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Aug 18, 2017 - 2 minute read - Evil Tester Technical Testing REST API Testing

3 Reasons to use Insomnia REST Client in your Exploratory API Testing

TLDR; Use a combination of tools to offset other tools weaknesses. Insomnia makes switching HTTP proxies easier than Postman when performing exploratory testing

In my recent HTTP REST API application testing I have been using a combination of tools:

  • Postman for interactive requirement and documentation based testing
  • Java and REST Assured for automating the API
  • Insomnia REST for more exploratory API testing

In this post I’ll describe, and show, how I do that.

Jul 25, 2017 - 13 minute read - Evil Tester Testing Public Speaking

How to successfully submit to a Software Testing Conference - lessons learned the hard way

TLDR; Identify why you should be the one talking about a topic and hold that Why at your core as you build a short sales pitch for the conference organizers.

Regardless of how long you have until a conference submission deadline: 1 month, 1 week, 1 day, 1 hour. You still have time to submit.

And if you submit a passionate sales pitch with good benefits and features then you can submit successfully. Read on to learn how.

Jul 14, 2017 - 1 minute read - Quora

Can Manual Testers Learn to Automate? Answer to Quora Question

Q: Can the manual QA becomes a good automation QA with Java and Selenium?

A:

Yes.

If you’d like a recent example of someone who has successfully done this then check out T J Maher’s blog and writing where he describes the process he went through to change his career trajectory and move into roles with more of a focus automating applications:

Jul 13, 2017 - 1 minute read - Quora

How can I start API testing with Rest-Assured Library? Quora

Q: How can I start API testing with Rest-Assured Library? A: I have some REST API videos on YouTube and a couple of GitHub projects you can look at: REST API Testing - YouTube eviltester/tracksrestcasestudy eviltester/libraryexamples See more on Quora

Jul 13, 2017 - 2 minute read - Quora

How do I identify fake selenium testers?

Q: How do I identify fake selenium testers?

A:

I generally pair with people.

I want to understand the level of their expertise so that I know where on the team they can add value and how much support they will need.