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 […]

Cools ways to code “The Grinder” tests

First off, a shout goes out to The Grinder and their open source team that brought us The Grinder! I was recently working on a project where I didn’t have a lot of time for script development.  I decided to take a quick look at the script template that Grinder generates after recording test case […]

How to Install Paramiko and PyCrypto in Mac OS X the Easy Way

Paramiko is an SSH module for python that allows for secure connections to be made, and pycrypto is a cryptography toolkit for python. Whether you need one or the other, or both, the easiest way to get them both installed through Mac OS X is through paramiko.  No need to use HomeBrew, MacPorts, or any […]

Installing The Grinder on Ubuntu

Installing The Grinder The Grinder does not include an installation script or start-up scripts for some strange reason.  You therefore need to do all of this stuff yourself. Here’s how I did it. Prerequisites The only prerequisite for The Grinder is Java 1.5 or greater, but some features can only be used with Java 1.6. […]

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