How Did I Pass ISTQB Foundation Level Exam?
ISTQB is the most popular certificate for software testers. I liked Burcu Aydogdu's tips on how she prepared to take the test. Handy, if you're planning on taking one!
How to run QA sprints alongside product sprints in the scrum
A great article from Rajnavakoti who describes challenges of a QA role in Scrum and lists out 7 solid steps to running a QA sprint.
How to build a rock-star QA team using your test coverage methodology
Using a rather surprising approach, Michael Fritzius shows how test coverage can be used for getting better results in... hiring new QA team members!
Whole Team Testing for Continuous Delivery
I really liked Michael Battat's take on organising a team for testing by pairing and mobbing, aiming to increase team velocity and productivity.
Covid-19 Reminds Us Why Testing Matters
In this thought-provoking article, James Bach reminds us why testing is important using a few analogies that perfectly blend software testing with testing for the virus.
Does Browser Testing On Internet Explorer Still Make Sense?
This is the question I've asked myself at the beginning of each project. Luckily — in this data-based analysis — Harshit Paul answered it in a better way than I ever would. Thanks for that!
A Visual Tutorial on Every Type of Test You Can Write
I loved this article by Artur Basak who explained in a simple visual way pretty much every practical type of test you may want to implement, providing with some code examples too.
PS. It's a premium article on Medium, so if you can't access it, simply open the link in a private tab.
How Manual Testers Can Do Automation With Cucumber Efficiently?
Nikolay Advolodkin shares his idea on how Cucumber can be used to allow manual testers automate tests. It may still require engineers to support them implement the framework, but I liked the idea.
Performance testing with Postman
There are many dedicated performance testing tools (of which many were already mentioned in the previous issues) but it turns outs that even Postman can be used to do the job. Just take a look at Anna Dolnyk's simple script.
Test Your Form Inputs With Naughty Strings
The first thing you may think of when it comes to testing inputs is putting values like -1, 0, empty string, and so on. But there's more to that, as Dennis Martinez explains in this thorough article, especially from the security point of view.
Why I set my unit test coverage threshold to 100%
Every time I mention about 100% coverage, there is always at least one engineer in the room saying that it’s pointless.
Francesco Borzì shares his interesting point of view on maxing out the test coverage for unit tests.
Welcome to the 12th issue of Software Testing Weekly! 🚀
Someone asked on Reddit how working from home impacted the testing process in people's teams. Looks like not much, apart from the necessity of bringing home the hardware for testing and limited face-to-face communication being the potential problems. Is this a change that could stay? Looks like it may, at least for a while!
From other news, Twitter's algorithms decided to restrict this page's account and they're ultra slow in responding to anything, so until it's fixed, the Facebook page is the only place where you can find more updates.
Have a great weekend! 🙌Dawid Dylowicz