QA and test automation guy at Rewind.io.
I'm a husband, a father, an avid traveller, and a little too obsessed with skiing.
I’m a Quality and Automation Specialist working with some great people at Rewind.io. I focus my time building test automation tools with Selenium WebDriver and Ruby.
This site is where I collect my ideas about automated testing. Hopfully it can help you design and deliver your own automated testing.
Life is short folks, and the kids are growing up really fast.
My wife and I have decided to sell the house and spend the up-coming ski season in British Columbia. In the spring, we’ll probably head to Mexivo and beyond.
I’ll be working remotely for the duration of the expedition. Will have a family website when you can follow us available soon.
Sometimes there’s an item on a page you want to click on or detect. You can see it in the browser’s DOM, but still Watir / WebDriver can’t locate it when you try different ways of finding it.
Here’s a complete Ruby example showing you how to save and retrieve sensitive secrets like passwords in AWS Parameter Store.
AWS S3 is a handy way to useful way to share files with others. What’s cooler is getting your tests to automatically save files, like test reports or screenshots, to S3 once tests are done running.
A custom Dockerfile built to run a Ruby Selenium WebDriver test suite. Complete with support for Chrome, Firefox, AWS, Shopify, and BigCommerce.
Docker images that used to work perfectly can suddenly and mysteriously stop working as expected. Here’s a good lesson in why its important to pin your versions, and sometimes flat out specify packages by name.
A handy list of the more common Docker commands.
A handy list of Visual Studio shortcut commands.
Learn How To Structure Your Code to Make it Super Easy To Build Readable Test Cases.
Learn how to deal with WebDriver’s “Compound Class” error.
Useful stuff you shouldn’t missing when building your own WebDriver tests.
Ruby is a terrific programming language for beginners. Here’s some stuff I’ve come across that should help you learn the language.
Lots of AWS resources you can use with your WebDriver tests.
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