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Automate browser with Imacros

Browser Automation is a wonderful thing, yet not too popular with non-programmers. Honestly, I don’t get why. There are many tools available – applications, browser addons and extensions, to ease repetitive daily tasks, whether it is business expert opening a set of tabs during specific meetings, tester going through acceptance test routine, or product owner trying to verify whether product still works as expected after the release. It is all nothing but input, output and few clicks in the browser, so it can be easily automated. To showcase browser automation I have selected Imacros extension and website. Imacros extension, because…

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Unit Testing – The Big Picture

This is not a crash course of what characters one needs to type in his code editor to produce unit tests. This is fuel the brain requires before attempting such actions. The subject of Unit Testing is not as simple as one might think. Many of us, developers, go into unit testing based on pressure from clients, peers, colleagues, our heroes and so on. We quickly learn the value of it, and, once the tech setup is done, there is a tendency to forget the big picture, if it was ever learnt. This article will provide a short insight into what is and…