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Extending the Cucumber Test Lifecycle

Overview This article is about two things: How do I make the beforeAll and afterAll lifecycle events happen in Cucumber?How can I use TestContainers to set up the system under test before a Cucumber test runs? No, YOU’RE trying to do SEO on YOUR blog. That Cucumber Lifecycle… Cucumber’s lifecycle includes: Before hook – before each scenarioAfter hook – after ...

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New Year Resolutions Of Every Website Tester In 2020

Were you able to work upon your resolutions for 2019? I may sound comical here but my 2019 resolution being a web developer was to take a leap into web testing in my free time. Why? So I could understand the release cycles from a tester’s perspective. I wanted to wear their shoes and see the SDLC from their eyes. ...

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Video course on efficient enterprise testing


I’ve created a few videos on the topic of effective enterprise testing. I still see a huge importance in this topic in real-world projects. Here are my experiences in testing Enterprise Java projects together with some examples. 1. Introduction & efficient Maven usage In this video, I’ll give an introduction to the testing course and show how to structure tests ...

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Migrating Spock 1.3 tests to Spock 2.0

Get know what you can expect from Spock 2.0 M1 (based on JUnit 5), how to migrate to it in Gradle and Maven, and why it is important to report spotted problems :). Important note. I definitely do not encourage you to migrate your real-life project to Spock 2.0 M1 for good! This is the first (pre-)release of 2.x with ...

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Top Trends in Software Testing using AI & ML in 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made some fantastic progress since its exploratory presentation as a PC program intended to beat chess grandmasters. The main colossal accomplishment was IBM’s Deep Blue, which beat world chess champion, Garry Kasparov. That episode was, in a genuine sense, an expression point in AI innovation. AI is just on a par with the information that is ...

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Selenium 4 Alpha – What to Expect?

Selenium 4 Alpha- What to Expect? Back in August of 2018 the whole testing automation community had been struck by the big news: Simon Stewart, the founding member of Selenium, had officially confirmed the release date and some of the major updates for Selenium 4 at the Selenium Conference in Bangalore. The 4.0 version of the world’s beloved framework for ...

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Better integration tests with WireMock


No matter if you follow the classical test pyramid or one of the newer approaches like the Testing Honeycomb you should start writing integration tests at some point during development.There are different types of integration tests you can write. Starting with persistence tests, you can check the interaction between your components or you can simulate calling external services. This article ...

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5 Software Testing Strategies to Uplift Business Growth

The immense popularity of SaaS products in the market has been an important factor in the surge of start-ups delving into the software industry. However, when it comes to developing and putting a software product on the market, just a simple idea is not enough. There are just as many failed software products in the market as similar offerings are ...

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