Test automation – the bitter truth

Reading Time: 7 minutesRecently, I came across this awesome blog post by Mike Talks where he tells the story of his personal experience with automation and all the false expectations that he and his team had about it, and it is really an awesome post, if you hadn’t read it, go do it now. And I really got inspired by it, I recently write a little post concerning automation and I figured out I had much more to say. I was really busy doing […]

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WordPress docker container on your local PC.

Reading Time: 4 minutesI have been thinking this for a long time, but I didn’t have the time to realize it, but now I am done with it and I wanted to share my progress. Since the Linux containers is the next huge thing in administering test environments I really wanted to make a copy my blog locally and I wanted to use a wordpress docker container for that purpose. In order to do this we are going to need a running wordpress […]

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Learning Linux as a tester.

Reading Time: 5 minutesI’ve been a Linux user for a while and I’ve been a tester for a while and I always thought that the two are basically connected and since I am mostly testing in Linux environment right now I decided to state publicly my opinion on why learning Linux is vital for testers and how they could benefit from this. Why is learning Linux is important for you as a tester? We all switch positions occasionally and when we find a […]

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Linux foundation starts new free course along with EDX

Reading Time: 1 minuteLinux foundation and EDX are releasing the course called “Introduction to Linux”.  The course was paid until now and this is it’s first start as a part of the EDX and it will be totally free. According to the description the course will start in the third quater of the year and will cover basic knowledge over the three main OS Linux families. The goals of the course will be: Indtroduction to Linux’s three biggest OS families. Good knowledge and ability to […]

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Lubuntu 13.10 reduce brightness issue

Reading Time: 2 minutesSince the last version of Ubuntu – 13.10 – “saucy salamander”, I’ve been experiencing several issues, apps stopped working, crashes etc. This is kind of normal stuff, with each new release of an open source distribution, there’s a period in which you have to be patient to have the communities release some patches of what got broken. To me I think the worst was screen brightness, I am still quite new to Ubuntu, I’ve been using Lubuntu for a month […]

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Creating RAM disc – Linux

Reading Time: 2 minutesSince it happened to me to have this task as my homework assignment in the Telerik’s software academy Linux administration course, I decided to have this valuable knowledge shared here. For starters lets first define RAM disc: basically we might refer to this as a RAM memory turned into a storage device instead  of random access memory. What are the pros and cons: If we have to point the good sides of RAM memory when used as storage device there’s a […]

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Инсталиране на Virtual Box под Linux, практически tutorial

Reading Time: 1 minuteБез да имам претенции да съм true master във виртуализацията, реших да кача едно кратко предимно картинно туториалче затова как се инсталира Virtual Box  и виртуална машина на него, под Linux. За целта ползваме host Fedora 18 x86-64, а на виртуалката ще качим Cent  OS 6. Започваме със стандартното преминаване към root с командата su (switch user): След като въведем паролата за root юзъра, трябва да свалим Virtual Box (нашия hypervisor), на който ще направим виртуалната машина. За целта ползваме […]

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