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

Writing a Quality Bug Report

INTRODUCTION Writing a good bug report is one of the most talked-about topics in the testing world. The art of creating a well-written bug report requires a balanced combination of testing and communication skills. This course provides advice and tips geared towards helping you create bug reports that are informative and actionable, thus improving their … Continue reading Writing a Quality Bug Report