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Aug 26, 2017 - 3 minute read - Evil Tester Automation

A Diagram for a Logical Model of Automating With Abstraction Layers

TLDR; Mix and match different abstraction layers and Objects to create the architecture you need to support your automated execution activities to support clarity and ease of development.

I found a postit note on my desk. I can’t remember when I drew it but it seems to have been an attempt to group different levels of abstractions used when automating, in this case automating a Web GUI.

Aug 25, 2017 - 2 minute read - Instagram

Instagram Post - How to prepare presentations faster (Bonus Video)

In this video I explain the strategy and tactics I use to create presentations, workshops, documents, test strategies and test plans. With no reliance on templates I have to think through my strategy or plan as a process and work out what would I need, or have to do if I started tomorrow. This sense of urgency helps me focus on the essence of what I need to know and communicate to other people.

Aug 18, 2017 - 3 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.