Posting forms with Python

When you are automating your website tests, you will probably run into forms that need testing sooner or later. Even better (or worse), you wont be able to automate your tests at all if a simple login post is needed to access your site and you are unable to do so. In python there are […]

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Ruby in Web test automation – The Questions

How come Ruby ?   There are several important Ruby projects, which are also increasing the popularity of the Ruby language in general: http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/libraries/ The most interesting projects from my (and this blog posts) point of view are Watir and Ruby on Rails, the former from a testers point of view, the latter from web […]

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RubyonRails Freebsd 8.0 RC1

Building a Ruby on Rails test server on FreeBSD 8.0 RC1 We’re a Ruby on Rails shop at our place and we work on a number of different platforms for developing and testing our stuff; the devs normally work on macs, while the staging environment – this week – is Ubuntu’s Jaunty Jackalope (9.04) distribution. However I’m […]

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Starting a new test project

Starting to test a project is always a challenge. You don’t necessarily know what to expect of the software. It is supposed to be almost ready, but the definition of ready varies a lot based on the individual developer. And not only of the developer. There are many external factors affecting the project and pushing […]

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activerecord has_many :through relationship

There are a good number of different join models with Rails, some more complicated than others. One of my favorite is has_many :through, it lets you join two models together using a separate join table which can also hold extra attributes for that join. So… a release has many test cases, but a test case […]

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What’s the real value in QA for cloud consumer services?

I got to thinking about this – again for the umpteenth time – during an informal lunch conversation with a group of developers and QA’ers discussing challenges in their jobs. This friend of mine, who is a very senior individual at his social network startup, was telling us a story about the problems that he […]

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