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 […]

Graphing Prstat raw data with Python, matplotlib and pandas

On a recent performance testing engagement the customer didn’t have a resource monitoring solution in place.  Luckily, most Unix OS’s have awesome tools, just takes a little tinkering. So, for the project requirements, I needed the following two system level KPI’s: CPU usage Java HEAP usage As you may know, prstat can’t provide data for […]

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 […]

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