REST-Assured with Cucumber: Using BDD For API Automation

Behavior Driven Development (BDD) has become a popular approach in communicating requirements between stakeholders of agile teams. In fact, it’s so effective that it’s also being adopted in automation strategies by using Cucumber to write test scenarios in Gherkin (a non-technical, human readable language) and coupling them with an automation framework so that the scenarios […]

TestOps

Most of us have heard of DevOps, but are you familiar with TestOps? “TestOps as a concept revolves around ensuring product teams have access to any required test infrastructure, platforms and frameworks they require without needing large amounts of time consuming configuration before commencing tests. Any benefit from use of a CI system will be […]

Journey to completing my First Triathlon

As I began to admit to myself that I was getting older and that focusing on a single sport would eventually take its tole on my body, I gladly embraced the idea of trying triathlons. My friend and I decided to start small, with no crazy training plan in mind, just focus on all three […]

Our latest adopted friend – Meet Marley

Amanda has been very active in creating pet foster and adoption from animal shelters awareness on social media.  She has been educating me on a lot of the things we do wrong with our pets in daily habits, training and above all communication. As some of you may already know, we have 6 pets already, […]

Fixing MenuMeters in OS X EI Captain

Knowing what your system is doing at all times is a must :). Recently I was working and was seeing some usually slow system behaviour. Usually this is easy to spot, fire up your favourite task monitoring utility and do some digging. I have recently been exploring tools on OS X and had learn to […]

How to Convert a Mac-Formatted Drive to a Windows Drive

Macs format drives with Apple’s HFS+ file system, which Windows won’t recognize or access without third-party software. Macs may also create a protected EFI partition on these drives that you can’t delete with the usual disk-partitioning tools. I found solution below to be helpful. http://www.howtogeek.com/195530/how-to-convert-a-mac-formatted-drive-to-a-windows-drive/

Fixing VMWare Workstation Folder Sharing issue in Debian

Was recently setting up a Debian VM at home. Was trying to mount a share from the Host OS, to be shared with the Debian VM guest. Normally this is a trivial task. However, since I have been recently working from Turnkey Linux base VM images I have been noticing this issue consistently. This is […]

Army Run in memory of Ishman Jack

Picked up an army run half marathon bib today (Sept 18 2015). I am running in memory of a friend Ishman Jack, who recently passed away in a battle with cancer. This run is dedicated to him. He was a great person who I learned to know through Phase 2 Infantry training for officers in […]

Jay Peak trail running festival

The Jay Peak 25KM trail race was awesome. They changed up the course this year. There was some humbling elevation – I could feel my heart beating in my chest. The pack of 5 runners that I was running with (15-20th place overall) got 1.2 miles off course, which took us up to the top […]

Limberlost Challenge 2015

I attended the Limberlost Challenge for the first time this year. What an amazing race. Epic scenery, amazing weather and great post race refreshments (meals, drinks and great people). I highly recommend the race to anyone, there are distances for all types of runners. Check the race website for more details. More race details to […]

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