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.
These are the made up stories of a team working in an Agile environment. Their daily struggles and successes are presented in a comic/parody/satirical way. Click on the image to see it in full size. The team members are: Little, the main character. The team’s tester. Coffee, the team’s Java developer. Mr. Fancy, the team’s… Read More
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
Naming is one of those underrated things when it comes to test automation code. Many times, when you look at variable or even test method names, they are not very suggestive and you have a hard time figuring out what their purpose is. In this post you will find a few reasons why it is… Read More