My .bash_profile

Don’t know why I never added it here, so doing it now.

alias ll="ls -al"
alias src="cd ~/workspace/"
alias ap="cd ~/workspace/git/antonperez/"

alias readyapi="/Applications/"

performGitOperations() {
    git fetch --all
    git checkout $1
    git reset --hard origin/$1
    git clean -fd

copom() {
    echo "[---------- START  ----------]"
    if [ "$2" = "all" ]; then
        echo "-->> blwebdriver <<--"
        cd ~/workspace/git/qa/blwebdriver
        performGitOperations $1
        echo "-->> blutilities <<--"
        cd ~/workspace/git/qa/blutilities
        performGitOperations $1

    echo "-->> blpages <<--"
    cd ~/workspace/git/qa/blpages
    performGitOperations $1
    echo "-->> blcucumber <<--"
    cd ~/workspace/git/qa/blcucumber
    performGitOperations $1
    echo "[---------- DONE ----------]"

Gatling How-To: Installation and Execution on OS X

This is here for my own reference, but may help others.  I’m a software craftsman on a Mac, and I use Homebrew whenever possible.  So, the info here relates to that.

      1. Instala Scala via Homebrew: brew install scala
        • Optionally: Install Scala plugin in IntelliJ
      2. Download from
      3. Extract and place the folder in /usr/local/Cellar/gatling/gatling-charts-highcharts-bundle-2.3.1
      4. Set the directory settings in /conf/gatling.conf
      5. Create a test.scala file in /user-files/simulations
      6. Go to the terminal and run /usr/local/Cellar/gatling/gatling-charts-highcharts-bundle-2.3.1/bin/
      7. To run from IntelliJ via Maven:
        gatling:execute -Dgatling.simulationClass=TestSimulation -f pom.xml

Install sqlcmd on Mac OS X

In case you need to run SQL Server scripts from your Mac, do the following to install (NOTE: I use HomeBrew.):

    • From the terminal, type:

brew tap microsoft/mssql-release
ACCEPT_EULA=y brew install --no-sandbox msodbcsql mssql-tools

    • You should see something like in the screenshot. Type “YES” if prompted and be on your way.
    • Once done, type:


Selenium: How to assert a WebElement doesn’t exist

Just in case you need to assert that a WebElement doesn’t exist, here’s a code snippet that you can use.


public int isElementPresent(String xpath) {
    return  driver.findElements(By.xpath(xpath)).size();

@Then("^I expect to see the link On the page$")
public void iExpectToSeeTheLinkOnThePage() {
    assertTrue(demoPage.isElementPresent() &gt; 1);