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Author Archives: Alexey Zvolinskiy

Alexey Zvolinskiy
Alexey is a test developer with solid experience in automation of web-applications using Java, TestNG and Selenium. He is so much into QA that even after work he provides training courses for junior QA engineers.

UA Web Challenge Conference: SpringIO for startups


On this week I was speaking on UA Web Challenge Conference in BackEnd section. I’ve chosen strange topic of my talk – “SpringIO for startups”. What is the result of it? I’m going to summarise below. Within three past years I’ve been developed different personal web projects. I never called them “startups” further more no one from them are in ...

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Automated testing of REST-services


Despite I’m a Java and Scala developer I still passioned a lot in testing of software. If to be more precisely – web applications. It’s really interesting to develop web app and be confident that the apps have a good quality. When I’ve started a career the most popular web architecture was MVC (Model View Control) and there was pretty ...

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Spring Boot & Swagger UI


I have not developed Spring web applications from scratch for one year and maybe this period of time will be even longer if I was not involved in training for QA automation engineers. Due to this reason I have developed a sample REST-applications. Everything were pretty familiar to me except Swagger. So I’m going to describe my new acquired experience ...

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ReactiveMongo: Work with array


I’ve been working with ReactiveMongo during 6 months. It’s pretty nice realisation of MongoDB driver for Scala. I just have one remark – it has not so good documentation as it should be. Especially bad documentation have MongoDB operators. Fortunately original MongoDB documentation fix this circumstance. So in this tutorial I want to demonstrate how you can deal with JSON ...

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Spring Boot: Fast MVC start


I was planning to write an article about Spring Boot more than a year ago. Finally I have the time and inspiration for this. So prepare yourself for 10 – 15 minutes of high quality Spring tutorial. I’m going to demonstrate Spring Boot basics with Gradle and embedded Tomcat. I use Intellij IDEA instead of Eclipse but this shouldn’t be ...

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Spring Java Configuration: Session timeout


We live in a nice time, when you can develop a Spring application using java based configuration. No redundant XML code any more, just pure java code. In this article I want to discuss a popular topic about session management in Spring applications. If to be more precise I’m going to talk about a session timeout in java configuration style. ...

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Insight view: Perfect Test Automation


Nothing is perfect in the world, except the football skill of Leo Messi. Yeah, maybe not always but in most cases it’s impossible to create an ideal process. But I’m not scared to talk about my vision of a perfect test automation in the context of software development. My work experience gives me confidence in this question. So I’m starting! ...

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Scala: OOP basics


The most part of time when I’m coding I use Java. So it’s my main programming language. It satisfies me in all aspects, but I notice that Java is too verbose sometimes. That’s why I have switched to Scala. So all free time I spend now for learning Scala. I’m going to publish some notes in my blog, hence you ...

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Hibernate: DDL Schema generation


Not so long time ago I have to work with in-memory database. This activity was related to integration testing. As you know, it is a normal practice to use in-memory data bases for the integration testing. There are several reasons for this: portability, well grained environment infrastructure, high performance, consistency of original data base. The problem is a coppying of ...

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