Announcing my new role as interim QA Rel at Mailinator!

I’m very *very* excited to finally be able to say it out loud. As you may have heard, I’ve now left my previous role as Staff Quality and Test Engineer at Smoothwall. I’m genuinely thrilled to announce that for the next 2 months I’m going to be helping the team at Michigan based email testingContinue reading “Announcing my new role as interim QA Rel at Mailinator!”

A simple guide to upgrading to Selenium 4.0

What’s been going on? Yesterday (13th October 2021) was a big day in the Selenium world. 4.0 has finally made it as a stable release. What does this mean for me? According to the recent Mabl state of devOps report, Selenium is the tool of choice for the overwhelming majority of survey respondents using aContinue reading “A simple guide to upgrading to Selenium 4.0”

Postman Flows: A Guide

If you prefer to listen to an audio version of this blog, check out this racket instead:- https://racket.com/beth_askher/r6E8Y In the past few weeks, Postman have released a Beta version of a long awaited new feature, which they are calling Flows. This post is an overall guide to what Flows are and what they can do.Continue reading “Postman Flows: A Guide”

What I learned from Practitest’s State of Testing Report 2021

Look at the rules, not the exceptions Now in its 8th year, the SOT Report provides testers with some valuable trend-based information on all things testing. The full report in all of its chart based glory was delivered today, and is well worth bookmarking. You can read the full report here. Sometimes, when attending meetups,Continue reading “What I learned from Practitest’s State of Testing Report 2021”

Creating A Test Automation Portfolio Episode 6: C# Solution For Ui Automation Using Selenium 4.0 (aka the missing episode)

OVERVIEW Languge: C# IDE: Visual Studio Code Source Code Management Tool: Github via Github Desktop Type of Tests: Ui Automation Website Tested: OpenCart Demo website Intro This is the missing episode. The one that I wrote and somehow inexplicably deleted (even from the trash). Rewriting as faithfully as I can the final project in my testContinue reading “Creating A Test Automation Portfolio Episode 6: C# Solution For Ui Automation Using Selenium 4.0 (aka the missing episode)”

Testing Pearls Of Wisdom

As you may or may not be aware, I’m currently half way through helping to deliver a software testing bootcamp. This involves me working as part of a team of instructors (who are all working testers) to give sessions on various topics to those wishing to pursue a career in software testing. I’m enjoying theContinue reading “Testing Pearls Of Wisdom”