Generating useful date values for testing purposes

If in your tests you need to generate date values representing, let’s say, today’s date, or yesterday’s, or one year from today, or the last day of the current month, this post will help you do just that. Using Java’s LocalDate, you will be able to generate the date (meaning year, month, day) your tests… Read More

Browser unaware Selenium tests. STEP 1: Identify OSs on which to run tests + choose browsers to support

In this blog post series, i want to show how i normally set up my browsers and my Selenium code, in order to enable writing ‘cross-OS’, ‘cross-browser’, ‘browser-unaware’ tests. What this means: my tests can run on any OS i set up seamlessly; each test can be run on multiple browsers seamlessly; the tests do… Read More

My IntelliJ course is now available

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!

The Automated Regression Suite. Part 3 of 3. How to run the suite

Once you have a regression suite set up, you will need to run it. When you have a smaller number of tests that need to be run on a specified day, that won’t be a problem, and the tests will successfully finish running within the allocated time period. However, as the suite becomes larger and… Read More

The Automated Regression Suite. Part 2 of 3. When to run the tests.

Once you have your automated regression suite in place, you can create a scheduler to run them periodically, without any manual intervention. Mostly you will use Jenkins jobs (or some similar CI tool) to trigger them and have them running on an environment of your choice. Just because they are called “regression tests” it does… Read More