Mobile app testing checklist

A testers brain requires a lot of creativity and the no of scenarios that we test on a day to day basis are innumerable. Expecting the brain to remember all the ways of testing an application whether it be from a mobile, a web or an API interface is tough and an overhead. This mobile testing checklist is a brain dump of the different ways that I approach and think about testing apps in different conditions and hopefully reduces the cognitive load to remember these.

How to setup ReportPortal on a local docker instance

Report portal is one of the new reporting solutions available. It supports multiple different test frameworks like TestNG, Cucumber, Pytest and many more. This post is the first in a series of posts on how to set up report portal effectively and leverage the best use out of it.

The problem with titles for testers

An opinionated post on Why focussing on titles is an anti-pattern that should stop in the Testing world and how much better the industry if we all focussed a bit more on learning the activities/practices and what are some of these activities that a tester does.

Using IntelliJ to speed up your dev workflow

Give your development experience superpowers!I do the bulk of my test automation development in Kotlin/Java or Python languages. After the programming language, a very important component for the dev workflow is a good IDE.While the purists generally rave about the use of Editors like Sublime, VSCode or even use of Vim/Emacs over full-fledged IDE's like... Continue Reading →

Understanding reporting and logging in TestNG

TestNG is a popular test framework that needs no introduction in the JVM (Java virtual machine) ecosystem and can be used for automating your tests regardless of their size. For example: Large (functional) or medium/small level tests (Integration/Unit). It is a highly customizable framework and provides great flexibility around how you want to structure your... Continue Reading →

Advice from a test journeyman

Hello there, Software testing and automation is a craft in itself and is intricately as complicated as the varying technologies that it aims to verify. Whether it be a web app, a mobile app, or a complex mesh of distributed microservices, IoT apps, and whatnot. Unlike other disciplines, People who work in Software Testing come... Continue Reading →

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