Posts by José Luis Gámez

Elements hunter: Freeze the DOM!

In order to automate tests we need to make good locators and for that we have to analyse the html structure of the site under test. The problem is that often times some elements disappear quickly thereby making it impossible for us to look at its information. This short article is a summary of the technique I use to spy on disappearing web elements.

The importance of build pipelines in Quality Assurance

Good test specialists deliver reliable automated tests, but also know that most of its value lies on them being executed in an automated build pipeline, therefore it is key for a good Automation engineer to be familiar with the concepts con continuous integration, and the way pipelines work.

On sandwiches and QA feedback

QA is probably the role that undergoes most friction in an IT department. how do you report defects to developers that put all their love in a project without eroding your relationship with them? Here’s how I approach bug reporting.

How I scrape jobs data from indeed.com with python

As a passionate about automation, I have always found web scraping an extremely powerful technique to save time on repetitive boring tasks. Moreover, my sister was looking for job while she studies at uni and she asked me if there was a way to automate job search, so I developed a Python bot to scrape data from indeed.com

The test automation pyramid. Should we take it seriously?

In this article, I offer a taxonomy of the automation test pyramid along with my view on its utility in the testing industry. Should we take the pyramid seriously?

Docker and the basics of Linux containers

Docker is a sharp tool that has considerable benefits in development and business. In this article I will introduce the concept of containerisation and will cover the basics of Docker.

Jq basics for testers

As a QA engineer, you might be interested in selecting part of the JSON data to check the product tested is behaving as expected. Let’s go over some of the jq basics to manipulate JSON data like a pro.

7 actions to implement an effective software testing process

In this article we will go over 7 elements that are necessary for a good testing process.

Modular cohesion in software engineering

In software design, modular cohesion is an essential metric for determining whether the functionalities of our product have been correctly implemented.

Code reviews in software testing

In this post we will cover one of the most important static testing processes: code reviews.