Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Security testing

My previous employer organised internal security training for QAs. As coming not from development background, they were good, but too tough for me. There is really good free resource on pluralsight.com by Troy Hunt "Hack yourself first". It is declared for developers to deepen their knowledge of security. Myself I found it really cool as the author explains everything clearly with good examples.

Monday, January 30, 2017

still alive and useful - Selenium IDE

There was time, when I found out about Selenium IDE, simple add-on for Firefox and used it for a while. Had issues with long tests, questions splitting workflow into some pieces, manage page loads, introduce sleeps..  Cool thing for manual tester.  Then webdriver was introduced, IDE was considered a bad thing in my group :)

Starting working in new project and still having only few screens with mocked data for a few weeks. That means re-clicking every button for regression, or giving health-check clicks that both environments are still ok  or  are again ok to use. To set up custom project with web-driver seemed too many efforts - and the selenium is so cool again! Half an hour of work (ok, maybe an hour) and clicking buttons for me in  slow run mode :)

Gremlin: UI fuzz testing tool (TODO list)

Adding Gremlin to my TODO list to install and explore. Colleague was happy about its non stop clicking abilities :)