Lazery Reflections

Random thoughts about testing and technology.

JMeter Maven Plugin 3.6.0 Released

Wednesday June 15, 2022 | Mark Collin

This is a minor release to use the newly released JMeter 5.5 by default

Adding HTTP certificates to Pi-Hole with LEGO

Category: Devops Tags: Lets Encrypt, Pi-Hole, Lego

Tuesday January 11, 2022 | Mark Collin

I have a Pi-Hole set up on my local network to try and reduce the number of ads that are constantly thrown at me, as well as allowing me to have some local DNS overrides (it can be really useful...

Fixing JMeter security flaws with the JMeter Maven Plugin

Tuesday December 28, 2021 | Mark Collin

You must have been living in a hole if you haven’t heard of the recent Log4J vulnerabilities which have caused a flurry of releases of various software packages. Unfortunately JMeter was also affected and the JMeter team has been hard...

JMeter Maven Plugin 3.5.0 Released

Saturday October 09, 2021 | Mark Collin

This is a minor release that performed a bit of code cleanup and added a small new feature.

Automated Tests Should Be Living Documentation

Category: Testing Tags: Thoughts

Wednesday September 17, 2014 | Mark Collin

To start off let me clarify that when I talk about an automated test in the title, I mean an automated check. I’m aware of the difference, but most people I interact with on a daily basis still talk about...

Testing doesn’t add value?

Category: Testing Tags: Thoughts

Friday May 02, 2014 | Mark Collin

I was at the London Tester Gathering last night where the mystery speaker was Michael Bolton.During his talk he said something that caused me to pause:

Waiting for Angular

Category: Testing Tags: Java, AngularJS, Selenium, WebDriver

Friday February 07, 2014 | Mark Collin

Recently I’ve spent a fair bit of time working with Angular JS applications and as great as Angular is, it can be a pain when it comes to automating it.

JMeter Maven Plugin 1.9.0 Released

Wednesday January 15, 2014 | Mark Collin

It has been a while since the last release and there are quite a few fixes and improvements.

The Driver Binary Downloader Maven Plugin for Selenium 1.0.0 Released

Wednesday January 15, 2014 | Mark Collin

The initial stable release of the driver-binary-downloader-maven-plugin has been released. This brings in the following changes:

Waiting with jQuery

Category: Testing Tags: jQuery, Selenium, WebDriver

Monday May 06, 2013 | Mark Collin

Waiting can be hard, so here are a couple of useful tricks to use with jQuery:

JMeter Maven Plugin 1.8.1 Released

Saturday April 13, 2013 | Mark Collin

Version 1.8.1 of the JMeter Maven plugin has been released.

JMeter Maven Plugin 1.8.0 Released

Wednesday March 13, 2013 | Mark Collin

I’m a bit late adding this here (I’ve been distracted updating the wiki for the plugin and doing a bit of running around closing off issues) but thought it would be a good idea to start posting stuff about the...

Stop Moving So I Can Click You Dammit!

Category: Testing Tags: Java, WebDriver

Sunday February 24, 2013 | Mark Collin

This is a little trick that some may find useful.

Please Let Manual Testers Be Manual Testers

Category: Testing Tags: Manual Testing

Sunday February 24, 2013 | Mark Collin

The testing world seems to have entered a state of flux in the last couple of years where “Automated Testing” is the new nirvana, I suspect this in part due to more and more companies following Google’s lead and starting...

Hacking Mouse Move Events Into Safari Driver The Nasty Way

Category: Testing Tags: Java, Robot, Safari, WebDriver

Sunday December 02, 2012 | Mark Collin

I thought long and hard before posting this entry because while it works, it’s not the real solution (Which is adding the code to enable the Actions classes into Safari driver, something I’m looking at right now to see if...

Introducing The Driver Binary Downloader Maven Plugin For Selenium

Tuesday August 07, 2012 | Mark Collin

I’m a regular Maven user and one thing that has annoyed me for a while with Selenium is the standalone server binaries.  Not because I think the concept is a bad thing, but because it adds a dependency that has...

How To Download Files With Selenium And Why You Shouldn’t

Category: Testing Tags: Java, Maven, Selenium, WebDriver

Wednesday July 25, 2012 | Mark Collin

In this blog post I will try and make you think why you are performing automated file download tests, and I will provide some Java code that will enable you to perform file downloads in a cross platform way without...