Author: kristinjackvony

New Course! Postman Essential Training

BIG NEWS!  My LinkedIn Learning course on Postman is now live!  This course is an introduction to creating API requests and assertions with Postman.  You’ll learn how to create a test collection, run it from the command line, and set it to run as an automated job in Jenkins.  You can access the course here:  https://www.linkedin.com/learning/postman-essential-training

Encryption and Encoding

We’ve all encountered mysterious hashed passwords and encrypted texts.  We’ve heard mysterious terms like “salted” and “SHA256” and wondered what they meant.  This week I decided it was finally time for me to learn about encryption! The first distinction we need to learn is the difference between encryption and encoding.  Encoding simply means transforming data […]

Book Review: Enterprise Continuous Testing

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, this year I’m reading one testing-related book a month and reviewing it in my blog.  This month I read Enterprise Continuous Testing, by Wolfgang Platz with Cynthia Dunlop. This book aims to answer solve the problems often found in continuous testing.  Software continuous testing is defined by the author […]

“Less” is More Part II: Headless Browser Testing

Last week we talked about serverless architecture, and we learned that it’s not really serverless at all!  This week we’re going to be learning about a different type of “less”: headless browser testing. Headless browser testing means testing the UI of an application without actually opening up the browser.  The program uses the HMTL and […]