CAS automated login

Does your application uses CAS for authentication? Unless your CAS server has already been configured to allow for scripted login, automating login for applications that use CAS could be tough. One way we automated the login operation for an application that uses CAS for authentication was to mimic the browser. Python is the language of choice at Qxf2 Services. To […]

Add ‘all’ to questions

Alice was crossing the street, lost in her iPod, unaware of traffic. Bob was in his Toyota Prius driving towards Alice. Unknown to both of them, the traffic signal had a bug causing the walk sign to overlap ever so slightly with the end of the green light. Bob saw Alice and slammed the brakes. Unfortunately, the Prius’ braking system […]

Over what time frame?

Takeaway: Ask “Over what time frame?” When to use?: As always, it depends. I usually ask “Over what time frame” when I seem to be agreeing with multiple sides of an argument. “Over what time frame?” is a powerful question to set context, especially in early stage software and/or recently formed teams. Why? Because the quality of a solution is […]

Dropbox: Symbolic links on Windows

Dropbox is a neat little tool for automagically storing your data on the cloud and accessing them across different machines. At Qxf2 Services, we use a combination of Dropbox and Evernote to store and backup non-confidential data. I personally would use FolderGrid when I really *need* to share confidential files. All files stored under your designated Dropbox folder are synched […]

Sign up: ‘State of testing’ survey

Wondering what the current state of testing is? Want to identify trends in our profession? Do you know what testers around the world identify as their top challenge? Joel Montvelisky (PractiTest, QA Intelligence) and Lalit Bhamare (Tea Time with Testers) are conducting a survey on the current state of testing. They plan to conduct a yearly survey – please join […]

Dear Google, I am NOT on a mobile device

Qxf2 uses Google Apps for Business for our email, calendar, collaboration, documents, etc. I like the Google suite of products – nearly hassle free to setup and maintain for a small company. For the past couple of days, I notice that the calendar prompts me to download their mobile app even though I am NOT on a mobile device. Dear […]

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Stay in touch with the latest software testing blog posts: WHY? Its been a pet peeve of mine that testers do not read enough. The biggest and brightest names in the software testing space regularly share their thoughts and only a motivated few follow them. I have interviewed a hundred plus software test engineers. Only a handful of them […]