The Era of Quality Engineering
Abstract: The pandemic radically shortened the timeline for digital transformation, bringing unprecedented challenges to testing in the Software Development Lifecycle. To thrive in today’s digital marketplace, quality leaders must think about testing strategies beyond functional requirements.
In this ebook, we reviewed our survey of 600 industry professionals about their progress towards embracing DevOps and explored the trends driving quality engineering. Get it free.
Hello, Modern Testing World
Inspired by Agile Testing and Modern Testing Principles, Laura de Paz came up with her own, decent interpretation of a modern tester's role.
Just a Tester? A Report Part-Way Through Data Analysis
Isabel Evans interviewed about 250 testers, conducting research about their experience with tools and automation. There are some really insightful conclusions!
My 1 year plan to go from manual to automation — does it seem OK?
Switching to test automation? Someone on Reddit came up with a one-year plan and got some fair feedback. Also, there are more responses in this thread.
In relation to that, Prashant Hegde wrote about 10 Things Every New Software Tester Should Learn. You can find the second part here.
The Quality Engineering Health Check
There's no doubt that the way the team organises itself, communicates and collaborates has a direct impact on the quality of their outcomes. Antoine Craske explains how to run the quality assessment in the team.
Additionally, Cameron Laird shares the Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Quality Throughout the SDLC.
Why are QA engineers paid relatively less than developers?
The pay gap between software testers and software developers used to be a thing. But is it still the case? Find out what people have to say about it from their experience.
How to Develop a Test Automation Strategy
Prashant Hegde shares some handy tips on how to properly set a test automation strategy.
Similarly, Rex Jones II wrote an article about Agile Automation Testing Methods and Best Practices.
How to stack your test automation’s deck
If you're about to start a test automation project, read Paul Grizzaffi's great advice on how to set yourself up for success.
Paul also wrote a decent follow-up article answering Why an Automation Stack and Not a Framework?.
Mocking in Android Instrumentation tests
Android provides a few ways to mock in your tests. But sometimes you may need to use some external tools. Heena Satyarthi explains how to use Wiremock for that.
Reasons Why Test Automation Fails (With Solution)
Test automation isn't easy — and there are a lot of pitfalls. Tejas Patel listed a lot of reasons why it may fail and suggests how to prevent them.
Speed — Test The Important Things, Not Everything
James Espie explains why shorter feedback loops are so important in test automation and that sometimes you need to find a balance between extensive coverage and fast execution.
Component Code Coverage in Cypress v10
Cypress has recently introduced a component testing feature and Gleb Bahmutov shows step-by-step how you can use it to measure the code coverage.
Top observability tools for 2022
Monitoring is a critical part of shift-right testing and there are quite a few tools on the market that can help you with it. Here's an overview of some of them by Robert Sheldon.
How have approaches to quality changed over the past 20 years?
This is a very interesting, one-hour webinar by Mary & Tom Poppendieck discussing the past of software testing and how it evolved over time.
If that seems too long, you might be interested in a short summary by Mike Harris.
Smoke Tests and Mirrors — The Magic in Test Automation
In this immersive, 40-minute talk, Benjamin Bischoff explains the dos and don'ts of testing, using a lot of engaging metaphors for magic tricks.
PS. Skip to the 35th minute if you're here for the magic tricks, only!
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Welcome to the 132nd issue!
Now, big news!
The much-anticipated StackOverflow 2022 Developer Survey is out!
As every year, there are TONS of insights from 70,000 software engineers from all over the world.
It's a must-read for any engineer working in tech.
So enjoy the read and happy testing! 🙂Dawid Dylowicz