slide in particular seemed to be very much of interest for the attendees, so i decided to elaborate on it with a blog post. In the talk, i was describing what to try to look for when an undesired behavior… Read More
HashMaps are one of those Java concepts that can be very useful in automation testing, but are not widely used, because they seem to be too complicated. A HashMap is nothing more than a collection of key/value pairs, where you can store test related data to access later in the tests. In this post i… Read More
When working with lists, sometimes you only want them to contain distinct elements. There are two options to create lists without duplicates: either to not add these from the start, or, if that is not possible or too difficult, to remove the duplicates from the list later on. Let’s see how you can do both… Read More