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Docker, Jenkins and TestContainers: an explosive bundle

Checking the latest trends in the Test Automation and DevOps area, I’ve asked several friends involved in this cuisine. Surprisingly, many of them are using the old-fashion way of running their Selenium tests. When I say “old-fashion”, I mean starting a hub manually, then taking care of needed drivers and starting nodes and so on….

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Android & BDD tests. Part 2 – Time for Cucumber

In the first post of the series I set the challenge up and I’ve been thinking all this time – what BDD framework is the best for my purposes? After analyzing the existing options on the market, I understood that there are 2 leaders: JBehave and Cucumber. Both of them have the same syntax for…

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Android & BDD tests. Part 1 – Challenge definition

How’re you doing everyone? I hope you had happy funny holidays and rested enough! I posted many articles with lots of text during the last months and I thought – why wouldn’t I start this year with something different? Something fresh and new that I’ve never posted before. The idea that came into my mind…

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Blog summary of 2017

Hi Friends, We are close to Christmas and New 2018 Year, and this is the best time to look back to the outgoing year and recall some good moments we had together. When I say “together”, I mean that this blog wouldn’t become what it is now without you, without your support and interest. And…

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Once more about writing asserts…

 Spoiler: I’m not going to re-invent a wheel or say extraordinary things in this post. All of the following is nothing more than well-known but passed through the prism of my experience. Internet is overflowed by articles how to write good unit (and not only) tests. Most of them are based on the The Art…

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Brain Crash Test: NUnit framework (quiz)

What’s up friends? I was quite silent last month and didn’t write any posts to the blog. But that doesn’t mean I forgot about it! I was thinking what to start from this time, and the topic was pretty obvious – I have to create another quiz. If you remember the TestNG quiz, that post…

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Design patterns in test automation… To be or not to be?

Hi, everyone, How are you doing? Have you already created the best test automation framework in the world? 🙂 If you haven’t, I hope today’s post brings you closer to that wishful moment. And what I’m going to discourse today is… patterns. Patterns in test automation. Whenever I meet with other automation guys, I always…

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Pluralsight and Linux Academy: what’s in common?

If you remember, I’ve reviewed one educational online resource – Codeasy. If you haven’t tried it yet, I’d recommend you. Today’s article will extend these review series with 2 well-known and powerful online educational platforms – Pluralsight and Linux Academy. As usual, I’ll be talking about their pros and cons and how they may be…

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Do you need a mentor?

– All code I write is… bullshit? – Yes, it is. (conversation between 2 developers somewhere in the Middle-earth) The cruel truth is that the dialogue above is valid for most of the people involved in programming to some extent (developers, automation guys, DevOps, etc.). It sounds crazy because you like coding, you do our…

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Catching up with Allure. Part 4: integration with Jenkins

I’ve covered a lot of topics about Allure and I hope all previous articles helped you to understand and implement this framework in your project. By the way, it’s growing actively and its creators are adding new features very often. For example, they released the 2.3 version with cool features a couple of days ago….

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