Branches are beautiful, on trees. Branches in the code are not what many testers like to work with. The whole branching process appears to be very cumbersome: creating the branch, keeping it up to date with the main branch, deleting it once the work is done, these all seem to take a lot of time… Read More
Have you heard? My course “IntelliJ for Test Automation Engineers” is now available for free on Test Automation University: https://testautomationu.applitools.com/intellij/. It is meant for testers who want to learn how to use this IDE, and it covers concepts from installation, setup, to creating and running test, to performing static code analysis. Enjoy!
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.
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
Checkout the first article i wrote for TestProject’s blog: https://blog.testproject.io/2019/10/24/using-java-objects-for-comparing-api-db-test-data/. It is about how to easily compare test data gathered from an API to the test data gathered from the DB, using Java Objects.
Some of our test data needs to be transformed from its original type to something else. For example, we might need to convert a String to a numeric value, or vice versa. Or we might need to generate date values in a certain format. Examples for all of these can be found below.
Go to https://applitools.com/blog/css-selectors to see: the recording of the webinar i made together with Applitools, the slides supporting the webinar, and my list of recommended reading in regards to HTML and selectors.
An attribute of an HTML tag (or WebElement as you might know it from Selenium) stores valuable information about the state of that element. If we are thinking of checkboxes, a “checked” attribute will signal whether the checkbox is selected or not. For a link, the “href” attribute will tell us what location on the… Read More