Chamal's Blog


Snapshots taken while traversing through ones and zeroes

Homebrew

Homebrew is a package manager for OS X. It is designed for installing UNIX tools and other application on MAC OS. No need of drag and drop the .dmg files to the Applications folder. Homebrew Cask extends the Homebrew capabilities, with this support, it supports to install larger binary files. Prerequisite  Homebrew requires to have Command line tools for XCode on Mac. This … Read More


Colombo Performance Test Meetup – April

It’s Meetup season again and I was privileged to do a session on Performance Testing in Colombo Performance Test meetup organized by the PerfTest Initiative of 99X Technology. It was collaborative session conducted by me and Nipuna Madusanka, a fellow Xian. What we talked… Since we wanted to do something different for the meetup, (Other than the generic topics that … Read More


Mobile Application Testing

How many apps do you use after its initial download? or in other words, have you ever downloaded an app and delete it after few minutes/weeks. Yes, would be the answer from most of us. Recent study conducted by the 34SP.com ( Full report in PDF ) found out that 20% of people regularly delete apps within just three months of downloading them, while 39% often delete apps … Read More


Updating Lumia 920 to Windows 10

Windows 10 – For mobile has been there for awhile now, but haven’t had a chance to get familiarize with it. Yesterday I thought to update my Lumia 920 (which runs on Windows 8.1). It’s a pretty smooth process, no hassle.Before proceeding to the upgrade, I should tell that below steps that I’ve tried are for a Lumai 920. In … Read More


2016 Goals – As a Tester

One would argue that creating a set of goals or a set of tasks should have done before a new year. But considering other factors around me on this period, I was not able to complete this. So here’s my wish list for 2016 as QA professional. ISTQB Exam – I’ve completed ISTQB foundation level examination in 2013 and I … Read More


QA Dummy – Starting point

This is basically a blogging platform to enable others to contribute. This concept is widely used in global arena but not in Sri Lanka. So this is my take on to implement this in local industry.What I’ve understood from the past couple of years that, Sri Lankan QA professionals are somewhat isolated among others. Especially when comparing with the other … Read More