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Nov 28, 2014 - 14 minute read - Conferences Evil Tester

Agile Testing Days 2014 - Keynote

I presented a keynote at Agile Testing Days 2014, and took part in the Black Ops Testing Workshop, and presented a one day tutorial on “Technical Testing in Agile”. This post covers the Keynote. The keynote was underpinned by the notion that ‘Agile’ is not a ‘thing’, instead ‘Agile’ provides the context within which our project operates and therefore is part of the weltanshauung of the project. Or as I referred to it, the “System Of Development”.

Nov 26, 2014 - 1 minute read - CompendiumDev Conferences

Recent Conferences Updated with Slides and Videos

I’ve just uploaded to the site the information about: October StarWest 2014 held a one day tutorial on “Selenium WebDriver with Java” session talk “Page Object Abstractions and Beyond” November Oredev 2014 session talk “Confessions of An Accidental Security Tester” session talk “Page Object Abstractions and Beyond” Agile Testing Days 2014 performed the closing keynote “Helping Testers Add Value in Agile” held a new one day tutorial “Technical Testing in Agile” led a double track workshop “Black Ops Testing Workshop” If you follow the links, you can see all the presentation slides, and a few recorded videos of the talk.

Nov 6, 2014 - 1 minute read - Conferences Practices Selenium Simplified Blog

Automation Abstractions: Page Objects and Beyond - Conference Talk

I presented “Automation Abstractions: Page Objects and Beyond” as a conference talk at Star West 2014 and Oredev 2014 Essentially the same talk, but Oredev had a slightly smaller timeslot for the talk, so I summarised the verbage a little. I have uploaded the slides to slideshare And the source code is on github.com/eviltester/automationAbstractions The talk was filmed and recorded by Oredev, unfortunately the audio doesn’t appear to have recorded properly and is very quiet in their released vimeo video.

Nov 6, 2014 - 2 minute read - Conferences Evil Tester Techniques

Confessions of An Accidental Security Tester

At Oredev 2014 I presented “Confessions of an Accidental Security Tester”. The slides are on slideshare, the video below and on vimeo: “Alan Richardson does not describe himself as a security tester. He’s read the books so he knows enough to know he doesn’t know or do that stuff properly. But he has found security issues, on projects, and on live sites that he depends on for his business.

Oct 9, 2014 - 2 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver

Speedrun install for WebDriver 2.43.1 on Mac OS X 10 Mavericks

I added the notes and video for my ‘speedrun’ install of WebDriver 2.43.1 with Java, Maven and IntelliJ on the speedrun page. I used VM Fusion to create a VM on my Mac with a clean install of OS X 10 Mavericks, then went through the process of installing on the Mac. I updated the speedrun checklist to account for the Mac OS differences, and made notes on the install.

Oct 8, 2014 - 1 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog Training Courses

First WebDriver Speedrun Install added

I have created a new page on the site for ‘speedruns’ seleniumsimplified.com/speedrun-installs These are start to finish single run install of: Java Firefox WebDriver Maven IDE And running first test from command line and IDE They have been edited to remove the boring bits, have annotations as simple explanation, but no verbal commentary. I have an install checklist on the page, but you can also find that in our ‘start’ github project.

Sep 24, 2014 - 12 minute read - Evil Tester Exploratory Testing Technical Testing

An exploratory testing example explored: Taskwarrior

or “Why I explored Taskwarrior the way I did”. In a previous post I discussed the tooling environment that I wanted to support my testing of Taskwarrior for the Black Ops Testing webinar of 22nd September 2014. In this post, I’ll discuss the ‘actual testing’ that I performed, and why I think I performed it the way I did. At the end of the post I have summarised some ‘principles’ that I have drawn from my notes.

Sep 23, 2014 - 9 minute read - Evil Tester Exploratory Testing

Lessons learned testing Command Line Applications from Black Ops Testing Webinar

For the Black Ops Testing Webinar on 22nd September 2014 we were testing Taskwarrior, a CLI application. I test a lot of Web software, hence the “Technical Web Testing 101” course, but this was a CLI application so I needed to get my Unix skills up to date again, and figure out what supporting infrastructure I needed. By the way, you can see the full list of notes I made at github.

Sep 10, 2014 - 4 minute read - Evil Tester Technical Testing

Using Wireshark to observe Mobile HTTP Network traffic

You can find wireshark on line - it is a free tool. https://www.wireshark.org/ Note that you may not be able to capture the mobile traffic on Windows because of WinPCap limitations. You may need to buy an additional adapter to do this. I’m using Mac to show you this functionality. http://wiki.wireshark.org/CaptureSetup/WLAN#windows What is it? Wireshark is a tool for monitoring network traffic. Unlike an HTTP proxy server where you have to configure your machine to point to the HTTP proxy server in order to monitor the traffic.

Sep 8, 2014 - 2 minute read - Conferences Practices Selenium Simplified Blog

Selenium WebDriver Page Object Abstractions and Beyond

I’ve been collating my thoughts on Page Objects and Abstraction Layers, particularly the implementation of them using Java. I presented my initial thoughts at Let’s Test 2014 in a half day workshop. This could easily have been a full day workshop to allow for more experimentation with the different coding styles. I released the slides to the tutorial on slideshare. Hands on Exploration of Page Objects and Abstraction Layers with Selenium Webdriver Workshop Slides from eviltester I confess to some nervousness about releasing the information since I don’t normally release the slides to tutorials and courses in case it cuts down on the value of running the tutorial or course again.