Difference between a URL and a URI

Working as a web developer means it's good to know as much about how the internet works as possible. It also means you'll hear a lot of acronyms that aren't always used correctly. An example of some of the acronyms you'll hear are URIs and URLs. While they are used interchangeably, there are some subtle … Continue reading Difference between a URL and a URI

Viewing File Contents In Unix – Log Files

At some point in your career as a Software Tester or a System Admin, you'd be required to view log files. After all, they are there for one very important reason...to help you troubleshoot an issue. In fact, every seasoned tester will immediately tell you that the first thing to be done, when a problem … Continue reading Viewing File Contents In Unix – Log Files

A Guide to Process Killing In Unix

In our everyday lives, we face this situation a lot of times when we have to exit a process forcefully - windows users would be pretty familiar with this, and the ease with which they are able to do so is very good. Unix users have a slightly complex approach when it comes to exiting … Continue reading A Guide to Process Killing In Unix

The Great API CheckList – Things to Consider When Working with API’s

When you’re designing, testing, or releasing a new Web API, you’re building a new system on top of an existing complex and sophisticated system. At a minimum, you’re building upon HTTP, which is built upon TCP/IP, which is built upon a series of tubes. You’re also building upon a web server, an application framework, and … Continue reading The Great API CheckList – Things to Consider When Working with API’s

6 Best Tips For Asking Questions For Testers

Asking questions is an essential part of software testing. If we think of testing like James Bach does—that testing is the process of evaluating a product by learning about it through exploration and experimentation—then learning what others expect should be part of that exploration. Therefore, as a tester, it’s smart to learn how to ask … Continue reading 6 Best Tips For Asking Questions For Testers