It’s been more than 5 months since I started at Quality Minds and shifted from working as a software developer to a quality engineering consultant. I thought I would soon be doing a lot of test automation, using Cypress or Playwright, but instead of that, something totally different happened
Using Open Broadcast Studio can really improve the amount of control and possibilities you have in your online meetings. Especially the virtual camera is so handy when you have to switch a lot between video conferencing systems.
Here’s how you get started, including a Background Removal solution that doesn’t require a greenscreen.
There is a vast amount of different terms to describe tests, and especially developers can easily struggle with their specific meaning or what the term tries to emphasize.
In this post I try to give an overview about different aspects that are used to categorize and describe tests as a tool to improve one of most effective, frightening and impactful actions in software development: Talking to each other.
PL/SQL provides three different types of collections to hold multiple items of data. They all come with different capabilities and limitations and since these are hard to remember, I provide a condensed showcase of the different collection types in one single code example.
Recursive CTEs (WITH-clause) is one addition to the SQL standard that makes the language incredibly powerful. Besides other things it can be used to generate data rows “from thin air” – for example a list of quarters by year.
SQL is your friend!
One of my favorite features of (Oracle-)SQL is how easy it is to turn relational data into other data formats like JSON or XML.
But what if you need to add a namespace to some of the nodes in your generated XML?
I struggled with that until I made a realization about the nature of the xlmns part in XML.
One of the probably most unnerving things in databases is dealing with NULLs, especially when comparing data. The necessary logic to deal with NULLs can lead to very verbose code – but if you’re using Oracle, there is a very neat function you can use.