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Recently, I’ve had a few people ask me how to use webdriverio with cucumber. It sounded like something that should have been easy, but after a brief search on the internet, all I could find were a few blog post tutorials (that all contradicted each other) and some …

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Backstory The Das Keyboard 4 Professional was my first mechanical keyboard. At the time I didn’t really know too much about keyboards and how they were built, but I knew I’d had enough of standard rubber dome, membrane keyboards and wanted something like the old clicky …

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This tutorial is for setting up a web test framework in node.js. Previously, I’ve shown you how to create similar frameworks in Ruby and C#. This post should help you add another language to your testing arsenal. Why node.js? There are lots of reasons to choose various …

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Visit the visual studio website and download the Community edition: https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/   This will download a small application that will manage your Visual Studio installation. Save & run it. It’s worth selecting a custom installation, in case you see something there you might want …

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I was in a discussion the other week about choosing a language for your acceptance tests. The general consensus was that you should mirror your other code and choose the same language. For example, if you’re using a .NET stack then choosing SpecFlow with your step definitions and …

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I lied. In my last post, I wrote about how we’re all software developers. Well, that’s a start, for sure. And a good one. If everybody in the team thinks of themselves as part of software development then you’ll be on track to build …

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OK, maybe not all of us. My house keeper isn’t a software developer. At least I don’t think she is. And my cat Stewie isn’t. But this post is aimed at Business Analysts and, in particular, Testers. In fact, anyone involved in your team …

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Sauce Labs has some amazing functionality out of the box, but if like me you want a little more control about when your Cucumber/Capybara tests utilise Sauce Labs, then this post may help you out. The Sauce gem is brilliant. It enables you to easily create an array of …

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Like me, you may have been keen to upgrade your computer to the new Windows 10 operating system. It’s free for owners of Windows 7 and 8, so I’m sure many of you will have wanted to see what it’s like. However if, like …

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If you have a Windows machine then setting up Cucumber is a little more difficult, but not that bad. This article is based around installing everything on a Windows 8.1 machine, but the steps will be largely the same for Windows 7. If I have missed something that&#8217 …

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