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Appium vs Selenium – Architecture, Functionality, Applications, and Everything in Between

It’s perhaps difficult to remember life before smartphones. Today, mobile phones have transformed dramatically to become the information and communication hub fundamental to modern life: from paying for your next meal to tracking your sleep habits. This explosion of the mobile industry puts testing professionals under pressure to keep up with speed without sacrificing their mobile apps’ quality. When opting ...

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Java Based Akka application Part 1: Your base Project

Akka is a free, open-source toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications on the JVM. Along with Akka you have akka-streams  a module that makes the ingestion and processing of streams easy  and Alpakka, a Reactive Enterprise Integration library for Java and Scala, based on Reactive Streams and Akka. On this blog I shall focus ...

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Free and open source is not good enough

Lack of free When I was at university, I had to pick between Java and .Net to direct my career. At the time, there were tons of Java books, docs, and even IDEs for free. But only very few .Net books and tools for Microsoft’s environments and all of them were expensive for me. Living in a 3rd world country, ...

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Open Source Etiquette

Here is a short list of common courtesy rules for open source software development. Actually, they apply elsewhere also, but they are most visible when you do GitHub-based coding. I strongly believe that sooner or later all programming will be open source and these rules will apply to everybody. Consequently, it makes sense to start following them now, whether you ...

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Octopus Scanner: Java Build Tools and Malware

Alvaro Munoz recently posted “The Octopus Scanner Malware: Attacking the open source supply chain” on the GitHub Security Lab site. I found this post to be interesting for a number of reasons, including its detailed coverage of how the Octopus Scanner malware works and how it was discovered, how the GitHub Security Incident Report Team (SIRT) went about addressing it, ...

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Flutter Provider Pattern Explained

In this post we’ll take a look at the Provider pattern in Flutter. Provider pattern is recommended by the flutter team at Google. They also covered it at Google I/O 2019 in Pragmatic State Management in Flutter. Some other patterns such as BLoC Architecture use provider pattern internally. But the provider pattern is far easier to learn and has much ...

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