Thursday

Awesome Github Topics


Last week, GitHub released an awesome feature called Topics. It allows authors to tag their repositories.

If you have read my previous post you would know what gitlogs are.

Why I love gitlogs is because they innovate and have now updated and built a simple project called Awesome Github Topics

It's an indexed list of the top 500 topics on GitHub that's painstaking filtered and categorized into different categories based on developer interests.

http://www.gitlogs.com/awesome-topics

Monday

Exploring Gwen Continued


Continuing from my previous post  and after attending the meetup last evening I decided to put in a few hours to see what the tool had to offer.

Opensource is wonderful and when it's in the test automation space and from the city you live in it gets even better!

The tool is quite intriguing.

Let's explore:

Github page: https://github.com/gwen-interpreter/gwen-web

See also:

Install by downloading the zip or using maven: https://github.com/gwen-interpreter/gwen-web/wiki/Installation

Add the gwen.properties file in the users home directory
This makes it a lot more easier to use.

Here are a list of supported properties: http://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://github.com/gwen-interpreter/gwen-web/blob/master/docs/conf/gwen-web-settings.html

Choose the browser from the properties file

Use the -r option to create reports
Moore options here https://github.com/gwen-interpreter/gwen-web/wiki/Gwen-Web-User-Guide


Use the --parallel option to run tests in parallel
gwen --parallel   .. 
Configure the gwen.rampup.interval.seconds runtime setting. If you set this value to 5, the staggered execution will look like this:
|< 0 secs >|<-- --="" 1a="" feature="">|<-- --="" 1b="" feature="">|..
|<----- 5="" secs="">|<-- --="" 2a="" feature="">|<-- --="" 2b="" feature="">|..
|<---------- 10="" secs="">|<-- --="" 3a="" feature="">|<-- --="" 3b="" feature="">|..
|<--------------- 15="" secs="">|<-- --="" 4a="" feature="">|<-- --="" 4b="" feature="">|..
This brings us to a very interesting question: Should we do codeless automation?

Here are some experts on the same: