Showing posts from April, 2017

Why "Test Risk"

Recently I have had lots of interviews for QA Analyst roles in the company. We called engineers from the level of beginner to senior test engineers for these roles. One of the most important questions in our interview is for understanding why we are testing. Actually this question is more about the philosophy of the testing, as we think the philosophy is generally not liked by people, but everyone who does something about a subject everyday from 9 to 6 should think about why he does this job. I wonder whether the testing job is just only to feed himself or he has some other passion about his profession. That's why this question is very important for me. One of the training given by Ståle Amland which is " Exploratory Testing – Risk-Based Agile Testing ", he explains the philosophy of testing as epistemology of testing and he is saying that " all good testers should  practice Epistemology ", see these slides in his training: What is epistemology is acco

Create Alias for Interactive Console for Capybara on Windows

If you are working on shell most of the time Aliases are very help full and time saving. For testing purposes you can use Alias for getting ready your test suites. In this post, I want to explain both running Selenium and Capybara on console and creating aliases for each. This post is for Windows machines, if you are using Unix-like see this post . Creating Scripts for Selenium and Capybara First of all, it is assumed that you have installed  Selenium  and  Capybara  correctly and they work on your machines. If you haven't installed, you can see my previous posts. I am using Capybara with Ruby. You can use several different language for Selenium but Capybara works only with Ruby.  Create scripts in a directory called scripts (better to use this all user so the path should look like  c:/scripts ) for your automation tool as following, save them as capybara.rb  and respectively: Creating Aliases For Windows Creating Profile File For windows we can use PowerShe