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8 principles for selling the value of excellent testing
Sometimes testing is seen more as a cost rather than added value. Ingo Philipp shares an interesting story describing how you can convince others about the value of testing.
In relation to that, Antoine Craske wrote This Is Why You Need Methods For Quality At Speed.
Finding the root cause of a defect can be challenging. Peter Lupo shares a few great tips on how to detect and avoid them.
Guide to Mobile Testing
Whether or not you've tried mobile testing, this practical guide based on Mohammad Faisal Khatri's experience can help you to get familiar with a few handy strategies.
Implementing Availability SLOs in Typeform
Do you measure the availability of your systems? Cesar Lugo shares a story of improving their monitoring solutions and how they benefited from that.
Speaking of metrics, Diogo Nunes surprised me with the concept of Happiness-oriented Testing. This might be important if you Work as a tester and nobody gives a damn.
What does "Leadership in Testing" mean to me? — A perspective
If you want to eventually become a leader in testing, you may want to have a look at this solid list of qualities prepared by Brijesh Deb.
Marko Anastasov compares software development practices and points out how Behavior-Driven Development can be used to add value by improving your test designs.
On top of that, Paul Grizzaffi wrote a good article about The Logic of BDD and Automation.
How to Use 'Fake Dependency' for Testing Microservices
Elliot Masor gives an overview of a custom-built Fake Dependency Service that helped them reduce test flakiness and improve reliability.
Furthermore, you may want to learn from Louay Oudi about Generating Realistic Data To Test Your App Like It's In Production.
Implementing Unit Tests and Integration Tests in Python With Test Database and Mock Server
Using Python for test automation? Have a look at Kemal Toprak Uçar's thorough and rich-in-examples guide to implementing a test pyramid in a sample app.
And if you want to learn the basics, Vipin Jain wrote about Unit Testing 101.
The Top 21 Test Automation Investments Are Now Of $1.5B
There's a lot of money in the test automation business. How much? Antoine Craske created a detailed breakdown of the most funded companies. Just look at Postman!
Using assume() in test automation
Christian Nissen gives a useful tip for leveraging preconditions in your tests to increase readability and avoid false positives.
Hoppscotch: Open-source API development ecosystem
Carla Pérez Imbert wrote a practical guide that can help you get started with Hoppscotch — an intuitive web-based tool for API testing.
Postman API platform — Part 3: Advanced Concepts
Two weeks ago, I featured two of Aleksandar Zeljković's guides to API test automation in Postman. This part is about using other types of requests, such as GraphQL, gRPC and WebSockets.
Some Chrome extensions for QA Engineers that can help you every day
Are you tired of filling up forms by yourself? Fake Filler can do that for you. And there's more. Anton Smirnov suggests a list of extensions that can make testers' work easier.
Test Heuristics Cheat Sheet
This is a must-have for every tester. Simon Tomes put together a great list of example data inputs and heuristics for common and not-so-common test scenarios.
Lessons from Testing Browsers with WebDriver
In this 30-minute talk, Sam Sneddon shares a lot of tips about solving frequent problems you may run into when testing using various browsers.
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The State of Testing 2022 report is out!
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