Test automation and software craftsmanship

Benjamin Bischoff, Test Automation Engineer at trivago N.V. (ex Senior Automation Engineer at Ubisoft Düsseldorf)

I visited the Romanian Testing Conference (RTC) 2022 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and presented my talk "Smoke Tests and Mirrors - the Magic in Test Automation" there. This is my review of the conference, taking place 16th-17th of June.

If you use GitHub action workflows that run over and over again (either manually, event based or scheduled), it is sometimes helpful to compare the last return state with the current one to detect changes. In this article I show you one way how to do that.

In this article of the "Magic principles in test automation" series, I will talk about the concept of time lapse which is the key to powerful misdirection.

Part nine of my close-up magic and software series for YouTube is finally available. This one is called "A Coin Trick About QA".

This is a pair-blog article with Lena Pejgan Wiberg. Her idea is that two people write a post about an agreed topic at the same time and promote each other's article. In this article, it is about "rubberducking".

Lena's blog post can be found here on her blog.

I just released my new open source project "Property Aggregator" which combines different sources of Java properties into a single source of truth with custom rules.

https://github.com/bischoffdev/property-aggregator