Category Archives: testing

Jenkins GitLab Oauth via https

I had previously configured our Jenkins to use our GitLab server, at, for authenticating users, using About GitLab Authentication Plugin. My company has recently moved the GitLab server connection to https. I had to edit the config.xml file and change … Continue reading

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Jenkins: Opening Robot Framework log failed

After switching Jenkins from 1.6 to 2.something, I could no longer open the Robot Framework logs files.   The error I had was: • Verify that you have JavaScript enabled in your browser. • Make sure you are using a … Continue reading

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ssh as Jenkins

It is simple, just ssh the machine where jenkins runs, then do: sudo su -s /bin/bash jenkins EDIT: Also works with sudo -u jenkins -i    

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Robot Framework – quit writing ugly robot code, just write proper python

Robotframework is not a programming language. As soon as the test logic is not trivial, writing robot code becomes a nightmare. Robot does not have the  proper structures of a very basic programming language. Just try to write an if-else … Continue reading

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Robot Framework Maven Plugin and OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space

I’m using and I have this OutOfMemoryError which occurs when generating log.html file from the output.xml file. Apparently this is a known issue, but it has not yet been solved (as to my version 2.8.1 of the robot framework). This … Continue reading

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Fully automatic Integration tests with Maven and Robot Framework

So how hard would be for me to run the integration tests on my machine,  I asked my colleague.  This is very hard, he said, you will need at least a couple of days to configure and install everything. This … Continue reading

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remote debugging of robot framework integration test with maven

Our integration tests are built using robot framework.  We have our keywords implemented in java and we use Robot Framework Maven plugin to run them during integration-test phase. Once in a while, especially when developing keywords, I need to debug … Continue reading

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