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Improve your development process with collaboration between designers, developers, and QAs
"QA, Dev and Design meet in one room..."
And what happens? Kacper Witas and Anna Kalemba describe the benefits of such collaboration based on their experience.
Quality's dirty little secrets
Viktor Slavchev has a few solid points on what quality is and isn't, debunking some of the common misconceptions.
Moreover, Mike Harris explains how Improving quality creates a chain reaction.
Seven unspoken truths about Software Testing
Just like in Viktor's article, Peter Lupo did a similar breakdown of testing facts that are often overseen.
Testing Payments: Not just the Test Cases
Payment service is one of the most critical components of many businesses. So how do you test it? Dmytro Lukianchuk shared an insightful article about it.
The Ethical Mandate for Mistake Specialists
What testing is like? Jeff Nyman comes up with some sophisticated and accurate comparisons. It's good food for thought.
Why Debriefing Is The Key To Successful Exploratory Testing
Here's a great article from Callum Akehurst-Ryan explaining what debrief is and why it's a very useful skill to have as a software tester, especially in exploratory testing.
Also, Simon Tomes gives a simple explanation of Exploratory Testing As An Alternative To Scripted Testing And "Try To Break It" Testing.
Definition of End-to-End Test Automation Success
How do you measure the success of test automation? Zhimin Zhan has an interesting way of putting a number on this and showing a few examples.
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Don’t Automate Test Cases
Blake Norrish asserts that good test automation doesn't equal automating all of the manual test cases. You might also be interested in the big discussion on Reddit that this article has sparked.
How to approach a new automation task
All test automation challenges are different. However, Benjamin Bischoff created handy guidelines that can help you decide on how to deal with a new automation task.
How to refactor legacy test automation project, save code and your time
In this article, Artur Mishustin suggests what to do when you take over an existing test framework and how to navigate the refactoring.
Test GraphQL API with Postman/Newman on microservice architecture
GraphQL APIs are getting more popular, and so are the ways of testing them. Dalibor Kundrat describes how to use Postman's tool stack for that job.
Additionally, Dennis Martinez wrote a solid guide to Using Artillery to Load Test GraphQL APIs.
10 Best Email Testing Tools For Optimized Delivery
If you need to test flows including receiving or sending email, here's a handy overview of the popular free and commercial tools that you can use.
Selenium and Cypress with Web Automation
How do Selenium and Cypress compare? What are the key similarities and differences? Kishor Munot put together an informative comparison of these two popular tools.
Task and Test Management Tool — The Way We Boost Our Jira
Can you make JIRA work as a test management tool? Valeriy Lopakov proves you can! Here's an example of making it easier to store test cases, track implementation progress and see reports.
Testing in Agile World
If you haven't read the Agile Testing book, you may want to check out Fatma Akın's article that explains the key concepts and principles.
Simplifying your test runs with make
Benjamin Bischoff demonstrates using make tool to simplify test runs with parametrised configuration.
The Most Important KPI for a Software QA Engineer (You Might Not Like It...)
Here's an interesting, 8-minute video by Nick Gilbert discussing why quality metrics are not easy to define and which ones you should and shouldn't use.
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Happy testing! 😊Dawid Dylowicz