Best Approaches to Testing in Production
I liked this solid article by Ari Noman explaining why testing in production is beneficial and how we can perform it well. He not only explained the theory but also gave some practical tips on what tools to use.
How does a recruiter see testers
Mihaela Sfat did a great interview with Cristina Cherecheș on how testers are seen by recruiters — I found it very insightful!
How to write an efficient QA Report
Great tips from Olga Beregnaya on how to write a good QA report that actually delivers value to the stakeholders.
Variation in Software Testing
Alan Richardson explains with examples why varying test parameters — such as order, data, state and timing — are crucial in making our test automation even more robust.
Why you should consider TestProject for your next test automation solution
In the article, Kevin Tuck gives a fine review of TestProject and shares his opinion on why it might be a good tool to play around with.
Got you interested? Then you might want to check out this detailed guide on how to get started, shared by Vinayak Titti.
Selenium + Kotlin = 😄
While Java is still the most common language to use for Selenium test automation, I'm happy to find out that it's possible to use Kotlin instead! Brian Grogan Jr. shows examples of how using language features can make automation easier.
My thoughts on performance testing libraries
Joseph Ward shares his thoughts on popular performance testing tools and gives a solid piece of advice on how to pick one — depending on your needs.
CodeceptJS — open-source E2E testing framework with a special BDD-style syntax
I find it cool that you can write a test and then integrate many popular testing libraries, such as WebDriver, Puppeteer, Playwright and TestCafe, to execute it. This might be helpful when requirements change — such as testing on Safari browser that not all libraries support — and you need to use another one without changing the actual test syntax.
If you're interested in trying it out, Hari Bhandari wrote a handy guide on how to get started.
Book Review: "Perfect Software and Other Illusions About Testing"
It's the best book on testing I have ever read.
Kristin Jackvony shares another solid book review, including the best quotes and key takeaways. This time it's about Perfect Software and Other Illusions About Testing — a 2008 book written by Gerald Weinberg.
Hiring and Onboarding a QA
I enjoyed Rafaela Azevedo's insightful talk on hiring an onboarding QAs. It was her debut meet-up and I must say it's very well done!
What happens when 65000 developers fill in a survey? This. It's a summary of the Stack Overflow 2020 Developer Survey results (that was actually published last week — pardon me for being slightly late). It's an absolutely amazing overview of software development status that gives insights you can't find anywhere else at such scale. It's so well done that it's hard for me to add any two cents so I'll just let you immerse yourself in it!
Have a great weekend everyone! 😊Dawid Dylowicz