Not all test data is created equally — Meet Tonic.ai
Through its data de-identification, advanced subsetting, and synthetic scaling technologies, Tonic.ai makes it possible to create test data that acts, looks and feels like production. Shorten your development cycle, eliminate the need for cumbersome data pipeline work, and guarantee the privacy of your data. Check it out.
How to Build a Successful QA Team in a Rapid Growth Startup
Lewis Prescott lists out the challenges that testers may face in startups and advises on how to navigate and build a team in such an environment.
One of the things that may also help is Building a QA Competency Framework for each level, as Robbie Falck suggests.
How to implement an efficient QA Strategy from scratch?
Aziz Souabni wrote a practical, step-by-step guide to implementing a QA strategy and improving the quality standards of your application.
Related to that, Adam Fanello cleverly explains Software Testing Strategies to non-developers.
Managing Metrics: Series
Over the past few weeks, Angela Riggs put together an insightful series of five articles about managing metrics, including some practical advice. You can read the following parts here: part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5.
Negative Test Cases — 10 Real-World Examples
Focusing only on testing the happy paths is rarely enough. Brian Hamilton explains the importance of negative testing and shares a few examples of useful techniques.
Why is a senior engineer… senior?
Becoming a senior doesn't necessarily require deep technical skills. Sérgio Martins explains the importance of impact, perception, visibility, and other characteristics that can help you get to the next level.
You might also be interested in reading Ryan Craven's 7 Habits of a Successful Software Tester, as well as the 11 Traits of a Senior QA Engineer.
30 Common CI/CD Interview Questions (with Answers)
How many of these CI/CD questions can you answer? Tomas Fernandez put together a big list that can help you assess your knowledge.
Similarly, Eze Onukwube gives a great overview of the CI/CD Pipeline — What Is It and Why Is It Important.
Applying Google's Testing Methodology to Functional Domain-Driven Design For Scalable Testing
Anthony Manning-Franklin explains how using the Google approach to categorising tests can with functional Domain-Driven Design.
Moreover, Gergely Orosz posted a surprising overview of the Engineering Culture at Meta.
Hello, Espresso! Part 1: Introducing you to the world of Espresso automation!
Testing Android apps? You might be interested in Gaurav Singh's great guide on how to use Google's framework — Espresso.
Here you can read part 2: working with lists and part 3: working with intents.
Learning Automation: Becoming a Test Automation Engineer
If you're looking to get started with test automation, Dennis Gurock wrote a comprehensive guide that can help you get started.
Furthermore, Rahul Parwal shares some practical tips on Learning Automation Skills as a Tester.
Low-code for the Serious Software Engineer
The latest release of Linx v6 brings several new capabilities to collaborate and deliver enterprise-strength low-code applications. The new version includes several UI and under-the-hood features to deliver a high-productivity, developer-focused experience and a faster way to build back-end applications. Read more.
API Testing Tools: Insomnia
There are a few popular tools that allow an easy start with API testing. Carla Pérez shares a detailed guide to Insomnia and compares it to a couple of other tools.
Also, you may want to learn from Team Merlin about Automating API tests the effortless way using Postman.
Flexible and Dynamic Test Fixtures in Playwright
Playwright has some cool features allowing you to make dynamic fixtures. Here's a handy guide by Haris Saleem on how to use it in various ways.
A good complementary read to that is Wagner Salustiano's article on How to use Playwright Fixtures to improve your testing code.
Not your ordinary testing tool: Observability Tools
Do you know how many types of test tools are there? Quite a lot, it turns out. In this article, Iryna Suprun takes a closer look at the observability tools.
Note: If you can't access the full article, simply open it in a private tab.
Testing frontend performance with Cypress
Filip Hric describes how to use Cypress to easily measure the performance of your website without using external libraries.
How Did You Miss That Production Bug? (with Prevention)
In this 9-minute video, Pramod Dutta shares practical advice on good practices that may help you catch bugs before they reach production.
Quality Coach vs Software Tester
There are various paths to grow your career in software testing. In this one-hour talk, Vernon Richards explains the difference between being a software tester and a quality coach.
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Welcome to the 123rd issue!
Do you know much about testing blockchain?
Because I don't.
Luckily, there's a Blockchain Roadmap for Test Engineers.
Oleksandr Romanov started writing a series of articles on this topic and I'm excited to learn more about it.
Hope you'll find it helpful, too.
Happy testing!Dawid Dylowicz