Identify the OS tests are running on with os.Name or SystemUtils

In order to make your tests OS agnostic, sometimes, you need to create some additional logic to handle OS specifics. For example, if you are running Selenium tests, on a browser, you want the test to run on all OSs, not just one, and start the browser instance corresponding to the OS the tests run… Read More

Extracting substrings with StringUtils from the Apache library

Following on from some of my earlier posts, where I described some of the useful utils from the apache.commons.lang3 library (like that very nice RandomStringUtils class), this time I will focus a bit on the StringUtils class.  As the name suggests, it provides developers and testers an easy way to deal with certain String related… Read More

Useful: working with files and folders with FileUtils

When it comes to working with files (reading or writing their content, copying) or folders (copying their content, deleting them), the Apache FileUtils library offers a large number of methods for easily performing these tasks. Some of these are depicted below, together with their usage. For the full reference, check out this page: . Importing… Read More

Useful: generating random strings with RandomStringUtils

When writing tests that require the generation of random strings, a very useful class can come in handy, namely RandomStringUtils from the Apache Commons Langs utilities library. It can be used for generating string that contain only letters, only numbers, both, these and other characters.