No, you're not manually testing software
Kevin Tuck shows an excellent point of view on how much manual and automated testing roles really differ and why we should simply be called software testers.
Quickly becoming your own Subject Matter Expert
Ever approached a new project where the subject or technology was not familiar to you? Thomas Sullivan gives great advice from tester's point of view on how to deal with such situations using information gathering and rapid learning techniques.
Listen beyond the pass and fail: A story of looking at the bigger picture
Lena Wiberg walks us through the most common problems of continuous improvement in testing, giving insightful examples from her own experience. All I can say is I've been there, done that and it's not easy.
Testing Trends 2020
We're already in the second week of 2020 and I'm pretty sure you've seen many articles about this year's trends but if in any case you missed Jason Arbon's one - have a read. It's strikingly different and, in my opinion, very accurate.
When you're new to testing chances are you feel insecure about your role. Getting pushed back by developers or failing at properly communicating about a bug can lead to misunderstandings - we've all been through this. Rachel Kibler addresses these concerns and provides good advice on how to deal with it in a way that serves the team, not individuals.
Don't start with learning Selenium
It's a common thing now to learn Selenium when you're getting into test automation. Ali Khalid explains why it's not necessarily the best way to start and what should be done first instead.
Handling system properties in JUnit 5
There's a new 0.5.0 version of stellar JUnit Pioneer extension pack for JUnit 5 that comes with support for effective handling of system properties. Daniel Kraus gives you a good example of using it for test execution.
Why test automation is crucial in DevOps
So, we've started this issue with a view on why manually testing software is not a fair way to describe a software tester role and we end with Marie Drake's outstanding article on the importance of test automation in DevOps. Enjoy!
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