How Google is debugging incidents
What a read! Charisma Chan and Beth Cooper share lots, lots of insights on how Google is debugging production issues and tips on how we can apply these strategies in our projects.
Breaking the Test Case Addiction (Part 11)
Consider thinking in terms of testing, rather than test cases. And if you are applying test cases, please don’t count them. And if you count them, please don’t believe that the count means anything.
In another brilliant post of the series, Michael Bolton continues to explain why the number of test cases is not a good metric for measuring quality.
Hungry for more? There's already the next part on why it's so hard to tell when testing will be done.
10 Years in Testing, 10 lessons — Lesson 1
This series looks promising! Maaike Brinkhof has spent 10 years in testing and decided to share 10 lessons she learned during that time. In the article above, you can read her first lesson about testing alone not doing... much.
Test Bash: Organising release testing the exploratory way
A super insightful read from Ladislav Cicon and Jyoti Patel on how they used a smart exploratory testing approach to test a project as a whole, while not running out of time nor budget.
Growing A Culture of Quality – A Model
Having been a QA Lead, I know how important it is to embed a culture of quality into the organisation. That's why I really enjoyed Simon Prior's take on the matter — so well explained and full of solid pieces of advice.
Mentoring Software Testers
A great in-depth article by Andrew Knight who shares his experience of mentoring software testers, explaining why it's important and how to do it well from the mentor's and the mentee's perspectives.
Testing web applications - adapt your tests to your architecture
Bruno Oliveira explains why there's no ideal test automation pyramid to follow and gives a piece of advice on how you should adapt your strategy according to the test architecture instead.
Modern React testing: Cypress and Cypress Testing Library
A really deep dive into how Cypress can be used for testing React applications by Artem Sapegin. Loved the rich-in-code examples!
Data Management approaches for your tests
Elias Nogueira shares several ways that you can use to generate test data for automated tests, explaining it very simply with examples.
How to Add Cucumber Layer on Top of REST-assured API Tests
Cucumber on top of REST-Assured API framework? No problem, Amir Ghahrai shows step by step how to set up and run such tests!
Announcing API Testing Challenges
Alan Richardson created a cool platform for anyone who wants to practice API testing skills by doing small challenges. As of now, there's more than 30 of them and you can get started here.
50+ Useful DevOps Tools
Agustin Romano put together a pretty impressive list covering over 50 tools that any DevOps can use. Handy if you want to catch-up on what's going on in that space.
10 QA Automation Tools You Should Be Using In 2020
A nice list of 10 well-described automation tools recommended by Jason Boog. Plus you'll find another 15 tools mentioned at the end of the article.
Book Review: Performance Testing — A Practical Guide and Approach
Looking for a read on performance testing? Check out Kristin Jackvony's great review of a book titled Performance Testing — A Practical Guide and Approach.
The Hidden Costs of BDD Tools
One of the most insightful presentations I've seen in a while — worth watching every minute of it. I can totally relate to what Titus Fortner is saying about Behaviour-Driven Development tools, especially when they can be used and when they should be avoided. Very well done!
Welcome to the 30th issue of Software Testing Weekly!
I listened to this very interesting podcast about VW's software "bug" (or rather a sinister feature) that cost the company a whopping $33bn. What I found even more interesting is how a group of testers discovered the problem. Moreover, I was really impressed by how well prepared the episode was by Pete Houghton. I feel like I'll become a more frequent listener!
PS. I'm very excited to announce that I've decided to be transparent about running Software Testing Weekly, sharing the story of growing this project as I go. You can follow my updates on IndieHackers platform and I'll be soon releasing a blog post about what I've learned so far. Hope you'll enjoy it! 😊Dawid Dylowicz