Software testing

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.

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.

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.

Code reviews in software testing

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

What is static testing?

Static tests on computer products are an essential aspect in the early prevention of software defects. These tests encompass a series of techniques with which we detect bugs without having to run the software (contrary to what occurs in dynamic testing). Therefore, static testing focuses on evaluating how well the software is built instead of observing its behavior.

7 basic principles in software testing

Seven essential principles for the day-to-day of a QA specialist.

ACID properties and SQL unit testing

Have you ever wondered how big companies like Google, Airbnb or Apple manage to manage the immense volume of information they store without apparent incidents? In this article we discuss ACID properties.