Create Custom Robot Framework Libraries

Robot Framework supports numerous libraries which can be used out-of-the-box. But what if we need functionality which is custom to our application? In that case, we can write our own custom library. In this post, we will take a look at how we can share keywords between Test Suites and how we can create our own custom Robot Framework library.

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How to Write Data Driven Tests With Robot Framework

In this post, we are going to explore how to write data driven tests with Robot Framework. We will take a look at how data driven tests can be written with standard Robot Framework syntax and we will take a look at the Data Driver Library which offers some interesting features.

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Automated Acceptance Testing With Robot Framework

Robot Framework is an open source test automation framework. It is keyword driven and therefore very suitable to describe and automate acceptance tests. In this post, we will introduce Robot Framework and dive into the basic concepts.

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How to Mock a Rest API in Python

A few posts ago, we published a blog about how to use the Jira API. We did not write any unit tests for the application we wrote and that is exactly what we are going to do now. More specifically, we will focus on how we can unit test a Rest API.

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Book Review: The Unicorn Project

In November 2019, ‘The Unicorn Project’ by Gene Kim has been released. The book focuses on the development part of the Unicorn project of Parts Unlimited which was introduced in the well-known book ‘The Phoenix Project’. I finally had the time to read it and share some thoughts about it.

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Skaffold: k8s Development Made Easy

Skaffold is a command line tool developed by Google which aims to facilitate continuous development for Kubernetes applications. It will automate the task of building and deploying to a Kubernetes cluster whereas you, as a developer, can stay focused on writing code. Seems interesting enough to take a closer look at it!

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Create Fast and Easy Docker Images With Jib

In this post we are going to take a look at Jib, a tool from Google in order to create Docker images in an easy and fast way. No need to create a Docker file, no need to install a Docker daemon, Jib just runs out-of-the-box.

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Book Review: The Phoenix Project

A couple of weeks ago, my team leader dropped a book on my desk. “Read it.”, he said. So I started reading The Phoenix Project: A Novel about It, Devops, and Helping Your Business Win written by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford. Now that I have finished my first reading of the book, I wanted to share some thoughts about it.

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Setup Jenkins CI in 30 Minutes

Do you want to experiment with Jenkins CI in a local setup? In this post we will setup a local Jenkins CI server, create a build job for a simple Spring Boot Maven project and push the created Docker image to DockerHub. It will be a setup for local experimenting only, but really handy if you want to try out a Jenkins plugin for example.

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