Retieve and Export BitBucket server users

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Sometimes, we wish to check if a BitBucket user has actually used his account or not. There is a post Query for inactive or idle users which has explained few different ways. I will try the API method.

In this exercise, I try to achieve few things below with Python

  • Send request to BitBucket server and get the list of users
  • Convert the Unix timestamp to readable date time
  • Export the user data to a csv file

This is the sample code to get the information and export to csv file.

import requests
from datetime import datetime
from csv import writer
from base64 import b64encode

url = "https://BitbucketServerUrl/rest/api/1.0/admin/users?limit=150"
out = writer(open("bitbucket_users.csv","w",newline=''), delimiter=",")


userAndPass = b64encode(b"username:password").decode("ascii")

payload = {}
headers = {
  'Authorization': 'Basic %s' % userAndPass 

response = requests.get(url, headers=headers, data = payload)

data = response.json()

for row in data['values']:
    if "lastAuthenticationTimestamp" in row:
        dt_lastAuthentication = datetime.fromtimestamp(int(row['lastAuthenticationTimestamp'])/1000).strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')
        dt_lastAuthentication = "unknown"


Category: BitBucket, Python

Install Docker on Ubuntu 18.04

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Docker is very popular tool which creates container in the application development, same software, configuration will be packaged and used for testing and production.

In this exercise, we will install docker in a Ubuntu server

Check Ubuntu version

lsb_release -a

No LSB modules are available.
 Distributor ID: Ubuntu
 Description:    Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
 Release:        18.04
 Codename:       bionic

Update package

sudo apt-get update 

Remove old version if exists

sudo apt-get remove docker docker-engine

Install Docker

sudo apt install 

Auto start Docker service

sudo systemctl start docker
sudo systemctl enable docker

Synchronizing state of docker.service with SysV service script with /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install.
 Executing: /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install enable docker

Check Docker version

docker -v
Docker version 18.09.7, build 2d0083d

Hello world

docker run hello-world

Hello from Docker!
This message shows that your installation appears to be working correctly.
Category: Docker

Api test automation with mocha and chai

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Mocha is a JavaScript test framework running on Node.js and in the browser, which can be used for unit testing, and api and ui automated testing, here we will use it along with chai to do some api automated testing in nodejs with typescript.


We will install packages below with yarn add or npm install

  • @types/chai-http
  • @types/mocha
  • @types/node
  • chai
  • chai-http
  • mocha
  • mochawesome
  • ts-mocha
  • ts-node
  • typescript
  • typings

Writing tests

Mocha BDD interface will be used to create the test case. chai-http

describe('test get findByStatus', () => {

    it(`should succeed when findByStatus`, (done) => {


describe('test get findByStatus', () => {

    it(`should succeed when findByStatus-async`, async () => {
        const res = await chai.request(baseUrl)



Data driven

We have created one test case, but we have some more status to check, so let’s make it data driven.

describe('test get findByStatus', () => {

    var tests : {status:string, expectedCount: number } [] = [
        {status:"available", expectedCount:1000},
        {status:"pending", expectedCount:300},
        {status:"sold", expectedCount:500}

        it(`should succeed when findByStatus - ${test.status}`, async () => {
            const res = await chai.request(baseUrl)


Execution and reporting

//Add content below in the scripts section of package.json
"test": "ts-mocha --file src/test/tw.test.ts",
"test:report": "ts-mocha  --reporter mochawesome --file src/test/tw.test.ts"
Category: javascript

Reading and writing serial port data with PowerShell

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List com ports

To see a list of available com ports,

Read or write data

To read or write data with given details, such as port, Baudrate etc.

Write unix time

I have a clock which accepts unix time for syncing the time, so I use script below to sync the time if the clock being off for few minutes after some time.

Category: PowerShell, uart

Download UFT script from ALM

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Usually we use ALM to manage our test cases, test script and resource files, which works very well, but when we consider to host the script in git, we have to download them to local and commit to git.

In this exercise, I try to download UFT scripts and resource files in UFT with using ALM OTA , the OTA api reference can be found here, and here is the code.


Category: UFT