Category Archives: testing

Born to Test?

There are those random times where you find a bug and think, “Damn, I was born to test!” The other day I found a bug where this was the case – quite literally… At Mimeo.com, we have a set of … Continue reading

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Using UISpy to Handle the Windows Security Dialog in Windows 7

In the previous post, I gave a solution for automating the dreaded “Windows Security” dialog in IE using UIAutomation. Reader Ven left this comment: “Hey, This is exactly what I’ve been looking for, but when I seem to run it … Continue reading

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Automating the “Windows Security” Dialog with UIAutomation

I decided to finally learn some Selenium in order to test an internal Line of Business (LOB) web application. After a quick crash course on Selenium automation, I got a prototype for my test initialization working, but quickly hit this: … Continue reading

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How’s Your Regression Test Suite Working for Ya?

One of my favorite phone screen questions goes something like this: You’ve just joined a team that has a large test automation suite. Say something like 3000 tests. These tests are run every night against the latest build. You’ve noticed … Continue reading

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Visual Studio 2012: Can’t Debug Tests When Code Coverage is Enabled

We ran into a nasty problem yesterday at work where we couldn’t reliably debug into code when debugging a test in Visual Studio 2012. Breakpoints weren’t getting hit, lines were jumping around as if the code was optimized, all around … Continue reading

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Using SpecFlow for Testing

Some time ago, I was asked to put together a talk on how we’ve embraced BDD with SpecFlow here at Mimeo. The original deck has been shared out on SkyDrive. Here’s a sort of transcript of the talk I prepared … Continue reading

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SpecFlow – The Good Bits

For the past two months or so, my test team has been experimenting with SpecFlow for test automation development. SpecFlow is a tool used for Behavior Driven Development, or BDD, that describing acceptance tests in a syntax that is in … Continue reading

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