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Oct 23, 2013 - 2 minute read - Evil Tester Mobile Testing Tools

How to view http traffic on your mobile phone device via a computer proxy

Viewing the HTTP traffic from your mobile browsers doesn’t take that long to set up, but there are a few gotchas to be aware of: You need to find the right IP address on your desktop You need to change your proxy settings on your phone Make sure your proxy allows external connections Make sure both Mobile Device and Proxy Machine are on the same network The setup I normally use:

Oct 8, 2013 - 1 minute read - Courses Selenium Simplified Blog

Free Start Using Selenium WebDriver With Java Course

I am in the process of moving my “Start Using Selenium WebDriver With Java” Online Course to YouTube and other hosting platforms. The main page for the course is now here http://seleniumsimplified.com/get-started This hopefully means more free videos on YouTube and more introductory posts on this site. If you want to as questions then use the comment feature on the blog post or contact me.  

Oct 8, 2013 - 4 minute read - Courses Selenium Simplified Blog

Supporting notes and handouts for our Getting Started Online Course

This post supports our free online Get Started With Selenium WebDriver Using Maven, IntelliJ and Java Course These notes are not ‘instead of’ working through the course. They are a supporting handout with the main links used in the course. But might help someone as a stand alone set of notes. A cheat sheet, in other words. Microsoft Virtual PC Compatibility Images This should be your first stop http://www.modern.ie/en-us

Oct 8, 2013 - 1 minute read - FAQ Selenium Simplified Blog

FAQ: What to do when things go wrong - first things first?

Things might go wrong when you follow online instructions, or tutorials you see on this blog or others. Your setup might not be the same as mine, you might not notice that some of the earlier steps have failed. When things go wrong, drop down to the command line and make sure that the basics work: mvn -v javac -version In your project folder make sure that “mvn clean” works without error.

Oct 8, 2013 - 2 minute read - FAQ Selenium Simplified Blog

FAQ: What are my next steps after writing my first Selenium WebDriver test?

You have installed the tools? You have an IDE setup? You’ve written and run your first Selenium WebDriver test? If not then follow our free tutorial videos on this very site, then come back here. Web Resources You need to: Browse the documentation on the Selenium HQ (http://seleniumhq.org/) site. Follow theofficial blog , particularly the “Smattering of Selenium” posts that Adam Goucher writes (http://seleniumhq.wordpress.com/) Read and follow my Selenium Simplified blog rss feed or

Oct 4, 2013 - 4 minute read - Evil Tester Mobile Testing Tools

Android Screen Capture, Streaming and ScreenRecording tools for Mobile Testing

I looked at my mobile testing options and I realised that I didn’t have a full toolbox to help me. I first wanted to identify screen capture and screen recording options for my Android devices. Most of the tools I found wanted root devices. When testing, you may not have this option, people might come across paranoid about interfering with the device state. So I limited myself to tools which did not require root access.

Oct 2, 2013 - 2 minute read - FAQ Selenium Simplified Blog

FAQ: Why Does Selenium Not Work With This Alert?

I received another question about Alerts this morning. I receive this question frequently enough that I should consider it an FAQ. So “Why does Selenium not work with my Alert?” or “Why can’t Selenium handle the alert in my application?” There is an FAQ answer on the Selenium wiki that shows the Alerts API But that typically doesn’t answer the question because the person asking the question has used the alerts API.

Sep 27, 2013 - 2 minute read - Evil Tester Tools

WinMerge Revisited - my default file and directory comparison tool

I seem to default to WinMerge for my file and directory comparisons. Whenever I need to: compare two directories compare two files for differences copy a set of files between directories compare contents of zip files or rar files When you install WinMerge: You can choose to use it as the merge view in Tortoise SVN. I tend not to do this because the built in Tortoise SVN diff works fine for me.

Sep 25, 2013 - 3 minute read - Evil Tester Tools

Alternative Uses for Fiddler

A few days ago I realised that one of my use cases for Fiddler, did not stem from a need for debug proxying. Since I work on a variety of client sites, I periodically have issues with restrictive proxy servers where a .pac file somewhere sets up the browser config, and you have username and password issues etc. etc. In those circumstances some tools need configuring to use the client site proxy - I recently tried to use httpgraph based on a suggestion from James Lyndsay.

Sep 20, 2013 - 1 minute read - IntelliJ Java For Testers

FAQ: Why do I only see test that fail in IntelliJ and not the tests that pass?

When you run your tests in IntelliJ you may have seen an output where only the failing tests are shown in the run pane tree. In the above run I have 302 passing tests, but only 1 failed. Where are my failing tests? All IDEs offer a massive amount of power and functionality sqeezed into a tiny GUI. So your going to miss things. And one thing people miss, and I’ve missed it too, is the “Hide Passed” icon.