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Mar 6, 2013 - 4 minute read - Evil Tester Exploratory Testing Technical Testing Techniques Tools Training

What does a technical exploratory test session look like?

As part of “Technical Web Testing 101” I wanted to provide an example of what an exploratory test session with additional “Technical” focus might look like, at the same time demonstrating some of the capabilities of modern browsers whilst comparing them to proxy servers. Phew, a bit of a mouthful, and you can see the resulting video below. I uploaded the video to Youtube, as well as it forming part of the course, because I think it has interesting elements that can stand alone.

Mar 5, 2013 - 1 minute read - Evil Tester Techniques Tools Training

Technical Web Testing

![]http://compendiumdev.co.uk/images/courses/technical_web_testing_75pc.jpg) I have put “Technical Testing” at the top of my agenda this year and have just released a new course - Technical Web Testing 101. You can suggest things you want me to cover by filling in this 2 question survey. I pretty much ‘officially’ started this last year with “The Evil Tester’s Guide to Technical Testing” webinar for Eurostar. I followed this up in February at the Test Management Summit by hosting a session on “Managing Technical Testers”.

Mar 4, 2013 - 1 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver

Click on "html" to make User Interactions more reliable

I have been lucky over the years that when I put out some information into the world, and I get to learn from the people who consume that information. I received a lot of good feedback from readers of “Selenium Simplified” about what they found easy to understand, and what they didn’t, and that all helped with future editions and when I was constructing the online course. And I get to learn from the people on the course itself.

Feb 28, 2013 - 2 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver Webinars

Second Selenium WebDriver Webinar released to Youtube

The second in our ‘live coding’ webinars has been released to YouTube. You can find the embed below. Slides have been uploaded to SlideShare Sourcode is under svn with xp-dev: https://xp-dev.com/svn/webdriverwebinars The second webinar follows on directly from the first Webinar. Which, if you haven’t seen it, you can find details on this very blog. In the first webinar I create a basic test after investigating the application under test. In the second I refactor this into page objects.

Feb 13, 2013 - 8 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog Webinars

Patterns for Automation - Some Twitter Feedback

I received feedback, via twitter, on webinar #1 from Roy de Kleijn (@TheWebTester) I don’t really like twitter as a conversation tool. I lose a lot of nuance and the ability to elaborate. The basic twitter conversation read: Roy: "It's a pity that there are no design patterns in the source. Any reason for this?" Alan: "Yes. I don't start with patterns. I code for value, then generalise as needed.

Feb 13, 2013 - 2 minute read - FAQ Links Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver

How to practice Selenium WebDriver FAQs

I receive a fair few emails from people asking if they can have the code to the web pages in my training and what other sites they can use to practice on. So consider this an FAQ post. Question 1: Can you have my code? Yes, I released it as open source https://github.com/eviltester/seleniumTestPages/ Please don’t use it to train people, but for personal use and practice. Knock yourself out.

Feb 12, 2013 - 1 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver Webinars

Webinar Scheduled for 22nd Feb 2013

I have scheduled another Webinar for 22nd Feb 2013 at 14:00 GMT This follows on from the previous Webinar of 8th Feb and I will continue where I left off: Refactoring login test Create Page Object and other supporting classes Synchronisation for page evaluation Additional Tests We’ll see what else crops up in the session when we are coding live and responding to any questions. You can sign up for the meeting using this link.

Feb 12, 2013 - 1 minute read - Selenium Simplified Blog WebDriver Webinars

First WebDriver Webinar Recording Available

The recording for my first Selenium Simplified WebDriver Webinar held on 8th Feb 2013 is available on youtube. This is the recording made by MeetingBurner’s software, which isn’t quite as good quality as a local recording but for a webinar seems fine. I’ll re-edit them from my local recordings at some point in the future. I didn’t record the questions people asked so it is just the ‘live coding’ replay with the thought processes.

Feb 11, 2013 - 4 minute read - Evil Tester Rants

V-Model Reclaimed

Let’s assume that the people who created the V-Model weren’t completely mental. Lets assume they had some secret mystical wisdom that over the ages has been corrupted and obscured by layers of rules. This video and post will not help you with any exam or ISTQB or anything that other people want you to parrot at them. I really only care about the practical application of models in testing. Not a universal definition.

Feb 11, 2013 - 1 minute read - Book Reviews CompendiumDev

I deleted some book reviews

I tidied up a few of the book reviews. Some of them I just deleted. And that might explain how you ended up on this page through a redirection. I deleted some reviews because they didn’t add value. Some were a weak summary of the book itself and offered no insight. I deleted some reviews because they were negative, and the review itself didn’t add value. i.e. the review itself didn’t educate or have any useful information, it basically just said ‘don’t read this book’.