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Review – How to Hack Your API-Security Testing

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The Age of the API

Are you aware of the fact that anyone can see your API traffic? The question is, what are you doing about it? Do you even know how to begin, or what tools to use for security testing? Don’t fear! Troy Hunt’s PluralSight course, Hack Your API First is a great introduction to start you on your way to security testing awesomeness.

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Does QTP support IE 10 or IE 11?


Does QTP support IE 10 or IE 11?

For some reason I’ve received multiple emails this week inquiring as to whether QTP supports IE 10 or IE 11. Rather than send an individual reply for these types of questions, I decided to create a quick resource post to address them.

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The GUI is No Longer King – Why API Testing is important

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I’ve been involved with test automation for over 15 years, and in the beginning, pretty much all my test automation efforts focused on automating GUI user interfaces like thick client applications, browsers and even green screen for mainframes.

Now my time is split approximately 50/50 between creating automated tests for UI and creating tests for APIs like REST services. There are a few reasons for this:

  1. Agile practices
  2. The Internet Of things

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How to Turn Off IE Automatic Updates

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Turning Off IE Automatic Updates

For all you fellow IE weirdos that can only run your applications against older version of IE9 or IE10 but have test machines that are consistently updating your browser to IE 11, this one is for you.

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Selenium WebDriver Version 2.43.0 Released

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Selenium WebDriver Version 2.43.0 Released

The bad news: I was hoping that Selenium 3 would be announced and released by now, but you don’t always get what you want.

The good news is that version 2.43.0 was just released for all the Selenium language bindings.

Here is what’s been enhanced/fixed/changed in the latest 2.43.0 versions:

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The Female Factor – Why We Need More Women in Tech

Women rock testing just as well as any dude!

In just over three days of being live, Danielle’s TestTalks podcast episode has already surpassed the previous three episode’s download numbers! It’s well on its way to being the most popular podcast on TestTalks to date. If you haven’t heard it yet, check it out. Listen now–>http://www.testtalks.com/16

Danielle is a QA engineer with a passion for fashion and technology. She works at ASOS, one of the largest global online fashion retailers in the world. She shares with us what it’s like to be a female engineer in a male- dominated field.

Her insight should inspire any young woman who is considering a career in technology, and will encourage anyone listening that women can rock testing just as well as any dude.
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Can Automation Do Actual Testing?

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CAST 2014

I just listened to an excellent presentation from CAST 2014 with Richard Bradshaw the Friendly Tester on automated testing. I think this is a “must listen to” presentation. Here is my quick overview:

Automation is not testing

Automation will never replace a real tester. That is why it’s ridiculous for anyone to say that 100% of tests should be automated. If all we relied on test automation alone, we’d be in some serious trouble.
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HP UFT – Critical Patch 3 release for UFT 11.53

HP QTP, Service Test, LoadRunner Patch

HP Critical Patch Release

Good news for HP UFT 11.53 test engineers, today HP released patch 3 for UFT 11.53 which is an accumulative patch. Patch 3 contains the content of UFT 11.53 patch 1, UFT 11.53 patch 2, and UFT 11.53 browser patch 1 and also provides support for the following new browser versions:

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HP Patch Release for LoadRunner TruClient Protocol

HP QTP, Service Test, LoadRunner Patch

HP LoadRunner Patch Alert

I just wanted to give a quick on HP’s latest LoadRunner patch release. Its good news for early adopters of LoadRunner 12.1, HP just released a patch to update for TruClient-Firefox users. This patch should be installed on machines that already have LR 12.01.

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Your automation framework has BIG holes in it

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Your automation framework has BIG holes in it

Does your test automation framework suffer from holes so big that it will become unmaintainable in no time? Are you noticing small issues like variables spelled incorrectly and class names that are starting to creep into your automation codebase?

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