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Am I out of my league here in this new Automation position?
Do you find yourself comparing to others and having doubts about whether you're good enough? You're not alone. Someone on Reddit shared their feelings that many may relate to.
Also, another tester shared doubts about Self learning and imposter syndrome and people responded with some good advice.
Become A Software Testing Detective — Part 2
In the second part of the series, Prashant Hegde explains how using heuristics, managing bias, and understanding how we think can help you become a better tester.
Best way to practice Manual Testing at home?
Another good question on Reddit and another good piece of advice from the community on how to practice manual and exploratory testing.
Issues with AI software
Testing AI can be challenging. Riyaj Shaikh describes 10 problems associated with machine learning and mentions several examples and external resources.
Persuasion for Testers
For a tester, soft skills are as important as technical skills. In this article, James Bach explains the importance of persuasion and advises how to get better at it.
35-Word Functional Test Automation Strategy
How simple can a test automation strategy be? Zhimin Zhan came up with an interesting one made of just four steps.
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Full Guide to Testing Android Applications in 2022
This is HUGE! Maksims Kims created an amazing and very detailed guide to testing on Android. Lots of examples included!
The Truth About Fragile Tests
Do you know what makes tests fragile? Gil Zilberfeld explains that the real problem might be different than you think.
Additionally, Oswin Losper shares his thoughts on Why Automation Tests Are Failing.
Top 5 Manager’s Questions About Automated Testing
Olya Kabanova provides good answers to the common questions about automated testing that people who are not directly involved may have.
To those who have tried and failed to learn test automation — what is holding you back?
Great question by Nicola Lindgren. And there are some insightful answers from the Reddit community, too.
'early Model Based Testing' (eMBT) with TestCompass
"It looks very nice and works fine. But sorry, it’s actually not what we wanted."
Do you recognize this? It indicates that you have delivered a product that might look nice and work fine but is not in accordance with the customer's needs.
Of course, you want to prevent that. How? By implementing early Model Based Testing (eMBT) with TestCompass. Learn more.
My Top 5 Demo Apps to Practice Software Testing
Looking for some hands-on experience in testing? Emma Elkan suggests five demo applications that can help you get started.
Reliable Visual Validation using Playwright
Rajat Bhardwaj gives an overview of using Playwright's screenshot snapshot feature for visual regression testing.
What do you hate most about test case management systems?
Test case management tools can bring a lot of structure to your teams. But they aren't perfect. Here's an interesting voice of the community on what the most annoying things about them are.
Implementing Domain-Driven Design Review
While not directly related to testing, Roy Straub gives a review of the popular book Implementing Domain-Driven Design that may be interesting to those of you interested in software design.
12 Ways Software Testers Think Differently From Others
In this 9-minute video, Pramod Dutta gives a dozen of practical tips on how to think like a tester.
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Welcome to the 124th issue!
This week, I found a true gem — Team's Quality Culture Model.
It's an amazing template for assessing the team's quality culture across eight different areas.
Kudos to Ladislav Cicon for creating it and describing how to Evaluate Quality Culture in your team.
Happy testing!Dawid Dylowicz