About Alexandra Bulearca

Hi! I have been a happy QA engineer at Innobyte since 2014. If you have any question, please feel free to send me an e-mail!


Latest posts by Alexandra Bulearca

How to start writing Codeception tests professionally

It’s not enough to just write some code: you need to make sure that you do it right. Below you will find a few of the recommended ways of using Codeception, from where you can actually start growing and learning even more! Here’s where you should start. Let’s talk about how to mention page elements in your code. Adding them…

Avoiding redundancy in test automation with Codeception

Here’e the next part of the article from last week, which you can read here. Today we learn how to avoid redundancy in test automation with Codeception. Once I had a few tests that were run regularly, I realized that login/sign-up scripts were the most frequently used of all. I started looking for a way to improve and reuse sections…

Configuring Codeception Environments

There are several problems that intervene in the testing process. One of the most severe and frequent ones is redundancy. Testers sometimes end up doing the exact same thing over and over again. This can have negative consequences on your project, of which the most important is the fact that bugs might get overlooked. How do you counter this problem?…

Watch your tests in action with Selenium WebDriver!

Hey! As promised, today’s issue will be using Selenium WebDriver. What is Selenium? It’s a bundle of tools that allow you to make the testing process easier than it actually is. The one we will be discussing is the WebDriver (Also known as Selenium 2). You’re probably wondering what it’s for. Well, its name is pretty obvious: it “drives” browsers…

Installing and configuring Codeception for Windows

As promised in my previous article, here’s my input on how to start with Codeception, how to install it and how to configure it. To do this, you have to perform 3 steps: Download and install XAMPP server with PHP 5.5 (You can get it from http://www.apachefriends.org/download.html). This installs PHP, Apache and MySQL for you. Set the PATH environment variable…

Codeception – the secret of the best web testing QA

The first step is the hardest. Reading this article might actually be that first move you need to make. Taking the time to document how to do it, and where to start, is probably just as difficult. Even though I was pretty excited to learn, I was worried about properly understanding or learning fast enough on my own. But it’s…