Automate Rust Lambda deploy using GitHub Actions

We are open-sourcing a GitHub Action that will let you deploy AWS Lambdas written in Rust. This helps us automate deploying Rust AWS Lambda functions using GitHub Actions. If you are interested in the implementation details of this GitHub Action, you can look at the source code here. You can also file issues in that repository to ask for any […]

Generate CPU load using Python

Problem: How do I spike up my CPU load? Recently at one of our client engagement, for one of our tests, we needed to spike up CPU usage in a controlled manner on some of our Unix servers. One way to do this was to generate a specific amount of load for a specific amount of time. This was a […]

How to use thirtyfour crate with Cucumber-rs: Part 1

This post shows how to set a webdriver instance produced by thirtyfour as a member of the World struct defined by Cucumber-rs. We hope to follow up with one more simple post on How to use thirtyfour crate with Cucumber-rs showing ways to write browser driven BDD test automation in Rust using thirtyfour and Cucumber-rs. Why bother writing browser automation […]

Setting up Synthetic data in Neo4j

Qxf2 engineers are fans of using synthetic data for testing. We have used this technique for years now. But until recently, our experience was limited to SQL. We needed to work with neo4j in one of our projects. There was enough custom Python code and Cypher queries that we had to write as part of creating, backing up and restoring […]

Virtualizing GraphQL Microservice using Apollo Server

There is plenty of information online about how to virtualize REST based microservices. At our clients, Qxf2 has implemented different techniques like using a Flask app, using wiremock, etc. But recently we found the need to for virtualizing a GraphQL microservice to expand the scope of our test automation on our CI environment. In this post, we will show one […]

Test Automation with Testim

Qxf2 recently explored a tool called Testim, a low code tool for test automation. We found it useful in specific cases and wanted to quickly write about it. Why bother with a low code tool? Readers of this blog will know that Qxf2 loves to use code for testing. All our engineers write code. Our GitHub page is extremely popular […]

Implement PartialEq for a custom type in Rust

This post will show you a couple of ways to implement the PartialEq trait for a custom type in Rust. This is particularly useful for testers since we end up using the assert_eq! macro. A bit of background: Qxf2 has started adopting Rust as our primary language to write our tests and tools. The reasons for the shift from Python […]

State of testing survey 2023

Please participate in the annual ‘State of Testing Survey 2023’ conducted by PractiTest. To participate, please follow this SURVEY LINK. The survey is full of questions relevant to the testing industry. Qxf2 engineers love reading the results of the survey. The survey data says a lot about the direction of our industry. You can even use some portion of the […]